Chapelco

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Cerro Chapelco
LocationNeuquén Province, Argentina
Nearest citySan Martín de los Andes, 19 kilometres (12 mi)
Coordinates40°10′S 71°20′W / 40.16667°S 71.33333°W / -40.16667; -71.33333 (Cerro Chapelco)
Vertical730 metres (2,400 ft)[1]
Top elevation1,980 metres (6,500 ft)[2]
Base elevation1,250 metres (4,100 ft)[3]
Skiable area140 hectares (350 acres)[4]
Runs29 - 24.6 kilometres (15.3 mi).[3]
Verde.png  Green - 9
Azul.png  Blue - 5
Solid red.png  Red - 12
Negro.png  Black - 3
Longest run5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi)[2]
Lift system1 Gondola lift
5 Chairlifts
4 T-bar lifts
2 Magic carpets
4 Ski tows
2 Conveyor belts[4]
Snowfallbase: 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
top: 2.5 metres (8.2 ft)[3]
Snowmaking7 cannons
Web sitechapelco.com
 
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Cerro Chapelco
LocationNeuquén Province, Argentina
Nearest citySan Martín de los Andes, 19 kilometres (12 mi)
Coordinates40°10′S 71°20′W / 40.16667°S 71.33333°W / -40.16667; -71.33333 (Cerro Chapelco)
Vertical730 metres (2,400 ft)[1]
Top elevation1,980 metres (6,500 ft)[2]
Base elevation1,250 metres (4,100 ft)[3]
Skiable area140 hectares (350 acres)[4]
Runs29 - 24.6 kilometres (15.3 mi).[3]
Verde.png  Green - 9
Azul.png  Blue - 5
Solid red.png  Red - 12
Negro.png  Black - 3
Longest run5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi)[2]
Lift system1 Gondola lift
5 Chairlifts
4 T-bar lifts
2 Magic carpets
4 Ski tows
2 Conveyor belts[4]
Snowfallbase: 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
top: 2.5 metres (8.2 ft)[3]
Snowmaking7 cannons
Web sitechapelco.com

Chapelco, or Cerro Chapelco, is a mountain and massif in Neuquén Province, south-western Argentina. The ski station of the same name is located 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the resort town of San Martín de los Andes.

Designed by Federico Graeff and established in 1946, Chapelco became an increasingly popular tourist destination after 1970. The station maintains a ski and snowboard school with 200 instructors for all ages as well as numerous lodges, the most important of which is the Graeff Lodge; eight restaurants; a ski and snowboard rental and repair center; boutiques and cybercafés; and emergency and other basic services. The station is accessible via National Route 234 from San Martín de los Andes, and via a two-hour flight from Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires to the Gaspar Campos Chapelco Airport.[4]

Gaspar Campos Chapelco Airport terminal



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Coordinates: 40°10′S 71°20′W / 40.167°S 71.333°W / -40.167; -71.333