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Cerro Chapelco
Cerro Chapelco Paisaje.jpg
Location Neuquén Province, Argentina
Nearest city San Martín de los Andes, 19 kilometres (12 mi)
Coordinates 40°10′S 71°20′W / 40.167°S 71.333°W / -40.167; -71.333
Vertical 730 metres (2,400 ft)[1]
Top elevation 1,980 metres (6,500 ft)[2]
Base elevation 1,250 metres (4,100 ft)[3]
Skiable area 140 hectares (350 acres)[4]
Runs 29 - 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 run 5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi)[2]
Lift system 1 Gondola lift
5 Chairlifts
4 T-bar lifts
2 Magic carpets
4 Ski tows
2 Conveyor belts[4]
Lift capacity 14,500/hour[4]
Snowfall base: 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
top: 2.5 metres (8.2 ft)[3]
Snowmaking 500 cannons

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 Aviador Carlos Campos Airport.[4]

Chapelco hosted Snowboardcross events for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 FIS Snowboard World Cup:

Date Place Gender Discipline Winner Second Third
September 13, 2008 Argentina Chapelco Men's Snowboardcross  Pierre Vaultier (FRA)  Stian Sivertzen (NOR)  Mateusz Ligocki (POL)
Women's  Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)  Mellie Francon (SUI)  Maëlle Ricker (CAN)
Date Place Gender Discipline Winner Second Third
September 12, 2009 Argentina Chapelco Men's Snowboardcross  Pierre Vaultier (FRA)  Seth Wescott (USA)  Graham Watanabe (USA)
Women's  Maëlle Ricker (CAN)  Aleksandra Zhekova (BUL)  Dominique Maltais (CAN)

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External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Chapelco". Interpatagonia. 
  2. ^ a b "Cerro Chapelco". Chapelco Ski Resort. 
  3. ^ a b c "Chapelco vacaciones". Nieve y Esquí. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Nieve y Esquí". Provincia de Neuquén. 

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