Piedras Blancas

Piedras Blancas, San Carlos de Bariloche: Hours, Address, Piedras Blancas Reviews: 4.5/5

Piedras Blancas
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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leonardomrc
Rio de Janeiro, RJ553 contributions
Piedras Blancas is a snow park where you can do Trineos at 5 or 6 different slopes. It is located on the top of Cerro Otto next to downtown.

Many people think it has a connection with the rotary restaurant at the top of the same mountain, but it does not have!

It is a very funny place and I recommend you to go on the winter. There are basic ski lessons but I don't recommend to do that because the are for skiing is not so big. Cerro Catedral would be better to learn. It is only to do Trineos!

Beware 1!!! They don't accept credit cards there so you have to take lots of money to pay the entrance. I would say that it is better to buy vouchers with your hotel or travel agent, they usually costs the same and you can pay by Credit Card.

Beware 2!!! The cabs can climb the hill for approximately ARG $35 from Bariloche downtown. There are some taxi drivers who will charge ARG $70 or ARG $80 to do that. For returning back it even worst! I would recommend you to schedule the return with the taxi driver or grab his personal card or you may have to pay lots of money to go down the hill. When I went to the park there was this man (I would say "mafioso") that were obligating all people and all taxi drivers to charge lots of money. He went after me and my friends when we said the fixed price to downtown were very expensive.
Written September 30, 2010
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jmolina11
Quito, Ecuador70 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
We have no experience with snow and skiing. We had our first class the day before. 3 out 6 dropped out skiing. Therefore we decided to go for Piedras Blancas. Greate decision. We all had a great time. First, you need to arrange transportation. We called them and they picked up us in our rented house and paid in the van. Be aware that you need to pay everything in cash here (as many things in Bariloche and Argentina): transportation, tickets, food, photos. Then you need to pay the entrance in cash too. The best tip I can give you for you to have the time of your life using the sleds. Check the bottom has no hole filled with ice. For the ticket you get 3 rides up in the chairs. I tried 3 trips down the hill making a lot of effort to move. But my wife was going pretty fast. Then I changed the sled and voila !!!...it was really amazing…I was a kid againg…great, great, great !!!...we wanted to do the zipline too but we did not have enough time given by the transportation, we found out later that in advance we had to arrange that…anyway…it was great…enjoy…!!!
Written August 3, 2014
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msullato
Sao Paulo, SP38 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I couldn’t imagine a better place to learn skiing. The classes were designed for little groups and our instructor was really attentive. The place has 3 slopes, being the fist one practically not inclined (which is really good to learn the basics!) and the third was inclined and with curves so there you are able to learn by steps. On the other day we were already able to go to Cerro Catedral to use the basic slopes with some confidence.
Written August 12, 2018
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DoThe R
Savannah, GA104 contributions
Feb 2012
This place is way over priced with nothing to do, I wonder are all the negative reviews yanked off here, or does no one take the time to let people know the truth about places to visit while in Bariloche. You can do tons of things with out paying exsorbant amounts to tour guides and lifts, etc. Rent a car, and drive around! But this park is tiny and over priced, go to the other one Cerro Cathedral for sking and stuff. oh and you have to pay cash for everything here!
Written February 19, 2012
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Rogerio Silva
Nova Lima, MG497 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
I went with my family, all adults. Not so funny. The boards were not in good condition. It was hard to slide in the snow. And the worst: for food, drink and safety equipment (that is not necessary, but they induce the visitors to take) you should pay by cash!. So I had to starve as I don't have enough "efectivo" with me. It is amazing as a place that receives lots of tourists doesn't accept cards.
Written July 22, 2017
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traveller8899
Singapore, Singapore41 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
There isn't any snow when I was there.
View got a little bored after 30 minutes into the hike as scenes repeated itself.
Probably my opinions would be different if there was snow.
Written September 8, 2014
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Paulo Leal
Campinas, SP22 contributions
Jul 2018
The place is a mess. We hated. The main problem is a big lack of organization and infrastructure. The Coffee place at the top of the mountain has a terrible attendance. And it's seems to me that if a bad accident happens, they probably don't have the structure to deal with. We had a small one and even the doctor was very careful, I don't think they could deal with a bad one.
Written July 27, 2018
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denismidori2015
Sao Paulo, SP22 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
My wife and I visited that spot today, June 26th 2017, Monday. It's a good place for families with children, couples, friends or just alone to have fun on snow. There's a snack bar with a few options of food and drinks. Today, only tracks 2 and 5 were available to sledding. People have to take the aerial tramway to get the top of the mountain.

Before getting the sled, visitors are explained (inside a room) the security procedures to use the sled. After the explanations, VISITORS ARE TAKEN TO RENT HELMET AND SNOW GOGGLES. They don't say it's mandatory or not. However, they should tell visitors this rental is optional! I thought it was mandatory, so I paid 400 Argentine Pesos (around US$ 25) for 2 helmets and 2 goggles. It was not mandatory. I felt I was cheated.

That's Latin America: the continent were cheating is part of business.
Written June 26, 2017
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Lannasol
Brasilia, DF31 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
The parking was full and there was a big line to buy the tickets. I saw that the line was going fast, but we did not want to be in such a crowded place. We decided to leave and go to other place. It is also far from the center, but the road up there has beautiful views!
Written March 13, 2017
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Shahaf S
Ramat Gan, Israel232 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
We loved the trineo part when you go down in the snow, it was fun.
But the whole organization is poor. You have to pay so much for everything starting from getting there, store your bag, drink or go back to city center.
The roads down in the snow are fun but dangerous. You can't really stop the trineo
Overall we had great time but it was way to expensive for what we got
Written August 23, 2015
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