Cayambe Mountain Guide

The Cayambe summary is: The Cayambe ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1829m of vertical range and surrounding area.



Cayambe Mountain Guide

The Cayambe summary is: The Cayambe ski resort guide provides detailed resort and piste data to help plan your trip. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 1829m of vertical range and surrounding area.

Vertical:

Top: 5785m
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1829m
Bot: 3956m

Best for:

Intermediates level skier
Intermediates

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Cayambe Lifts:

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Visiting Cayambe

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Cayambe.


Cayambe Features

The terrain at Cayambe includes::

  • Halfpipes
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Cayambe?

Cayambe is the third highest mountain in Ecuador at 18,982 feet (5786 metres). It is a huge distinctive volcano. The snowy flat-top summit of Cayambe rises above the capital city of Quito which is forty miles southwest of the mountain. Cayambe is the highest point on earth through which the equator passes. Its summit is positioned just north of the equator. The summit of Cayambe is composed of three craterless domes, all blanketed by a single glacier. The normal ascent is a glacier climb and though it is not technically difficult, crevasses and avalanches are serious hazards and have killed climbers in the past.



Explore Cayambe Location Map

Interactive Cayambe trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.

Cayambe Live Weather

ResortSnow DepthTemp. (°C)Wind (km/h)Weather
Top Lift: 
-6
5
clear
Middle Lift: 
-1
5
clear
Bottom Lift: 
4
10
rain showers

When's the snowiest month to visit Cayambe?

AprilAverage: 6.1 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Cayambe is week 3 of April. There are typically 6.1 snowy days during this week with 91cm of snowfall. Check out the Cayambe Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Cayambe

Overall: 1.0 Based on 1 vote and 3 reviews

Mountain Legends from Ecuador writes:

You do not really use oxygen to climb the mountains in Ecuador. Cayambe is the located to the northern part and receives the winds that come from the jungle. This time of the year usually clear blue skies although weather conditions are quite unstable this past year! In Quito you can find rental gear shops and it is possible to arrange the climb to Cayambe. This is a 2day one night climb with a proper acclimatization program.
Regards
Patricia

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