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  1. Las Leñas (3.7)
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Ski Argentina - and experience spectacular scenery
Ski Argentina - and experience spectacular scenery
Cerro Catedral - Argentina's premier ski resort
Cerro Catedral - Argentina's premier ski resort
Cerro Catedral is huge and offers superb off-piste skiing & boarding
Cerro Catedral is huge and offers superb off-piste skiing & boarding
And the views from Cerro Catedral are sublime
And the views from Cerro Catedral are sublime
Cerro Catedral is often referred to as Bariloche (which is a nearby town)
Cerro Catedral is often referred to as Bariloche (which is a nearby town)
Las Lenas is Agentina's second most popular ski resort
Las Lenas is Agentina's second most popular ski resort
Las Lenas is renowned for it's dry powder due to its elevation
Las Lenas is renowned for it's dry powder due to its elevation
And is known for its steep and extreme terrain
And is known for its steep and extreme terrain
...and its fashion events
...and its fashion events
Cerro Bayo is a great little ski resort less than 1 hour from Bariloche
Cerro Bayo is a great little ski resort less than 1 hour from Bariloche
Cerro Bayo has good piste and outstanding off-piste riding (plus some trees)
Cerro Bayo has good piste and outstanding off-piste riding (plus some trees)
Villa la Angostura is 15 mins from Cerro Bayo and a must visit
Villa la Angostura is 15 mins from Cerro Bayo and a must visit
The scenery around Villa la Angostura is some of the best in the world
The scenery around Villa la Angostura is some of the best in the world
San Martin de los Andes is basecamp for Cerro Chapelco
San Martin de los Andes is basecamp for Cerro Chapelco
Cerro Chapelco is a very popular family ski area in Argentina
Cerro Chapelco is a very popular family ski area in Argentina
It has some fast chair lifts as well as drag lifts to get you to the good stuff
It has some fast chair lifts as well as drag lifts to get you to the good stuff
Esquel is an authentic Argentinian town and is base camp for La Hoya
Esquel is an authentic Argentinian town and is base camp for La Hoya
La Hoya has a vast amount of off-piste terrain and dry powder
La Hoya has a vast amount of off-piste terrain and dry powder
Caviahue is a small remote ski area in Argentina
Caviahue is a small remote ski area in Argentina
Los Penitentes is just over the border from Portillo, Chile
Los Penitentes is just over the border from Portillo, Chile

Argentina

Ski Argentina Argentina isn’t just about the magical tango dance. Argentina is the world's eighth largest country. Away from the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires, and the dry arid heat of the expansive deserts in the north, Argentina has extremely cold and wet conditions in the south in the wild remote areas in Patagonia. Argentina also possesses some of the world's tallest mountains and the majestic Andes provide the perfect backdrop for various Argentina ski resorts.

Skiing in Argentina Argentina has about 14 ski resorts dotted along the Andes with three major ski regions: the ski resorts near Mendoza; the Lakes District and Patagonia ski areas in the south; and Ushuaia way down south.

Mendoza Argentina Ski Resorts
Las Leñas is renowned for its steep terrain and adrenalin pumping double-black diamond chutes. Whilst it has something for everyone, it has become a mecca for extreme skiing and snowboarding. Las Leñas has easy backcountry access as well as cat skiing and heli skiing tours.

The Las Leñas lifted terrain reaches altitudes of nearly 3,340 metres (11,253ft) with a base elevation of 2,240m (7,394ft) making this the highest ski field in Argentina. The annual snowfall at Las Leñas is around 6 metres (250 inches) and the powder is renowned for being pretty good. Las Lenas is trendy and the nightlife is vibrant, so if partying is your thing you can dance the night away (and half the next day as well!).

Los Penitentes ski resort sits on the international highway between Santiago in Chile and Mendoza, 183km west of Mendoza and only 25km from the Chile border. Penitentes is a mid-sized ski resort that’s good to visit for a day or two of skiing or snowboarding if driving between Las Lenas and Portillo.

And 4.5km down the road is Los Puquios, a small cheap ski area that is ideal for families and beginners.

Ski Patagonia – The Lake District Argentine Patagonia includes the provinces of Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut and Santa Cruz, and part of Tierra del Fuego.

The Lake District is in the north of Patagonia with Bariloche being a common gateway to the ski resorts in this area.

Starting in the north of Patagonia is Caviahue (Centro de Ski Cerro Caviahue) which sits near Copahue and takes skiers up to the peak of Volcan Copahue at 2,953 metres. Copahue is 978 km (608 miles) south of Mendoza and 554km (344 miles) north of Bariloche. The little beginners' hill of Batea Mahuida is near Villa Pehuenia.

Cerro Chapelco is located near the town of San Martin de los Andes, a 262km (163 miles) drive north of Bariloche. Cerro Chapelco is a modern ski resort with some good lifts and tree skiing.

Cerro Bayo is an upscale boutique ski resort near Villa La Angostura which is one hour north (70km – 43mi) of Bariloche.

Cerro Catedral is the local Bariloche ski resort, only 20km (12 miles) from Bariloche. Cerro Catedral (aka Catedral Alta Patagonia) is a large, modern and bustling ski resort.

At the other end of the spectrum is the wee little Perito Moreno ski area near El Bolson, a hippie town 121km (75 miles) south of Bariloche.

South of the Lake District is La Hoya ski resort, a step back in time where lift tickets are cheap. La Hoya is located near the town of Esquel which is 282km (175 miles) south of Bariloche.

In Patagonia the climate is much cooler than near Mendoza and the ski resorts are at lower altitudes. With the exception of Caviahue, the top elevations of the ski resorts are only about 2,000 metres (6,500 feet). This is a great place to start your Argentinean ski holiday if you have any concerns about altitude sickness.

Ushuaia Argentina Skiing and Snowboarding
And way down south at parallel 54 degrees is Cerro Castor. This southern ski resort is located near Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego. The base of the ski resort sits at only 195 metres above sea level.

Heli Skiing ArgentinaArgentina heli skiing is quite rare. Powder South offer week long heli ski packages from a luxurious lodge in the wine region of Mendoza.

Argentina heli skiing is also available at the "end of the world" in Ushuaia.

Cat Skiing

Cat skiing and cat boarding is available from Las Lenas.

And Canadian style snowcat skiing is available at the Baguales Mountain Reserve south of Bariloche.

Or for a really unique backcountry skiing experience, Mallin Alto offers sled skiing with overnight glamping stays in a remote spot not far from Bariloche.


When is the Argentina Ski Season? The ski season begins in mid-June and runs to October. However the best skiing conditions in Argentina are generally mid July to early September.

A great way to explore the Argentina ski resorts is to go on a multi-resort tour or camp, and some itineraries also incorporate snowcat skiing. You don't need to be an expert or advanced rider as there are many intermediate trips available, and some tours incorporate instruction or coaching.

See the Argentina ski tours pages for more information. For tour dates and an indication of availability, check out the South America ski tours schedule page.

Argentina Ski & Snowboard Tours

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Argentina Snow Adventure Off-Piste DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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USD 3,595
Ability: Advanced to Expert
An adventure to the best ski areas in Patagonia for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. Ski areas include Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco with quality twin share lodging in sublime Argentinian towns throughout the trip.
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Frontier Las Lenas DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ROAD TRIP
12 Days | 11 Nights | 8 Days Skiing
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USD 6,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Off-piste / back country extravaganza for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders to 4 of Chile's best resorts plus a day of cat skiing with El Arpa and then 5 day finale at the huge Las Lenas in Argentina.
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Argentina Ski Progression DETAILS
GUIDED PROGRESSION FOR SKIERS ONLY
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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USD 3,495
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers looking to advance their skiing ability, this adventure takes in the best ski areas in Patagonia; Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco. Stay in cozy hotels, take in the magnificent views & feast on superb Patagonian cuisine & wines!
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Ski & Snowboard Camp Tours
Argentina Ski & Snowboard Weeks DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY TRIP
4 x 8-Day Sessions (do from 1 to 4 sessions!)
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USD 2,695
Ability: Advanced to Expert
SGT's program at Cerro Catedral (Bariloche) provides a guided sidecountry & backcountry experience for adults as well as camps for college students and 15-18 year old shredders. Aimed at advanced + skiers & boarders, this tour has a progression element to it.
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Backcountry Skiing Tours
Sled Access Backcountry Skiing DETAILS
SLED ACCESS BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & RIDING
2-5 days | Bariloche Argentina
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USD 1,400
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are heading to Bariloche and looking for an amazing ski or snowboard adventure with a difference then this could be it! 2 to 5 days sled skiing in the backcountry & glamping in rustic mountain lodging. Multi-day packages include accommodation and full board.
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Patagonia Huts DETAILS
HUT TO HUT RANDONEE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
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USD 2,695
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Experience some of Patagonia's famous huts & backcountry terrain in the Hahuel Huapi Park near Bariloche. Stay in rustic mountain huts, eat incredible food & ski/board sublime untracked lines...and repeat for 8 days!
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Heli Skiing Tours
UCO Valley 3 Day Heli Package DETAILS
UCO VALLEY ARGENTINA HELI SKIING
4 Nights | 3 Days Heliskiing
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USD 8,190
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This deluxe package is ideal for those that have limited time yet want to experience the best powder and terrain in Argentina in just a few days. Available for private & mixed group tours. The package includes 3 days of heli-skiing, avo safety gear, use of skis/snowboard, 4 nights of luxury lodging, transfers, meals &
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UCO Valley 6 Day Heli Package DETAILS
UCO VALLEY ARGENTINA HELI SKIING
7 Nights | 6 Days Heliskiing
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USD 16,380
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are looking for an epic week of heli skiing Argentina, this could be the tour for you! Available for semi private groups of 4 or 8 or mixed groups of 12. This package includes 6 days of heli-skiing, avo safety gear, use of skis/snowboard, 7 nights of luxury lodging, transfers, meals & more..
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