Ski Argentina

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Skiing in Argentina
Skiing in Argentina
Ski Argentina - Patagonia
Ski Argentina - Patagonia
Cerro Chapelco is near San Martin de los Andes
Cerro Chapelco is near San Martin de los Andes
Cerro Catedral near Bariloche with SASS
Cerro Catedral near Bariloche with SASS
The Lake District of Patagonia
The Lake District of Patagonia
Snowboarding in Argentina
Snowboarding in Argentina
Skiing in Argentina in The Andes
Skiing in Argentina in The Andes
Mallin Alto: Sled Skiing in Argentina
Mallin Alto: Sled Skiing in Argentina
Buenos Aires: the gateway to Argentina ski resorts
Buenos Aires: the gateway to Argentina ski resorts
Stopover in Buenos Aires enroute to skiing in Argentina
Stopover in Buenos Aires enroute to skiing in Argentina
Caviahue: a unique Argentina ski resort
Caviahue: a unique Argentina ski resort
Flamingo fun
Flamingo fun
Argentine Patagonia - home to various ski resorts
Argentine Patagonia - home to various ski resorts
Snowcat skiing in Argentina - Baguales
Snowcat skiing in Argentina - Baguales
Las Lenas: like heli skiing off a chair lift
Las Lenas: like heli skiing off a chair lift
Ushuaia Argentina: home to Cerro Castor
Ushuaia Argentina: home to Cerro Castor
Flying over the Andes - Aconcagua
Flying over the Andes - Aconcagua
Patagonia Argentina
Patagonia Argentina
Skiing in Argentina
Skiing in Argentina
Mendoza: wine country & gateway to Las Lenas
Mendoza: wine country & gateway to Las Lenas

Ski 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 skiing in Argentina.

Skiing in Argentina

Argentina has about 9 main ski resorts, plus half a dozen tiny ski areas, dotted along the Andes. Skiing in Argentina occurs in three major regions: the ski resorts near Mendoza (wine country); 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 snowboarding and skiing in Argentina and lift-accessed backcountry. 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 (114 miles) west of Mendoza and only 25km (15.5 miles) 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 in Chile.

And 4.5km (3 miles) down the road is Los Puquios, a small cheap ski area that is ideal for families and beginners.

Ski Patagonia – The Lake District

Much of the snowboarding and skiing in Argentina occurs in Patagonia which 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, tree skiing and good sidecountry and backcountry.

Cerro Bayo is a medium-sized 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 small 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).

Ski Argentina- Ushuaia

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 (640 feet) above sea level.

Heli Skiing in Argentina

Argentina heli skiing is somewhat rare but slowly growing. There are a few options for day heli skiing and multi-day trips – see the Argentina heli skiing page for more information.

Cat Skiing

Snowcat skiing is available at the Baguales Mountain Reserve south of Bariloche and also at El Azufre in the vicinity near Las Lenas.

Or for a really unique backcountry skiing experience, Mallin Alto offers sled (snowmobile) skiing with overnight stays in a remote refugio in the Bariloche area. This is a bucket list style trip!

When is the Argentina Ski Season?

The ski season begins in mid-June and runs to October. However the best Argentina skiing conditions 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 some 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.
Tours in and around Argentina

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

Argentina Patagonia Ski Resorts Tour
GUIDED RESORT & BACKCOUTRY TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 3 Resorts
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
This 8-day tour takes in 3 of Argentina, Patagonia’s best ski resorts. You will access terrain mostly via lifts with the opportunity for some backcountry ski/snowboard touring. Join a group on a fixed-date tour or create your own custom tour for your own private group.
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USD 3,600
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Bariloche Backcountry Snow Adventure
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | Max 8 Guests
Ability: Advanced to Expert
A lift assisted and touring adventure to the best ski areas in Patagonia for advanced to expert skiers & snowboarders. 2 nights at Baguales backcountry touring & Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo with quality twin share lodging in sublime Argentinian towns throughout the trip.
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USD 4,399
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Argentina All Mountain
GUIDED PISTE & OFF-PISTE TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Advanced
Designed for advanced-intermediate & above skiers & riders looking to advance their ability but are not interested in hiking for turns. Take in the best ski areas in Patagonia; Cerro Catedral (Bariloche), Cerro Bayo & Chapelco. Cozy hotels, magnificent views & feast on superb Patagonian cuisine & wines!
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USD 4,299
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Ski & Snowboard Camp Tours

Argentina Ski & Snowboard Weeks
GUIDED OFF-PISTE & BACKCOUNTRY TRIP
4 x 8-Day Sessions
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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USD 3,495
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Backcountry Skiing Tours

Sled Access Backcountry Skiing
SLED ACCESS BACKCOUNTRY SKIING & RIDING
Bariloche Argentina
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Backcountry snowmobile skiing and snowboarding. Full Argentine adventure experience & stay in a rustic mountain refugio that offers magnificent views. 3-7 day packages that include guided sled skiing, lodging, gourmet cuisine, drinks, and transport.
Price p/p From price based on 3 night plus 3 ski day package for 2024
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USD 3,600
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Bariloche Ski Touring Week
SKI TOURING in BARILOCHE AREA
8 Days | 7 Days Touring | Customizable Itinerary
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This 8-day customizable tour offers some classic ski touring around Cerro Catedral ski resort combined with 2 nights staying at Frey Hut (one of Argentina's best ski huts) & then a further 2 nights staying at Refugio De La Mesada (Baguales). PRIVATE GROUPS of 2 - 6 guests
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USD 3,350
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Frey Hut Tours
FREY HUT SKI TOURING, BARILOCHE
3 or 4 Day Customizable Itinerary
Ability: Advanced to Expert
This 3 or 4-day customizable tour offers some classic ski touring around Cerro Catedral ski resort combined with 2 or 3 nights staying at Frey Hut (one of Argentina's best ski huts). PRIVATE GROUPS of 2 - 6 guests or a couple of group dates
Price p/p Price is per person based on 3-day tour with group of 4+. Cheaper for 4 people
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USD 1,250
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Heli Skiing Tours

El Azufre Heli Skiing
HELI SKIING IN THE ANDES
8/5 Days | 7/4 Nights | 7/3 Days Heli Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Come and check out Argentina's newest ski resort and beat the crowds before the lifts go in with a heli skiing tour! Packages include lodging, meals, guided heliskiing, safety gear & heli flight in/out of the resort. Tours run from Sat to Sat (full week) or Sat to Wed or Tues to Sat (mini week) from June 17 to Sept 30.
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USD 10,000
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Heliski Argentina Day Packages
SINGLE DAY HELI-SKIING | UP TO 6 or 8 RUNS
(1:30 - 2:00 hrs of flight)
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Experience an incredible day or two of heliskiing in Argentina. This is one of the few heli operators in South America that offers day heli skiing. Private groups of 4 or 8 are most economical.
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USD 2,000
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Heliski Argentina Multi-Day Packages
MULTI DAY HELI-SKIING | 2:30 hrs Flight Time/Day
7/4 Nights | 6/3 Days Heli Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Experience the ultimate in Patagonian heli skiing on a 6 or 3 day heli skiing trip in Argentina. Luxury lodging, all meals, transfers ex Bariloche or Esquel airport & more. PRIVATE groups only of up to 4 or 8.
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USD 10,000
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Cat Skiing Tours

Baguales Cat Skiing
ARGENTINA (BARILOCHE) SNOWCAT SKIING
From 2 Nights / 2 Days
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
If you are heading to the Bariloche area you can't go past a couple of days of cat skiing at Baguales Mountain Reserve or mix it up with some touring. Day cat skiing from Bariloche is also a possibility although the rustic Baguales Lodge is a quintessential part of the experience as is the cuisine & service.
Price p/p From price based on 2 days cat skiing + 2 nights quad-room with shared bathroom - Shoulder season July & Sept).
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USD 1,440
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Catedral Perito Moreno & Cat Ski
BARILOCHE GUIDED ADVENTURE
8 Nights | 5 Days Resort | 2 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Get the most out of your Bariloche ski trip with a fully guided resort & cat skiing tour. Stay at ski-in/out lodging at Cerro Catedral, Argentina's #1 resort, explore the small resort of Perito Morino & experience 2 days of cat skiing whilst staying in a mountain refugio. Join the tour as a solo or small group (max 6).
Price p/p Price based on 4 participants in group. Will be higher if only 2 or 3 attend and lower if 5 or 6 attend
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USD 4,290
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El Azufre Cat Skiing Mini Week
CAT SKIING IN THE ANDES
5 Days | 4 Nights | 3 Days Cat Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Come and check out Argentina's newest ski resort and beat the crowds before the lifts go in with a cat skiing tour! Packages include lodging, meals, guided cat skiing, safety gear & heli flight in/out of the resort. Tours run from Sat to Wed or Tues to Sat from June 17 to Sept 30.
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USD 6,500
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