La Hoya Facilities & Services

La Hoya Facilities & Services

La Hoya Ski Resort Services and Facilities

At La Hoya ski resort the facilities are reasonably simple. Some of the buildings are located at the base area just above the car park, whilst many of the amenities are also centred round another hub at the top of the quad chair lift.

La Hoya Ski Rental

A big Frontera Sur equipment rental shop sits at the base area. They hire out good quality skis and snowboards at inexpensive rates, but they don’t have performance equipment or fat skis. There is also an equipment repair workshop and ski lockers.

The town of Esquel also has at least six shops that offer very inexpensive ski and snowboard rentals:
  • Class Rental Ski - 9 de Julio 959
  • Rossi Ski Rental – Sarmiento y Rivadavia
  • La Bolsa del Ski – Rivadavia y 25 de Mayo
  • Sol del Sur – Sarmiento y 9 de Julio
  • Xtreme Ski Rental – Av. Alvear 1069
  • Tierra Av Fontana 482

Eating On Mountain at La Hoya

The main restaurant, La Piedra, is located at the mid-mountain hub (top of the quad chair lift near the beginners’ area). This cafeteria style restaurant has self-service food at very cheap prices.

A more boutique dining experience can be had up at El Refugio at an elevation of 1,850 metres. Outside they have sun lounges (not that the direct sun shines on La Hoya for many hours!) as well as tables, seats, and a great bar for lunch time or après drinks. Indoors is cosy and eclectic, and the homemade food is simple but delicious.

Facilities for Children

La Hoya has an on-mountain child care centre for infants, although English is not widely spoken. There are also ski lessons for kids aged 3 to 5. These are only conducted in Spanish.

La Hoya Ski School

La Hoya has two ski schools, and if you want a lesson with an English speaking instructor, your only chance is with a private format. A 2 hour private lesson for one person costs AR$360.