La Hoya Shopping

La Hoya Shopping

La Hoya Shop

The Frontera Sur ski and snowboard shop at the base of the ski resort has a small retail section. Here you can pick up ski and snowboard accessories such as gloves, beanies, goggles, socks and other sundries like sunscreen.

The ski school further up the mountain also sells a few basic ski and snowboard accessories.

Esquel Ski and Snowboard Shops

All the shops and businesses in Esquel close for siesta from about 1:30-4:30pm. My theory is that the workers are not sleeping but are up at La Hoya skiing or snowboarding!

Esquel has various ski and snowboard shops, but they tend to focus on equipment rentals rather than retail. Along a similar vein, Esquel has several outdoor shops (Salomon being an example), where it’s possible to buy a new jacket or other apparel such as inner wear. Your options will be very limited if you’re after hardwear such as skis, a snowboard, poles, or backcountry equipment.

Frontera Sur ski shop is located on the corner of Av. Alvear and Sarmiento, opposite Killarney’s Irish Resto Pub. This ski shop sells some very basic gear and a small amount of outerwear.

Other Esquel Shopping

Tourism is somewhat understated in Esquel, so there aren’t many shops in Esquel that will get tourists particularly excited. There are various shops selling basic Esquel souvenirs and regional handicrafts, and Esquel has some daggy clothing boutiques, but that’s about it.

Chocoholics won’t be disappointed though! Esquel has various chocolaterias where you can sample and purchase a whole range of yummy chocolates.