Getting to Argentina

Getting to Argentina

Powderquest Argentina Snow Tour

Travel to the Argentina Ski Resorts

The country of Argentina is vast and the roads not always great, so accessing the Argentina ski resorts generally requires a regional flight considering their geographic remoteness from major international airports such as Buenos Aires in Argentina and Santiago in Chile.

Gateway/Regional Airports for Argentina Ski Resorts

Major gateway airports for the main Argentina ski resorts are:

Mendoza Airport (El Plumerillo International Airport)
  • For Las Lenas
  • receives flights from airports such as both Buenos Aires airports (see below), Bariloche, Santiago in Chile, São Paulo/Guarulhosin Brazil
  • Malargue Airport is another gateway airport for Las Leñas, and receives charter flights on weekends
Bariloche Airport (Teniente Luis Candelaria Airport) Chapelco Airport (Aviador Carlos Campos Airport) Esquel Airport Ushuaia Airport (Malvinas Argentinas International Airport)
  • For Cerro Castor
  • Receives flights from both Buenos Aires airports

Flying Into Buenos Aires

Whilst it’s possible to get a flight from Santiago to Mendoza (to get to Las Lenas) or Bariloche (some days), many skiers and snowboarders heading to Argentina will fly via Buenos Aires. There are two main Buenos Aires airports.

Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE)/ Ministro Pistarini International Airport is located in Ezeiza, 22km from downtown Buenos Aires. It is the main hub for many international flights including those from outside of South America.

Buenos Aires Aeroparque/Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) used to primarily be a domestic airport but now it’s an international airport for other South American destinations as well. It’s located 2km northwest of downtown Buenos Aires.

When looking for flight options on Skyscanner (or use google flights) to the regional gateway airports from your departure city, check which airports the flights are arriving and departing from. If an airport change is required in Buenos Aires, it necessitates an hour long (or more) transfer via bus or taxi between the international airport and the domestic airport. This can be a bit inconvenient, although many flight schedules warrant an overnight stay in one of the hotels in Buenos Aires (and the city of Buenos Aires makes for a great stop-over), and then the inter-airport transfer becomes less of an issue.