Las Lenas Travel Guide
Skiing Advanced skiers will be in paradise at Las Leñas. There are many extreme slopes towards the top of the peaks, and a total absence of trees leaves plenty of room for creative detours. There are plenty of intermediate and beginner runs as well lower down. It should be noted that all but the beginner slopes shut down completely when the snow and wind picks up. There are several skiing and snowboarding schools that offer great family and kids' classes.
Shopping The shopping in Las Leñas is concentrated in La Piramide shopping centre, which has stores providing basics like skiing equipment, clothing and film, as well as delicious Patagonian chocolate, which is a popular souvenir from Argentina.
Restaurants The resort is small and isolated, so most of the restaurants in Las Leñas are located in the hotels. Escorpio has an excellent restaurant serving French and Mediterranean cuisine, while Piscis' two eateries specialise in pizza and Italian food. The Pyramid Building also has several restaurants serving cheaper local fare.
Nightlife Las Leñas is nearly as famous for its buzzing nightlife as its skiing. There are a number of bars, pubs, nightclubs and discos in town, and the Valley Casino stays open until 4am.
Activities Las Leñas is an isolated purpose-built ski resort, so there isn't much to do off the slopes. There is a cinema in town.
Negatives Las Leñas is isolated and not easy or cheap to reach. The expert and intermediate slopes become unavailable in bad weather, which can last for two to three days at a time.