Skiing in Argentina © Fer Quintana
Skiing in Argentina offers visitors a unique thrill, and the
eastern slopes of the Andes in particular are becoming increasingly
popular with those seeking an exhilarating skiing trip. Ski season
in Argentina runs from June to September, with July and August
bringing the most crowds to the resorts along with almost certain
fresh snowfalls. Snow conditions vary from year to year, but there
is usually excellent powder snow covering the slopes.
Las Leñas, which once hosted the World Cup, is the most
prestigious of the resorts for downhill skiing, while Los
Penitentes near Mendoza boasts some of the best compact powder
snow. The oldest resort, Bariloche, offers good après ski
and beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi region, while Chapelco is a
snowboarder's paradise. Visitors can also enjoy the breathtaking
views from Mount Castor out across the South Atlantic near Ushuaia,
which offers fantastic cross-country skiing.