The Andes Travel Guide
Cordillera de los Andes © Zuarin
Skiing in Argentina has a thrilling appeal to it, and the eastern slopes of the Andes especially are becoming increasingly popular with those seeking exhilarating skiing. Ski season in Argentina runs from June to September, with July and August bringing the most crowds to the resorts with the promise of fresh snowfalls. Snow conditions vary from year to year, but there is usually excellent powder snow.
Most prestigious of the resorts for downhill skiing is Las Leñas, which once hosted the World Cup, 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 snowboarders paradise. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Mount Castor out across the South Atlantic near Ushuaia, which offers fantastic cross-country skiing.