Argentina ski resorts Las Lenas and Cerro Catedral operate from mid-June to October with La Hoya in Patagonia, outside of the town of Esquel, often staying open until late October due to cold temperatures and dry Andean powder.
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What are the Best Ski Resorts in Argentina?
An official ranking of the resorts would be tough, as they all offer quality skiing and lodging options. Las Lenas tends to be highest on the foreign skier and snowboarders wish list for the best place to ski in Argentina, especially for advanced and experts due to the mountains steep terrain, dry powder snow and endless out-of-bounds and backcountry options.
Bariloche’s local ski resort, Alta Patagonia Catedral, is also high on the list. Great terrain for intermediates to experts, fun tree skiing, terrain parks, epic views of surrounding national park, Nahuel Huappi, and a city filled with amazing restaurants, culture and booming nightlife. Many of our guided trips visit Bariloche.
Looking for something a bit more low key? La Hoya is a miniature Las Lenas when it comes to steep skiing. Chapelco ski resort is great for families, and friends looking for a taste of the good Patagonia lifestyle. The back side if Chapelco is outstanding for advanced and experts that are willing to hike our ski tour out after their descent.
A ski resort in Argentina that receives little foreign traffic is of our favorites due to awesome backcountry access; Cerro Bayo. The small, self branded “boutique” ski resort offers fun, but limited intermediate to advanced skiing, including good tree runs and open bowls. The real gem is a short 20 minute hike to a flat ridge line where you can access some truly amazing side country or head off deeper into the expansive Patagonian backcountry terrain. We visit this resort on the following adventures
How to Get to Argentina
Getting to Buenos Aires and the ski towns of Argentina is as simple as an overnight flight from North America or Europe. Most international flights arrive to Buenos Aires (EZE airport code), yet getting to the resorts require an additional internal domestic flight. Check out each individual ski resort page for more info on how to arrive.
The country offers something for all tastes. For the steep ski powder junkie to families with a mix of all levels looking for a great summer ski vacation, PowderQuest offers you nearly to 2 decades of experience in Argentina.