Argentina isn’t only about delicious steaks, the tango and a generation-ago dispute over The Falklands / Malvinas (you choose). For us, we are drawn to the mountains - the majestic Andes - which provide the setting for some of the most enchanting and characterful ski resorts you’ll ever be fortunate enough to visit. Few countries can claim to boast as much world-class ski terrain, which is then complimented with a side dish of Latin culture. This is where you’ll find us taking our powder skis during the summer!
Let Different Snow create a tailor-made itinerary, perhaps featuring a couple of the ski resorts, which can then be book-ended with time in Buenos Aires, our favourite city south of the equator. More? Well, there is much to see in Argentina even during their winter, and we’d be delighted to help you plan the perfect holiday on and off the slopes.
The cost of skiing in Argentina largely depends on the strength of the Argentine peso. Of course, a significant expense will always be the international long-haul flights but, once you are there, combine our local knowledge with a favourable exchange rate and great value can be found. Irrespective of cost, Argentina is a once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday where the terrain, the scenery, the atmosphere and the culture exceed all expectations.
The ski season begins in mid-June and will take you through until October. However, we’d like to steer you towards August and to early September as the best time to visit. July usually has excellent snow cover, but the ski resorts will be exceedingly busy (to bursting) and prices rise markedly due to the popular Argentine winter break. Leave it until August and you’ll find good quality snow with plenty of base, better value at the hotels and far fewer crowds - all of which results in more skiing, less cost and a better overall experience.
Argentina has 14 ski resorts, dotted along the length of the Andes Mountains. Different Snow feature one resort up near Mendoza (Las Leñas) and then several in the Patagonian Lake District near Bariloche (Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo and Cerro Chapelco). There is another notable ski field all the way down south near Ushuaia (Cerro Castor), but we simply haven’t yet found the time to ski here and do the necessary research.
The ski resorts are rather varied with notable differences between them, meaning that our first-hand knowledge and experience will play an important role when selecting which is best for you. Some resorts feature multi-million dollar lift systems, whereas others are more rustic. Some are better suited to advanced skiers and boarder, or perhaps more important to you is a characterful ski village and Latin flavour? Constant will be the awesome backdrop of the Andes, some of the world's tallest mountains. All the ski resorts we feature have world-class facilities and enough varied ski terrain to easily justify the long haul required to get here. We believe that your ski holiday should be truly extraordinary … so we don't like to take any chances.
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Argentina's infamous ski resort - the jewel in the crown, with more skiable terrain than even Whistler. This is one from the bucket-list, remote and difficult to access yet rewarding all those who make the effort.
All flights in or out of Argentina will fly to Buenos Aires’ international airport, Ezeiza. Several airlines have flights from the UK to Buenos Aires, either direct (though refueling in São Paulo) or via another European city or the US - sometimes marginally less expensive, but always considerably longer.
A further domestic flight will be necessary once in Argentina, to combat the vast distance to the ski mountains. Unfortunately, most domestic flights depart from a different airport in Buenos Aires - Aeroparque Jorge Newbery. Therefore, at least one overnight in the capital will be required. Because Buenos Aires is such an enthralling city, this is hardly a hardship.
Different Snow are a fully licensed and financially bonded tour operator - we can your organise international flights to Argentina. Often we have access to better fares than what would be available directly to you - at the very least, as good as. For your piece of mind, it's better to keep it all your travel arrangements under one roof. Therefore, if one element fails for whatever reason, it's then our responsibility to get things back on track.