Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 2,240 metres

Top elevation: 3,450 metres

Number of lifts: 14

Number of runs: 29

Access: Fly to Malargue or San Rafael and then road transfer to the resort.

To get to Las Leñas the only pragmatic way of organising your carriage and accommodation is for us to buy a ‘package’ from one of the hotels  – this will invariably include your ski pass. All we need to do then is add on equipment hire and ski lessons (if necessary).

The season in Las Leñas - and therefore, also the pricing -  tends to follow the following pattern; the Low Season period is at the end of September and the early weeks in mid-June.  Shoulder season is until mid July and then all of August. The peak period is those final two weeks in July, when the Argentinian national holidays take place.

Included in the ‘package’ (as above).

Standards can be higher here than found almost anywhere else in South America – latest generation equipment is available each season.  Furthermore, Las Leñas has decent workshops with specialised staff to repair skis and boards quickly and efficiently.

The ski school is excellent – they attract some of the more experienced and committed instructors from the Northern Hemisphere down for the season. English speaking is rarely a problem and for those wanting to improve skills backcountry will find a wealth of talent willing to teach. For those who wish to learn randonée, Las Leñas offers training in winter mountaineering. This is the place to do it.

Individual or group courses take one week and are available for all levels and ages. The Junior Ski Academy offers specific programmes for kids under 14, from beginners to competition level, with daily four-hour classes. And the specialized instructors in charge of the Snow Garden teach the first steps to kids between three and six years old.

Hiring a guide in Las Leñas is usually possible, although we need to take this on a case-by-case basis. When we've done this previously it cost £100 for the first person and an additional £50 for each additional skier or boarder, up to a group of four.

The guides are, of course, qualified, experienced and can adapt to your group. However, if you have the out-of-bounds backcountry in your sights, then it is essential that you bring the right equipment with you from home. The gear for hire locally is of limited supply and may not be available on the day, notwithstanding a prior reservation (speaking from experience here!). Therefore, bring shovels, probes and transceiver.

Included in the ‘package’ (as above).

Standards can be higher here than found almost anywhere else in South America – latest generation equipment is available each season.  Furthermore, Las Leñas has decent workshops with specialised staff to repair skis and boards quickly and efficiently.

The ski school is excellent – they attract some of the more experienced and committed instructors from the Northern Hemisphere down for the season. English speaking is rarely a problem and for those wanting to improve skills backcountry will find a wealth of talent willing to teach. For those who wish to learn randonée, Las Leñas offers training in winter mountaineering. This is the place to do it.

Individual or group courses take one week and are available for all levels and ages. The Junior Ski Academy offers specific programmes for kids under 14, from beginners to competition level, with daily four-hour classes. And the specialized instructors in charge of the Snow Garden teach the first steps to kids between three and six years old.

Hiring a guide in Las Leñas is usually possible, although we need to take this on a case-by-case basis. When we've done this previously it cost £100 for the first person and an additional £50 for each additional skier or boarder, up to a group of four.

The guides are, of course, qualified, experienced and can adapt to your group. However, if you have the out-of-bounds backcountry in your sights, then it is essential that you bring the right equipment with you from home. The gear for hire locally is of limited supply and may not be available on the day, notwithstanding a prior reservation (speaking from experience here!). Therefore, bring shovels, probes and transceiver.

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 2,240 metres

Top elevation: 3,450 metres

Number of lifts: 14

Number of runs: 29

Access: Fly to Malargue or San Rafael and then road transfer to the resort.