Country Information

Capital: Buenos Aires

Time zone: GMT -3 hours

Currency: Argentine peso

Language: Spanish

Access: International fly to and from Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE). However, domestic flights to the ski regions are served by Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP).

Ski Season: Mid-June until October. We suggest August and early-September as the best time to ski.

Largest Ski Resorts: Las Leñas, Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo, La Hoya, Cerro Chapelco & Cerro Castor.

Beyond the skiing: Spending some time in Buenos Aires is a must. Many choose to visit the mighty Iguazú Falls. It is also possible to combine Argentina with Chile, Brazil or Uruguay.

Extending 2,268 miles from top to bottom, Argentina has it all; jaw-dropping scenery, exotic wildlife, characterful colonial towns, one of the world’s best capital cities, superb cuisine and a vibrant culture. Okay, so you’ve come all this way to ski but it would be churlish to not create some Latin memories to compliment those powder turns? And it’s the experiences which are all-important in Argentina – learn (or, at least, watch) the passion of tango? The best steak you’ll ever be fortunate enough to eat? Street performers and live Latin music scene? Game-changing Merlot? Be it just for several days as you pass through Buenos Aires or for a longer sojourn before or after the skiing, Argentina is waiting to be….lived! Whatever you decide, you’ll be wowed by the Argentinean zeal for so many aspects of their own culture.

During the winter months blizzards can cut off Southerly towns beyond Patagonia, so it’s not a good time to explore the more remote areas. Leave that for another time. However, temperatures in the north of Argentina are pleasant at this time of year and we’d encourage you linger a while. To get around you can rely on a well-developed infrastructure inherited from European influence and decades of domestic tourism. Thanks to an increasing number of boutique hotels, the range and quality of accommodation is outstanding and among the best lodgings are the beautiful ranches known as estancias – or fincas in the north – which function as intimate luxury resorts.

Each year during their winter southern right whales pass the bulbous Valdes Peninsula, offering spectacular opportunities to get close to these giants. If this appeals let us know and we'll organise several days down to the region.

Different Snow can create a truly tailor-made itinerary. It’s up to you how much you wish to focus on the skiing only or how much time you want to devote to exploring the country and culture. We know Argentina extremely well and using our expert advice and on-the-ground knowledge will create the perfect itinerary - for you. To see what we’ve organized previously for other guests, take a look at our sample itineraries. These serve to demonstrate what is possible; yet can be adapted to suit your interests, preferences and budget.

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Country Information

Capital: Buenos Aires

Time zone: GMT -3 hours

Currency: Argentine peso

Language: Spanish

Access: International fly to and from Buenos Aires Ezeiza Airport (EZE). However, domestic flights to the ski regions are served by Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP).

Ski Season: Mid-June until October. We suggest August and early-September as the best time to ski.

Largest Ski Resorts: Las Leñas, Cerro Catedral, Cerro Bayo, La Hoya, Cerro Chapelco & Cerro Castor.

Beyond the skiing: Spending some time in Buenos Aires is a must. Many choose to visit the mighty Iguazú Falls. It is also possible to combine Argentina with Chile, Brazil or Uruguay.