An irresistible summer adventure, the Patagonian ski odyssey!
down to the Cerro Castor on the southern tip of Ushuaia, Argentinean the resorts offer an laudable diversity of both terrain and local culture.
Argentina isn't only about delicious steaks, the tango and Lional Messi. For us, the mountains take centre stage – the majestic Andes – which can claim to boast as much world-class ski terrain, which is then complimented with a side dish of Latin culture. Let us create a tailor-made itinerary, perhaps featuring a few 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.
Ski Resorts in Argentina
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). Then there is the outlier - Cerro Castor all the way down south at the souther tip of Argentina, near Ushuaia.
The ski resorts are rather varied with notable differences between them all, meaning that our 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 highest and certainly most beautiful mountains.
The Ski Season
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 and a better overall experience.