Ski with a particular seal from the Cuyo area. Undoubtedly, Las Leñas is one of the most important resorts in Argentina due to its matchless snow quality, ski runs for all levels, Nordic ski and unbeatable areas for the practice of off-piste skiing.
Located near the capital city of Mendoza, it is also the highest resort, with a 1,200-meter vertical drop, between the 3,430-meter-high summit and the 2,240-meter-high base, thus creating a paradise for extreme skiing and heli-skiing, with options for beginner and intermediate skiers.
As a result of the dry features of the weather, the 230 hectares of skiable surface expose a snow quality that is internationally recognized.
It has a slalom stadium and 27 authorized runs with a maximum skiable length of 7,050 meters, among which one of the longest runs for intermediate level in the world stands out. It is reached by 13 lifts and, if the weather conditions do not contribute with the necessary amount of snow, Las Leñas has a modern system to make artificial snow.
Practicing off-piste ski in Las Leñas and sleeping in the Valle Hermoso high-mountain shelter, or using randonée skis with seal fur is an experience for advanced skiers in good physical shape hard to be put into words.
With first-class accommodation and gastronomy, ski and snowboard schools, among other services, Las Leñas is a classic.
As a distinctive feature, Las Leñas brandishes off the most challenging ski runs for extreme ski in all Latin America and one of the longest in the world, formed by intermediate-level Apolo - Neptuno - Venus.
The 27 runs authorized for all levels with a maximum length of 7,050 meters on a 230-hectare surface of skiable land.
The 1,500-meter terrain park receives the classification of black run due to its bumps, slopes and rails.
450 km away from the capital of the province of Mendoza, in the Malargüe district and 1,200 km from Buenos Aires, this place can be reached by air, car or bus. There are flights from Buenos Aires to the Malargüe airport, and from there, a transfer to Las Leñas. During the high season, there are direct flights from Sao Paolo (Brazil) to Malargüe.
From Buenos Aires by car, you must go along National Routes 7, 188, 143, 144, 40 and Provincial 222 to Las Leñas, 20 km after the city of Los Molles.
From June 11 to September 24, divided into high, mid, low and special.
Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile rides.
In the winter, it is moderately cold during the day and very cold during the night. Temperatures range between 11,7º and -1,4ºC.
Accommodation, gastronomy, kid nursery, medical clinic, institutional museum.
Team with more than 120 Argentinian and foreign professionals allows kids to start skiing at the age of 3. If they choose snowboarding, the Las Leñas school proposes classes given by specialized instructors. Individual or group courses take one week for all levels and ages.
The Junior Ski Academy offers sport programs for kids under 14, from beginners to competition level, with daily 4-hour classes. And the specialized instructors in charge of the Snow Garden teach the first steps to kids between 3 and 6 years old.
For those who wish to practice randonée, Las Leñas offers training in winter mountaineering.