In-the-know travelers and locals alike know that Argentina’s terrain is incredibly diverse. It’s home to glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, wetlands, deserts, salt flats, ocean, wine country and so much more! What’s great about this is that that there is never a shortage of things to do herein Argentina – no matter time of year it is.
Although some people dream the winter – we actually look forward to it year-round. Why’s that? Because it’s the perfect excuse to break out your skis (or rent some) and enjoy the incredible snowy scenery from the top of a mountain.
So when exactly is winter in Argentina? Sometime’s there a little confusion here. Since we’re in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are flip-flopped, meaning you can count on it being cold from June to October (but this changes slightly depending on the particular year). Without further adieu, here are some of the best spots to ski in Argentina.
At the end of the world, there lies a place so perfect for skiing, it’s actually an award-winner! Due to the excellent conditions of the mountain, the preparation of the ski tracks, and the service, this mountain was chosen by the Ski World Awards as the best ski center in Argentina. Ushuaia has the view people only dream of seeing while they ski in Argentina or anywhere in the world, with trails cutting through the Lengas Forest.
Because of Ushuaia’s location, this is the place where the skiing season lasts the longest – not only in Argentina but in all of South America! Modern yet quaint at the same time, you’ll want to bundle up for your cozy, exhilarating ski trip to Ushuaia.
The Patagonian city of Bariloche is famous for two main things: its lake district and its world class chocolate. But in the winter, it’s also home to some of Argentina’s best ski hills. In fact, this frozen lakeside destination is home to the most complete ski resort in the entire country! When the snow is low, machinery is hard at work creating real snowflakes so you can continue skiing without any problems.
With so many different trails, lifts and runs, it has been said that you could stay here for an entire year and still not see all of the mountain. So picture this: you’re skiing down a snowy mountain 3,300 feet above sea level in Patagonia overlooking the glistening Nahuel Huapi Lake. See…winter in Argentina can be fun!
If you’re intimidated by advanced ski trails and prefer something a bit less extreme, Las Leñas may be the perfect place for you. It’s a great option because in addition to the more relaxed trails, there are also many runs for advanced skiers, such as a vertical slope of nearly 4,000 feet! Located only a few miles from Mendoza, this ski resort is one of the most modern in the region, as well as one of the highest. With a 23,000-foot trail, Las Leñas is known for having one of the longest trails in South America, a great fit for skiers of all skill level.
This is also a great resort for night skiing, as the trails are lit up with lights and allow more advanced skiers to enjoy the serenity of the night. So what happens if the winter doesn’t bring enough snow? Say no more: in this resort, there are more than 30 snowmaking machines scattered throughout the area.
Lucky for you, we’re currently in the middle of our winter season, and the conditions have been amazing. So if you’re an avid skier or just looking to have some fun, come down to ski in Argentina at a time where you wouldn’t be able to back home.