Skiing and Snowboarding in Argentina
Remember when we have summer time in the US or in Europe there is winter time down south and in countries along the Andees like for example Argentina and Chile there are some top winter resorts to consider if you like to escape from the global warming for a bit and cool down in some wonderful white powder snow as some of the ski resorts listed here have to offer. So get ready and plan a cool visit to Argentina and get maybe as bonus some Tango lessons or at least enjoy a tango apres ski show, after roaring down the slopes on your snowboard or skies. For general travel info on Argentina please see this page here from Wikitravel and for other top destinations please see our frontage at cool2visit.com.
Attached Image By 73.santi (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Here is a short list of some of the winter resorts in Argentina:
Elevation: 893 m (2,930 ft), San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Río Negro, Argentina, situated in the foothills of the Andes on the southern shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. It is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. The main ski station is the one at Cerro Catedral. The city is noted for its chocolates and Swiss-style architecture.
Cerro Catedral is a mountain located 19 kilometres (12 mi) from San Carlos de Bariloche, and inside the Nahuel Huapí National Park, Patagonia, Argentina. The mountain holds one of the biggest ski centers in South America, with a skiable area of 2 km2 (0.77 sq mi), over 100 km (62 mi) of ski runs, and a lift capacity of 22,200 skiers per hour.
Cerro Castor is a ski resort (54°43′26.04″S 68°1′1.35″W) on the southern slope of Mount Krund, 26 km from the city of Ushuaia, in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. Its tracks can be used during several months because of the cold weather of the region. The standard season takes place between June and October, and it is, thanks to the geographic location, the longest among the main ski centers in Argentina. Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski resort in the world.
La Hoya, Chubut
La Hoya (Argentina) is a ski resort in Chubut Province, Patagonia, southern Argentina. Due to its southward orientation, the slope doesn’t receive much sunshine, so the proper conditions are created for the formation of the powder snow which characterizes this resort and makes it popular.
Las Leñas is one of the largest Andean ski resorts in Argentina, located in the western part of Mendoza Province, together with Cerro Catedral in San Carlos de Bariloche, Rio Negro province. It is well known for its powder snow, good climate and excellent opportunities for extreme and off-piste skiing.
Chapelco, or Cerro Chapelco, is a mountain and massif in Neuquén Province, south-western Argentina. The ski station of the same name is located 19 kilometres (12 mi) from the resort town of San Martín de los Andes.
Here is a video I found on Youtube on Snowboarding Las Lenas, Argentina:
(search youtube for snowboarding in Argentina for more locations)