Argentina may be known for its dry desert regions, its wine, entrancing tango, famously good steaks and big name football team – but this country is also known for some absolutely terrific skiing areas.
This huge country is home to many wild landscapes and some of the tallest mountains in the world. There are approximately 14 resorts to choose from, all offering excellent facilities and attractions for various levels of skiers and snowboarders. These resorts include Cerro Bayo, Vallecitos, Caviahue, Chapelco and Los Penitentes.
You will find many of the ski areas are not for the faint hearted, but those who know how to navigate adventurous slopes and are wild of heart. Argentina is full of hidden gems – for those seeking white sport heaven and for those seeking cultural enrichment as well.
The three major ski areas are the Lake District and Patagonia (Catedral Alta Patagonia) , near the Mendoza and the beautiful area of Ushuaia in the south of the country.
Altitudes range from 11,253ft (Las Leñas, Mendoza - the highest peak in Argentina) to gorgeous backcountry ski areas with lower elevations.
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