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  Argentina : Destinations : Las Leñas

Las Leñas Valley Ski Center

   
Las Leñas Valley

Las Leñas is a transversal valley located within the mountain range at an altitude of 2,250 m (7,380 ft). The closest city, Malargue, is 70 km (44 mi) away, and the border of Chile is 26 km (16mi) away. From here it is possible to see the Torrecilla, Ponce, El Collar, and Los Fósiles mountains that surround the ski region.
This center's modern establishments have made this the most complete ski resort in South America and one of the most significant in the world. Horseback riding, mountain climbing, and hiking are just a few of the many diverse activities that you can enjoy while exploring the region. One of the main destinations is Valle Hermoso (Beautiful Valley), which boasts a lovely lagoon where one can go kayaking or windsurfing. There are also trips you can take to a part of the valley with indigenous petroglyphs and the Larga Lagoon, a sector rich in high mountain birdlife.

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Location
Mendoza Province, Malargue District, 70 km (44 mi) from Malargue, 200 km (125 mi) from San Rafael, 445 km (278 mi) from Mendoza and 1,180 km (737.5 mi) from Buenos Aires.
When to go
Year-round. During the winter season it's best to visit the ski center from June to October.
Attractions
Mountain, Ski Center, Valle Hermoso, Larga Lagoon.
How to get there
On land: You can get there from Malargue, San Rafael, Mendoza, and Buenos Aires. By plane: There are flights that depart from the Jorge Newbury Airpark to the Malargue Airport, and from there you can find services that go to the ski center.
Activities
There are a variety of winter time activities such as skiing, snowboarding, heliski, and sleigh rides. In the summer, you can try hiking, horseback riding, safaris, 4-wheeling, and mountain climbing, and kayaking and windsurfing in Valle Hermoso, as well as archeological trips towards the indigenous petroglyphs.
Services
Accommodations, food, entertainment, shopping, transportation.
Surroundings
Torrecilla, Ponce, El Collar, and Los Fósiles mountains, Malargue, and Mendoza.

 

 


Slopes and Ski Lifts

Las Leñas boasts 29 slopes suitable for all levels, totaling 60 km (37.5 mi), 3,800 hectares (9,120 acres) of skiable surface area, and a maximum length of 1,230 meters (4,034 ft). The valley offers 13 lifts, among them a four-seater and 6 double-seaters that can lift up to 10,000 skiers per hour. Four ski lifts start at the base: Venus, Eros I, Eros II, and Vesta.

Name Type Length (m) Drop (m)
1 Venus Chairlift   -
2 Venus Skilift   -
3 Neptuno Chairlift   -
4 Marte Chairlift   -
5 Iris Skilift   -
6 Eros I Skilift   -
7 Eros II Skilift   -
8 Vesta Chairlift   -
9 Caris Chairlift   -
10 Minerva Skilift   -
11 Minerva Chairlift   -
12 Vulcano Chairlift   -
13 Urano Skilift   -

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Slopes and Ski Lifts

High Season: From July 12th to August 1st hasta el 1 de agosto.
Middle Season: From July 5th to July 11th and from August 2sn to August 29th.
Low Season: From June 18th to July 4th and from August 30th to the end season.

  High Season Middle Season Low Season
Group
(2 hs. x 3 days)
US$53 US$46 US$35

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