Piste Skiing in Las Lenas.
Skiing in Las Lenas is based from a purpose built ski resort which began life in 1983 with its first hotel. With the base resort being at 2,240m and topping out at 3,430m, altitude could be a problem for some.
The ski map shows a good variety of slopes to suit most abilities. However, the 27 runs, with the longest at 7km, is not the reason you’d be attracted to skiing in Las Lenas and take the fairly arduous journey there. The attraction is the 17,500 hectares of extreme ski terrain, the largest in South America, which has reliable snowfall and a climate that results in fabulous powder conditions.
The ski season usually starts mid-June and runs until mid-October subject to snow conditions. Being so remote it is never really busy.
Piste Information for Las Lenas.
- Resort Altitude: 2,240m.
- Highest Ski Lift: 3,400m .
- Skiable Terrain: 17,500 hectares.
- Longest Ski Run: 7km.
- Kms of piste: 52km.
- Snow Parks: Yes.
- Snow Cannons: 30.
- Marked Pistes: 27, green/blue 6, red 11, black 10.
- No of Ski Lifts: 14, gondolas, chair-lifts, drag-lifts, beginner lifts.
- Restaurants: TripAdvisor lists 8.
Ski Pass Options for Las Lenas.
A Las Lenas ski pass is priced in Peso and can be bought for a multitude of lengths from half a day up to the whole season.
There are also different prices for junior, senior, student and beginner and it is free for the over 70s.
Ski Resorts near Mendoza.
Distances in Argentina are vast, so whilst Los Penitentes is, like Las Lenas, in the region of Mendoza it is over 400km away. The other main ski area in Argentina, centred around the town of San Carlos de Bariloche, is over 1,200km away. This is where you’ll find the second of the best ski resorts in Argentina; Grand Catedral.
Closer, but still far away, is the best ski resort in Chile, over the mountains to Portillo, 530km away.