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Ski and snowboard the top three ski areas in the Andes of Argentina. Dream on skiing and riding in Ushuaia, the southernmost area at The End of the World, exploring the powder and steeps of Cerro Catedral, Bariloche surrounded by lakes, volcanoes and forests, and ripping the famous all above tree line untracked powder of Las Lenas.
Researched, designed and led by Andes Ski Tours this amazing journey will take you deep into the best of Argentina!
Up to 10 days on the slopes.
12 nights in the Andes.
8 guests with 2 guides. 5:1 guest to guide ratio for smaller groups.
Cerro Castor - Ushuaia, Cerro Catedral - Bariloche and Las Lenas.
All deluxe hotels. Guests will be accommodated on a twin share basis but single supplements are available (Contact us for pricing).
Ushuaia, Las Hayas Hotel
Bariloche, Arelauquen Lodge Golf & Spa
Mendoza, Executive Hotel
Las Lenas, Virgo Hotel
Most rooms are standard ones. Please contact us for upgrades or special requests.
Our guests will be outfitted with avalanche equipment including transceivers.
We will be in touch at all times with our Motorola FRS radios.
Jul 25th – Aug 6th
Aug 15th – Aug 27th
Sep 5th – Sep 17th
Jul 25th: US$ 7,250 (*)
Aug 15th: US$ 6,950 (*)
Sep 5th: US$ 6,650 (*)
On the 2011 edition of this tour Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN Argentina will be our main carriers. We will use private deluxe vans for all ground transfers.
Ushuaia: Breakfast & Welcome Dinner.
Bariloche: Breakfast & Special Dinner.
Mendoza: Dinner, Breakfast & Lunch.
Las Lenas: Half Board.
Andes Ski Tours trip leaders will take care of all luggage handling and ski/snowboard equipment rental when needed. Luggage forwarding service is also available.
All unlimited lift tickets.
Strong intermediate & higher.
BB Buffet Breakfast | L Lunch
D Tango Show dinner | GD Gourmet dinner
Day 1 | Arrival in Argentina.
The tour starts at the great city of Buenos Aires. We take an early morning flight to Ushuaia and we explore this beautiful area in the afternoon. Today we have a special welcome dinner ready.
Las Hayas Hotel, Standard Room. BB. GD.
Days 2-3 | Cerro Castor, Skiing at the End of the World.
Short ride to Cerro Castor Ski Resort. During these two days we ski some of the driest powder in Argentina. Great and short hikes access some really fun terrain. Skiing the southernmost ski area in the world is a trully unforgettable experience!
Las Hayas Hotel, Standard Room. BB.
Day 4 | Heading North to Bariloche.
We have a free morning to explore the city before flying to Bariloche. After a 3 hour flight we arrive in Bariloche at 5 pm. We have enough time to check in and relax for a bit before enjoying a typical Patagonian dinner. Welcome to the Lake District!
Arelauquen Lodge Golf & Resort, Mountain Room. BB. GD.
Day 5-6 | Cerro Catedral Ski Resort, Bariloche.
We spend two days exploring this incredible area. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Andes. Surrounded by lakes and forests the skiing here in unforgettable. Get ready for local cuisine.
Arelauquen Lodge Golf & Resort, Mountain Room. BB.
Day 7 | Next stop: The Mendoza Wine Region.
We fly to Mendoza early in the morning. After checking-in and having some free time we go on a private tour to one of the finest wineries in Argentina. Lunch and wine tasting are included. And we have a special dinner arranged for tonight.
Executive Hotel, Standard Room. BB, L, D.
Day 8 | Heading South to Las Lenas.
We start early in the day driving South to Las Lenas ski resort. Today we will have a few hours to ski in the afternoon. We use this time to become familiar with this great mountain. Get ready for the most challenging terrain in South America!
Virgo Hotel, Standard Mountain Room. BB, GD.
Days 9-12 | Four Days of Pure Las Lenas.
We have four days of serious skiing. We will try everything from groomers to backcountry exploration. Inbounds off-piste terrain and 40 minute to 3 hour hikes. Cat skiing and more. Partying here is a must.
Virgo Hotel, Standard Mountain Room. BB. GD.
Day 13 | Departure.
We have an early departure. We leave in the morning and head to San Rafael. After our arrival in Buenos Aires we will make a stop for a snack before heading to the Ezeiza International Airport. BB.
  After your arrival at Ezeiza Buenos Aires International Airport you will be welcomed by one of our guides who will be travelling along with you through the entire trip. In order to catch our flight to the city of Usuhaia we need to take a short transfer to the Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery domestic airport. We will be arriving at the southernmost city of the world around 1 pm. As our flight departs early from BA we strongly recommend our guests to arrive at least a day in advance.

Ushuaia offers a unique experience of the Patagonia Austral region. Surrounded by the Andes mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, this beautiful city is the perfect place to start our exploration through the Argentinean Andes. We will spend the next three nights in our excellent hotel overlooking the city and the Ushuaia Bay. During the afternoon we will have time to explore the city and based on weather condition we may even go sailing to admire the incredible scenery. Get ready for an unforgettable journey!
After an early breakfast we head northeast to Cerro Castor. A 16 mile road separates Ushuaia from this small, fast growing resort. There are many reasons why we make a stop in Cerro Castor, the youngest ski resort in South America. Because of its far South location snow is guaranteed from early June to late October!

Even when this might sound crazy you will find it amazing: With a vertical drop of over 2,530 ft. the base is located at only 197 meters above sea level (646 ft.) and their brand new quad chairs reach 967 meters (3173 ft.) at the summit! We have two days to explore the pristine powder, open bowls and steeps of Cerro Castor. With great lift-serviced off-piste terrain, this mountain also offers great descents after short hikes. Based on snow conditions we will try to ski the backside of the mountain and will use snowmobiles to get back to the resort!

This mountain region with deep valleys and dense Lenga forests offers an unrivalled beauty. When we are not exploring the slopes of this amazing resort, Ushuaia has many options to keep you busy for several days. Located over the Ushuaia Bay and the Beagle Channel this small city offers countless restaurants, pubs, duty free shopping and even a casino. At our welcome dinner we will try the traditional Cordero Patagónico - Patagonian Lamb - and the fresh Centolla - family of king crab. At the End of the World Ushuaia and Cerro Castor are waiting to be discovered.
  Today we continue our journey flying North to the city of Bariloche head city of the Patagonia Lake District.
We arrive at Bariloche in the afternoon giving us enough ckeck in at our hotel and get ready for dinner. This famous Swiss-styled city will be home for the next three nights. The Bariloche experience is truly amazing. Based alongside the Nahuel Huapi Lake, in the heart of the Lake District and surrounded by the spectacular snowed capped Patagonian Andes and magical forests this city can’t be matched in style, international and local cuisine, nightlife, chocolate houses, casinos and its many discos by any other ski resort.

Facing the beautiful Gutierrez Lake, the surrounding peaks and minutes away from the Cerro Catedral Ski Resort our cozy hotel features a heated in-out swimming pool, a restaurant, bar, massage rooms, fitness centre and more. We have a really special dinner ready courtesy of Andes Ski Tours. Enjoy!
  After having breakfast we hit the slopes of this European style resort. With a covered, 6-passenger, high-speed chair called the "Super bubble" and a high-speed quad added a couple of years ago, we can reach the top of Punta Nevada in only 17 minutes. After consistent investments Cerro Catedral Alta Patagonia is now the most developed ski resort in South America with 38 lifts.
Locals´ choice was to hike or traverse into the fun steep chutes and bowls of Las Nubes. Most people ascend now on the new Las Nubes quad chair. Also the new attraction is the La Laguna poma which accesses on of the best off-piste areas on the mountain.
After a intense day of exploring there will be some free time to spend the late afternoon in Villa Catedral, the small village at the base. Before we go back to our hotel you can enjoy a typical cup of "Chocolate Caliente", drink a cold local beer or just hang out with your new friends. Thinking about nightlife? Bariloche has it all! Check out one of the many pubs in town that offer live music, have a lot of fun and meet the incredibly friendly local people!
Catedral Alta Patagonia claims to be the Most Developed Ski Resort in South America. The only tram in Argentina and Chile, the state-of-the-art lift ticket system, the 6 passenger, detachable high-speed chairlift and the new snow-making system confirm this. This area offers excellent fast cruising runs and some really good tree skiing and riding lines such as La Palmera and Segundo Lomo north of the Piedra del Condor.

Looking for the chance to fly? Parasailing is offered at Piedra del Condor. Three summit areas define Catedral ski area. Piedra del Condor, Punta Nevada and Punta Princesa. From the top at 2,050 meters (6,725 ft.) the vistas of the Andes and the Nahuel Huapi and Gutierrez lakes are amazing. Keep an eye on the western section of this resort as it usually holds the best conditions. On a clear day you are sure to enjoy the unforgettable views of the nearby volcanoes of Argentina and Chile! If you still have strength Bariloche has always something different to offer!
We have an early morning departure from Bariloche. It will take us a bit more than 1 hour to fly into the Mendoza city. You will have some time to relax at the hotel before heading to one of the best wineries in the area. We plan to visit the famous Bodega Salentein - among others - where we will enjoy a wine tasting and lunch. There will be some nap time in the afternoon. We will have dinner in a really special place courtesy of Andes Ski Tours.

Tonight we rest at the Executive hotel. Tomorrow we hit the mountains again!
There was one reason only why we yesterday left the beautiful Lake District Region. That was hitting the world class ski resort of Las Lenas. We will have an early departure from Mendoza in order to arrive in Las Lenas right after lunch. We drive through desert-like landscapes. The magnificent Andes Mountains will be on our right side all the way to the ski resort.
We will arrive at Las Lenas ski resort in the afternoon giving us time to explore the resort and settle at our hotel. As soon as we reach the base at 2,240 meters (7,349 ft.) the unreal experience of Las Lenas starts! We will spend the next five nights in our comfortable, ski-in ski-out hotel, where breakfast and dinner are included.
  Welcome to Paradise! You are just about to explore some of the best powder on the planet! Besides the 64 km of groomers, Las Lenas has the largest lift-serviced off-piste terrain in the western hemisphere - more than 200,000 acres of off-piste skiing and snowboarding - and with a vertical drop of 1,230 mts. (4,034 ft) you will find enough challenging terrain to keep you busy for a long time!
Even when this resort has 13 lifts there is one that shadows the rest: Marte! This is the chairlift of every skier’s dream. Reaching 3,400 meters (11,155 ft.) and featuring a vertical drop of 2,579 ft., hundreds of chutes and couloirs are accessed from here. Explore the steep chutes of Marte and its wide open bowl right underneath the chairlift, Las Vegas, Eduardo’s couloir, Mercurio… the backcountry here is endless! With a compassful of exposures, every condition is always available somewhere.
After a great day exploring, we will enjoy après ski at our slope side hotel. You can taste some of the best Argentinean wines at the Wine Bar, relax at the heated pool or hang out at the hotel bar.
Nightlife is a really important chapter of the local culture! Begin with a 9 pm dinner (forget about making reservations at 6:30). Right after it, you can go to the casino or have a drink at one of the many local pubs. Finally, dancing will keep you awake until five in the morning... But there’s no hurry. This is just the second night at this amazing resort!
We will spend the next three days skiing and riding powder, exploring the steeps, chutes and bowls, making new friends and having a blast in Las Lenas… This place is fabulous, and may even rival the famous resort of Jackson Hole, WY. or Verbier in Switzwerland. There is no other place on the planet that offers such easily accessible inbounds off-piste skiing.
Once you’ve reached the summit, at 11,253 ft. you will be amazed by the incredible views of the surrounding snow capped peaks and the huge treeless valley. From the challenging terrain of Marte to the long and wide cruising runs down the face of the mountain, Las Lenas is the place to be in South America!

When it comes to more challenging options our guides will show you some incredible hikes that can take from 30 minutes to 3 hours accessing awesome lines. Also Las Lenas has been offering snowcat skiing and boarding tours during the past few years. The terrain explored is pretty amazing and the views are incredible. Book your seat in advance as we are pretty sure a day snowcat skiing in Las Lenas will definitely be a big plus for this trip!
  It is time to leave Las Lenas. After having breakfast and doing some last minute shopping we’ll start our drive to the San Rafael airport. We will be arriving at the airport with enough time to check in and get ready for the flight. Right after our arrival in Buenos Aires we will share a special farewell lunch before heading to the BA International Airport. It is here at the Ezeiza International Airport where our guides will say good bye until next year!
If you have a night departure you will have plenty of time to catch your international flight. And if you are planning to stay longer in Buenos Aires - or would like to extend your trip to any destination in Argentina or Chile - we would be pleased to assist you with your reservations. Safe Travel!
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