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Mon 13 June 2022
With the start of winter just around the corner, the south of the country is dressed in white and ski resorts open their doors to travelers from all over the world.
In this context, Bariloche, Ushuaia, San Martín de los Andes, Esquel and Las Leñas are some of the best destinations to enjoy the snow.
Below is a selection of five complexes that have everything you need to practice ski and snowboard -from equipment rentals to schools to learn these sports- and a varied gastronomic offer.
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1. Cathedral Hill
With 600 skiable hectares, Cerro Catedral is the largest ski center in the southern hemisphere. It has 32 means of elevation that allow the ascent of 28,000 people per hour, almost 40 slopes of different complexity and beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Where: 19 kilometers from Bariloche, in Río Negro.
Season: from early June to early October.
2. Castor Hill
To ski at the End of the World, one of the most outstanding options is the Castor Hill. Located in the Circuit of the Valleys, it proposes the practice of downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating on an outdoor track. It has 34 ski slopes.
Where: 27 kilometers from Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego.
Season: from June to October.
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3. The Firewoods
With 30 tracks and 14 lifts, the woods It is another of the most outstanding ski centers in the country. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, it allows you to practice night skiing in the heart of the Andes Mountains. The tourist complex also has an adventure park for the whole family.
Where: 80 kilometers from Malargüe and 342 from Mendoza, in Mendoza.
Season: from June to the end of September.
4. The Hole
It was the second ski center created in Argentina. By its family atmosphere, its accessibility, its infrastructure and off-piste, it is a great option for all audiences. It has 30 slopes and 8 lifts.
Where: 12 kilometers from Esquel, in Chubut.
Season: starting July 1.
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Another ideal destination for lovers of winter sports is Chapelco, the best ski centre according to the World Ski Awards 2021. It has more than 28 slopes with different levels of difficulty and 13 lifts in more than 1,600 hectares of skiable area.
Where: 20 kilometers from San Martín de los Andes, in Neuquén.
Season: from mid-June to the end of September.