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Published: September 13th 2017
The summer time for most North Americans is a time to relax, have fun, and let loose. It is a time for vacation, to leave your home and experience a different atmosphere, different neighborhoods, and different restaurants. For some, in the summer, the thought of having to stay home to do nothing new is awful.
If your like me who loves to ski or snowboard more than anything, the summer months are dreadful. So why wait another 4-6 months to hit the slopes? When it is summer in parts of North America, it is winter in Argentina. Skiing and snowboarding season is always possible throughout the year.
So lets go over some great places to go while we wait for ski season! Los Penitentes Los Penitentes
is located in Argentina near Mendoza and the perfect resort if you want to be close to a low-key side country. This is the perfect place to relax without having to deal with large crowds. Los Penitentes has a vertical drop of 614 meters, making it one of the shortest vertical drops in Argentina.
Even though this resort only has 8 lifts, however it has excellent terrain for skiers and snowboarders of the intermediate and advanced levels. One of the few places with a fully staffed pro shop. If you need your snowboarding boots or bindings
adjusted, the pro shop at the bottom of the mountain is the only place to go. If you want to check out the latest style and fashions in ski and snowboard outfits Los Penitentes is one of the best places in all of South America to go to find the latest snowboard jackets and pants
. Caviahue Lodge
Caviahue Lodge is located in Argentina in the heart of the Andes Mountains. While this Lodge only has nine lifts and a vertical drop of 772 meters, Caviahue has the longest season for skiing and snowboarding in all of South America. While most ski resorts are only open for two and a half months, The Caviahue Lodge is open for three and a half months for skiing and snowboarding. The lodge itself has hot springs and a beautiful view of the Copahue Volcano. Las Lenas Las Lenas
is located in Argentina near San Rafael and Mendoza. Las Lenas possess the tallest ski mountains with a vertical drop of 1190 meters. It also has a skiable terrain of 43,200 acres, but does not have a terrain park. Because Las Lenas is situated in a small mountain town, there are not many people, nor a great night life, and has ten lifts. With Las Lenas hosting the Red Bull Powder Disorder, you can get a sense of just how steep the Las Lenas terrain is. This is also a great resort to take the family as it has beginner and intermediate terrains also.
Cerro Catedral is located in Argentina near Bariloche. While it is not the largest ski resort in Argentina, it certainly has the most options for fun around the ski resort. Being approximately 22 kilometers from Bariloche, a city of nearly 200,000 people, there is plenty to do for a night life.
When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, Cerro Catedral has a vertical drop of 1150 meters and 2,965 acres of skiable terrain. While the snow permits, there is also a terrain park. This resort has the greatest number of lifts, at 38 lifts.
The next time you are looking to get away for a ski or snowboarding trip in the middle of the North American summer months, consider going to any one of these ski resorts in Argentina.
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