Skiing in Argentina offers visitors a unique thrill, and the eastern slopes of the Andes in particular are becoming increasingly popular with those seeking an exhilarating skiing trip. Ski season in Argentina runs from June to September, with July and August bringing the most crowds to the resorts along with almost certain fresh snowfalls. Snow conditions vary from year to year, but there is usually excellent powder snow covering the slopes.
Las Leñas, which once hosted the World Cup, is the most prestigious of the resorts for downhill skiing, while Los Penitentes near Mendoza boasts some of the best compact powder snow. The oldest resort, Bariloche, offers good après ski and beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi region, while Chapelco is a snowboarder's paradise. Visitors can also enjoy the breathtaking views from Mount Castor out across the South Atlantic near Ushuaia, which offers fantastic cross-country skiing.