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Las Leñas

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Las Leñas Ski Resort Guide

Las Leñas, Argentina

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,430m11,253ft
Resort Height2,256m7,402ft
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Las Leñas

Las Lenas is well-known for the large lift-served vertical and extensive terrain expanse beyond the beginner and intermediate ski area. With good snow, there are some long off-piste options such as Marte, Cenidor and Mercurio.


The ski area of Las Leñas is in the Argentinian Andes at an altitude of 2,256m7,402ft.

Las Leñas has direct access to 40 marked pistes, served by a total of 11 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,256m7,402ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,430m11,253ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Las Leñas?

The next notable snow forecast is 17cm7in, expected on 14 June, with around 106cm42in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Las Leñas

Ski Area Stats

Las Leñas Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Las Leñas Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,430m11,253ft
Lowest Piste2,256m7,402ft
Resort Altitude (Las Leñas)2,256m7,402ft
Max Vertical1,174m3,852ft

Ski Slope Aspects


Las Leñas has ski slopes facing south (good for keeping the snow).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Las Leñas
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Las Leñas Overview

With mountain peaks to rival the best of the European Alps and a long winter season, the Andes offer some fabulous skiing - and Las Lenas is arguably the jewel in the crown of Andean ski resorts.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Las Leñas is 7km4 miles long.


The valley of las Leñas is famous for the deep powder snow that can accumulate in the right conditions, making it something of an expert skier's paradise. Marte is the freeriders preferred destination, with steep couloirs and long chutes which offer up exhilarating powder runs.

There is extensive Off-piste skiing for the expert, but also plenty of easier terrain for intermediates and beginners. There is also Heli-skiing available if the lift-served off-piste isn't enough!

Las Leñas offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


With excellent freeride terrain, Las Lenas is popular with Snowboarders. The Marte sector has some steep chutes and there is extensive powder skiing when conditions are right. There is a snow park and half-pipe.

Location and Map

Where is Las Leñas?

This ski resort is in the Argentinian Andes in Malargüe, Mendoza.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 11 ski lifts are able to uplift 9,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Las Leñas open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Mid June, and usual closing is Late Sept.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Talking about Las Leñas

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Aprés Ski

Apres-ski is relatively mild and revolves around various bars and restaurants, with at least one night club for dancing until late.

Las Leñas