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Las Leñas

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.

Summary

The Argentinian ski resort 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 26cm10in, expected on 27 October, with around 29cm11in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Las Leñas Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
20
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
15
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 
Cross Country
Total Length
10km6 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
11

Altitudes

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

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Las Leñas
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

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.

Skiing

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.

Snowboarding

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.

Map

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How to get there

Infrastructure

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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Las Leñas, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Las Leñas Tourist Office for the latest.

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