Tucked away deep in the Andes resides South America's biggest and certainly one of the world's most challenging mountain resorts. Las Lenas, Argentina.
The resort of Las Leans is Huge, with over 40 miles of trails and a vertical drop of 4,000 feet with 50% Advanced/Expert terrain and 50% Intermediate/Beginner terrain.
With 12 lifts serving 43,200 acres and a hotel capacity for only 3,500 guests, you will find these slopes are uncrowded and newly fallen snow remains untracked for days after a storm. Completely above tree line, the resort offers huge open bowls, long steep chutes as well as wide open groomed runs to satisfy skiers of all levels.
The mountain is divided into two areas - the Lower Mountain and Upper Mountain. The lower mountain is served by 8 lifts and offers a wide variety of beginner and intermediate terrain with many groomed options as well.
The upper mountain is served by 4 lifts and offers options in every direction. This is where the goods are for advanced skiers. Hugh open bowls and steep chutes that will satisfy the most hardcore skiers and riders. Las Lenas offers some groomed runs off the top and the views are spectacular.
The Las Lenas Resort is a small self-contained village with a variety of hotels and condominiums scattered across the valley floor. Resort amenities include a casino, nightclub, Movie Theater, game room and pool tables, supermarket and drug store, snow tubing hill and several restaurants and night spots.
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Las Lenas Mountain Stats:
Skiable Surface: 17,500 hectares
Means of elevation:: 14 (including a ski carpet for beginners)
Elevation on the top: 3.430 m.s.n.m.
Elevation at the base: 2.240 m.s.n.m.
Vertical drop: 1,200 meters
- Green (15%)
- Blue ( 45%)
- Red (35%)
- Black (5%)
- Off-piste itineraries
Longest piste: 7 km combining Apolo, Neptuno y Venus
Beginners area: 1,000 meters long ininterrupt descent with a light slope.
Night skiing: 2,000 meters of illuminated pistes. Opens on Saturdays and Wednesdays until 7pm.
Snowpark: 1,500 meters with jumps, bumps, rails and different modules for every level.
Slalom area: Located on Eros II piste
Equipment rental: At the base 2 and inside Piscis and Aries hotels
Artificial snow: 30 guns throughout the mountain.
Snow grooming machine: 11 for grooming the pistes and for using at our Extreme Expedition program.
Gastronomy: 18 options at the base and 3 mountain inns.
Shopping Center: La Piramide.
Institutional Museum: Get to know Las Lenas history.