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Las Leñas Valley


At the heart of the Andes Mountain Range, you will find one of the most important ski resorts in Argentina: Las Leñas. The magic of the high mountains is evident throughout the year, combining nature, comfort, entertainment, adventure and relaxation.


Very close by, you will also find the Valle Hermoso Lake, the viewpoint on the Centinela Mountain, the natural pools of thermal waters and the Larga Lake, a great place for birdwatching.

You can visit all year round. In winter, you can practice winter sports or do activities in the snow. In summer, you can relax and do adventure tourism.

What to see
Las Leñas

Las Leñas is one of the most important ski resorts in Argentina, with 30 ski runs with different levels of difficulty. For those people who do not ski and just want to spend the day in the snow, there are several activities they can do in the Aventura Park, such as snow tubing, renting sledges, walking with snowshoes and taking ski classes for beginners. The park has a food court.


Before reaching Las Leñas, along Provincial Route 222, you will find other attractions, such as the Los Molles Hot Springs, the Niña Encantada Lake and the Pozo de las Ánimas.

Valle Hermoso

In summer, departing from Las Leñas, drive 25 km along the gravel road to reach Valle Hermoso, a wide high-elevation mountain with small lakes of blue waters surrounded by mountains. There, you will find the Valle Hermoso Lake (the largest one), the viewpoint on the Centinela Mountain, the natural pools of thermal waters and the Larga Lake (a great place to watch birds and see petroglyphs in the surrounding areas).


In Valle Hermoso, there are trekking activities of different difficulty levels, you can also go biking, climbing, or rent boats, kayaks, canoes and windsurf boards. This is also the starting point of one of the Sanmartinian Routes (lasting between 6 or 7 days), a great experience combining nature and history.

How to get there and move around

Las Leñas is located 342 km away from Mendoza Capital City along National Route 40 and then Provincial Route 222 (both are paved roads; snow chains are required in winter). There are transfer services from Mendoza Capital City, from Malargüe (80 km away) and from San Rafael (247 km away).


The closest airports are located in Mendoza Capital City and San Rafael, in winter, the airport in Malargüe is often used for charter flights.


The road from Las Leñas to Valle Hermoso is a gravel mountain road along the edge that requires wading across rivers. It is best to use vehicles with high ground clearance.

Where to stay

The Las Leñas ski resort includes hotels of different types, a hostel and flats, as well as a ski school, restaurants, supermarkets and ski gear rentals.


Valle Hermoso Lake has a camping site, a small restaurant and a complex with three glamping tents that you can rent in Las Leñas. In Malargüe (106 km away from Valle Hermoso) there is a wide variety of accommodation options and services.

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