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How To Get There
Las Leñas is a bit of a hike to get to as it’s almost quite literally in the middle of nowhere. Once you fly into Buenos Aires International Airport you’ll make your way to the Buenos Aires domestic airport, Jorge Newberry Aeroparque (AEP), which is about an hour drive, to charter a flight to Marlargue Airport (LGS). Las Leñas is about an hour from there via car. Note: charter flights only operate during July and August. The cheapest way to get to Las Leñas from Buenos Aires is an overnight bus that takes 14 to 16 hours.
Where To Stay
Unless you’re renting a car, staying in the village of Las Leñas will be your best bet and luckily, the self-contained village has plenty of options for every budget. Virgo Hotel has been said to be the best hotel in the entire village for its five-star service and amenities. Hotel Piscis is another great option for a ski-in/ski-out hotel if you don’t mind the mid-eighties decor. Las Leñas also offers on-mountain apartments that are a more economical option for larger groups. If you are renting a car, the town of Los Molles 11 miles down the valley has a few hotels at a cheaper price point.
Travel Tips From The Pros:
Use any little bit of Spanish you have. A little bit of language effort and lots of smiling helps magically open doors.
Where To Ski
The advanced and expert terrain within and surrounding Las Leñas will get even the most seasoned skiers’ hearts pumping. Inbounds, you’ll find the most challenging terrain off of the Marte Chairlift, including runs like Eduardo’s, Paraiso, El Collar and the Marte Bowl, which runs under the chairlift. Out of bounds, you’ll find hundreds of chutes and bowls within easy access, many of which filter right back into the resort.
Where To Eat
For a quick, delicious and modestly priced lunch, Innsbruck is the place to go for a good burger. UFO Point is a spot you won’t want to miss for the eclectic vibe and menu and when dinnertime comes around, Refugio is where you’ll find exquisite raclette to fulfill all of your cheesy dreams. Craving sushi? Las Leñas has its own Japanese sushi joint, called SushiClub.
There’s no shortage of after-ski activities in Las Leñas. With your ski boots still on, head to Brasero for a rowdy après scene just steps from the lifts with live music. Looking for a chill night? The bar at Hotel Piscis is the perfect place for a quiet drink. When everyone else heads to bed, the party is just getting started at UFO Point, where the dining area is converted into a dance floor. Hotel Piscis also has a casino for those feeling a little extra lucky.