Skiing in Las Leñas

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Las Leñas Ski Resort. From the top (3,429 meters/11,250 feet), a treeless lunar landscape of white peaks extends in every direction. There are steep, scary, 610-meter (2,000-foot) vertical chutes for experts; machine-packed routes for beginners; and plenty of intermediate terrain. A terrain park for snowboarders has jumps and a half pipe. There's also a free-style slope. Off-piste skiing can be arranged through the ski school. Facilities: 3,300 hectares (8,154 acres) skiable terrain; 1,230-meter (4,035-foot) vertical drop; 64 km (40 mi) of groomed runs, the longest is 8 km (5 mi); 15% beginner, 40% intermediate, 45% expert; 1 quad, 6 double chairs, 5 surface lifts. There are no detachable quad chairs or high-speed lifts. Seasonal Rate Information: Low: September 13–closing. Medium: June 28 –July 10 and August 2–August 29. High: July 11–August 1. Special: June 14–27 and August 30–September 12. Lessons and Programs: Multilingual ski and snowboard instructors give 2½-hour classes or two-hour private lessons for all levels. Good intermediate skiers to experts can experience untracked slopes with heli-ski and off-piste skiing accompanied by trained guides and avalanche experts. One-Day Adult Lift Tickets: Low: 395, Special: 450, Medium: 510, High: 585 Rentals: The following one-day rental packages are for skis or snowboards, boots, and poles. Low and Special: 180, Medium: 236, High: 280. To rent just one of these items, you must inquire at the shop. "Fat skis" for deep-powder and off-piste skiing are scarce, so bring your own. Las Leñas, Mendoza, 5612. 11/4819–6060 in Buenos Aires. www.laslenas.com. Weekdays 9–6, June–late September, depending on snow.

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