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Las Leñas

In 1860, the footsteps of the travelling botanist Strobell took him to the valley located at the foot of the Torrecillas Mount. Dazzled by the beauty of the landscape and, making use of his knowledge, he chose a ligneous shrub that Mapuches aborigens called "Coli Mamul" (Yellow Firewood) to name this region.

From that moment, this valley takes the mapuche name of the Adesmia Pinifolia: Yellow Firewood Valley.

For many years, a dream crossed the valley: the possibility of setting up a ski center. Before the construction of the complex, experts worldwide conducted studies, made calculations and designed projects. All of them reached the same conclusion: this was an exceptional area to practice winter sports while its special microclimate, free of rain, was ideal to enjoy outdoor activities during the summer and the rest of the year.

So, with great effort and hard work, on January 20, 1983, the construction of the ski center was begun and on June 16, 1983, the center started operating with 400 beds in 3 hotels. Today, it boats 3047 beds and the prestige of being one of the major hotel complexes of Latin America.

In the heart of the Andes Mountain Range, 1200 km away from Buenos Aires, it is located this splendid place, Valle de Las Leñas. We can provide you with the most updated teaching methods by an excellent staff of over 150 Argentine and foreign instructors with experience in other ski centers in Europe and in the USA.

Whether you are a beginner skier or you want to improve your technique, you can schedule your ski or snowboard lessons in the best conditions, with total efficacy.

Snowboard has become a popular sport in all winter resorts worldwide and it continues to grow and conquer followers, season after season. Both the different terrains and snow quality of Las Leñas make experts consider it as one of the best international ski resorts to practice snowboard.

This sport can be practiced at an early age (as from 5 years old). Snowboard is neither harder to learn than ski nor is it necessary to learn ski first or improve it before beginning snowboarding. Valle de Las Leñas instructors are the only authorized to give lesson.


The valley presents a Snow park, that gives you the chance to learn or master a big number of tricks, either on skis or snowboard. And also is located on a perfect zone, where you can use a fast ski lift (TK Minerva), in less than 5 minutes you will access the top and try numerous runs on it. Some of the features are: 2 box "Straight" 3 mts, and 1 box Rainbow for beginners, 2 box "Straight" 5 mts, 1 rail "Sreet Style" decline, 8 mts, 1 box "Flat Down" 9 mts, 1 semibox "Straight" 6 mts, among others.

This is an area where the families will have fun, and spend unforgettable moments, either watching the young rippers, or trying the easiest features. And, for those serious about learning and mastering the tricks the best way, we recommend to take a lesson with our specialists at the Ski and Snowboard School of Las Leñas.


  • Ski group lessons
  • Ski for beginners
  • Private lessons Ski
  • Rip Curl Free Style Lessons