Las Leñas, Argentina, to Open July 8

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This screenshot shows the current snow conditions at Las Leñas, which has announced an opening date of Saturday, July 8. | Courtesy of Las Leñas

After a rocky start to winter for the Argentinian ski area, Las Leñas has announced an opening date of Saturday, July 8. The resort, situated in the province of Mendoza in the Andes Mountains, usually opens at the end of June but had to push back its opening this year due to a lack of snowfall. Now, after having received nearly five feet of snow, the resort can finally open some of its terrain and kick off its winter season.

Las Leñas shared news of its July 8 opening on its website and provided a list of open terrain areas: 

“We hereby announce that, due to the current situation and upcoming forecasts, we are able to confirm the partial opening of the winter season 2023 starting from Saturday, July 8. The following are the detailed conditions:

Open slopes: Sector 1: Apolo and Júpiter confirmed for opening, with a good quantity and quality of snow, approximately 1.50 meters (4.9 feet) accumulated. Neptuno and Venus are confirmed for opening, with a daily evaluation of conditions.

Sectors 2 and 3: Closed.

For those unfamiliar with Las Leñas Ski Resort, it is a premier winter destination located in the heart of the Argentine Andes. Boasting breathtaking mountain vistas, extensive slopes catering to all skill levels, and a vibrant après-ski scene, Las Leñas offers a unique and unforgettable experience for winter sports enthusiasts. Grab your gear and get ready for an epic winter season at Las Leñas!

Las Leñas trail map. | Photo courtesy of Ski Central.

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