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Skiing in Argentina has a thrilling appeal to it, and the eastern slopes of the Andes especially are becoming increasingly popular with those seeking exhilarating skiing. Ski season in Argentina runs from June to September, with July and August bringing the most crowds to the resorts along with almost certain fresh snowfalls. Snow conditions vary from year to year, but there is usually excellent powder snow. Most prestigious of the resorts for downhill skiing is Las Leñas, which once hosted the World Cup, while Los Penitentes near Mendoza boasts some of the best compact powder snow. The oldest resort, Bariloche, offers good après ski and beautiful views of the Nahuel Huapi region, while Chapelco is a snowboarders paradise. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Mount Castor out across the South Atlantic near Ushuaia, which offers fantastic cross-country skiing.

Information & Facts

Spanish is the official language of Argentina but English is understood in the tourist areas.

The Argentinean Peso (ARS) is divided into 100 centavos. The recent devaluation of the Peso has made Argentina more affordable for travellers but there is still much economic uncertainty and travellers are advised to keep an eye on the exchange rate. Currency can be exchanged at banks and cambios(bureaux de change) but it is easier to use ATMs, available in most urban towns, which reflect the current exchange rate. Credit and debit cards are generally accepted, and US Dollars and Euros are normally taken everywhere, but some international cards place limits on transactions. Cirrus cards sometimes aren't accepted. There can be problems using travellers cheques in rural areas, although most banks in major cities should accept them. It's best to take travellers cheques in US Dollars to avoid additional exchange rate charges.

Local time in Argentina is GMT -3.
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