Another classic spot in Mendoza, only 180 kilometers from the capital city of the province and very close to Chile. Watched by Mount Aconcagua, the highest summit in America, its excellent snow quality is even in all its runs, framed by an unsurpassable scenery.
Inaugurated in 1979, Penitentes winter resort occupies at present more than 300 hectares of skiable surface. The best dry and compact powder snow during most of the season is distributed into 28 runs of different lengths and drops for beginner, advanced and expert skiers. Several of them have been approved by the FASA (Argentine Federation of Ski and Andinism) and the FIS (International Ski Federation) and they are the stage for various competitions.
Penitentes offers a ski school with a group of experienced instructors, as well as a snow garden for kids to enjoy the mountain.
Its hotel infrastructre, with a capacity of 1,950 beds, includes all kinds of accommodation, from hostels to 4-star hotels, all of them at the base of the mount so that visitors can go in and out with their skis on.
With Mendoza's sun as a loyal companion in the mountian, skiing in Penitentes is a true pleasure.
*FASA: Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo
FIS: Federación Internacional de Ski.