Everything you need to know to visit Argentina and go skiing away in hostels

Traveling to Argentine Patagonia to ski is a unique experience that combines adventure, impressive landscapes, sports, gastronomy and fun.

This region of southern Argentina is famous for its world-class ski centers and is perfect for those seeking excitement without breaking the bank.

In Patagonia you can find everything from ultra-luxury hotels and accommodation to hostels designed for ski and mountain lovers.

If your idea is to travel to Argentina, there are very few international flights that arrive in Patagonia. In general, you must make a stopover in Buenos Aires. In that case, we recommend taking at least 2 or 3 days to get to know one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. Latin America.

In our blog you can find many information about what to do and see in the City of Buenos Aires.

In addition, you will always be welcome in our hostels located in the Palermo neighborhood, which is close to the airport of the City of Buenos Aires, known as Aeroparque and from where flights depart to the main ski centers.

Here we tell you everything you need to know to enjoy an unforgettable ski vacation in Argentine Patagonia.

Advantages of Staying in a Hostel in Argentine Patagonia.

Community and Friendship

Staying in a hostel gives you the opportunity to meet other travelers and lovers of skiing and snowboarding. Hostels foster a social environment where it’s easy to make new friends, share experiences, and even organize group activities such as community dinners, city tours, trekking excursions, and ski slope information.


Hostels are an affordable option compared to traditional hotels, allowing you to save money that you can spend on additional activities and experiences. Many hostels in Patagonia also offer discounts on ski equipment rentals, ski passes, and local tours.

Strategic location

Many hostels are located in ski resorts, offering quick access to the slopes, and others are located in the heart of cities, offering easy access to restaurants, shops, and public transportation. The latter are usually well connected to the ski centers, which makes daily travel to the slopes easier.

Services and Amenities

Most hostels offer essential services such as a shared kitchen, free Wi-Fi, common areas to relax, and in some cases, breakfast included. These services allow you to have a comfortable stay and enjoy your vacation without worries.

The Main Ski Centers in Argentina.

Cerro Catedral in Bariloche.

Cerro Catedral in San Carlos de Bariloche is the largest ski center in South America, with more than 120 kilometers of slopes for all levels. Bariloche is a vibrant city with a wide range of hostels, restaurants and nightlife. There are hostels both in the city and in the ski center.

La Hoya in Esquel.

La Hoya is known for its excellent snow quality and long season that can extend into October. Located near Esquel, it is ideal for those looking for a quieter experience.

Cerro Castor in Ushuaia.

Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski center in the world. It offers the unique opportunity to ski and enjoy the incredible beauty of the End of the World.

Las Leñas in Mendoza.

Las Leñas, in the province of Mendoza, is one of the most prestigious ski centers in Argentina, known for its slopes for all levels, including some of the most challenging in the country. Las Leñas is a valley and the hostels are very close to the ski slopes. This ski center does not have a nearby airport.

Chapelco in San Martín de los Andes.

Chapelco, located very close to the city of San Martín de los Andes, is famous for its lenga forests and views of the Lanín volcano. It is a ski center that combines excellent snow quality with spectacular landscapes.

Cerro Bayo in Villa La Angostura.

Cerro Bayo, in Villa La Angostura, is known for its family atmosphere and its impressive views of Lake Nahuel Huapi. It is an excellent option for those looking for a quiet and picturesque environment. To travel you will have to fly to Bariloche, about 80 km away, and take a bus to Villa La Angostura.

Tips for traveling and skiing in Patagonia:

4 Ski Centers in one Trip.

By renting a car you can travel the route of the 7 lakes and visit 4 ski centers in a single trip, Cerro Catedral in Bariloche, Cerro Bayo in Villa La Angostura, Lago Hermosa and Chapelco in San Martín de los Andes

Planning and Reservations

It is advisable to book your accommodation in advance, especially during the peak winter season (June to September). Hostels in Patagonia are popular with young travelers and backpackers, so they can fill up quickly.

Ski Equipment

Many hostels offer additional services such as ski equipment rental or agreements with local shops. Ask the hostel about discounts on ski passes or local activities.


Ask the hostel reception about the most convenient options to get to the slopes, as most hostels are well connected to the ski centers through public transport services or private shuttles.

Enjoying Beyond Skiing

Not only is Argentine Patagonia a skier’s paradise, it also offers a variety of activities to enjoy off the slopes. From hikes through the Nahuel Huapi National Park to boat excursions through the Beagle Channel, there is much to explore. In addition, the local gastronomy, with its roasts, chocolates and craft beers, is a delight that you cannot miss.


Skiing in Patagonia Argentina is a unique experience that combines sport, adventure and nature in one of the most impressive landscapes in the world. For travelers staying in hostels, there are numerous quality options that will allow you to enjoy an unforgettable vacation without spending a fortune. Prepare your skis, book your hostel and get ready for an epic adventure in Patagonia and don’t forget to take advantage of your stopover to get to know Buenos Aires!

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