Penitentes is a classic spot in the Mendoza province, located only 180 kilometers from Mendoza city, the capital of the province. It is also very close to Chile. You can see Mount Aconcagua from here, the highest summit in America.
Penitentes winter resort occupies at present more than 300 hectares of skiable surface. It is an excellent winter sports location for beginners, advanced and expert skiers. It offers a ski school with a group of experienced ski instructors, as well as a snow garden for kids to enjoy the mountain.
Los Penitentes has all kinds of accommodation, from hostels to 4-star hotels, all of them at the base of the ski area, so that makes it very convenient for visitors.
How to come here? This terrific place is reached through International Route 7, which joins the main provinces of the country with Santiago de Chile. The road is totally paved and it does not have cornice tracks. Mendoza can also be accessed through National Route 40, which goes all through Argentina from North to South.
The (best) season is from mid-June to late August, divided into high and low.
Activities: skiing, alpine, nordic, competition and extreme; snowboarding, heli-skiing.