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Just flew in2 Argentina today.

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just flew into buenos aires today feels below freezing, so i´m hoping the closer i get to the andes the more snow i start to see. leaving tomarrow for mendoza to wait for las lenas to open up.
post #2 of 15
Thanks for the update. Send photos. Best skiin to ya!
post #3 of 15
Yes, please keep us posted!
Thanks,
JF
post #4 of 15
All the best to ya' and may each morning you be blessed with a fresh cover.

PS- grab some great Malbecs while you're in Mendoza for me.
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Tyler,
Below freezing in Buenos Aires?!! I don't think that has happened since the last ice age. I'm curious as to why you're going to Mendoza to wait out Las Lenas. Have you been there before? It's a long day's drive to Las Lenas but just over the pass to Portillo. If you have lunch at the Cafe 1800 on Avenida Colon and you run accross that waiter that wasn't satisfied with my 13% tip, kick him in the a$$.
'dog
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Tyler,
Below freezing in Buenos Aires?!! I don't think that has happened since the last ice age. I'm curious as to why you're going to Mendoza to wait out Las Lenas. Have you been there before? It's a long day's drive to Las Lenas but just over the pass to Portillo. If you have lunch at the Cafe 1800 on Avenida Colon and you run accross that waiter that wasn't satisfied with my 13% tip, kick him in the a$$.
'dog
i was their last year its about 7 hrs to Marlague, and then 30 mins each way to las lenas. i wanted to come early to visit some friends in Mendoza. From the past week or so it has snowed in the Mendoza province. Las Lenas is said to be opening around the 15th.

I´m surprised that the waiter wasn´t satisfied with the 13% tip, in most cases you are not expected to tip in Argentina.
post #7 of 15
I´m surprised that the waiter wasn´t satisfied with the 13% tip, in most cases you are not expected to tip in Argentina.[/quote]

You must be able to pass yourself off as a local; I've had them ask me for a tip in the airport coffee shops before I payed the bill. I guess I need to lose the cowboy boots, Levies and plaid shirt! No wonder that young female flight attendant couldn't keep her eyes off me! I'll get a pair of black trousers, black shirt, black shoes and black socks so I'll look like a local.
post #8 of 15
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Snow Snow Snow!!!

the last few days around Mendoza abou a half of foot, but i would say much more up in the andes. Las Lenas is delaying its opening for another week.

hopefully by the 4 of july i will be able to get into some deep pow.
post #9 of 15
10% tip is OK here fellas.If they dont like it...is their problem

It seems the season started with good snowfalls everywhere.Lets cross fingers.
My advise,if you allow me.Never come to ski here when the resort opens.They are very unprofessional,that is,they re not ready to deliver a good service.
Typical example?
Las Leñas

Cheers!
post #10 of 15
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huge snow storm reported in las lenas by the argentine news. should be a good opening weekend despite what everyone says about the start of the seasons.
post #11 of 15
My friends in Argentina are telling me that all the resorts are getting great snow right now - even Cerro Catedral.
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how long you in Argentina for?
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just flew into buenos aires today
Your arms must be tired.
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Hello Tyler James,

Just starting to plan a trip for early August. Any tips on airlines to Buenos Aires and to the resorts. I will be booking with Powder Quest Tours. Would sure appreciate the benefit of your experience.

Thanks, and have a great trip.

Gaylen Rebbe
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how long you in Argentina for?
i have a ticket booked back to the states for late august but i am thinking of changing it to stay a bit longer.

IMREBBE;

Depending on where you are, LAN airlines,Aerolines Argentinas, TACA, all domestic south american airlines. They usally fly from major cities such as NYC, Miami, LA. Check with www.kayak.com or 1800cheapseats.

you have a couple of options on getting to las lenas. first is a bus trip, dont think greyhound think of 1st class airline on wheels. the busses have 3 classes, 1st class where you have bacicly a enlarged lazy-boy that reclines to a bed. aslo you have full meal service and champaine or whiskey before you goto sleep.
then you have bus cama
semi cama

Buenos aires to mendoza would run you in bus cama around 50 dollars mas r menos. from mendoza take another bus to Marlague, this is the town you would fly into.

i´m not entirelly sure but last year i did see some busses in the parking lot of Las Lenas headed for Buenos Aires. you may be able to get a direct bus.

now you can either stay in Marlague and recive a 50% discount on your lift ticket. Marlague has nice hotels, cabins and hostels. i stayed in a hostel for about 6 us a day
Marlague has bus shuttles to Las Lenas every day. about 4 dollars return. Certain companys have privet shuttles which cost around 8 or 9 dollars. then your lift ticket depending on the season would be anywhere from 10usd to 24.

Flying is always an option but i dont know how much it would cost, but you will want to fly into Marlague it is the main airport for Las Lenas.

hope the info helps.
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