With the Andes Mountains and the relentless beauty of Patagonia, Argentina boasts some of the most intriguing terrain in the southern hemisphere just waiting to be skied. Flying into remote areas like Uco Valley will give you jaw-dropping views and unencumbered access to pockets of pristine powder that have made the region one of the most popular skiing destinations in the world. Check out guided heliskiing programs in the gorgeous South American scenery of Argentina and its indomitable mountains!
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Argentina covers a vast expanse of diverse terrain, from desert and mountain to coast and ice field. It is known for its glaciers, a feature visited often by heliskiers who head to this southern hub. Mountain towns cater to the skiing community well, and there are complete package tours that allow skiers to incorporate luxuries into their program.
The Andes run along the western border with Chile. Most regional airports along this north-south line can be reached with a transfer from the main airport in Buenos Aires.
Adding some cultural flair to your trip is always recommended as Malbec wine and asado are staples to Argentinian communities. For heliskiers who want a little more lively cultural immersion, tango classes and shows are also a must-see.
Argentina has a diverse landscape and climate. The higher altitudes have extremely cold winters (June through September) with volatile weather at higher elevations. Summers can be warm and pleasant to uncomfortably hot in the northern part of the country.
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Flying into Buenos Aires is a popular route for international travel, providing easiest access to North America and Europe. Santiago Chile may also provide a high-profile stop for Andes-bound adventures because of its location. Regional airports serve El Calafate, Salta, and Bariloche as well. Bus service runs domestically, though it is a massive country and can take a long time for road travel.
June through October is the best time to heliski in Argentina, with the highest snow quality in July and August.
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