Chapelco ski resort, situated 20 kilometres (12 miles) away from the city of San Martin de los Andes, is one of the three biggest resorts in Argentina.
Its infrastructure and its sights’ magnificence make visitors come back every year to enjoy the snow.
Chapelco offers the skiers its famous gondola, with capacity for 6 persons, which travels more than 1,600 metres (1 mile) in just 5 minutes, protecting the occupants from the heights’ winds.
It also has other 9 lifts (open from 9:00 to 17:30) which can carry up to 11,700 skiers per hour, allowing them to slide down 40 kilometres (25 miles) of slopes among trees and mountains.
The runs in Chapelco are located between 1,250 and 1,970 metres above sea level.
Facing the growing demand for places where to snowboard, Chapelco has introduced a snowboard park.
The snowboard park in Chapelco is located at 1700m altitude as a way to guarantee snow quantity and quality all through the season.