Las Leñas and Los Puquios opened their season and there is a yellow alert for snowfall in the Cordillera

The National Weather Service issued three yellow alerts for snowfall this Saturday in the south of the mountains of the provinces of Mendoza, the west of Río Negro and the northwest of Chubut. “The accumulated snow could reach between 20 and 30 centimetersthe highest accumulated values ​​are expected in the highest areas, while in lower areas, precipitation will be in the form of rain and snowy precipitation,” they explained from the agency.

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Image of a screenshot of the Las Leñas ski resort this Saturday.

Full occupation in Las Leñas due to the snow

“This Friday the 2022 season opened the Las Leñas valley, we are with many tourists and in Malargüe a truly extraordinary occupation because Los Molles and Las Leñas are fully occupied with a permanent increase day by day”, told Télam the Director of Tourism of that town in southern Mendoza, Marcelo Rivarola.

The official highlighted the “excellent occupation”, especially with the promotion launched this winter, which allows everyone tourists who stay at least two nights in Malargüe have a 25% discount on lifts in Las Leñas. Only one sector was enabled there – Neptune, Iris, Apollo and Jupiter – because the snow is still not enough for the rest.

Also this Friday the snow park opened The Puquiosthe closest to the city of Mendoza, since it is 185 kilometers to the west and 5 kilometers from the town of Puente del Inca, with capacity to receive about 1,500 people per day.

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Los Puquios is an ideal place to enjoy the snow with your family.

Los Puquios is an ideal place to enjoy the snow with your family.

Encouraging data for Tourism

In the capital city, the great attraction of the June 17 holiday in full sun was the Cerro de la Gloria, which filled with visitors early.

Also the city of San Rafael, in the south of the province, received thousands of tourists attracted by the proposals of natural sites such as Valle Grande, Atuel Canyon and Los Reyunos, among others.

Mendoza projects for this weekend more than 90% of hotel occupancy, “based on reservations that exceed those reached in 2019, in the pre-pandemic”, reported the local Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

According to figures from the Observatory of that portfolio, in coincidence with those of the private sector, it is “encouraging data”.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Nora Vicario, He stressed that “all cultural spaces in the province are open, with proposals for all ages.”

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New snowfalls have been forecast for the southern area of ​​Mendoza.

New snowfalls have been forecast for the southern area of ​​Mendoza.

“We are prepared for a weekend with great tourist movement, throughout the province. We have data on high hotel occupancy, as well as large air and land movements. We maintain the levels of summer and Easter “, she affirmed.

In Mendoza, the “Cultural June” was launched, an attractive agenda with more than 100 activities, in various spaces in the province, for audiences of all ages, with theater performances, circus, visual arts shows, music, dance, puppets, workshops, talks, museums and much more.

All the information is integrated and available for consultation at www.mendoza.gov.ar/cultura.

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Day in full sun in Los Puquios.

Day in full sun in Los Puquios.

Spokespersons from the tourism portfolio stressed that the province has all the international connection routes open, such as the land crossings (Pehuenche and Cristo Redentor) and air connections were almost fully recovered, with 130 weekly flights.

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