Address: Ruta N°7. Puente de Inca.
Telephone: 0261 – 156886190 (only from 9 am to 6.30pm)
It is the first snow park of the province. The snow parks are different from the big ski resorts because their area and structure are smaller and are directed to the entire family. They have a variety of recreational activities to do in the snow. Los Puquios is located at 180 kilometres (111,85 miles) away from the city of Mendoza, of international route Nº 7. It has a snow garden, which is a closed and exclusive area for the little ones to learn and have fun. It has its own means of elevation, a heated cabin for recreational activities, and games for children, inflatable castles for children to play in, obstacles slopes, toys and educational elements for the snow.
It also has a nursery school, a fun park, ‘tubing’ slopes (‘tubing’ is sliding down the slopes on special big rubber soles and it is one of the most fun and exciting activities to share with all the family), toboggan slopes, ski and snowboard school, ‘carving’ equipments, cafeteria, a small market, terrace and picnic area, parking lot inside the premises, safety equipments and controls at the slopes as well as an assistance to transfer someone to the base or to nursing.
Los Puquios, is a word in the Quechua language which means ‘pure and crystal-clear water spring’. It describes the natural existence of a mineral water spring inside the premises where the park is located.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SKI SLOPES AND MEANS OF ELEVATION
Total area of the slopes: 6 hectares.
Number of slopes: 11
Height at the base: 2,680 metres above sea level
Height at the summit: 2,790 mts. above sea level
Total number of means of elevation: 4
Vertical Drop: 130 m.
Quality of snow: snow powdery dry.