Patagonia Argentina, November 24, 2017

Skiing at Cerro Batea Mahuida Snow Park

This Snow Park is situated in the north of the Province of Neuquén, some 63 Km. from Aluminé. In order to reach here you must take National route 22 from the city of Neuquén up to Zapala and then provincial Routes 46 and 23, traversing Laguna Blanca National Park and heading for Aluminé (121 Km. from Neuquén). Finally you drive the last 63 Km. bordering river Aluminé up to Villa Pehuenia, where the Batea Mahuida Snow Park is.

The main difference in this case is that this Snow Park was created and is run by the Puel Mapuche Community, owner of the land.

It features a portable Skilift (300 m.) and you can rent Alpine Ski equipment but, since as for now their offer is scarce it is advisable to take your own stuff with you.

There is a snack bar where you can taste the regional "piñones", a sacred fruit for the Mapuches. And of course, you will be able to purchase their handiwork and souvenirs.

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