For anyone considering a ski trip down south this summer, Las Leñas is offering some pretty decent prices at the moment, if you book (and pay) by August 3. You get 25% off on hotel packages for the weeks beginning on August 4 and 11.
For example, this puts the price of a bed in a triple in Aries (similar pricing at Acuario as well) at 5400 Pesos, just under $1200 USD, for 8 days of skiing, 7 nights lodging, breakfast and dinner, and amenities.
In comparison, here are your standard budget options:
Cap Hostel: $1,000 USD 7 nights and 8 days, with breakfast. No dinner or amenities, and your 15+ minute drive from Las Leñas
The Gringo Ghetto: $800 USD (rough estimate, depends on who you stay with, etc) 7 nights lodging, 8 day passes, food from the grocery store. But, it’s called the ghetto for a reason – it’s not for everyone.
So, for any extra couple hundred, you get to stay in a nice hotel with amenities, food, and essentially at the base of a ski lift.
They are also offering discounts on some other things – flights to Malargue, ski school and gear rentals, etc.