Las Lenas has reversed their decision to delay opening for the season. A few days ago they had announced that due to rain at the base of the mountain, they would not open this Friday as planned. However, due to heavy snows on the upper part of the resort during the warmer than normal storm, and the demand from tourists not able to move their vacation reservations, the Argentina resort plans to go ahead with a “partial opening” this Friday, June 17th.
Eros 1, Venus 1, Iris, Apolo and Jupiter will be the slopes opening to ski according to a press release issued this afternoon by the resort. Two hotels, Acuario and Escorpio will be open to the public as well.
Las Lenas has seen an up and down Autumn as far as snow. They started out with some very early snows in April, parts of May and most recently they were hammered by the large storm at the beginning of the month. Unfortunately a few days ago another system moved in with warmer temperatures, dropping rain at the base and snow above mid mountain. While conditions look good up high, we will have to wait until the next cold storm moves in and the snow makers can build the base area back up with enough snow.
The good news is it is early, we just have to be a bit more patient this season for Las Lenas to look like the photo below from July 12, 2015.