Las Leñas when it’s on has the best resort powder in the Southern Hemisphere, but the isolation has always made it a bit more expensive than other options in Argentina. Right now though you can score a great deal for 2013 and save 30% off rack rates on ski week packages at major resort hotels which can save you hundreds of dollars a person. Check with your South America specialists Travelplan 1300 754 754 or www.skiargentina.com for details. There are special rates on the charter flights from Buenos Aires too when booked together with the Early Bird deal which requires 30% deposit with booking, 40% within a month and  the balance a month prior to travel.