Neuquén province has several ski centers at all levels, sizes and complexities. In Primeros Pinos you find one, the closest for those living in the Upper Valley, being at 50 kilometers from Zapala and 230 of the city of Neuquén.
In a family atmosphere you can enjoy snow skiing, walking on motorcycles, having fun riding sleds or why not sliding on the snow in the famous "ass-skate".
It is one of the best ski resorts for those who have never skied because the tracks have gentle slopes. Over 6 acres there are three tracks with a slope of 30 meters, which are: Cerro Quelli Mahuida, Primeros Pinos and Del Bosque.
You can rent equipment and sleds in the park. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy a simple sandwich or a few hot dishes, and a hostel to stay in place.
You can access from the city of Neuquén traveling on National Route 22 to Zapala city and there continue by it until the junction with Provincial Route 13, by which you must travel for 60 km. The average temperature in winter is 4/5 degrees Celsius.
The lifts are a Teleski Borer up to 600 people an hour and a Ski-lift up to 150 tourists per hour. The depth of snow, dry and compact, is 50 cm approx.
In summer, Primeros Pinos is an ideal place to relax. You can spend the day, enjoy a picnic and a walk to enjoy a very special landscape.
The park itself and the surrounding hills, have a bare and rocky look with heavy patches of Araucaria forest, which are present in a unique way (unusual for this species). Despite being the eastern edge of its range, the specimens reach great size and magnificence.