Apres ski is embedded in the culture at Las Lenas where there is a high percentage of skiers in attendance at the bars and patios at the base of the mountain after a day on the slopes. Participation on sunny days is to the capacity of the patios with DJs, bands and alcohol promotions all in full rage mode. It gets cooler when the sun sets behind the mountains and the crowd will dissipate, so enjoy it while you can.
UFO Point bar patio. Next door you will find the "Helsinki Grill & Bar" on the deck of the Acuario hotel.
Innsbruck Patio (connected to the Innsbruck Hotel)
This bar is called the "Drugstore" and can be found on your way to the parking lot
El Parador: beer and pizza, right across the road from the parking lot
Mid-mountain options include Condor Point lodge and Parador Marte. The base of the mountain has multiple options. The UFO Point has an Argentinian cuisine based cafeteria with hefty meal options for the hungry. The Innsbruck has a variety of lunch options available with a multitude of wines.
Condor Point (at the peak of "Minerva" lift)
Condor Point: signature Argentinian food is meat with more meat
Parador Marte at the peak of the "Neptuno" lift
UFO Point cafeteria
Innsbruck with a selection of wine
Unlike other ski resort destinations, hotels only cater to their guests only as meals are inclusive. If you booked a room at a cheap hotel with terrible food or are staying at a condominium and don't want to cook, you do have some restaurant options at both the base of the mountain or at the neighboring town of Los Molles. Unlike going out at ski destinations in the USA, restaurants here only accept one brand of credit card and that is Visa.
The "Piramide" has food and bar choices:
El Paso restaurant serving American Southwestern cuisine with pizza served next door. El Paso is located at the periphery of the "Piramide".
La Valtellina restaurant: finest meals in the area
La Valtellina restaurant in the near-by town of Los Molles: Open every day except Tuesday. Main entrance is sometimes locked and you will have to ring the doorbell, sometimes twice.
If the lights are on and people are seated, the waitress may just be busy.
Italian themed gourmet food at a reasonable price in a quaint romantic atmosphere in a traditional wood and stone structure. Get there early or make a reservation (or both).
It is located in the town of Los Molles. Take the road across from the Hualun Hotel (on 222) across the bridge over the river, and continue till you get to a cluster of buildings and then the La Valtellina restaurant will be on your left hand side.
La Valtellina restaurant
Apres ski has a high participation rate by all skiers while night life is for the young. It seems that people bring their own crowd.
UFO Point nightclub
UFO Point nightclub - known to go till 4:00 am on a good night
Beerlin: This bar can be found in the lower perimeter of the Piramide
El Paso living bar - the term "living bar" refers to a bar arranged like your living room
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