Argentina is a country located in South America that covers an area of 2,780,400 square kilometers. The country shares borders with Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. Argentina is the second-largest country in South America and has a population of over 44 million. But does it snow in Argentina?
The climatic conditions experienced in Argentina vary from region to region and depend on the altitude and the relief aspects of that region. Most parts of the country’s mainland experience a temperate climate. The northern and southern parts, however, have different climates, with the north having a sub-tropical climate and the south registering a polar climate.
Winter in Argentina falls between June and August. During this period, heavy snow and frost are experienced in the southern parts of the country.
When does it Snow in Argentina?
Snow in June
Argentina experiences wintry temperatures during winter. Places like Ushuaia record average low temperatures of 27.9 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.3 degrees Celsius) while Bariloche experiences lows of 30.9 degrees Fahrenheit (-0.6 degrees Celsius).
Heavy snow pelts the southern regions of Argentina during the month. Bariloche records a snow depth of 12.8 inches while Ushuaia receives 16.1 days of snowfall and collects up to 9.06 inches (230 millimeters) of snow.
Snow in July
July sees a drop in temperature in places like Ushuaia that record average lows of 27.1 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.7 degrees Celsius).
Ushuaia experiences snowfall for 14 days and aggregates up to 6.5 inches (165 millimeters) of snow. Bariloche on the other hand sees the highest snowfall throughout the year with 16.4 inches of snow being recorded.
Snow in August
August is the last month of winter in Argentina. It is common to see heavily clad people in Ushuaia as temperatures are still wintry. The average low temperature is 27.5 degrees Fahrenheit (-2.5 degrees Celsius) while Bariloche records an average low of 30.0 degrees Fahrenheit (-1.1 degrees Celsius).
Bariloche sees snowfall for 4.4 days which accumulates up to 9 inches while Ushuaia collects 7.99 inches (203 millimeters) of snow in 16.2 snowfall days.
Where does it Snow in Argentina?
Snow in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city in Argentina.
The city rarely sees snow but accumulates up to 24.76 inches (629 millimeters) of precipitation.
Snow in Ushuaia
Ushuaia is a city in southern Argentina that covers an area of 9390 square kilometers.
Snow falls throughout the year and the city records up to 46.57 inches (1183 millimeters) of snow per year.
Snow in Bariloche
Bariloche is a city on the foothills of the Andes mountains perched at an altitude of 2930 feet (893 meters) above sea level.
Bariloche records 21.3 snowfall days resulting in 47.3 inches.
Ski Resorts in Argentina
Argentina has more than 350 kilometers of slope available for winter sports.
Catedral Alta Patagonia Ski Resort
This ski resort is located in Rio Negro in Argentina between the elevations of 1,030 and 2,180 meters. It has 120 kilometers available for skiing and snowboarding.
The area is served by 36 ski lifts that transport guests.
Chapelco Ski Resort
Chapelco ski resort is located in Neuquen province in Argentina and has 45 kilometers of slope available for skiing and snowboarding. The area is served by 11 ski lifts and operates mainly from mid-June to mid-October.