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To the Park of Snow Primeros Pinos and Lake Aluminé

Excellent and easy ski hint, ideal for learning. Frequented by residents of High Valley and Neuquén.
They are 108 asphalted km, going and returned by RP13. There is not fuel. Hostel and motel only in ski season, of July to September. They are let teams and sleds, there are instructors and elevation means. In summer, singular free camping site among pehuenes groves (araucarias). To carry out between day, to take picnic.

From Zapala, km 0 in round First Residents. , RN22 take toward the west and to the 2 kms forks, continue for RP13. To the left you will see the afforestation of poplars.
In the km 52 those will appear «first pines», in fact pehuenes or araucarias. Their limits are toward the west the mountain range; to the north in Caviahue; to the south the Lake, in the km 54 will arrive at Park of Snow Primeros Pinos.

Park of Snow Primeros Pinos

It possesses soft capable slopes for the first ski steps and the practice of other slip variants in the snow. Return for same road or, continuing for rubble, in other 68 kms you arrives to Villa Pehuenía.

Villa Pehuenia

It is an incipient tourist center with provincial facilities for residential investments and of services to the tourist. it visits to fishing places, practice of nautical sports, beach, walks, walks in car and to horse. In the village there are schools and housings of the evangelical church. Autocamping Don Cirilo and cabins. AI side, a warehouse of general fields where it will find all that needs. Also hostel and areas of houses of vacation.

The village centers its future potential in the beautiful environment formed by the lakes Aluminé and Moquehue, the beautiful profile cordillerano covered with forest and the vicinity to the step Icalma, to Chile that communicates there with another incipient and beautiful tourist area. The name of the village remembers to the beautiful tree, of the family of the coniferous one, originating of this latitude and cultivated in the entire world in gardening and parks. It is the Pehuen or Araucaria

Penuen or Araucaria

The «Araucanian Araucaria» it is emblem of this region, Inhabits from Caviahue the north, to the lake Huechulafquen and hillsides of the volcano Lanín, to the south. To the east, from First Pines (to 54 km of you Undermine her) and Rahue, until the corresponding latitude beyond the Andes, to the west. It is endemic of Argentina and Chile. This giant of the forests subantárticos has extremely right conical cylindrical trunk, lacking branches until great height, taking forms aparasolada and that mysterious air that have the old copies. 40 m of height and 2,20 m of diameter can reach in the trunk, but the half term is from 25 m of height and 0,70 to 1,10 m of diameter. Their fruits are the nutritious pinenuts; always picked up by the ethnoses you would originate (before the pehuenches and today the mapuches), they integrate good part of their diet to be rich in hydrates of carbon.
The «Araucanian Araucaria» classified for the first time in 1797, in Chile, received their name in homage to the Araucanian town. It belongs to the oldest in the classes of coniferous and their family «araucaraceas» it gathers to 8 species, distributed in the south cone of America and in Australia (in Argentina it also exists the species Araucaria brasiliensis, in the northeast, in Missions).
That it exists in so remote continents reveals their old origin, makes millions of years, before these separated. It is then a tree «relicto», survivor of a remote past. The Englishmen call him «monkey puzzle» (puzzle of the monkey), for the intricate form that they adopt their branches.

Villa Pehuenia is located in the north riverbank of the Lake Aluminé.

Lake Aluminé

It possesses a surface of 54 km2, it possesses a low coast and beach in this riverbank, in the opposed one it is steep. In general has irregular borders with ends and bays, to islands with pehuenes, transparent and blued waters don't fry. The mountainous cord that surrounds it is of basaltic formation. In the south riverbank, hills Bat Mahuida south and Piñihue, behind the Beaked one, of 2.224 m.

The village extends, without continuity neither density, rotating around the lake. A km toward the west, stray and will find the Hostel Lake Aluminé, on the edge of the lake and with excellent view. Hit, the coast and picnic area, slope of boats. Beach with thick sand to take a bath in family, beyond 5 m toward the interior only for swimmers avezados. Around hostel and in a small hill, summer houses.

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