Thousands of visitors from all over the world gather every year in the modern ski centres of Neuquén. The province has a total of 3 ski centres and 3 snow parks for skiers to practise all the winter sports modalities.
Aluminé lies in a high mountain area, situated in the central west region of the province, close to Lanín National Park. In mapuche language, its name means “bright saucepan”. It is located on the right banks of its homonymous river, 954 miles away from Buenos Aires and 204 miles from Neuquén Capital City. Its uniquely beautiful landscape is full of pehuen or araucaria araucana forests, a millenarian tree that abounds in the area. It lies within the Patagonia of Lakes area.