We will be traveling to Mendoza mid April 2012, spending a few days in the wine country and then would like to take the bus to Santiago. I have two questions:
1) Is it common for the pass to be closed due to snow at that time of the year? I know you can't predict the weather, but what are the chances?
2) any advise on places to stay in the Mendoza wine area? We like small hotels and don't mind paying for a bit of luxury.