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Cerro Castor Resort Packages-Ushuaia

Destination: Argentina Availability*: June-October

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

8-9+ Nights

CerroCastor_Ushuaia_ResortLogo_120wWelcome to the Andes Mountains of Argentina! Let Endless Turns arrange your all-inclusive ski & snowboarding package to Cerro Castor Resort, located in Ushuaia, the southern most city in the world! Cerro Castor is a family run resort located on the island of Tierra del Fuego (meaning Land of Fire). You have the option of staying at the base of the resort or in Ushuaia. Most skiers & snowboarders prefer staying in Ushuaia, where there are plenty of great restaurants for dining nightly, shops, cafes, ski stores, casinos, and some great nightlife!

 

Chairlift IconChair Lifts9 – 3 quads, 3 surface Lifts, 2 children’s magic carpets
Designated RunsDesignated Runs23, plus several bowls in between; 9 miles (30 km)
Backcountry IconOff-Piste & BackcountryThere is some amazing side country and backcountry skiing available, which is just outside Castor’s boundaries.  The ski touring possibilities are limitless here and only your imagination will determine the boundaries of this spectacular wilderness terrain that is very undiscovered.
Ability Levels
(% of terrain)
Beginner-33%
Intermediate-27%
Advanced-27%
Expert-13%
Average Annual Snowfall IconAverage Annual Snowfall16-19 feet / 5-6 meters
SnowmakingYes, but from just at the top of the Del Bosque Lift (just below mid-mountain) to the base of the resort.
Skiing & SnowboardingAllowed
Terrain Park IconTerrain ParkYes, but there is no half pipe
ElevationsVertical Drop:  2,497 feet (761 meters)
Top Elevation: 3,173 feet (967 meters)
Bottom Elevation:  640 feet (195 meters)
Getting There IconGetting ThereFrom Buenos Aires to the City of Ushuaia (25 minute transfer from the centre of Ushuaia)

Current Weather Provide By:Current Weather Provided By SnowForecast.com
Cerro Castor Ski Resort – http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Cerro-Castor/6day/top

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Ski Season

The season in Cerro Castor is from mid-June through mid-October.  Cerro Castor boasts the longest season in all the Andes, since storms roll in from the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Antarctica. The skiing at Cerro Castor is very unique, considering the base elevation is only 640 feet. The weather can be pretty wild, but with storms coming in from all directions, you are bound to have a powder day or two during your visit to this exciting family-run resort. From the top of this resort, one can look towards the Bay of Ushuaia and Beagle Canal in the south or north towards the Chilean border.

The Mountain

The Cerro Castor Ski Resort is the southern most ski area in the world, located on the Island of Tierra del Fuego.  Because of its orientation to the south, Castor Mountain has the best snow quality, protected from the heating of the sun and conserved in an excellent state. Being in the 54 parallel, the temperatures are lower and constant, which gives the best kind of snow precipitations similar that can be found in Moscow, Russia.  The upper mountain consists of large bowls, steep chutes, long cruisers, and some bump runs mixed in for good measure.  From mid mountain down there is some fun tree skiing and high speed groomers.

Accommodations & Cuisine

Ushuaia has very good nightlife, which lingers into the wee morning hours. There was several great bars, including the Dublin Irish Pub and the well-known Dreamland Bar/Restaurant, which turns into a discotheque after midnight! The City of Ushuaia has two casinos and excellent restaurants. Centolla (king crab) and Cordero (lamb) are two excellent dishes, which are available in many of the top restaurants in Ushuaia.

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