Cerro Castor Resort Packages
Destination: Argentina
Availability:   June-October

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

8-9+ Nights

Welcome 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 and snowboarders prefer staying in Ushuaia, since there are plenty of great restaurants for dining nightly, shops, cafes, ski stores, casinos, and a vibrant nightlife!

GETTING THERE
Fly from from Buenos Aires to the City of Ushuaia, followed by a 25 minute transfer from the centre of Ushuaia.
SKI SEASON
June to October
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RESORTS IN THE AREA

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

There are numerous lodging options in Ushuaia to meet all travel needs and budgets, ranging from boutique inns to suites looking over the Beagle Canal.  Ushuaia has very good nightlife, which lingers into the wee morning hours. 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.

MOUNTAIN STATS

  • Lifts
  • Quads 3
  • Surface 3
  • Magic Carpet 2
  • Vertical
  • Vertical Drop: 2,497 feet (761 meters)
  • Top Elevation: 3,173 feet (967 meters)
  • Bottom Elevation: 640 feet (195 meters)
  • Annual Snowfall
  • 16-19 feet / 5-6 meters
  • Terrain
  • Beginner-33%
  • Intermediate-27%
  • Advanced-27%
  • Expert-13%
  • Designated Runs
  • 23, plus several bowls in between; 9 miles (30 km)
  • Off-Piste & Backcountry
  • There 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.
  • Snowmaking
  • Yes, but from just at the top of the Del Bosque Lift (just below mid-mountain) to the base of the resort.
  • Terrain Park
  • Yes, but there is no half pipe

Cerro Castor Trail Map