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Cerro Castor - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Skiing in Cerro Castor
Cerro Castor - Argentinian Ski Resort (195m to 975m)
The world's most southerly 'proper' ski area opened in Argentina's famously southern tip Tierra del Fuego, uin 1999 following a $10 million (US) investment by a variety of bodies. Although there are, or have been, three ski lifts operating independently at several separate Antarctic bases, they cannot compare with the three brand new quad chairs the worlds most southerly, and one drag lift at Cerro Castor, 27km (17 miles) from the regional capital of Ushuaia City (South America and the world's most southerly city). Following twelve years of study of snow conditions, the site has been passed for reliable natural snow cover between June and October each year, and the lifts have been built between 195 and 975 metres, giving a healthy vertical of 780 metres. Together the four lifts, which have been built in Andorra running over towers constructed by Poma in France, provide an uplift of 5000 skiers per hour and serve 400 hectares of terrain that has been graded 20% beginner, 65% intermediate and 15% advanced. All other construction work and materials have been produced and supplied locally. Although there are two other ski areas in the district, neither are comparable for size. Indeed the two areas, Club Andino and Martial (together) have a combined area of 3 hectares served by a few small surface drag lifts, whilst expansion plans in the pipeline for Cerro Castor, envisage 1200 hectares of lift served terrain.
Cerro Castor Ski Facts
|5||Black Pistes (3km)|
|10||Red Pistes (7km)|
|5||Blue Pistes (10km)|
The Argentinian ski resort of Cerro Castor has direct access to 20 individual pistes, served by 6 ski lifts.
The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 6 Ski Lifts of Cerro Castor are able to uplift 7,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
Skiing in Cerro Castor
All levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, are well-catered for in Cerro Castor.
Snowboarding in Cerro Castor
Cerro Castor offers some good boarding.
Cerro Castor in brief
Cerro Castor Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.