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Cerro Castor Ski Resort

Cerro Castor Resort Guide

Cerro Castor, Argentina

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Cerro Castor Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length20km12 miles
Highest Lift975m3,199ft
Resort Height195m640ft
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Cerro Castor at a glance

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.

 When will it snow in Cerro Castor?

The next notable snow forecast for Cerro Castor is 2cm1in, expected on 15 December, with around 34cm13in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Cerro Castor Facts, Stats and Ratings

Cerro Castor Rated

Ratings for Cerro Castor
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

How High is Cerro Castor?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Cerro Castor
Highest Lift975m3,199ft
Lowest Piste195m640ft
Resort Altitude (Cerro Castor)195m640ft
Max Vertical780m2,559ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Cerro Castor Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Cerro Castor
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 3km2 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
107km4 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 5 10km6 miles
Downhill
Total Length
20km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
6
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Cerro Castor Summary

The Argentinian Ski Resort of Cerro Castor has direct access to 20km12 miles of downhill skiing, with 20 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

On the Mountain

Skiing in Cerro Castor

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding in Cerro Castor

Cerro Castor offers some good boarding.

When is Cerro Castor open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Cerro Castor.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Cerro Castor.

Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts of Cerro Castor are able to uplift 7,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Cerro Castor?

Cerro Castor is in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.

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