Cerro Castor, the world’s southernmost ski resort launched in 1999, is located 26km away from the city of Ushuaia, at 195m of altitude, with a peak having an elevation of 1057m.
Cerro Castor has 31 ski slopes, with different levels of difficulty, which offers a large variety of downhills in one of the most important mountains in this planet area.
The Cerro Castor ski resort keeps evolving in order to be able to position itself as one of the most important ski resort in Latin America. Below, you will discover some innovations the winter sports season begins with.
This season, a new bridge, 60m wide, over the National Road 3, is to be launched. It will allow an easier and more direct access to the resort from the slope named ‘Halcón Peregrino’.
Beginners will take advantage of a new ‘magic carpet’, 45m in length, in order to reach the area specially fitted out for the small ski school of Cerro Castor, in the beginners’ corner.
The ski slopes keep being expanded, and this year, you will discover 1,6km of new slopes, for a total of 32km of skiing surface and 650 hectares of ski area.
In the summer, the general ski slopes maintenance, for the redevelopment for the winter 2014 season, made it possible for the managers of the resort not to be overwhelmed by the first snowfalls over Cerro Castor. The managers only prepared the slopes of the interior area of the resort. In order to expand the skiing surface, snow will be produced by snow cannons.
The renewal of 30% of the hire equipment in Cerro Castor (ski, shoes, snowboards and helmets) makes it possible for visitors to rent new equipment.
With the setting of 4 new snow cannons, Cerro Castor has now in total 17 cannons. With this system – the biggest artificial snow system in Latin America – the resort guarantees the best quality of snow throughout the season, whatever the external climatic conditions.
Finally it should be noticed that new safety nets have been set to improve safety in mountain.