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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #5 of 35 Attractions in Ushuaia
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Description: About twenty ski slopes of various difficulty levels, all with stunning views, adorn this modern ski facility.
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San Leandro, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Cerro Castor is my favourite over all Argentinian ski resorts. I love the slopes, snow is the best in Argentina and it lasts until October, lifts are very good for south american standards. On the down side, food is expensive and a bit tasteless (except for 600 restaurant), and I hadn´t a good experience with kids school and snowboarding instructors,... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Buy your tickets in the City before going, there is a store in San Martin avenue. Reserve your equipment for few days before so you can avoid huge lines to pick up your equipment.

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Porto Alegre
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

if you consider the good and bad things, Cerro Castor can be considered the best ski area in South America. The ski is good (not the best - Valle Nevado is the best for ski, but it's only for ski, you are alone in a hotel in the mountain), the city also is good (not the best - Bariloche has... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Small and cozy mountain with some great trails, not very steep. Quality of snow is outstanding... Some times the wind blows really hard making difficult to ski/snowboard specially with kids. Best ski resort in South America with the complain about only one ski-in/ski-out Hotel.

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Overpriced and you are stuck there until your shuttle comes. The sled dogs are not treated well, the ride was short and WAY overpriced. The food at the resturant was good, but expensive even for a tourist trap.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed 6 days snowboarding at Cerro Castor late August and it was awesome! Fresh powder snow most of the days and great weather at least half of them. 2 nice snowparks for jumps and tricks. My cousins were skiing at the same time and enjoyed it a lot also. We will certainly come back!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It's very close to the city, the mountains are beautiful and the weather was perfect! It was the best snow I ever tried, real powder and it was september (end of winter)!!! The structure (rental equipment, instructors...) is very good, and not expensive. Good for all levels of ski! Also very good for beginners! There's a very good restaurant at... More

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São Paulo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had a wonderful 4-day skiing in this station, perfect for begginners (with friendly and skilled teachers - though not cheap - for adults and children alike), and also slopes for all tastes, although the black ones were more like red ones. But what I liked most is that there was absolutely no queue waiting for the lifts. This is... More

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Brasilia, DF
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Generous good snow until mid October. Almost sea level, you still get the best of the mountain..organized, clean and among several other montains. Great landscape.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you want to be sure that you will have enough snow throughout the skiing season, this is the place to go in Argentina. A small ski resort, yet big enough to have fun in its different slopes. Great to go with children, as you see them many times whilst skiing. Not many ski instructors to make sure you will... More

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