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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

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Address: , Ushuaia, Argentina
Phone Number: 02901499302
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Description: About twenty ski slopes of various difficulty levels, all with stunning...
About twenty ski slopes of various difficulty levels, all with stunning views, adorn this modern ski facility.
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Plenty of snow

If you do not want to risk your skiing vacation in South America, this is the safest spot to place your bet. Plenty of snow from early on in July; actually a lot of snow to be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Sao Pedro, SP
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

If you do not want to risk your skiing vacation in South America, this is the safest spot to place your bet. Plenty of snow from early on in July; actually a lot of snow to be true. Very good slopes for all levels of difficulty and a great family environment. The ski school works very well for kids learning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very good sky resort. Prices are affordable, instructors are available for private or group classes. The resort has short or none lines at the lifts, except for Saturdays and Sundays which are crowded. One complaint is on their staff who attend at the "Casa de aguila", people who doesn't seem to care for the customers, are rude and unfriendly. After... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've skied at Cerro Castor for the 4th time this August. Lots of snow and low altitude make this place perhaps the best destination for skiing in South America. Unfortunately, there were little - if any - investment in the lift system in the last years. They've got 4 slow quad chairlifts, which are left even slower because of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was the most fun ski resort I’ve been to anywhere. The staff are helpful and patient, and everyone speaks terrific English, thankfully, for my Spanish is poor. As with most ski resorts, most of the skiers are young people, but this vibe was relaxed, casual and low-key, not chi-chi. People come to ski, not preen, and the slopes are... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Samall , charming and with the best snow all winter season. Everything is tidy and taken care. A great place to ski and an excellent family place .

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Putnam, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There is one word I will use to describe the natural beauty of Cerro Castor - dazzling. The scenery is spectacular. This is a wonderful ski resort. Dont be fooled by the name - Cerro, which means hill. This is not a hill. It is a very big mountain at the very southern end of the Andes. The top half... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A really nice ski resort but for big families this was really expensive. Me and two kids ended up paying around 3000 pesos for a day in the resort. Most of that about 1700 was lift pass the rest was transport and ski rental.

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Fortaleza
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski resort of Argentina (and the world, I guess), around 25km far from Ushuaia. So it gets the longer ski season of South America. It is also the younger ski resort of Argentina, with good lifts and pistes, even though I didn't like the lack of protection in some parts of the pistes.

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Buenos Aires
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This resort boasts plenty of positives - reliable snow, modern lifts, excellent piste maintenance, no queues, good quality rental equipment, and friendly staff. On the other hand, the number of runs is limited and even moderate skiers will have skied out the mountain in a couple of days. In addition the best run (Halcon Peregrino) is frequently closed for training... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

By all standards, Cerro Castor is well equipped with ski lifts and good path signs. The added bonus is that because it is located at the extreme south of South America you get extended skiing season and, more importantly, low altitudes with great snow. I will be traveling for the third time in 5 years to Ushuaia to ski!!!

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