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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

Ushuaia, Argentina
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Ranked #5 of 33 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The sky center is very nice and the facilities very well organized. However if you are not an experienced skier it´s a bit difficult place with very deep hills. If you don´t ski you will get bored there. It´s better to go to other winter centers where they offer cross country ski, tours in motoskis or ski with dogs.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

The service at the ski station is horrible. Lines to rent equipment are huge, attendants are not well prepared and very rude. Everything is pricy and lines are enormous.

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Leutasch, Austria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The Ski resort "Cerro Castor" was my first ski experience abroad the italian, swiss, german and austrian Alps. I was astonished, the quality of the resort was absolutely perfect and it seems to be on another country less in Argentina. Even if they promote the area with modern lifts, they use the old and discarded Poma lifts of Europe, nonetheless,... More

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Ushuaia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Cerro Castor is a relative small resort but truely the best in SA when it comes to snow conditions. It has not much lifts but plenty of powder and also some very good backcountry if you are willing to walk a bit. Best time for snowboarding and skiing is in august and september. June is the coldest month and july... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I wanted to include this place in my reviews for anyone who may be thinking of going down to Ushuaia, Argentina. It's a port surrounded by the most impressive mountains and it has a great ski resort called Cerro Castor. I paid around $250 USD for 4 full days of skiing and equipment. I'm used to paying $90 per day... More

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