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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, Outdoors
Owner description: About twenty ski slopes of various difficulty levels, all with stunning views, adorn this modern...
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: About twenty ski slopes of various difficulty levels, all with stunning views, adorn this modern ski facility.
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SAO LUIS, BRASIL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

For all those who love skiing/snowboarding, Cerro Castor has caught me! I'm a skiing lover although I'm Brazilian, but going to Cerro Castor, mainly in mid September showed me that's there is the place to go in the end of snow sports in South America... beautiful landscape, nice staff, Snow Resort was empty, no lines at all, and lots of... More 

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Ingham
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were so lucky that a storm had dumped fresh snow at Cerro Castor the week before we arrived - last week of the ski season! We hired our gear in town so we could basically get off our minibus and grab our lift tickets and go as soon as the lifts started ( catch the 0900 minibus). Not all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Steep and tough skiing but the scenery is wonderful. Would love to go back one day. The weather is a bit temperamental though

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San Leandro, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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