Tierra del Fuego is one of the most popular destinations for winter sports in South America, and for good reason. With stunning mountain views, this region at the southern tip of the continent offers a unique natural environment for skiers and snowboarders of all levels.
One of the most popular options for snow lovers is Cerro Castor, the southernmost winter resort in the world. With a maximum height of 1,057 meters above sea level and an area of 650 hectares, Cerro Castor is a true paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Plus, it’s the southernmost ski resort in the world, meaning you can ski or snowboard at the end of the world.
Cerro Castor has slopes for all levels, from beginners to experts. If you are a beginner, you can take classes at the ski school at either Cerro Castor or Martial Glacier, where certified instructors will teach you the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding. If you’re already an experienced skier or snowboarder, there are plenty of challenging slopes for you to test your skills. In fact, Cerro Castor is known for having some of the most difficult slopes in South America.
But that’s not all Ushuaia has to offer. You can also hire certified guides for ski touring . This type of skiing consists of exploring the mountain off the slopes, using seal skins on the bases of the skis to be able to slide across the snow. It is an exciting activity for those looking for a more challenging and adventurous experience. A new experience that will be launched this year is night skiing on the Martial Glacier, options continue to be added.
One of the most interesting things about skiing and snowboarding in Tierra del Fuego is that you can enjoy the snow for much of the year. The ski season begins in July and ends in September, but even in the southern summer (December to March) you can find snow on the summits although it is not ski season.
In addition to Cerro Castor , there are other options for skiing and snowboarding in Tierra del Fuego. For example, in the city of Ushuaia (the capital of the province of Tierra del Fuego) you can find the Valle de Greater Land. This track is ideal for those who enjoy cross-country skiing and want to explore the beautiful natural landscape of Tierra del Fuego.
Another popular activity in Tierra del Fuego is heli-skiing. This type of skiing allows you to reach the most remote parts of the mountain using a helicopter. It is an exciting option for those looking for a unique adventure.