What to do in Ushuaia during winter


What to do in Ushuaia during winter

If you are wondering what to do in Ushuaia during the winter during your next vacation, you have to know that the holiday season in Tierra del Fuego offers numerous activities perfect to do during the winter season.

From winter sports to hiking for an adventurous
excursions for an adventurous experience
are part of the wide range of options that tourists will be able to enjoy during their vacations. And here we are going to know what are those activities that you can do in Ushuaia in winter and that are perfect for an unforgettable experience.

Skiing at Cerro Castor

If you enjoy activities such as skiing, you have to visit the Castor Hill where you can find ski and snowboard slopes prepared with the best snow. Visitors can have a great time with friends or family at the winter center located right at the base of the mountain, which features an ice skating rink and a ski slope. It doesn’t matter if you have experience in ice skiing or not, because this site is open to both beginners and experts who enjoy this wonderful sport. In addition, the place has a restaurant where it is possible to taste a menu with typical meals of the area. You can also rent the equipment you need to practice skiing thanks to the equipment rental service offered by the center.

map of the slopes in Cerro Castor

2. A wide range of options to eat in Ushuaia

A tour of the

gastronomy of Ushuaia

no matter the season, getting to know more about Ushuaia’s gastronomic proposal will always be a real pleasure. For this reason, the winter season cannot fail to encourage people to take a tour of the gastronomy of this enchanting land. For example, a main dish worth trying is the famous Fuegian lamb, which is considered one of the most iconic dishes of the area. It is also a good idea to try the local fish and seafood, since, being a place surrounded by the ocean, the freshness of its seafood is enviable. And don’t forget to take a look at the handmade chocolate products or the fruit sweets, which are some of the favorite local desserts. You can also take a tour of all the variety of beers and liquors with local flavor.

3. Visit to the Beagle Channel

The mythical

Beagle Channel

is one of Ushuaia’s main attractions. Its crystalline waters join two oceans and run along the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego. Numerous marine animals such as killer whales, sea lions and even penguins are part of the channel’s marine ecosystem.

4. Admire the iconic Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse

This white and red lighthouse, nestled on a small islet, is one of Ushuaia’s iconic structures. For visitors to the End of the World, this lighthouse is not to be missed, so you can approach with one of the boats that offer an excursion to see this tourist attraction up close.

5. Meet the Train at the End of the World

A great way to learn more about the past of these beautiful lands is to take a trip back in time with the End of the World Train. This train offers a ride through the Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can appreciate images of a snowy landscape worthy of dreams. In addition, the route includes some seven kilometers that are part of the original route, which took the prisoners directly to their place of work, as well as to and from the famous “Presidio del Fin del Mundo” (Prison at the End of the World).

6. Discover the Garibaldi Pass

During the winter season, the beauty of this scenic spot seems to increase. Its viewpoint is about 450 meters above sea level, and allows you to observe the unique natural landscapes of lakes Fagnano and Escondido. A trip through this southern mountain pass will be one of the best experiences you can have in Ushuaia, and you will not resist capturing its beauty in memorable photographs.

7. Tierra del Fuego National Park

One of the largest natural reserves in the area, with more than 68,000 hectares. It is a space full of nature where people can relax and disconnect from the stress of daily occupations. It is a place that has one of the most wonderful combinations of landscapes in the entire region. As you travel through the park, you can see everything from lush, cool forest to immense valleys, as well as incredible glacial lakes and cool sea breezes from the coast. In case you decide to make an excursion through the park, it is recommended that you hire the services of a guide to ensure that the tour is as safe as possible.

8. The imposing Martial Glacier

This immense glacier of more than 800 meters high is perfect to live the adventure of
to live the adventure of trekking
. Fans of extreme sports will be able to be in contact with nature and join the adventure of exploring this imposing place surrounded by snow at the end of the world. The conditions of this terrain make it ideal for all types of mountain sports such as skiing and snowboarding. There are several excursions that are organized to practice this type of sports, and you only have to investigate about the dates of excursion and the routes they cover.

A mountain stew, you can find it at the

Mountain Refuge

at the foot of the Glacier.

9. Discover the beauty of the Emerald Lagoon.

The Esmeralda Lagoon

is located 450 meters above sea level, and is a glacial water mirror with a beauty that in winter is breathtaking. If you want to know one of the most wonderful places in Ushuaia in the middle of the snow season, then you have to take note of this frozen destination.

10. The dream landscape of the Snowy Forest

When winter arrives, this forest offers a landscape that looks like something out of a magical fairy tale. Located on the mountainous slopes of the Andes, the area is full of lenga trees and all kinds of plant and animal species, which make this forest a wonder of the Tierra del Fuego.

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