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Cerro Castor Ski Resort Guide

Cerro Castor Ski Resort Guide

lonquimay volcano, Chile, Cerro Castor photo

Cerro Castor

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Gemelos en la Brecha, Cerro Castor photo

Cerro Castor

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vista desde "Piedra Negra", Cerro Castor photo

Cerro Castor

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Cerro Castor photo

Cerro Castor

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La Brecha, a las 10:00 am, Cerro Castor photo

Cerro Castor

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 20 Apr

  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste: -
  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (580 m)

PM
clear
15 SSE15
5 °C F-Level
1650m
night
clear
5 N5
4 °C F-Level
1800m
AM
partially cloudy
15 NW15
5 °C F-Level
2150m

Cerro Castor is the most modern and newest ski resort in Argentina. It has 9 ski lifts (4 quadruple chair lifts, 3 teleski and 2 magic carpets). The ski area has 1 terrain park. 1 ski cross circuit, 2 moguls courses and 25 slopes/pistes. Cerro Cartor has 4 restaurants. It also has artifitial snow (snow making) on 2 slopes: EL Condor and Halcon Peregrino. Cerro Castor can boast a very impressive 772 metres (2533 feet) of vertical descent. It is only really suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Cerro Castor. The closest airport is at Ushuaia and the transfer time is only 0.5 hours. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Cerro Castor.

Resorts close to Cerro Castor include: Cerro Mirador (263 km), El Fraile (1050 km), La Hoya (1335 km), Perito Moreno (1461 km), Cerro Catedral (1523 km),


Cerro Castor Location Maps

Cerro Castor Location Map

All Cerro Castor Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 25
  • Beginner: 30%
  • Intermediate: 30%
  • Advanced: 40%
  • Cross-country: -
  • Snowmaking: Yes
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: -

Social

  • Restaurants: 4
  • Bars: -
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 772 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 2
  • Chairlifts: 5
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m

Travel

NEW! Announcements & News from the Cerro Castor ski resort manager

29 of august Case Moguls Challenge Competition. We will have the Top 5 skiers in the world.
10,11,12 &13 of Septemeber. FIS COmpetition SLALOM & GS Alpine Skiing
20 of September Salomon Boarder Cross Competition
26 of septemeber Rip Curl Pro at the terrain park

Information supplied 24 Aug 2009




Visitor Reviews of Cerro Castor


Gary Charles from Australia writes:

I have now been at Cerro Castor for just over 1 week and in that time have the experienced the full extremes of weather from beautiful warm sunny days late last week through a wet (not rain) snowy day on Sunday (resulting in 20cm heavy powder on the upper slopes), a mainly sunny Monday - few people fresh tracks all day to a windy. Tuesday had very strong somtimes gale force wind gusts at the top of the mountain. However, skiing is still possible on all but the top of the mountain as it faces south and although still windy is well protected from the full force of all but southerly winds. Credit to the staff for keeping the all the chairlifts open in trying conditions. (Las Lenas take note).

The resort is basically a large bowl containing rocky outcrops making for varied terrain - mainly intermediate runs with advanced sections. Two quad chairlifts run up each side. A quad chair services the snowboard park which has FIS standard jumps - no one using, too high. The bottom half is below the treeline and so pistes are well protected. This is serviced by another quad chair.

The mountain still has a good but thin covering of snow with most runs still open and off-piste possible with caution.

There are large self service restaurants well located with views of the ski field. These are heated and provide adequate retreat in bad weather.
These serve good freshly made hot soup $24 pesos or large salad bowls with ham and egg ($40 pesos for the healthy skier snowboarder) and the usual range of hot food for the rest. A full silver service restaurant with asado etc is available near the base.

Generally the resort has modern lifts by South American standards - nearly all quad chairs (no high speed detachable though) with tow and magic carpets for beginners.

While some resorts have wasted money on expensive Wifi, (will be obsolete in a few years when 3G mobile data prices drop) Huesped service, expensive hotel renovations, etc to celebrate their 30 years plus existence while their lift system could best be described as a "working museum" (resulting in frequent lift closures). The well designed and run Cerro Castor is able to provide skiers with a full functioning resort in almost any weather as well as large on-piste restaurants spread around the ski field providing a retreat for "fair weather skiers."

With more snow forecast for the final weekend all those reading this report who can't make it here can ''eat your heart out"

The resort is not as good as Las Lenas when the top lift, Marte, is open but if Marte is closed (as is often the case) then Cerro Castor provides a good alternative.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Cerro Castor

city forecasts
Ushuaia, Argentina 20 km
Punta Arenas, Chile 257 km
Rio Gallegos, Argentina 354 km
Caleta Olivia, Argentina 922 km
Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina 985 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Cerro Castor

surf forecast
Lebu, Chile 1952 km
El Muelle, Argentina 1980 km
Miramar, Argentina 1983 km
Las Cuevas, Argentina 1993 km
Chapadmalal, Argentina 1995 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Cerro Castor

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Cerro Castor

mountain forecasts
Monte Bove (Chile), Chile 72 km
Monte Darwin, Chile 95 km
Mount Darwin, Chile 95 km
Fueguino, Chile 146 km
Monte Buckland, Chile 157 km