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Weather Forecast for Cerro Castor at 580 m altitude

issued: 2am 16 Sep 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Cerro Castor Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow turning to light rain (total 2.0mm) on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 2°C on Tue night, min -4°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (severe gales from the WNW on Tue night, moderate winds from the SW by Thu night).

Days 4-6 Cerro Castor Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 9.0mm) at first, then becoming colder with a dusting of snow on Sun afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sat morning, min -2°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Fri night, strong winds from the NNE by Sat night).
Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 Saturday 20 Sunday 21
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
moderate rain
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
40 W40
50 WSW50
80 WNW80
50 W50
45 WSW45
40 WSW40
45 WSW45
50 SW50
25 SW25
20 SW20
15 W15
10 NNW10
20 NNW20
30 N30
40 NNE40
15 NNW15
10 WSW10
30 NW30
Summary snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow light snow snow shwrs clear snow shwrs light snow snow shwrs snow shwrs clear clear clear rain shwrs mod. rain light snow light snow some clouds
Snow map
T andes south snow sum16.cc23
T andes south snow sum17.cc23
T andes south snow sum18.cc23
T andes south snow sum19.cc23
T andes south snow sum20.cc23
T andes south snow sum21.cc23
Snow cm - 1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 1 -
Rain mm - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - 1 6 2 - -
Max °C 0 1 2 -1 -1 -3 -2 -2 -3 0 2 1 3 3 3 3 2 1
Min °C -2 1 -2 -2 -2 -4 -3 -3 -4 -2 2 0 0 3 2 2 1 0
WChill °C -10 -7 -12 -11 -10 -13 -12 -12 -12 -8 -2 -4 -5 -3 -5 -2 -2 -7
Rel. hum. % 81 81 91 87 70 88 83 73 88 81 67 64 71 83 94 97 79 83
Freezing level (m) 350 650 950 300 450 50 200 400 0 200 800 650 750 1100 1150 1300 850 750
Cerro Castor freezing level scale
snowy slope Cerro Castor freezing level
Sunrise 7:35 - - 7:33 - - 7:30 - - 7:28 - - 7:24 - - 7:22 - -
Sunset - 19:17 - - 19:20 - - 19:22 - - 19:23 - - 19:25 - - 19:28 -

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Cerro Castor at the specific elevation of 580 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Cerro Castor. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Argentina. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

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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