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Weather Forecast for Cerro Castor at 580 m altitude

issued: 8pm 30 Mar 2015 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Cerro Castor Weather Summary:

Heavy rain (total 31.0mm), mainly falling Mon night. Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Wed afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 4°C on Tue night, min -2°C on Wed afternoon). Winds increasing (light winds from the WSW on Mon night, stormy winds from the SW by Wed afternoon).

Days 4-6 Cerro Castor Weather Summary:

A moderate fall of snow, heaviest on Sat morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 1°C on Sun morning, min -3°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the WSW on Fri afternoon, moderate winds from the SW by Sun afternoon).
Mon Tuesday 31 Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Friday 3 Saturday 4 Sun
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
snow showers
partially cloudy
moderate rain
heavy rain
moderate snow
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Wind (km/h)
25 W25
35 WNW35
40 NW40
55 NW55
20 SSW20
90 SW90
40 W40
20 W20
40 W40
35 SW35
45 SW45
45 W45
50 SW50
35 WSW35
40 SW40
35 SW35
30 SW30
30 SW30
Summary snow shwrs clear some clouds mod. rain heavy rain mod. snow snow shwrs light snow snow shwrs light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow light snow
Snow map
T andes south snow sum31.cc23
T andes south snow sum01.cc23
T andes south snow sum02.cc23
T andes south snow sum03.cc23
T andes south snow sum04.cc23
T andes south snow sum05.cc23
Snow cm 1 - - - - 5 - - - 1 - 1 4 3 2 2 - -
Rain mm 11 - - 6 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Max °C 3 1 3 4 3 -1 -1 0 0 -2 -2 0 -2 -1 -2 -1 1 1
Min °C -1 0 2 2 3 -2 -2 -1 -1 -3 -3 -1 -3 -2 -2 -1 0 1
WChill °C -8 -7 -5 -6 -1 -12 -8 -6 -8 -11 -12 -10 -12 -10 -10 -8 -7 -5
Rel. hum. % 87 84 70 93 99 94 85 87 61 91 89 72 93 95 93 97 98 96
Freezing level (m) 750 500 900 1200 1200 500 400 450 550 250 150 550 200 350 350 400 550 800
Cerro Castor freezing level scale
snowy slope Cerro Castor freezing level
Sunrise - 7:52 - - 7:54 - - 7:56 - - 7:58 - - 8:00 - - 8:03 -
Sunset - - 19:16 - - 19:14 - - 19:12 - - 19:08 - - 19:07 - - 19:05
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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