Cerro Castor

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Cerro Castor
Cerro Castor.jpg
Elevation 1,057 m (3,468 ft)
Location
Cerro Castor is located in Argentina
Cerro Castor
Cerro Castor
Argentina
Location Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Argentina
Range Andes
Coordinates 54°43′S 68°1′W / 54.717°S 68.017°W / -54.717; -68.017Coordinates: 54°43′S 68°1′W / 54.717°S 68.017°W / -54.717; -68.017

Cerro Castor is a ski resort (coordinates: 54°43'26.04"S 68°1'1.35"W) on the southern slope of Mount Krund,[1] 26 km from the city of Ushuaia, in the Argentine province of Tierra del Fuego. Its tracks can be used during several months because of the cold weather of the region.[2] The standard season takes place between June and October, and it is, thanks to the geographic location, the longest among the main ski centers in Argentina. Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski resort in the world.[3]

Ski resort[edit]

Cerro Castor

This important ski center was inaugurated in 1999.[4] As of 2012, there are ten lift facilities in the resort, enabling to carry up to 9,500 people per hour: four four-seats chairlifts, three T-bars and three magic carpets. Cerro Castor has twenty-eight snowmass trails (with 600 hectares of usable surface and a vertical drop of 800 m), a snowpark, several restaurants and tearooms, recreation facilities, mountain shelters, a skiing school, a first-aid service, and a lenga beech forest.[5] Many of the trails are harmonized by the International Ski Federation. Besides classic alpine skiing, the center offers other activities such as snowboarding, skiboarding, ski touring, sleds, cross-country skiing and snowshoes.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ José María Redondo Veglaeditorial=2001–2010 Universidad de La Rioja. "EL GLACIAR ROCOSO DE CERRO KRUND, TIERRA DEL FUEGO, ARGENTINA". Retrieved 14 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cerro Castor". Welcome Argentina. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Cerro Castor: esquí en el Fin del Mundo Revista Magna.
  4. ^ "Cerro Castor, Ushuaia". Patagonia.com.ar. Retrieved 6 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Cerro Castor". Argentour. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Cerro Castor Centro de Ski, Argentina". Argentinaski.com. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 

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