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Skiing Cerro Castor, Near Ushuaia, Argentina

By esmith, March 2013

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Cerro Castor is said to be the best skiing in Argentina, and it’s just 30 minutes’ drive on a paved road from Ushuaia, the undisputed capital of Tierra del Fuego, the large island at the tip of the South American continent, that is divided between Chile and Argentina. The ski slopes are south-facing, which is the coolest exposure in the southern hemisphere. It is at 54 degrees south latitude, which puts it at the same distance from the equator as Moscow.

There are 28 runs, with some of these being connector runs between longer runs. The cerro (hill) comprises almost 1500 acres (600 hectares) and has a drop of 2600 vertical feet. The runs are labeled in ascending order as green, blue, red, and black, which may be confusing to those used to the system used in the United States.

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Photo courtesy of Latitud 48 via Flickr

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