Last week a first great snowstorm aroused enthusiasm in Ushuaia and delicately covered the slopes of Cerro Castor, almost 20 cm thick. The southernmost ski resort in the world prepares to open the season on June 23.
During the summer maintenance work was carried out on the lifting equipment.
As for the extension of tracks and circuits, between Gaviota Austral and Las Lajas, 400 meters were extended allowing the connection between the two tracks. This will be another alternative to descend from the summit.
In addition, improvements and maintenance work were carried out at 480 altitude and the ski school building was expanded. In the zone of beginners, a new sector of public baths was constructed.
There were also two new guns and two lances for the manufacture of artificial snow (total 23 guns and spears in the whole mountain) in the tracks Caminito del Bosque and Bustard. This will allow both novice and seasoned skiers to ski to the base throughout the season. In addition, the area was expanded with artificial snow in the area of Castor Park, beginner area and Petrel.
Rates for means of elevation: high season (from July 1 to July 28 and from August 19 to 21), per adult day, USD 80; One week, USD 440 . Mid season (July 29 to August 18 and August 22 to September 22) per adult day, USD 70 per week, USD 350. Low season (June 23 to 30 and From September 23, to the first low), per adult day, usd 55 and per week, USD 290.