Cerro Castor 2013 – Skiing At The End Of The World

Ski season 2013
The center inaugurates important works of infrastructure, tracks and means of elevation besides a novel application for cellular that promises to the skiers an incomparable experience. In June, it will be defined as the official venue for the start date of the 2014 World Ski Cup.
Cerro Castor is the southernmost ski resort in the world. Opened in 1999, it is located 26 km from the city of Ushuaia, 195 meters above sea level and a peak at 1057 meters.
El Cerro has 29 slopes with different levels of difficulty, 11 means of elevation, 1 snowpark, 1 area for beginners and off-piste, all on an area of ​​more than 650 hectares. It also has an extensive network of artificial snow, guaranteeing snow to the base throughout the season.
As the southernmost tourist spot on the planet, it has characteristics that make it unique since it concentrates the best snow quality in the country and South America.
Cerro Castor, this year 2013, anticipates improvements and innovations that promise the skier an unforgettable season as a new track, a base building of 1300m2, a new chair lift and a mobile application to know the state of the mountain and obtain training data , among other.
Opened on Thursday 20 June, it offers an unrivaled environment for skiers looking to combine the beauty of the mountain in an exclusive and tranquil environment. In addition, its climatic conditions are ideal to ensure an extensive ski season, which together with the best slopes in South America, make it the favorite place for professional and amateur athletes.
” This year is very important for us as we are one of the candidates to host the opening date of the 2014 World Ski Cup and this would imply a very large influx of tourists, in addition to positioning Cerro Castor as a center of Skiing at the international level, ” said Juan Carlos Begué, head of the Cerro. ” In 2011 we won the bid to host Interski 2015 and this new opportunity – to be defined in June – is the result of the permanent work we do in the mountains in terms of infrastructure and technology that allows us to be at the same level Than the European centers, ” he concluded.
Cerro Castor presents new infrastructure works this year as a new building of 1300m2 to offer a better quality of services (which includes 5 new boleterías, a report center, a bar / restaurant, fully equipped infirmary, a boutique, an auditorium for 50 People and new administrative offices), a new reception for the guests of Castor Ski Lodge and the extension of the parking lot, as well as the base boutique with greater capacity for renting clothes for skiing / snowboarding.
This year will also inaugurate a quadruple chairlift and a track of 500 meters in length, reaching a total of 29 tracks and 650 hectares of skiing. In addition, 30% of the equipment of the rental will be renewed and new safety nets will be incorporated.
Cerro Castor also incorporates improvements to the Comprehensive Accessibility Plan throughout the mountain, adapting services so that people with special motor skills can enjoy skiing and snow.
Cerro Castor also offers exclusive sporting events such as Polo, Rugby and Golf on snow, as well as Ski Championships, and the best gastronomy of Fueguina cuisine, with its restaurants located in different points of the mountain.
Agenda of activities 2013
June 29: Rugby X-Treme
July 6: Launch Season Winter 2013 – Lower torches from bridgat.com
July 20: After Ski Quilmes on Friend’s Day
July 21: Rip Curl Search Grom Winter 13
August 5: Mountaineer’s Day
August 11: Children’s Day
August 18: After Ski Quilmes
23 and 24 of August: Snowpolo
30 and 31 August: FASA Dates: Bordercross
August: Snowgolf (to define exact date)
September 1: FASA Competition: Slope Style
September 2: Rugby Snow Challenge
September 21: Spring Day
Always on the cutting edge, Cerro Castor offers skiers a new application for mobile phones (for Android and / or iOS iPhone operating system) where skiers can have their training route, know the state of the tracks and means of elevation, know Mountain points of interest, accumulated snow, temperature sharing exclusive content in fixed social networks, among other features. It will be available in June.