Tierra del Fuego Places


Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego


Club Andino. Ushuaia is the cross-country skiing (esqui de fondo in Spanish) center of South America, thanks to enthusiastic Club Andino members who took to the sport in the 1980s and made the forested hills of a high valley about 20 minutes from town a favorite destination for skiers. It's a magnet for international ski teams who come from Europe to train in the northern summer. Fadul 50, Tierra del Fuego. 2901/422–335.

Haruwen. Haruwen, Hostería Los Cotorras, and Hostería Tierra Mayor are three places where you can ride in dog-pulled sleds, rent skis, go cross-country skiing, get lessons, and eat; contact the Ushuaia tourist office for more information. Tierra del Fuego. 2901/421–306.

Cerro Castor. For downhill (or alpino) skiers, Club Andino has bulldozed a couple of short, flat runs directly above Ushuaia. The newest downhill ski area, Cerro Castor, is 26 km (17 mi) northeast of Ushuaia on R3, and has 26 trails and four high-speed ski lifts. More than half the trails are at the beginner level, with the rest as intermediate and expert trails, but none of this terrain is very challenging for an experienced skier. You can rent skis and snowboards and take ski lessons. Tierra del Fuego. 2901/422–244. www.cerrocastor.com.

Transportes Kaupen and other local bus companies run service back and forth from town.

Canopy Ushuaia. Canopy Ushuaia are located at the Martial Glaciar and offer skiing in winter, or canopy lines in the summer. Tierra del Fuego. 2901/1550-3767. www.canopyushuaia.com.ar.

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