Tours and Activities:
Close to the Sky, Heliskiing and Snowboarding in UshuaiaPablo Etchevers Antartur Turismo Aventura
This new sport consists in reaching the best locations in the mountain by helicopter and then skiing downhill. A way for skiers' dreams to come true.
In the past, helicopters would be used for rescues or sanitary activities. Today, there are new machines that do not pollute and practically make no noise. As a result, they may be used for sport activities.
Thus, it is possible to reach the high mountain summits. This attracts skiers from all over the world who dream about being up there, where the unspoiled snow has never been stepped on.
At the point marked by 54 southern latitude coordinates, there are various mountains and matchless snow conditions to practice this fascinating activity. There are three different routes that ensure between 2,000 and 3,000 meters of downhill amusement.
Ushuaia and its surroundings have over 1,300 square kilometers of mountains ideal for the practice of this activity that has come to be called heliskiing and boarding. The location of the city guarantees the longest snow season in South America.
Heliskiing and snowboarding lets adventurers slide along three different areas in only half a day. Guided by ski and snowboarding instructors, avalanche specialists, mountain guides and the most experienced pilots, this experience lures skilled skiers.
A silent flight awaits those who hire this service. They will get to inaccessible hillsides and choose a slope to start enjoying this unique experience on the mountains at the end of the world.
Skiers and snowboarders should indulge themselves with this thrilling experience at least once in a lifetime.