Southern and young from all points of view, ever since its opening, Cerro Castor has welcomed more and more visitors not only from Argentina but also from all over the world. They come along to the City of Ushuaia to enjoy excellent snow.
Very close to the end of the world, where the sea and the mountains meet before the eye of the tourist, Cerro Castor ski resort lies just 195 meters MSL and its top reaches 1,057 meters.
The impressive image of Lake Fagnano stands out between the mountain and the wild high plateau. Its vibrant blue shades become choppy as the southern wind shapes waves that break on the shore.
"Khami" or "Large Water" was the name given by the Ona natives or selk´nam to the lake. Nowadays, it carries the name of Monsignor José Fagnano. One of the first Salesian men to be sent by Juan Bosco to Argentina, he occupied the charge of first Apostolic manager in the region.
It is, according to many visitors, one of the most emblematic tours in Ushuaia. All it takes is boarding a train to travel back in time to a special past. Prisoners, jail and bitter, bitter cold.
Although the engines and cars are not the same, the route remains unchanged providing a unique experience. The journey is the one convicts made every day to the forests around the town to gather wood not to freeze to death, and the train solved the problem.