Ushuaia is an enchanting place in the wintertime. The white blanket of snow covering the mountains creates a winter wonderland of outdoor activities at the end of the world.
Experience Ushuaia’s stunning scenery from a bird’s eye view with a helicopter flight over and Tierra del Fuego. Join experienced pilots aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter and get a different perspective on the mountains, lakes, rivers and wildlife of the island. There are a variety of tour options available, from 15 minutes to day-long excursions. Choose from an Ushuaia overflight, a flight to Esmeralda Lake or Estancia Harberton, a landing atop one of the mountains surrounding Ushuaia, and many more adventure-filled trips. Contact us for detailed itineraries and rates, as trips vary depending on season and weather conditions.
Snow and Fire
Depart your hotel in the evening for Tierra Mayor Valley, located 15 minutes northeast of Ushuaia in the mountains. Then it’s off on a 30-minute snowshoe walk. You cross the valley on this magic wintry night, reaching the line of torches that leads you through the woods into the gathering area. Enjoy live guitar music and a delicious dinner, hot wine and the night’s specialty: “lumberjack’s coffee.”
The excursions begins at 6 p.m. and ends at midnight.
Available from July to September.
Dog Sledding Adventure
Ride out of town through the scenic Andes Mountains for 15 minutes to reach Valley Tierra Mayor. Meet your fellow excursion-mates and prepare for a fun, snowy day. Upon arrival, choose a Husky sled dog team and take off across this great snowy valley. Once you’ve crossed the valley, the old path of the lumberjacks leads into a forest of hundred-year-old lenga beech trees. Here you’ll stop at the Axeman’s Shelter (a small log cabin heated by firewood). Then the snowshoe walk begins to the Alvear ice falls and the valley lookout point. The walk back to the shelter is much easier, since it’s downhill all the way, and after a short stop, the walk on snowshoes continues to the starting point in Valley Tierra Mayor.
Duration: Half day excursion
Available from July to September
Cerro Castor – a different Ski Resort
Cerro Castor, or Beaver Mountain, is located 26 km from the city of Ushuaia over scenic Route No. 3. This 26 slope resort is the most exclusive ski resort in Argentina, as it is the southernmost tourist spot on earth. Cerro Castor is a unique ski area with excellent snow quality due to the south facing slopes. Cerro Castor is one of the most remote ski resorts in the world, located at parallel 54°, similar to Moscow in the northern hemisphere.
Transportation: Shuttles can be arranged from the city center to Cerro Castor on the hour.
Ski passes (daily, weekly, etc.) can be arranged through our agency.
July – early October