Ushuaia Loppet

How to get there

In Ushuaia you can see posters about “The end of the world”. It can indeed be reached only after a long travel implying an important time difference (except for Americans). The usual flight connection is from Buenos Aires, it takes more than three hours. Visitors who have never been in South America may like to stop a couple of days in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. From Ushuaia  there are bus companies that transport skiers to the Tierra Mayor ski center. Every hotel and B&B can sell the tickets. The return ticket costs about 12 Euros for this 20 km trip. The race office is in Ushuaia.

Accommodation

There are many hotels and B&Bs in this city with 70’000 inhabitants. It is a touristic area and we recommend to make the reservation in advance. On the websites of specialized booking companies you can find the lists and characteristics of the accommodations.

Weather

The weather for race location can be found on YR.no location Tierra Mayor. We think this weather location gives the best race weather indication.

The ski area

For cross-country skiing the best place is Tierra Mayor where Ushuaia Loppet starts and finishes. Meals, snacks and drinks are available in the building. On the race day skiers can keep warm inside until they are called to the start field, bags can be left inside.

The course is in the Tierra Mayor valley on both sides of the ski center. It is relatively flat and does not contain difficult descents.

What to see

Ushuaia is located at a gulf of the Beagle Channel. Travel agencies have a selection of excursions in the area. At least a half day cruise on the channel is worthwhile. The ship approaches very close to the small islands where you can see hundreds of cormorans, sea lions etc.

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