USHUAIA - TIERRA DEL FUEGO
WINTER SPORTS CENTER
"Valle de los Huskies" winter sports center is located 20 kilometers north of Ushuaia city on National Route Nº 3. It is surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks and lenga forests, and affords a magnificent view of the Alvear Glacier, framed by spectacular scenery.
Some favorite summer activities are:
The different trekking excursions to: Laguna Esmeralda, at the very foot of Alvear Glacier, or a visit to the vantage point affording a panoramic view of the whole valley.
A guided visit to the Alaskan and Siberian Husky breeding kennels.
Visitors may also take "cuatriciclo" (four-wheel motorcycle) guided adventure tours, including exhilarating cross-country driving through obstacles such as rivers, peat bogs and forests, while they soak up the natural beauty of the area.
Guided horseback treks are a main attraction among summer activities.
Here the main attraction is dog-sledding, with all the excitement of driving one's own team.
The snow-cat individual guest-driven snow-cycles, afford easy access to all the attractions the area offers. There are three options: A short, 15-minute excursion, a medium-length two-hour one, and a long one which can last up to 7 hours and includes a lunch and a snack.
Also available are the flex-mobiles (an all-terrain caterpillar track transport mode specially suited for sightseeing trips). These are heated vehicles with wraparound panoramic windows, carrying up to ten passengers.
Another winter center activity is downhill skiing. The valley possesses ten-kilometer ski runs including a one-kilometer stretch for nighttime skiing.
Hired gear (boots, skis and ski poles) is available, and experienced skiing instructors offer individual or group classes.
Trekking fans will enjoy walking through the forest in snowshoes.
These are located in a sheltered spot in the woods, and each dog has an ample run. As well as breeding an assortment of purebred puppies, these kennels train and sell sled dogs for teams.
The valley also offers several horse--drawn sleighs, fully equipped with their teams and harness.
Attractively housed in a structure built with local timber, it seats 150 guests.