Francisco Jerman Cross Country Skiing

The 2nd most popular XC Ski in Argentina.

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On the southern tip of South America just north of Cape Horn, Tierra Mayor is the largest and most popular of regional nordic centers with 50 km of cross country skiing trails in a beautiful valley between two high peaks. The trails start from the lodge on the southern side of this massive east-west valley and cross up to the northern peaks near the treeline.

There are four principle trails at Tierra Mayor. The Pista Valle/Bosque (5 km) circumnavigates a section of the valley, weaving in and out of the trees. Dique de Castores (6 km) crosses the road to make a loop southeast of the valley. A 13km loop located west of and then behind the lodge is used for training purposes. The last trail is the circuit to the small Refugio Cerro Bonete and the frozen Laguna Perdida (10km). The cozy refugio, 8km from the hostería, can sleep 12. Overnight arrangements can be made in the main lodge.

Overall, Francisco Jerman is the 2nd most popular cross country ski area of all 4 Nordic ski destinations in Argentina.


Local Contact(s):  Club Andino Ushuaia (0901) 22335; Infotur (0901) 232340; Argentina Tourism (212) 603-0443.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jul. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (54) 1-808-2100; Claridge Hotel (54) 1-314-7700

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/10/2016

ID:  7042