Portillo is South America’s oldest and most famous ski destination. Ask North American and European skiers where they’d love to schuss in South America during the Austral Winter (June, July, August), and Portillo is usually their first mention.
Since its 1949 inauguration, Portillo has hosted alpine championship events and served as a training base for the US, Austrian, and Italian ski teams.
The mountain is known for its challenging, treeless terrain and off-slope camaraderie. The runs are 55% advanced /expert, but newcomers are encouraged, and private lessons are available.
Snowboarding is permitted. The base altitude is 9,448 FASL, and the highest peak reaches 10,930 FASL.
Portillo operates on a Saturday-to-Saturday program; meals, lift tickets, and round-trip transfers—two hours or 102 miles from Santiago—are included in most packages.
Forget about heading into town for shopping and gallery strolls — the iconic yellow Hotel Portillo is the hub of all après action.
Among the amenities at Hotel Portillo are lake views, a heated pool, hot tub, sauna, bar, restaurant, gym, and game room.
With 450 resort employees and a maximum of 400 guests, you’ll be well cared for.
Hotel Portillo’s 123 rooms offer views of the Inca lagoon or valley.
They offer double rooms, suites and family apartments. In-room amenities include: telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer and Wi-Fi internet connection. The voltage in Chile is 220 volts.
While guests come to Portillo for the snow and slopes, they often return for the camaraderie and hospitality. Meals at Hotel Portillo are social events–times to share a toast and swap stories.
The hotel’s diverse menu features fresh fish, Patagonian lamb, and grass-fed beef. Meals are accompanied by a diverse selection of Chilean and Argentine vintages.