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Ski Portillo

Camino Internacional Los Libertadores, Los Andes - Mendoza, Portillo, Chile
+56 2 263 0606
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Portillo is a ski resort located 100 miles from Santiago, Chile near the city of Los Andes. Beneath imposing mountains, Portillo rises from 2880 meters above sea level to its highest point 3332 meters with 23 ski trails and 12 lifts. Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America, and its history holds an important place in the legend of skiing. Over the past 50 years, Portillo has gained a reputation as an excellent destination for skiers and boarders. Practicing ski sports in Portillo is a very popular activity among people from all around the world.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“valle nevado” (7 reviews)
“no lift” (4 reviews)
“day trip” (9 reviews)
Camino Internacional Los Libertadores, Los Andes - Mendoza, Portillo, Chile
+56 2 263 0606
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice maintained place for skying in the Cordilleras close to the Argentinean boarder. Several slopes and various lifts to take you around. You can hired heliski... 2round for 500 USD.

1  Thank smrgy
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I was able to visit Ski Potillo a few weeks ago at the beginning of August with some friends. We stayed at the Inca hostel. While the rooms were tiny, because of the luggage check service, and gear check, it wasn't too bad. (Other than...More

Thank Scubansurf
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of my life. I skied Portillo in August in the 1990's After my boyfriend who I was with on and off for 16 years broke up our relationship. At the time, I was heartbroken. But I had the most...More

3  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I stayed here in April for a week for a business conference. Simply put, it was a great experience. Because of the remote location, we were originally nervous about the food (all our meals were here for ~250 people) and keeping guests busy and happy....More

1  Thank dorafig82
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Fabulous natural beauty, steep mountains and gorgeous lake which can be viewed from restaurant while having lunch at hotel. The road to Portillo in final stretch is awesome - 29 hairpin bends. Worth a visit. We did it in our rental car for a day...More

Thank mak782
Reviewed 24 December 2016

I am a novice skier and struggled with the ski part but coming here was a wonderful experience for the incredible natural beauty, the highest mountain range in the world outside of the Himalayas and a beautiful lake. European ski instructors come here as the...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Portillo is a very good place to ski and often has the best snow in Chile. Places a little further south like Nevados de Chilllan get more snow but Portillo has better quality powder and since the resort is located in a steep, sun protected...More

2  Thank Paco S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Although you can day ski at Portillo in some higher snow years, day visits are often restricted during leaner snow years or busy hotel periods. I recommend calling before day visiting. Also, only parts of the hotel are open to day visitors. My review below...More

11  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The entire area is above treeline. Along with the great views of the surrounding mountains, lake and hotel, this means that visibility can drop to zero during storms. On our first day there we hired an instructor to show us "how to ski Portillo." Fortunately,...More

Thank Elventhing
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A great place for a day trip from Santiago. The ski resort is amazing and the lake is beautiful. If you are not staying here you have very little to do since it really caters to the skiers.

Thank Jerry D
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15 April 2017|
Response from Paco S | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It all depends on when the first big storm hits. It is a much better bet to go late July or August.
12 April 2017|
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Response from Andres V | Property representative |
Hello! The best time is between june and october. Regards!
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