No ski season 2021!
Due to the current situation in Chile with restrictions and the border closure being extendet until August 14th, the resort decided to remain closed for the 2021 ski season!
The Ski Resort
Located about 100 miles from Santiago, Chile's capital, Portillo is one of Chile's best known resorts. Spectacular views and a vast ski area linked to the resorts of La Parva and El Colorado is what to expect here. On the border with Argentina, Portillo is not the biggest resort, yet the best known outside the country. Its lifts are called The Slingshots, as some of the expert runs here are so steep and prone to avalanches, that they are serviced by the bizarre but exhilarating va et vient lifts only.
With the longest run being 1,5 miles, the ski resort features 1,235 acres of skiable terrain, 14 lifts and 35 runs. 15 % of its terrain is for beginners, 30% for intermediates, another 30% for advanced skiers and a whopping 25% is suited to experts. In 2018, the ski resort announced the addition of a new run called El Gaucho, which is 1,017ft long and is located at Bajada del Tren. With an average of 24,7 feet per season, Portillo receives plenty of snow; as the weather is not a 100% predictable, the ski resort invested in snowmaking equipment
- It is among the 3 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Chile.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 2500 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Chile is 2802 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 10860 ft.
- Snow coverage is usually best during July, offering an average snow depth of 29 " at summit elevation and 22 " at the base.