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    Portillo Hotel

Country Information

Capital: Santiago

Time zone: GMT -3

Currency: Chilean peso

Language: Spanish

Access: All flights arrive in Santiago Airport (SCL). Most of the ski resorts are then only a road transfer away in the Andes mountains.

Ski Season: From mid June until mid October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, Nevados de Chillán, Pucon & Corralco.

Beyond the skiing: You will be passing through Santiago, so some time here is worthwhile. Surrounding the capital is beautiful winelands and several characterful coastal towns. Further afield, the Atacama Desert and mountainous Patagonia combine and contrast well in an itinerary.

Duration: one week

Chile’s most internationally known ski resort - Portillo. The ultimate in “boutique” ski culture. Since the capacity is limited by the number of guests a the single hotel, lift lines are minimal and there are more fresh tracks to ski. Most days the snow quality is incredible, and with views to match – jagged Andean peaks, the crystal clear waters of Laguna del Inca, and steep white slopes. There are slopes to fit any level of skiing expertise, though for the more advanced skiers and boarders there is an abundance of back country bowls.

Portillo is located about two hours from Santiago, near the border with Argentina, and offers some of Chile’s best skiing. You could extend your stay in Chile with time in the capital or combine Portillo with skiing in any one of the other ski resorts - Valle Nevado, La Parva, Corralco or Nevados de Chillán.

Day 1

Arrive in Santiago and transfer up to Portillo, several hours north of the capital deep in the Andes range.

Days 2 - 7

Portillo is a South American institution, known for its wide-open trails for all levels and little to no lift lines. An untouched off-piste paradise awaits for six days of pure nirvana.

Day 8

After the skiing is done, we will take you back to the airport or to your next destination.

An indicative mid-season price for a seven night package in Portillo would cost circa £1,995 per person. This includes private transfers, accommodation, full board, ski pass and use of the many fascilities.Of course, it all depends on the room category you choose - staying at the Octagon Lodge saves considerably.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!


Day 1

Arrive in Santiago and transfer up to Portillo, several hours north of the capital deep in the Andes range.

Days 2 - 7

Portillo is a South American institution, known for its wide-open trails for all levels and little to no lift lines. An untouched off-piste paradise awaits for six days of pure nirvana.

Day 8

After the skiing is done, we will take you back to the airport or to your next destination.

An indicative mid-season price for a seven night package in Portillo would cost circa £1,995 per person. This includes private transfers, accommodation, full board, ski pass and use of the many fascilities.Of course, it all depends on the room category you choose - staying at the Octagon Lodge saves considerably.

1. Get in touch with Different Snow

Whether you wish to plan your trip around one of these sample itineraries or you have other ideas, simply get in touch by phone or online. If using our online form, ideally we would like to still try get in contact with you by phone to discuss your requirements, but this is not essential.

2. Let us create a bespoke itinerary

We have the first-hand knowledge, travel industry experience and local contacts required to put your plans into action. We can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes and budget. We will carefully design your trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive via email. We can then refine it until you are completely happy.

3. Confirm the arrangements with us

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit to secure your trip. Everything is secured once you receive our confirmation invoice. Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call us at any time!

4. We'll send you your travel documents

Approximately three weeks before travel you will receive your travel documents. We will also provide additional information, such as restaurant recommendations, cultural notes, packing lists and one or two home-spun guides - created through our personal experience.

5. Tell your friends about Different Snow

It is important to us that your holiday exceeds your expectations! Different Snow will continue to grow through personal recommendations and word of mouth and, therefore, it is essential to us that you have a great holiday. We want you to travel with us again. Once you've returned we want to hear all about it and we'll certainly encourage you to tell all your friends!

Country Information

Capital: Santiago

Time zone: GMT -3

Currency: Chilean peso

Language: Spanish

Access: All flights arrive in Santiago Airport (SCL). Most of the ski resorts are then only a road transfer away in the Andes mountains.

Ski Season: From mid June until mid October.

Largest Ski Resorts: Valle Nevado, La Parva, Portillo, Nevados de Chillán, Pucon & Corralco.

Beyond the skiing: You will be passing through Santiago, so some time here is worthwhile. Surrounding the capital is beautiful winelands and several characterful coastal towns. Further afield, the Atacama Desert and mountainous Patagonia combine and contrast well in an itinerary.