Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 2,510 metres

Top elevation: 3,350 metres

Number of lifts: 14

Number of runs: 35

Access: Fly to Santiago and then two hours by road.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

The first thing to say is that Portillo books out early, so don’t leave it too late. Once the hotel is full, it’s full – end of. No use us putting you on a ‘waiting list’ or seeing ‘if something comes up’ – it’s of absolutely no use. Only a lucky few get to ski here each season.

Secondly, if you’re totally turned off by the notion of staying in a huge yellow all-inclusive hotel complex, then Portillo may not be for you. Portillo may have one hotel only and no town, but the marooned-up-a-mountain ambiance lends itself to total skier camaraderie and the week-long Portillo experience is unlike anything we’ve ever known. It’s hugely enjoyable. There is no atmosphere of forced-fun – you can join in or keep yourself to yourself as you so desire. The fact that there are almost no day-trippers creates a seductive communal atmosphere, as all guests dutifully stay from Saturday to Saturday.

The resort also has a gym, an indoor sports facility, a cinema, a cyber café, an outdoor swimming pool with the best backdrop of any pool on the world (we challenge you – find one better!) and a wonderful large hot tub.

Guests who enjoy getting dressed more elegantly for dinner are welcomed and indeed encouraged to do so. However, ski clothes are fine at breakfast and lunch.

Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 2,510 metres

Top elevation: 3,350 metres

Number of lifts: 14

Number of runs: 35

Access: Fly to Santiago and then two hours by road.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.