Resort Scorecard

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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.

With a booking to Portillo we are effectively buying a week-long ‘package’ from the hotel, in which the lift pass is included along with the accommodation, meals and use of all the facilities; swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness centre, gymnasium, aerobics and yoga classes, cinema, games room with rock climbing wall, children's activities, disco, piano bar, ski  and boot check and timed racecourse.

Therefore, all we’ve left to organise on top of this is the equipment hire for those who can’t be bothered lugging kit all the way to South America, lessons if needed, off-piste guides for those who hold the ambition and transfers from Santiago for all.

Lift tickets are included in the Portillo ski packages, but day-trippers can purchase lift tickets that are reasonably inexpensive. High season is approximately early July to mid August. Children under 5 ski Portillo for free, and discounts apply for multi-day tickets with significant cost savings for 7 day and 14 day lift passes.

The ski and snowboard rental department in Portillo is the best of all the Chile ski resorts. In addition to standard ski and board sets, they also have some powder skis and performance gear. Prices are comparable with those at “middle of the road” US ski resorts. The rental shop also has a high quality tune and repair workshop.

The ski school has a good international reputation with a history of very high profile ski school directors. The school has high quality instructors who are multi-lingual so there are no problems booking a group lessons in English.

Kids Camp is ski and snowboard tuition for children aged four to six and it operates twice daily (except Saturdays). Classes are only for 1.5 hours, so parents wanting some child-free time will need to combine ski school with child care. Children ages seven and above can join in with the regular group and private lesson formats.

Lift tickets are included in the Portillo ski packages, but day-trippers can purchase lift tickets that are reasonably inexpensive. High season is approximately early July to mid August. Children under 5 ski Portillo for free, and discounts apply for multi-day tickets with significant cost savings for 7 day and 14 day lift passes.

The ski and snowboard rental department in Portillo is the best of all the Chile ski resorts. In addition to standard ski and board sets, they also have some powder skis and performance gear. Prices are comparable with those at “middle of the road” US ski resorts. The rental shop also has a high quality tune and repair workshop.

The ski school has a good international reputation with a history of very high profile ski school directors. The school has high quality instructors who are multi-lingual so there are no problems booking a group lessons in English.

Kids Camp is ski and snowboard tuition for children aged four to six and it operates twice daily (except Saturdays). Classes are only for 1.5 hours, so parents wanting some child-free time will need to combine ski school with child care. Children ages seven and above can join in with the regular group and private lesson formats.

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.