Portillo Ski Report, Mountain Conditions and Resort Statistics

  • 5 Beginner
  • 10 Intermediate
  • 11 Advanced
  • 9 Expert
Ski Portillo has set the standard for classic ski experiences with more than 60 years of history and family-owned hospitality. This tradition continues today, offering skiers a rare taste of a world long forgotten, rich in culture, community spirit and awe-inspiring beauty.

Located approximately two hours from Santiago and accessible via direct flights from numerous North American cities, Ski Portillo is ... the dream South American ski destination. Its incomparable setting – on the shores of the Lake of the Incas and surrounded by 19,000-foot Andean peaks – delivers an unsurpassed experience with world-class skiing and snowboarding and excellent service thanks to a one-to-one guest-to-employee ratio.

The resort accommodates a maximum of 450 guests a week, eliminating crowds and lift lines, and affording guests the sensation of skiing at their own, private Andean resort.

Ski Portillo’s 14 lifts and over 35 runs (1235 acres of skiable terrain) include the famed Va et Vient lifts found only at Ski Portillo, access terrain catering to skiers of all abilities. Ski Portillo’s ski and snowboard school features the world’s most qualified instructors; nearly 100 percent instruct year-round, teaching at the finest resorts in the Northern Hemisphere when they are not in Portillo. While less-experienced guests will find wide-open and uncrowded beginner slopes, Portillo is famed for its steeps, and the area is surrounded by easily accessed backcountry terrain. Ski Portillo’s instructors also provide expert off-piste guiding for experienced skiers.

More information on Ski Portillo is available at http://www.SkiPortillo.com. Follow Ski Portillo on Twitter (@SkiPortillo) or Facebook (Skiportillochile)
Ski Portillo also owns and operates Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, and the new Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, which opened in December 2011 in Chilean Patagonia.
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Portillo Amenities

  • Night Skiing Night Skiing
    Night skiing available.
  • Terrain Park Terrain Park
    Ski area offers at least one terrain park.
  • Half Pipe Half Pipe
    Ski area offers a half pipe.
  • Cat Skiing Cat Skiing
    Cat skiing is available at this resort; may entail an add'l cost
  • Grooming Grooming
    This resort grooms a portion of its slopes.
  • Snow Making Snow Making
    Ski area offers snow making for additional coverage.
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
    This resort is known for providing a family friendly atmosphere.
  • Expert Favorite Expert Favorite
    This resort is known for its challenging terrain.
  • Daycare Available Daycare Available
    Guests have access to daycare services; an additional charge may apply.
  • Slopeside Dining Slopeside Dining
    Resort offers at least one restaurant on the slopes; hours may vary.
  • Slopeside Lodging Slopeside Lodging
    This resort has slopeside lodging available; it may or may not be ski in/ski out.
  • Tubing Tubing
    This resort offers tubing activities; additional charges may apply
  • Wi-Fi Access Wi-Fi Access
    This resort is equipped with internet access; additional charges may apply
  • Skiers Only Skiers Only
    This resort does not allow snowboarding.
  • Ropes Course/Aerial Park Ropes Course/Aerial Park
    Resort offers ropes course/aerial park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Alpine Slide / Coaster Alpine Slide / Coaster
    Resort has Alpine Slide, Alpine Coast or both. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Concerts / Festivals Concerts / Festivals
    Frequent host of concerts or festivals.
  • Event Space/Conference Center Event Space/Conference Center
    Resort has event space & conference center available.
  • Former Olympic Site Former Olympic Site
    Resort is a former Olympic site.
  • Gambling Gambling
    Resort has legal gambling services.
  • Golf Course Golf Course
    Resort has a golf course. Additional charges may apply, may only be open in summer.
  • Gondola Rides Gondola Rides
    Resort offers gondola rides.
  • Hiking Hiking
    Resort offers hiking trails and services. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Ice Skating Ice Skating
    Resort offers ice skating activities.
  • Indoor Waterpark Indoor Waterpark
    Resort offers indoor waterpark.
  • Mountain Biking Mountain Biking
    Resort offers mountain biking. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Outdoor Waterpark Outdoor Waterpark
    Resort offers outdoor water park. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Segway Tours Segway Tours
    Resort offers segway tours. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.
  • Snowmobiling Snowmobiling
    Resort offers snowmobiling. Additional charges may apply.
  • Spa Spa
    Resort offers spa services. Additional charges may apply.
  • Zipline Zipline
    Resort offers zipline activities. Additional charges may apply, may only be available in summer.

Portillo Snow Report & Ski Conditions

Base Elevation

9,450 ft

24-hr Snowfall


Vertical Drop

2,500 ft

Avg Base Depth


Peak Elevation

10,859 ft

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Portillo Reviews & Tips (2)

Fuimos con mi esposa y mis 2 hijos. Muy buena nieve, y excelente la comida del almuerzo.
Portillo review written Sep 04 2015 - 06:31 AM
Alejandro Intermediate Skier
Peace of mind tip: As the snow gradually melts in our section of Maine, New England, it is comforting to know that "it is always winter somewhere."
Portillo review written Apr 17 2015 - 02:49 PM
Will Zell Advanced Skier

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