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Address: Camino Internacional Los Libertadores, Los Andes - Mendoza, Portillo, Chile
Phone Number: +56 2 263 0606

Portillo is a ski resort located 100 miles from Santiago, Chile near the...

Portillo is a ski resort located 100 miles from Santiago, Chile near the city of Los Andes. Beneath imposing mountains, Portillo rises from 2880 meters above sea level to its highest point 3332 meters with 23 ski trails and 12 lifts. Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America, and its history holds an important place in the legend of skiing. Over the past 50 years, Portillo has gained a reputation as an excellent destination for skiers and boarders. Practicing ski sports in Portillo is a very popular activity among people from all around the world.

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The best ski resort in Chile... though Termas de CHillán is also very good, this is a lot closer to Snantiago, which makes it better for us who live here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 February 2012
Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The best ski resort in Chile... though Termas de CHillán is also very good, this is a lot closer to Snantiago, which makes it better for us who live here.

1 Thank AllisterMD
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

I think there is a mistake on the heading Portillo is situated 140 km from Santiago to the north about 3 kilometres from the Argentinean border ( never mind), to get there you should drive to Los Andes and then climb up to the mountain( meaning drive east) excellent highway all the way to Portillo or if you choose to... More 

1 Thank elytenrc
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Small ski domain Old lifts Horrible old room but with spetacular lake view Good heated pool Great food

2 Thank Pat303631
Buffalo, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Took the SkiTotal van to Portillo for a Saturday. Van did not arrive until 11:00 and then the line for tickets was an hour and a half. By the time we grabbed a bite to eat the time was after 1:00. I attribute this miserable failure to both SkiTotal and Portillo. Although the views are fantastic, it is a small... More 

2 Thank Skichile
Plymouth, MN
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2011

We have visited Portillo 4 times (the last was Aug, 2009, but that date option wasn't available). Each time, we were blessed with a huge dump of snow and nearly empty runs. Yes, if you stay on piste, you may get bored. You need to traverse and/or hike and you will be rewarded with some of the best skiing of... More 

4 Thank Nogophers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

In all respect this hotel is excellent and I would like to visit again and again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2008

In order to come to this place you need to be in a certain state of mind - this place is far from what the typical fat American expects of a top notch foreign ski destination. As someone who is trying to break the mold, this place is amazing - only 15 named runs, yet there are as many slopes... More 

15 Thank briandroz
Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2008

I read that this resort was one of the top 10 resorts in the world, so I was very enthusiastic and excited to go. However, it's not. It's a very tiny resort, with extremely old lifts and short runs. I know there is a good downhill course for training the world cup teams from North America, however, if you're unfortunate... More 

9 Thank Kevinl33
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2007

We're just back from a Sept week in Portillo, and we enjoyed it. The warm Chilean sun, the spring corn snow, the friendliness of everyone we met, the good food and wine, and seeing the Canadian ski team and US women's team train, all combined for a great week. Most of my group wants to return. As North Americans, we... More 

4 Thank LPFWV
Utah, USA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2006

My friend and I were visiting ski resorts in South America just this fall, we decided to make Portillo a stop. We made a hige mistake The resort is very small; this includes hotel, lodge, rooms, entertainment, and especially the slopes. We covered the whole mountain in one day. People that were booked there for a week complained to us... More 

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