A high altitude resort with plenty of wide-open cruising plus challenging terrain off the piste, with one hotel and no neighbouring town many guests say it feels like a private club. This intimate resort has a capacity for no more than 500 guests, and with 450 employees, guests can expect a high level of personal service. Many skiers/boarders have seen the iconic photos of the bright yellow Hotel Portillo with the magnificent backdrop of the snow-covered Andes. Or if they have not seen a photo, they’ve seen the Warren Miller movie where some crazy dudes practice their ski jumping into the hotel swimming pool.


Beginner 15%
Intermediate 30%
Advanced 45%

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Accommodation Portillo

The iconic Hotel Portillo has 123 comfortable rooms, all with views of the spectacular Inca lagoon or the alley where the resort is located. Several chalets are available accommodation from 6 to 8 guests, chalet guests have full access to all of the hotels activities and facilities including the main dining room. Guests on a budget can choose to stay at the Octagon Lodge, located just steps away from the main hotel and offers accommodations for groups of 2 to 4.

Skiing & Boarding

Portillo has a wide variety of slopes, but it caters particularly well to advanced riders with challenging steep slopes and side country. 80% of the Portillo skiing terrain is groomed daily, and because there are so few guests, experts can enjoy Portillo’s famous powder days without worrying about everything getting tracked out by mid-afternoon.


Day or night, when you’re staying at Portillo, there’s always something to engage your interest. Portillo hosts on a cocktail party for all guests on Sundays before dinner, Thursdays they have a giant slalom course and on Friday nights, the ski school does a flare run. Plus there is a fitness centre with yoga classes each evening, a full court gymnasium, massages, cinema and games room.

Getting There & Around

Portillo is one of South America’s most conveniently accessed ski resorts, located just two hours drive from Santiago international airport. Transfers from the airport and Santiago hotels are available. There is a shuttle available on Saturdays and private transfers are available every day.

How Far

Santiago 165km

2 hrs Bus or Drive

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