Portillo Hotel is far more than just a hotel: it’s a complete winter getaway. The host of the Alpine World Ski Championships for 1966, Portillo offers some of South America’s best skiing, and its visitors include some of the world’s most elite winter sportspeople, along with families and other groups looking for some world class slopes. Accommodation is generally included in a comprehensive ski package, which also covers four meals a day, lift prices and access to all of Portillo’s slopes.
Among Latin American skiers, Portillo is something of a legend. Located deep in the Chilean Andes, this ski area draws some of the region’s best winter sportspeople, along with thousands of other lovers of the slopes each year. At the heart of this skiing Mecca is the Portillo Hotel, a historic establishment that has seen this stunning wilderness go from unknown to world class destination over the decades. Today, Portillo Hotel offers everything you need for a winter escape. Their comprehensive packages include everything from accommodation to ski and lift passes, along with access to the hotel’s vast array of amenities. On site, they have heated swimming pools and hot tubs, a fully functional gym, child care center, day spa and more. They also offer ski lessons to beginners, and have a great ski rental shop. In other words, all you need to bring is a sense of adventure.
Portillo has a range of slopes suitable for all skill levels, from total beginners to seasoned veterans. They also offer a special heli-ski service, which gives you the opportunity to hit some incredible high altitude powder.
Portillo offers a broad variety of lodging options, ranging from simple single rooms to fully furnished chalets. Family apartments are also available. These accommodation options are normally included in Portillo’s full ski packages, which combine lodging with everything you need to hit the slopes. The standard packages range from between US$1000 to US$3000 for a week of skiing. These packages include accommodation, all ski expenses, four square meals a day, and access to hotel facilities. Speaking of, the hotel has an extensive array of services and facilities. These include:
- Fitness Center
- Full Court Gymnasium
- Beauty Salon
- Internet Area
- Game Room
- Health Clinic
- Daycare Center
- Photo services
- Bar with Live Entertainment
Surf & Other Activities
The main reason to visit Portillo is to enjoy one of South America’s premiere ski destinations. There’s dozens of slopes, with difficulty levels ranging from beginner level, to seriously tough slopes perfect for experts looking for a thrill. Their heli-ski service is highly recommended, and offers access to pristine powder high in the Chilean Andes.
Around the hotel, there’s plenty of ways to relax after a long day on the slopes. Take advantage of the day spa, or hit the hot tub to ease those tired muscles. Also be sure to check out the on site restaurant’s amazing food, or relax to some live music at the bar.