Ski Portillo, Chile received 16 inches of fresh snow over the weekend (and nearly five feet to date) with the 2018 season opening date confirmed for June 23. The recent storm that covered Portillo’s iconic ski runs is stirring anticipation and excitement amongst skiers and boarders across North America. An all-inclusive Ski Portillo vacation provides the perfect summer getaway for guests to enjoy an unforgettable vacation and create memories of a lifetime with family and friends.
Ski Portillo 2018 News
For 68 years, Ski Portillo has continued to innovate and improve in order to elevate the ski week experience for guests, while maintaining legendary traditional hospitality. Following is the news for the 2018 season:
- New Intermediate Ski Run
Portillo is famed throughout the ski world for its steeps and accessible off-piste terrain featured in numerous films, but many of Portillo’s skiers cherish the long smooth intermediate runs. For the 2018 season, Portillo is opening a new intermediate run which is named “El Gaucho” after the Mero Gaucho, a bird commonly spotted high in the Andes. The new run is located near the Bajada del Tren and is 1017 feet long. Find out more about their slopes by clicking here.
What is Ski Portillo
For more than 60 years, Portillo has seamlessly united the spectacular beauty of the Chilean Andes, the pure joy of skiing and snowboarding, the camaraderie of friends and family, and the resort’s unique brand of hospitality and service, delivering unforgettable vacation experiences where guests create the memories of a lifetime.
Nestled on the shores of Laguna del Inca, resting high in the Andes and surrounded by an amphitheater of jagged peaks, the iconic yellow walls of Ski Portillo reflected in the still waters of the lake have beckoned skiers and snowboarders from all over the world for decades. Encircled by world-class trails and off-piste terrain, Ski Portillo boasts something for all abilities and levels.
The Ski Week
Rates at Ski Portillo for a seven-day “ski-week” start at US$2,350, including accommodations in Hotel Portillo double valley view room (rates are per person based on double occupancy). Rates include seven-nights’ accommodation, eight days lift tickets, four meals daily (breakfast/lunch/afternoon tea/dinner) and access to all of Hotel Portillo’s amenities including the heated outdoor pool and oversized hot tubs, fitness center, yoga classes and more. Rates at the Octagon Lodge start at US$1590, based on four people sharing a room with a private bathroom (with all meals at Hotel Portillo), and at the Inca Lodge with hostel-style accommodations, rates start at US$1150 (with meals at the self-service restaurant).
Annual events like “Friends Week” and “Wine Week” are tailored to Ski Portillo guests looking for off-the-snow activities. Friends Week brings friends, new and old, together for a week of fun and bonding, a week to forget the world’s troubles and enjoy life, good people, great skiing, and the beautiful Andes Mountains.
Wine Week (July 28 – Aug 4) and Wine Fest (Aug. 18 – 25, 2018) celebrate Chile’s world-renowned wines. For no extra cost, guests have the luxury of trying some of Chile’s wines from the best vineyards, learn more about wine culture and the premium quality wines that Chile produces.
Ski Portillo Atmosphere
“We worked hard early on to create Ski Portillo’s character and atmosphere,” says Henry Purcell, owner of Ski Portillo. “It’s not hard to retain it anymore, though, because most people—guests and employees—like it this way.” The Ski Portillo experience is uncommon in today’s world of expanding resorts, high-speed chairlifts and slope-side condominiums. Ski Portillo’s atmosphere is one of its timeless and alluring attributes.
Details & Reservations
For reservations call toll free 1.800.829.5325 (NORTH AMERICA) or 56.2.263.2606 email Reservas@SkiPortillo.com, or book online at www.skiportillo.com. More information on Ski Portillo visit www.SkiPortillo.com. Follow Ski Portillo on Twitter (@SkiPortillo) or Facebook or Instagram (@SkiPortillo).