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Chile South America has been getting dumped on during the past few weeks, resulting in ski resorts across the continent opening early. Now, the legendary South American ski resort Portillo is getting in on the action with an early pop.

Today, Ski Portillo announced that they’ll be opening up on June 1st for the season. Previously they planned on opening June 22nd, but the deep snowfall is allowing for the first couple of weekends (June 1-2, June 8 – 9, June 15-16). On June 20th, the Hotel Portillo will open for the season, and daily operations begin on June 22nd.

For more information, check out the press release below.

Webcam shot from Portillo, Chile

WITH NEARLY SIX FEET OF SNOW, SKI PORTILLO, CHILE OPENS EARLY FOR 75th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Portillo, CHILE (May 28, 2024)—With excellent early-season storms delivering nearly six feet of snow, Ski Portillo, Chile, announces that the 75th anniversary season will start early. The slopes will open on June 1 for weekend skiing (June 1-2, June 8 – 9, June 15-16), and the Hotel Portillo will open for guests on June 20.

Ski Portillo is a timeless resort offering an authentic ski vacation rich in culture, family-owned hospitality and breathtaking natural beauty. The ultimate “ski-in-summer” location for Northern Hemisphere ski and snowboard aficionados interested in extending their ski season, Portillo has been welcoming skiers from around the world since 1949.

Rates for Ski Portillo signature 7-day Ski Weeks begin at US$3,050 for a Valley View room (per person based on double occupancy), US$2,050 for the Octagon Lodge (based on quad occupancy), and US$1,550 for the hostel-style Inca Lodge. Other accommodations include Hotel Portillo Suites and the Chalets. Rates for ski weeks include accommodations, four meals daily (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner in the Hotel dining room – or the Cafeteria for Inca Lodge guests), lift tickets, and all the amenities of the resort. 

For information or reservations, visit www.skiportillo.com for online bookings, call +1.800.829.5325 (US/Canada toll-free), or email reservations@skiportillo.com.

Portillo Overview 

For 75 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. 

Located approximately two hours northeast of Santiago and accessible via non-stop flights from numerous North American cities, Ski Portillo’s 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. Families, singles, couples, groups of friends—as well as many national ski teams—all love Portillo for its beauty, wide-open slopes, and ample snowfall.  Accommodating a maximum of 450 guests a week, Portillo affords guests the sensation of skiing at their own, private Andean resort.

2024 Special Weeks

Annual events including Friends Week and Wine Weeks bring additional activities to already action-packed weeks. 

  • Kids’ Ski Free Weeks – Between June 22 – July 20 and Aug. 31 – Sept. 28, with at least one adult paying full rate, receive one complimentary week/mini week for a child ages 4 – 11 to ski/eat/stay.
  • Friends Week (Aug. 10 – 17) brings friends, new and old, together for a week of fun with apres-ski parties, wine dinners at Tio Bob’s, complimentary ski tours with our guest ambassadors, film presentations, and more. 
  • Wine Week (July 27 – Aug 3) and Wine Fest (Aug. 24 – 31) celebrate Chile’s world-renowned wines. Guests may enjoy complimentary après-ski wine tastings from Chile’s finest vineyards, attend special wine pairing dinners, and learn more about Chile’s rich wine landscape.

About Ski Portillo

For reservations, call 1.800.829.5325 (U.S.) or email reservations@skiportillo.com. For more information, visit www.SkiPortillo.com, and follow Ski Portillo on Instagram (@SkiPortillo) and Facebook.

Image Credits: Ski Portillo

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