Skier above the hotel at Ski Portillo. Credit: Ski Portillo, Tamara Susa

PORTILLO, Chile – Ski Portillo has seen a monumental amount of snowfall so far this season, and their official opening day is still yet to come. The mountain has already received more than 12 feet of snow, and a whole lot more is still on the way.

According to a press release from the resort, current forecasts have them receiving as much as 110 inches of snowfall through the current storm cycle. Unfortunately, this means Ski Portillo was forced to make the difficult decision to delay their opening day, originally set for June 20, to June 26. But this could mean the resort would officially start its season with over 20 inches of snowfall.

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Ski Portillo’s signature 7 days Ski Weeks are one of the best ways to experience skiing in South America, with packages that include accommodations, four meals a day, lift tickets, and all resort amenities. The cheapest option, the hostel-style Inca Lodge, starts at USD$1,550, the Octagon Lodge starts at $2,050 (per person), and a Valley View room starts at $3,050.

A recently announced deal could turn those already friendly prices into something even more incredible, with Ski Portillo offering a 15% off discount for July bookings prior to July 26. For 2 people staying in the hotel, this could equate to around $1,000 total of savings.

Skiers on Lake Run. Credit: Ski Portillo, Adam Clark

About Ski Portillo

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 15,000-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.

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

Skier in front of Ski Portillo’s hotel. Credit: Liam Doran, Ski Portillo

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