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Address: Camino Internacional Los Libertadores, Los Andes - Mendoza, Portillo, Chile
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+56 2 263 0606

Portillo is a ski resort located 100 miles from Santiago, Chile near the...

Portillo is a ski resort located 100 miles from Santiago, Chile near the city of Los Andes. Beneath imposing mountains, Portillo rises from 2880 meters above sea level to its highest point 3332 meters with 23 ski trails and 12 lifts. Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America, and its history holds an important place in the legend of skiing. Over the past 50 years, Portillo has gained a reputation as an excellent destination for skiers and boarders. Practicing ski sports in Portillo is a very popular activity among people from all around the world.

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USD 87.00*
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Transfer from Santiago to Portillo Ski Center
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USD 120.00*
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Small-Group Tour: Portillo Ski Center, Inca Lagoon plus Premium Wineries in...
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USD 91.00*
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Transfer from Portillo Ski Center to Santiago

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Beautiful, old resort

Aside from it being on the main commercial artery between Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina (think lots of semi trucks on winding, two lane highway, it's a beautiful, old... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2012
Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Aside from it being on the main commercial artery between Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina (think lots of semi trucks on winding, two lane highway, it's a beautiful, old resort - vintage 1950-60's. Modern ammenities and skiing, huddled around a lake in the middle of the mountains. It's a little bit farther away from Santiago than the other three (La... More 

2 Thank satellite_answr
Santiago, Chile
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2012

This places is awesome, a lot of tourist visit this places, with a very nice snow and good hotel. recommended.

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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2012

The best ski resort in Chile... though Termas de CHillán is also very good, this is a lot closer to Snantiago, which makes it better for us who live here.

1 Thank AllisterMD
Sydney, Australia
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91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2011

I think there is a mistake on the heading Portillo is situated 140 km from Santiago to the north about 3 kilometres from the Argentinean border ( never mind), to get there you should drive to Los Andes and then climb up to the mountain( meaning drive east) excellent highway all the way to Portillo or if you choose to... More 

1 Thank elytenrc
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

Small ski domain Old lifts Horrible old room but with spetacular lake view Good heated pool Great food

2 Thank Pat303631
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Took the SkiTotal van to Portillo for a Saturday. Van did not arrive until 11:00 and then the line for tickets was an hour and a half. By the time we grabbed a bite to eat the time was after 1:00. I attribute this miserable failure to both SkiTotal and Portillo. Although the views are fantastic, it is a small... More 

2 Thank Skichile
Plymouth, MN
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65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

We have visited Portillo 4 times (the last was Aug, 2009, but that date option wasn't available). Each time, we were blessed with a huge dump of snow and nearly empty runs. Yes, if you stay on piste, you may get bored. You need to traverse and/or hike and you will be rewarded with some of the best skiing of... More 

4 Thank Nogophers
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2011

In all respect this hotel is excellent and I would like to visit again and again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2008

In order to come to this place you need to be in a certain state of mind - this place is far from what the typical fat American expects of a top notch foreign ski destination. As someone who is trying to break the mold, this place is amazing - only 15 named runs, yet there are as many slopes... More 

15 Thank briandroz
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2008

I read that this resort was one of the top 10 resorts in the world, so I was very enthusiastic and excited to go. However, it's not. It's a very tiny resort, with extremely old lifts and short runs. I know there is a good downhill course for training the world cup teams from North America, however, if you're unfortunate... More 

9 Thank Kevinl33

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