Home of Champions
Portillo was the site of the first ever World Alpine Skiing Championship in 1966--the only one held in the Southern Hemisphere to date. Famous skiers from around the world participated, including Jean Claude Killy, winner of three gold medals in the Olympic games of Grenoble in 1968, Karl Schranz of Austria, and Billy Kidd from the United States.
Three world speed skiing records have been set at Portillo:
Ski SchoolThe Portillo Ski School, with a staff of 35 professionals from eight different countries, assures that the learning will be fun and memorable no matter what language you speak. With specialized programs for skiers of all ages and levels of expertise, this team of pros offers the latest in technique and instruction to guarantee a great ski vacation.
Heli-Skiing & SightseeingPortillo has an Alouette Helicopter available right outside the front door of the hotel for those seeking an even more adventurous experience. Heli-skiing is offered in a number of valleys adjacent to the ski area, weather permitting. We also offer sight-seeing flights for a birds-eye view of Mount Aconcogua and the rest of the majestic Andes. This service is provided under the supervision of qualified Heli-Guides.
Rates & ServicesHeli-Ski Mardones - US$300 per person for 2 runs in Mardones Valley. Approximately 1,200 vertical meters (4,000 ft.) per run. Additional runs US$132 per run.
Heli-Ski La Parva Mountain - US$132 per person. Approximately 950 meters (3,200 ft.) per run. Additional runs US$132 per run.
Excurion to La Parva Mountain - US$132 per person.
Excurion to Ojos De Agua Valley - US$132 per person. Approximately 1,200 vertical meters (4,000 ft.) per run.
Excursion to Vermejo Valley - US$102 per person. Approximately 1,000 vertical meters (3,300 ft.) per run.
Sightseeing Flights - US$396 for 20 minutes. Maximum of 5 passengers.
Portillo/Santigo/Portillo - US$1,560 for a maximum of 5 persons.
Portillo/Valle Nevado/Portillo - US$1,320 for a maximum of 5 persons.
The Ski AreaThe ski area is located at 9,350 feet above sea level on the Pan American Highway between Santiago, Chile, and Mendoza, Argentina. Portillo is 100% above the tree line. Skiers are served by 12 ski lifts, including 1 Quad, 1 Triple, 2 Double, and 8 surface lifts. Terrain is 24% easy, 33% advanced and 43% difficult or very difficult. While most easy and advanced terrain is groomed on a daily basis, difficult and most difficult terrain is general natural snowpack. The Plateau, Escuela 2, Las Lomas and Escuela 3 lifts are served by a fully-integrated snowmaking system should Mother Nature choose not to cooperate! Please remember that skiing privileges are included with any stay at Hotel Portillo.
Lift SystemPortillo Ski Resort is served by a network of 12 lifts:
Greatest Vertical Drop: 800 meters
Characteristics Of Some TrailsThe Portillo fields are characteristic for their variety of slopes:
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