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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...more
Camino Internacional Los Libertadores, Los Andes - Mendoza, Portillo, Chile
+56 2 263 0606
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Most Helpful Positive Review
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,...More

15  Thank briandroz
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 August 2006

My friend and I were visiting ski resorts in South America just this fall, we decided to make Portillo a stop. We made a hige mistake The resort is very small; this includes hotel, lodge, rooms, entertainment, and especially the slopes. We covered the whole...More

20  Thank powdermonkey1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the Inca lodge for a mini week. The lake and surrounding motnains are beautiful and astounding. The service was very good. However the hotel and its monopoly on the beautiful skinterrain is sub standard for the price and is...More

1  Thank ElissaDido
Cecilia T, Guest Service at Ski Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ElissaDido: Thank you so much for sharing this opinion and for your important remarks! We are glad that you felt well taken care of and we will pass on your comments to the staff. Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

It’s probably one of the best (if not the one) place to ski in the Southern Hemisphere ! It’s not crowded as its near Santiago ... and the quality of the pistes is very very good !

Thank C V
Cecilia T, Guest Service at Ski Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear CV: Thank you very much for your wonderful review! Warm regards, Cecilia - Guest Service

Reviewed 12 August 2018

First let me start out with we travel quite extensively around the world for snow and surf, staying at many of the finer resorts and locals. The Good - Portillo has some very good terrain in the resort and fantastic areas if our hike out...More

2  Thank SnapSter56
Cecilia T, Guest Service at Ski Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Dear SnapSter56: Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Your feedback is paramount to us. We have passed on your comments to our Management and will revise everything with our staff. Please send us your contact details to info@skiportillo.com, so we can...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Portillo for a mini week at the beginning of July. We lucked out with a major snowstorm as we arrived. Note to travelers driving themselves: not a bad idea to rent chains and be prepared for an adventurous...More

Thank Grace H
Cecilia T, Guest Service at Ski Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Dear Grace H.: We are absolutely delighted to hear that you loved your stay at Ski Portillo and that you enjoyed great skiing, our location, the cuisine, hotel service and the overall experience! We would love to welcome you back for the next season! Warm...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

A unique experience we will never forget. Skiing in the Andes mountains, above the tree line with condors circling overhead and a lake in the background - while the rest of the northeast is suffering 90+ degree heat waves. No lift lines at all. No...More

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Cecilia T, Guest Service at Ski Portillo, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear Joyce T.: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time at Portillo and that you and your family enjoyed all aspects of your Andes Mountain skiing experience! It is great that you loved...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018

The place was almost empty, but we got snacks and a tee shirt. Beautiful view off the balcony of the lake. Lots of heavy wood paneling and details through out. The road can be interesting with traffic and weather, Lots of trucks in both directions...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

definitely a family travel location, with easy tracks, usually good snow if you avoid shady areas (usually icy)... Old hotel, and the crew is poorly educated. You will have to plan your meals previously in order to avoid gettin stuck, specially at lunch time.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Portillo is an amazing place, one of the best places for snow sports in the country, also the hotel is really good with a very professional staff.

1  Thank LukasP956
Reviewed 13 November 2017

AB FAB ski school. Heidi, Shannon, and Robin are rock stars! Can't wait til I see you all again. Think snow!

1  Thank DrKen1963
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice maintained place for skying in the Cordilleras close to the Argentinean boarder. Several slopes and various lifts to take you around. You can hired heliski... 2round for 500 USD.

2  Thank smrgy
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Duong A
24 July 2018|
Response from Cecilia T | Property representative |
Dear Duong A. Thank you for your contact! Since Ski Portillo is located quite far away from Santiago, there is no regular public transportation directly from Santiago to the hotel. However, there are several travel... More
Michael S
19 January 2018|
Response from DrKen1963 | Reviewed this property |
There might be, but not that I'm aware of. Most of those accommodations will probably be found lower down the valleys. Also since the resort really doesn't cater to day skiers, you may also have trouble using the runs there... More
15 April 2017|
Response from Paco S | Reviewed this property |
Yep. It all depends on when the first big storm hits. It is a much better bet to go late July or August.