It is one of the oldest and most prestigious ski resorts in South America and is located just 40 kilometers from the base of Aconcagua, the highest peak in the southern hemisphere. Is in Chile and you will enjoy of one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world: The Andes.
Is in the heart of the Andes, 2,850 meters high, the ski resort Portillo or “narrow passage” was the main crossing between Argentina and Chile and from the earliest settlements was first trodden by mules and horses and then the trans train. Years later, was launched the international route and the train was disabled in the ’70s.
To the delight of all, this region is characterized by its complex very well known for the famouse skiers from around the world. It was here in Portillo, where the famous skier Jean Claude Killy won his first gold medals at the World Ski Championships in 1966, where he broke the world record of 200 km / h on the track Roca Jack.
The excellent ski powder snow and the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding makes it an ideal center for enjoying the winter season.
With more than 10 lifts and a score of excellent tracks, the resort also has large areas for skiing off piste.
There is a ski school and has 4 Olympic champions as directors, as well as skiers to train several winners of major competitions.
Today, everything revolves around the only accommodation in the area: the Grand Hotel Portillo, which every year is a meeting place for skiers around the world come together in order to begin the season.
The resort is 164 km from the capital of Chile. You have to take Route 5 north and after 30 km, after the toll, take the detour on Route 57 in the direction of the Andes. From this town is taken by the international road to the resort of Portillo.
From Argentina, you can access by the city of Mendoza roads as directed and after making the international pass.
From mid-June until early October.
August is the month where professional skiers are training for competitions.
Climate: Winter is pleasant, with temperatures above 0 ° C.
Activities: All variables of skiing and snowboarding.
Services:Overnight at the hotel, restaurants, equipment rentals, ski school, nursery, gym, indoor pool, shows, disco, etc.
For more information: www.skiportillo.cl
Portillo in Chile