5.5ft of Snow Hits Ski Portillo

Posted By: Emily Bates on August 10, 2015 11:50 am

For skiers and snowboarders, this is the season to visit Ski Portillo, Chile for a ski-in-summer experience. The latest storm has already delivered 5.5 feet of snow since Aug. 5, and the storm was expected to continue through the weekend.  Weather sites are forecasting that El Niño will continue to deliver copious amounts of fresh powder this season. Portillo still has availability, but rooms are filling up quickly as winter aficionados book their summer powder skiing adventures.

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Ski Portillo Chile

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Renowned as the finest ski experience in the southern hemisphere, Ski Portillo offers an authentic experience rich in culture, family-owned hospitality and awe-inspiring beauty.  Ski Portillo offers only 7-day ski weeks, with prices starting at US$2,100 at the grand Hotel Portillo and US$1,390 at the Octagon Lodge (prices are per person based on double occupancy) at Hotel Portillo and quad-occupancy at the Octagon Lodge, and include 7-nights accommodations, four meals daily, and eight-day lift ticket as well as all the amenities of the resort. For information or reservations, visit www.skiportillo.com, call 1.800.829.5325 (US toll-free), 1-800-514-2579 (Canada toll-free) or email reservas@skiportillo.com.

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Located approximately two hours from Santiago and accessible via non-stop flights from numerous North American cities, Ski Portillo is the dream South American ski destination. Its incomparable setting – on the shores of the Lake of the Incas and surrounded by 19,000-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.  The resort accommodates a maximum of 450 guests a week, eliminating crowds and lift lines, and affording guests the sensation of skiing at their own, private Andean resort 


 Upcoming 2015 Special Weeks – Friends Week, Wine Fest and Kids Ski Free Weeks

•                Friends Week (Aug. 15 – 22) is a favorite for old- and new-Portillo friends with additional special events on and off the mountain.

•                Chilean Wine Fest (Aug. 22 – 29) feature Chile’s top vineyards, with winemakers offering complimentary daily wine tastings and other special events for wine aficionados.

•                Kids Free Ski Weeks – During late August and September, Portillo offers “One Child Skis/stays/dines Free,” and “Two Children Ski/stay/dine Free” weeks, which represent a savings up to US $4,400. Consult www.SkiPortillo.com for more details.




Emily Bates ( More Posts)

As a college graduate from California State University, Long Beach, Emily enters the world with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a passion for surfing, cultural diversity and serving others.