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Portillo Ski Resort Guide

Portillo, Chile

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Height2,850m
 Nearest AirportSantiago
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The ski area of Portillo is in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of 2,850m.


Portillo has direct access to 17 marked pistes, served by a total of 12 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 2,850m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,300m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Portillo is highly rated by Snowboarders and there is a Snow Park in Portillo.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Roca Jack'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Portillo?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm, expected on 24 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Portillo

Ski Area Stats

Portillo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Portillo Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,300m
Resort Altitude (Portillo)2,850m
Lowest Piste2,560m
Max Vertical740m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, S

Portillo has ski slopes facing both north and south, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Portillo
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Portillo?

This ski resort is in the Chilean Andes in Los Andes, Región de Valparaíso.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Portillo is Santiago, 130 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 12 ski lifts are able to uplift 11,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, with 50 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Portillo open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Mid June, and usual closing is Mid Oct.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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