What most guests don’t expect – and what they all tend to comment on after they arrive – is how big the hotel is. The entire lower level of the hotel is dedicated to the extras that we work hard to provide in Portillo. On the lower level you’ll find, among others: the fitness room, the yoga room, the disco, the complimentary boot and ski check, the game room , climbing wall, and the full court gymnasium. Everything is contained within the big, yellow hotel and whether young or old, everyone who takes a walk around finds something to do.
In the living room on Sunday night before dinner, Portillo hosts a cocktail for all guests. It is a good occasion to meet fellow guests, ski and snowboard school instructors and Portillo executive staff.
The hotel also features a full court, hardwood floor gymnasium that is outfitted for playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton and other sports. Our entertainment staff often organizes sports tournaments which all guests may participate in. Check the hotel’s bulletin boards for schedules.
What better way to unwind after a long day on the mountain than watching the Andean sunset from the warmth of our heated outdoor pool or Jacuzzi. Water Fitness and Watsu water therapy classes are available on Saturdays and Sundays during the season. Please check the activities calendar in the hotel for hours and availability.
Located in the fitness center, sauna and massage are popular ways to wind down in Portillo. We suggest you make massage reservations in advance.
If the kids aren’t playing games or lounging in the living room, there is a good chance they’re in our huge game room on the hotel’s lower level. Equipped with foosball, billiards and ping pong tables, a climbing wall, and next to the full court gym, kids and teens find hours of enjoyment in our game room.
On Thursdays we have a giant slalom course on the lower plateau were we race the Sol de Portillo, a ski school race on the Puma run and a beginner’s race on the Corralito run. You may take race lessons earlier in the week from one of our instructors. The race is just for fun, and we have an awards ceremony in the living room on Thursday night for all competitors and guests to enjoy.