Ski Portillo Celebrates 70 Years!

| April 17, 2019 << Back

Ski Portillo celebrates 70 years

In 1949, Portillo first opened its hotel’s doors for Andes skiing adventures. For 70 years, each ski season has been better than the last. This season we are celebrating those 70 amazing years and can’t wait to share our celebrations with all of our guests, especially those making the trek to the Southern Hemisphere during the summer months in the Northern Hemisphere in search of colder climates and mountain adventures.

Our entire staff will be on hand and excited to share Portillo’s history with our guests, but no one is more looking forward to the season than our fearless leader who has experienced each and every one of our 70 special seasons, Henry Purcell.

“Portillo has a unique spirit. There are never lift lines, and fresh powder lasts all day. Meals in the hotel’s dining room are social events where new and old friends gather. The staff welcomes guests with Portillo’s own professionalism and friendliness. My Ski Portillo family and I look forward to welcoming you to Portillo and celebrating our 70thanniversary.”

Henry Purcell

From two single chairlifts and one surface lift in 1949 to the 13 lifts that bring skiers all over 1,235 acres of skiable terrain today, Portillo has grown to be a favorite destination for skiers and snowboarders hailing from all over the world. If you haven’t yet experienced Portillo’s legendary service, skiing, and history, our 70thanniversary celebration might just be the perfect excuse!

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