Ski Portillo welcomes skiers of all ages all season long. The ski resort is all-inclusive and therefore ideal for the older skier to spend a memorable vacation free of additional worries.
We recommend that seniors plan a ski trip during the month of August, specially during our Wine Week and Wine Fest, when they can attend complimentary wine tastings from the finest vineyards in Chile. This month is also when we receive a majority of adult guests and fewer families with kids, so the environment in the hotel is more calm. Another great time for a seniors ski trip is September, the start of spring season in Chile, when the ski days are long and warm and the snow is soft.
Getting to Portillo is easy. Located two hours northeast of Santiago, the drive to Portillo is a scenic route that passes vineyards, groves and the mountain range. The route is a safe and pleasant one, passing the gorgeous landscapes of the central valley with farms, rivers and mountains. The resort can also be accessed from Mendoza , two hours by car right on the other side of the Chile-Argentina border.
Since cars are not needed at Portillo, we recommend that guests visiting for the week book group or private transportation to and from the hotel from our sister company Portillo Tours and Travel.
For older skiers we recommend lodging in the ski-in ski-out Hotel Portillo, in our comfortable rooms with easy access to all the hotel services. You will be only steps away from the dining room, bar, fitness room, pool, and the slopes.
For groups of four or more, the chalets are an ideal option to come with the whole family, including children and grandchildren! More independent, the chalets have wonderful views towards the Laguna del Inca and are fully equipped, as well as having full access to all the Hotel's amenities.
Unlike other resorts, meals at Portillo are included in guest’s lodging packages. Guests enjoy four meals a day daily, including the traditional Chilean tea time after the slopes close.
The hotel dining room is a wonderful place to share meals in a relaxed setting with full-service. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy delicious food with wonderful views of the lake and mountains and outstanding personalized service. Seniors can find their dietary preferences can be easily met and meals adjusted to their needs.
For snacks or drinks in between meals, our iconic bar is open daily with a selection of snacks, sandwiches, sushi, fondue and other delicious options that pair well with a Pisco Sour or glass of Chilean wine.
Ski Portillo is a very convenient ski resort, thanks to its ski-in/ski-out access to slopes. Simply grab your skis and walk out the door to world class slopes for all levels. A ski and boot check adds even more ease to the experience for a worry free ski vacation!
The slopes at Ski Portillo are friendly to skiers of all levels and ages, uncrowded and above tree line, seniors will find the freedom of skiing in a safe setting. Our ski patrol and clear slope signage ensure guests can navigate the mountain with ease.
Portillo’s Ski and Snowboard School brings some of the top instructors from around the world, who ply their craft year round. Our recognized ski school has the perfect teacher to match your needs for group or private lessons for students of all ages and levels.
To become familiar with the terrains and feel comfortable navigating the resort, we recommend hiring a guide from our ski school on your first day. Your guide will help you get your ski legs back, as well as teach you skills and secrets so that you can make the most of your stay.
Our rental shop has an extensive selection of equipment from the leading brands for skiers of all levels. The easy rental process lets you get your equipment quickly, so you can make the most of your time on the slopes. We will also store your equipment overnight, making it a hassle-free process.
Our attentive staff will help you select the best gear for your needs as well as any tunes or necessary adjustments so you can enjoy the slopes!
At Ski Portillo, we believe in skiing as a timeless experience, best enjoyed in good company and in a relaxed environment. In addition to enjoying the slopes, throughout the hotel you will find comfortable spots to relax and read a book, enjoy the warmth of a roaring fireplace, unwind with a yoga class or try a delicious fondue at our bar. Even the walls of the hotel tell a story, filled with photographs and memories, make sure to take a stroll around to see them all!