Couples can always enjoy a Ski Portillo trip, but August is one of the best months. Couples can enjoy daily wine tastings from the finest Chilean wineries during our Wine Week and Wine Fest and meet and mingle with other guests during the daily fun activities planned for Friends Week, including a wine dinner at Tio Bob’s under the stars.
September is also a great month to visit as the start of spring in Chile brings warmer ski days and spring snow conditions. This is also a great time for those looking for a more traditional cultural Chilean experience as it is the national holiday. Portillo celebrates with traditional foods, dances and celebrations throughout the hotel.
The landscape at Portillo is beautiful year-round, creating the perfect setting for a romantic visit no matter which week you visit!
Located two hours northeast of Santiago, the drive to Portillo follows a scenic route through vineyards, fruit groves, and the Andes. Since cars are not needed at Portillo, we recommend booking either private or group transportation to and from the hotel with our sister company Portillo Tours and Travel.
Different types of accommodation are available, to suit everyone's needs and budgets. As a couple, one of the best options is to stay in the Hotel Portillo, where you can choose between double rooms with views of the valley or the lake and an option for sixth floor rooms with a balcony. For those looking to elevate their stay even more, suites located on the sixth and second floors provide more comfort with a private living room, balcony and large bedroom.
Couples on a budget but still seeking privacy, can choose to pay an additional fee for a private Octagon room or Inca Lodge room. Staying in a hostel-style accommodation but blocking off the remaining bunks from being occupied by other guests.
Unlike other resorts, meals at Portillo are included in ski week packages. Guests enjoy four meals daily, including the traditional Chilean tea time after the slopes close. You can choose between different options to dine, both in the hotel or on the mountain.
The hotel dining room is a wonderful place for a romantic meal or in company of new friends in a relaxed yet elevated setting. For those looking to get the most of their time on the slopes, the hotel cafeteria offers quick breakfast and lunch service in the hotel.
On-mountain dining doesn’t get better than Tio Bob’s. A Portillo classic where guests can enjoy a selection of salads, sandwiches and grill items with a cold beer or glass of Chilean wine while soaking in the sun and panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. Tio Bob’s is the perfect place to share drinks and enjoy the Portillo sun before skiing back to the hotel.
The ski school at Portillo brings together some of the best ski instructors from around the world, season after season. A group or private lesson will help refresh your skills, learn new ones and become familiar with the terrain at Portillo. Before exploring around on your own, consider hiring an instructor from our Ski School to show you around. And an instructor can always take the perfect shot of the two of you high up on the mountain.
Private lessons are ideal for couples wishing to improve and explore the mountain together. Our multilingual instructors can customize the lesson to suit each skier’s needs and level. Avoid the arguments of having your significant other teach you and go with one of ours, we promise it will go way better!
The Portillo Ski School is world renowned and brings together the best instructors in the world, season after season. With a group or private class, couples can refresh their skills and learn new techniques, in addition to learning the tricks to master even the most complex slopes. Just enroll in the class that best suits your level of skiing.
For couples, private classes are ideal, as the two of you can enjoy together while learning and testing your skills. Our instructors speak several languages and adapt to the level of each skier, guiding each one to improve.
Whether you need skis, boots, poles, or snowboard equipment, we offer a variety of equipment for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. Portillo has a fleet of performance equipment that is updated seasonally and features a complete supply of skis including powder skis and high-performance skis from some of the finest brands. Portillo’s Rental Shop also has helmets and snowshoes for rental. The shop provides an array of services including ski or snowboard tuning, binding adjustment, and waxing so you are ready to hit the slopes.
At Ski Portillo, couples will find the perfect combination between adventure, comfort and relaxation. Your stay with us can be as activity-filled or leisure as you want it to be: skiing, après-ski and late night dancing or massages, sunset hot tubbing, and wine tastings, your choice!
Challenge your significant other to the Sol de Portillo ski race, enjoy a romantic fondue dinner by the fireplace at the bar, or watch the sunset magically change colors while sipping a pisco sour, are only a few of the unforgettable memories couples can make during their stay at Portillo.