Ski Portillo welcomes a limited amount of day visitors. Before planning your visit, be sure to check our information channels - website and call the front desk, for road closures. After considerable snowfall, the highway authority might close the road for maintenance and plowing.
Our webcams are always active, so you can easily check the weather conditions at the resort to and help you plan your trip.
Located two hours from Santiago, the road to Portillo is fairly easy, thanks to the highway that covers half of the trip. Apps like Waze and Google Maps will help you easily navigate your way to the resort.
If you don't want to drive, you can book shared (subject to availability) or private transport through Portillo Tours and Travel to and from Santiago. Buses to Mendoza can often accommodate a stop at Portillo, if confirmed when you purchase a ticket.
If you are driving, check for road closures before departing by calling Hotel Portillo or Carabineros Guardia Vieja.
Skiers visiting for the day can access the resort directly from the parking lot by visiting the lift ticket window located to the left of the main entrance to the hotel (the yellow side). If you are bringing your own equipment, you are ready to go once you purchase a ticket, otherwise visit our ski shop located on the lower level of the hotel.
Day visitors can access certain hotel areas and services including the lobby and bathrooms, the cafeteria, on-mountain restaurants.
There are no alternative lodging options at Ski Portillo other than the Hotel Portillo, Chalets, Octagon and Inca Lodges. The nearest town with hotels is Los Andes, a one-and-a-half hour drive away from Portillo
Our slopes open at 9 a.m., so we recommend planning leaving Santiago at least 2 hours before then to make the most of your day. The slopes close at 5pm, so you can have a full ski day before heading back to Santiago or Mendoza.
Lift tickets can only be purchased at the resort, in person. There are several options of lift tickets including full day, half day and seasonal. Lift tickets can be purchased at the ticket windows located outside the hotel on the yellow end, by the sightseeing overlook. Lift ticket sales can be limited by the resort to prevent overcrowding or due to snow conditions, be sure to check if lift tickets are being sold before making the trip.
Day visitors have a few dining options, both in the Hotel Portillo and on the mountain.
The Ski Box is ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers looking for a quick break or a full lunch stop, with snacks, sandwiches and drinks in a gorgeous outside seating with views of the mountains, lake and the Corralito and Las Lomas slopes.
Tio Bob’s is a Portillo classic. Intermediate skiers and above can access Tio Bob’s off of the Plateau lift, and ski down (strong intermediate skiers or above). Tio Bob’s offers delicious grilled cuisine including the class Portillo burger, salmon, chicken, steak and more along with salad and other sides. Tio Bob’s offers stunning panoramic mountain and lake views.
The Cafeteria in the hotel is a convenient option for a quick meal inside before returning to the slopes, especially if you have non-skiers joining you for lunch.
Ski Portillo has slopes for skiers of all levels and disciplines. Skiers and snowboarders will love Portillo for it’s uncrowded slopes, breathtaking scenery, and snow conditions.
The Portillo Ski School brings some of the best pros from around the world to teach their craft. Day skiers wishing to take lessons should reserve an instructor with anticipation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the high demand our ski school experiences, we recommend booking in advance. Walk-ins are welcome but cannot be guaranteed.
Ski Portillo has high quality ski equipment to assure a great ski experience. Our Ski Shop has ski and snowboard rentals, as well as tuning services.
Remember to bring ski clothing, as we only rent ski equipment (and helmets). The shop opens at 8:30 a.m., so they are ready to assist you, so you can enjoy your ski day.
If you forget to bring something, like gloves, a buff, or sunscreen, you can find many items in our ski shop just inside the main entrance on the first floor. The shop also has clothing, ski accessories, and souvenirs.
In all of our locations, you can pay with a credit or debit card or cash. Ski Portillo does not have an ATM machine.