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Portillo Skiable terrain

Experience the best skiing in South America on the ski slopes at Portillo

Ski Portillo offers some of the best ski slopes and skiable terrain in South America. This famous small, intimate resort is renowned for its world class ski slopes as well as short or non-existent ski lift lines giving guests the feeling of skiing at their private resort away from crowds. With a variety of terrain ranging from beginner to expert slopes, skiers of all levels can enjoy Portillo.

Mountain Stats & facts

Portillo offers 1235 acres of skiable terrain. Beginner and intermediate ski slopes are groomed nightly and are the perfect learning ground for skiers to improve their skills. The advanced and expert terrain at Portillo is renowned for bowls and shoots that can accumulate deep powder for days, becoming the perfect playground for experienced and professional skiers.
Altitude at the hotel 2,800M
Highest Point 3,310M
Skiable terrain 500 Hectareas/35 slopes
Longest ski run 2.5KM
Climate 80% sunny days
Annual average snow fall 5.10M

Ski slopes for all levels

15%
for Beginners
30%
for Intermediates
30%
for Advanced skiers
25%
for Experts

Get an idea of the ski slopes available for your ski level

Beginner and intermediate runs are groomed nightly and are the perfect learning ground for those newer to the sport. The advanced and expert terrain at Portillo is renowned for bowls and shoots that can accumulate deep powder for days, becoming the perfect playground for experienced and professional skiers. Select your level to see ski runs marked on the map.
Beginner skiers and snowboarders are comfortable on green level runs. They are learning how to stop, control speed and make basic turns. Getting comfortable with sliding and starting to enjoy speed are some of the skills at this level. Enjoy sliding under the Portillo sun in our Beginner runs.
Intermediate skiers and snowboarders have mastered stopping and speed control and are now starting to explore blue level runs. Skiers at this level are making parallel turns and starting to explore different kinds of terrain, including some off-piste.
Advanced skiers have mastered parallel turns and are starting to explore Black level runs and varied terrain including off-piste, bumps and racing. They are comfortable with speed and making different size and shape turns to adjust to the terrain changes.
Expert Level skiers have mastered Black level runs and are comfortable on all types of terrain including moguls, variable snow conditions and steeps. Snow conditions might include hard pack, ice, crud, or powder, as well as groomed or ungroomed snow. Roca Jack, Garganta and Lake run are just a few of the slopes loved by expert skiers.

Ski Lifts at Portillo

With only 450 resort guests and only a limited number of day tickets sold, there are rarely lift lines at Ski Portillo. See here for a full list of lifts and current status (Open/Closed).

Lift use guidelines

We hope that you will use all Ski Lifts responsibly. Check out our Ski Lift User’s Guide to ensure you know and take the simple steps to ensure both your own safety and that of others.

Andarivel Va et Vient

These lifts were built by the Poma company for Portillo’s Roca Jack, Condor, Las Vizcachas and El Cara Cara runs. These runs are steep chutes in avalanche prone terrain, making the use of lift towers illogical. The Va et Vients are pulleys, anchored to the mountain above which pull 5 skiers up the mountain side by side at once. These lifts are recommended for expert skiers only.

Grooming & snow-making

A state of the art snowmaking system installed during the 2019 season allows for a solid base of snow on the main groomed runs. This combined with our grooming team that maintains the slopes nightly, guarantees amazing corduroy every morning and great conditions all season long.

On-mountain Safety

Safety on the slopes is managed by the Portillo ski patrol team. Led by experienced snow safety director Frank Coffey, this team ensures conditions on the mountain are safe for all guests. Overseeing snow conditions, control of avalanche terrain and skier safety, the ski patrol team is stationed at different spots throughout the ski area. Please obey any closures and consult with ski patrol if you have any questions regarding safety.

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