Finding Rhythm at Ski Portillo in Chile

17th April 2013 | Cindy Hirschfeld

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Lake Inca changes colors regularly during the day. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Lake Inca changes colors regularly during the day.
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Lake Inca changes colors regularly during the day. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Portillo (and Aspen) ski instructor Cindy Leuchtenburg on the Roca Jack run. A five-person poma, the only one of its kind, whisks—and I mean literally whisks—skiers up the slope. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Portillo (and Aspen) ski instructor Cindy Leuchtenburg on the Roca Jack run. A five-person poma, the only one of its kind, whisks—and I mean literally whisks—skiers up the slope.
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Portillo (and Aspen) ski instructor Cindy Leuchtenburg on the Roca Jack run. A five-person poma, the only one of its kind, whisks—and I mean literally whisks—skiers up the slope. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Radka keeps a close eye on what happens in Portillo. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Radka keeps a close eye on what happens in Portillo.
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Radka keeps a close eye on what happens in Portillo. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Radka, the hotel's Saint Bernard, in a typical position in front of the Hotel Portillo. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Radka, the hotel's Saint Bernard, in a typical position in front of the Hotel Portillo.
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Radka, the hotel's Saint Bernard, in a typical position in front of the Hotel Portillo. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Me on the run called Garganta, with Lake Inca in the background. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Me on the run called Garganta, with Lake Inca in the background.
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Me on the run called Garganta, with Lake Inca in the background. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
The Hotel Portillo with the Roca Jack run in the background. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

The Hotel Portillo with the Roca Jack run in the background.
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The Hotel Portillo with the Roca Jack run in the background. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Early morning in Portillo, looking up toward the Plateau side of the ski area. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Early morning in Portillo, looking up toward the Plateau side of the ski area.
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Early morning in Portillo, looking up toward the Plateau side of the ski area. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld
Lunch on the deck at Tio Bob's, Portillo's mid-mountain restaurant, is a beloved tradition. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld

Lunch on the deck at Tio Bob's, Portillo's mid-mountain restaurant, is a beloved tradition.
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Lunch on the deck at Tio Bob's, Portillo's mid-mountain restaurant, is a beloved tradition. - ©Cindy Hirschfeld