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by: Sarah Johnson - 16th September 2015

  • 5
  • 3Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 5Aprés Ski
  • 1Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
The amazing powder, advanced terrain, and long vertical runs.
Sometimes the lifts are unable to open due to weather conditions.

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Portillo is my hands down favorite ski area due to the incredibly friendly people, the insane amount of powder, and the advanced terrain. Even though the are fewer runs, they never get old. The powder is endless and lasted for about a week until it snowed again. Plus, the cliffs to jump off of always keep it exciting. The skinning/ boot packing is challenging but way worth it. The views are unlike anything that I've ever seen before and the fresh lines will have you woo-hooing the whole way down. The iconic hotel is home to the best people and skiers on earth. It's impossible to get bored in Portillo because after skiing all day there is always something to do whether it's hot tubbing, working out, going to the bar, playing soccer in the gym, rewinding with some incredible yoga, or just hanging out at tea time. The hotel has one of the most organized schedules I have ever seen and there is constantly something going on. Portillo is a one-of-a-kind place that has kept me coming back for years.

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  • anonymous (13th July 2017)

    Came from USA, unfortunately very low snow conditions. The resort is very nice in a gorgeous setting. Food is fantastic, 4 meals...

  • Sarah Johnson (16th September 2015)

    Portillo is my hands down favorite ski area due to the incredibly friendly people, the insane amount of powder, and the advanced...

  • B (31st December 2010)

    echoing a lot of other reviews about the cruise ship vibe. to avoid this you can catch a roundtrip day bus from...

  • papi6022 (5th September 2010)

    I really wanted to like Portillo, but frankly it's mediocre in most aspects. The vertical is not great with all lifts accessing...

  • Randy Rogers (13th September 2009)

    Fortune has it that I was able to answer my phone while riding one of the steeper route out in the Oregon...

  • CASATOURS (24th February 2009)

    Portillo is nestled high up in the Andes on the border between Argentina and Chile and 25 miles from the base of...

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