PORTILLO

Portillo is a ski resort in South America, located in the Andes mountains of Chile. In the Valparaiso Region, it is near the city of Los Andes, and 160 km (100 mi) by vehicle from Santiago. Its hotel sits at an Elevation of 2,880 m (9,450 ft) above sea level, and the highest lift reaches 3,310 m (10,860 ft). The lowest lift loads at 2,548 m (8,360 ft), yielding a vertical drop of 762 m (2,500 ft). Ski Portillo has 35 named runs and 14 lifts.

Plans to build the ski area were drawn up in the 1930s. Construction began in 1942 and the ski area was opened in 1949. Several of the ski lifts on the west side of the valley were destroyed by avalanches in 1965 and were rebuilt in time for Portillo to host the Alpine World Ski Championships in August 1966. Portillo has since become one of the principal destinations for ski racers to train during the Northern Hemisphere summer and hosts the national ski teams of Austria, Italy, and the United States.

The summit of the mountain (Ojos de Agua) climbs to 4,222 m (13,852 ft). Nearby peaks include Los Tres Hermanos at 4,751 m (15,587 ft) and La Paraya at 4,831 m (15,850 ft).Aconcagua, the highest peak in the western and southern hemispheres, is nearby at 6,961 m (22,838 ft), which exceeds any peak in Europe, Africa, and North America; only the Himalayas, Karakoram, and Tien Shan in Asia are higher.

Details of the tour

This center is the oldest and traditional in Chile, for Professional Skiers.

Duration

10 hours

Price per person / min. 2 pax – max. 4 pax

CLP$75.000 or USD$125.00

Included

Private Bilingual Tour Guide
Private Transportation
Passenger Transportation Insurance
100% Flexibility
Mineral water

Not included

Voluntary Tipping
Lunch fee
Day Ticket

Tour news

Esta temporada 2018 contaremos con una nueva pista de nivel intermedio, “El Gaucho” llamada así por el mero gaucho, ave típica de la zona de los valles cordilleranos de Chile. La extensión de esta pista es de 310 metros y está ubicada en la zona de la bajada del tren.

Fuente: http://www.skiportillo.com/noticia/nueva-pista-en-nuestras-montanas/