Review of snowboarding and skiing in Portillo Chile.
Portillo Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1949 the Chilean ski resort Portillo lies at 2972 metres altitude in the ? region of the Chilean Andes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 3109m Portillo ski area is snow sure. Over 50 snow cannons ensure artificial Portillo snow making covers ?km of ski trails, which equates to around 50 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Portillo (Chile) is Santiago at a distance of 160km or approximately ? minutes driving time. Portillo ski season runs from June to October.
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Skiing in Portillo
Skiing Portillo you'll enjoy 34 pistes and trails and that means approximately 22km of ski runs. Portillo lifts number 12 with the capacity to uplift 11000 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Chilean ski resort of Portillo is over 3.4km long.
Portillo Ski Area
Portillo ski area has ?% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, ?% intermediate, ?% advanced ski slopes and ?% for expert skiers - the most difficult Portillo piste is the ?km Roca Jack run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can't ski Portillo after dark.
Portillo for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Portillo
If you snowboard Portillo you'll want to know that, of the 12 ski lifts in total, 7 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Portillo snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Portillo snowboard facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Portillo for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Portillo Apres Ski
The apres ski Portillo scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
2 apres ski bars 3 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Aerobics, Basketball, Beauty Parlour, Board Games, Climbing, Internet Cafe, Heliskiing, Kids Entertainment Live Entertainment, Pool, Stretching, Volleyball, Weight Room.
Portillo for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Portillo Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
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The Chilean ski resort of Portillo ski resort is also known as Portillo and has the following common misspellings:
Portillo ski area has ski slopes which face S, N
The direction which the various Portillo ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Portillo ski resort has ski slopes facing S, N.
Portillo for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Portillo reviews, 4 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.