One of Chile’s most famous and popular ski resorts, Portillo has made a name for itself as a premier backcountry skiing destination. Located in the Andes mountains in the Valparaiso region, it is a mere 160km from the capital city of Santiago and is renowned as a fun and friendly area with stupendous views and rewarding slopes and backcountry to ski. Hire a certified guide and access Portillo’s backcountry terrain in the company of a local expert.
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What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Portillo?
Portillo is popular with South American skiers, however compared to other big resorts around the world it still feels relatively spacious and free of crowds, ensuring that your backcountry skiing experience here will be at a much more leisurely, peaceful pace.
Why should I choose Portillo for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
Ease of access
What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Portillo?
Generally mild, but Winters get quite cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.
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How can I get to Portillo?
Just 160km from Santiago, there are regular shuttle buses, including from the airport.
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When is the best time to travel to Portillo for Backcountry Skiing?
June-August, when the weather is coldest and the snowfall is heaviest.
Thanks for making the last minute arrangements with Cristobal for me. I had three great days in his company. Now looking forward to meeting Sebastian. Thank You very much for your help!
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