Backcountry Skiing in Portillo

Humungous mountains, stunning lakes, excellent snow. Portillo in Chile has all of this and more, and backcountry skiing is the perfect way to see it all!

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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.

Some of the backcountry skiing can be quite tough, so being fit and in good shape before arriving is paramount, as it will ensure you enjoy everything more.

Despite being sunnier than most ski resorts, in winter the temperatures can get very cold, so pack appropriately so as not to get caught out, and to maximise your comfort and enjoyment.




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Generally mild, but Winters get quite cold, with temperatures often dropping below freezing.




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How to get there

Just 160km from Santiago, there are regular shuttle buses, including from the airport.

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Best time to visit

June-August, when the weather is coldest and the snowfall is heaviest.






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