Backcountry skiing in Portillo area

Join Carlos, ACGM certified guide, for this ski trip in Portillo. You can go for one or several days in one of the best skiing terrains in South America!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

3 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Join me for this ski trip in Portillo, and enjoy some of the endless options for ski touring, free-ride, off-piste and backcountry skiing in this amazing region of the Andes range.

    Very known for his renowned hotel, Portillo and surroundings offer a great range of options to go ski touring. We can start from the hotel or take a car and explore the area. You will enjoy the best powder of Chile.

    Portillo is located at 2680 meters and was the first ski resort in South America. It’s just 164 km (2 hours drive) away from Santiago, Chile’s capital city. So you can even go skiing in Portillo for the day, and then go back.

    The resort and its surroundings are famous for its powder. Because of that, the terrain is great for freeriding. Besides, off-piste and backcountry areas include hiking some steep chutes like the ‘Super C’.

    The skiing season goes from June/July, to October. However, spring months (september, october) are the best for ski touring.

    So contact me if you want to go skiing in Portillo! We can organize an itinerary according to your level and available time. Actually, we can either go for a day tour or combine several spots in a multi-day trip.

    You can also look at other trips I organize, like ski touring in the Chilean volcanoes.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 3
    700 USD

    Group of 4
    225 USD

    Group of 5
    225 USD

    Group of 6
    225 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
     

    About the Guide

     
     

    My family brought me to the mountains of Portillo in the Andes, when I was barely 15 days old and I've been hocked ever since. Going there every year I´ve met great skiers and mountain people from all over the world and I was inspire by the adventure stories that brought them to these mountains. In my twenty’s I set out in search of that lifestyle, moved to the mountains and have been skiing and mountaineering ever since. Now after years exploring in the Andes and Patagonia, these are some of my favorite trips. Join me for some epic times!

    Full certified ski instructor of the Chilean and international association and 15 years of experience, working in Portillo, Mammoth and Jackson Hole ski schools, teaching all ages and levels, together with backcountry essentials and safety. Certified Ski and Mountaineering Guide and instructor of the Chilean Mountain Federation www.dt-feach.cl and technical comity member. Since 2005 I’ve guided multiple expeditions to Mount Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and many others that include 19000ft mountains, ski ascents and moderate alpine climbs, where I organize and take care of every detail for my own groups and sometimes for friends companies. Since 2004 I’ve guided heli-skiing in SkiPortillo and now in Third Edge Heli from Santiago and Farellones. Started in 1998 ski Touring with friends and then helping senior guides with their groups and been guiding my own clients since 2004, teaching skiing and guiding small groups.

     
     
    FROM 225 USDper person, per day
     

     

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