During the last fifty years Portillo has won the reputation of being an incomparable place for skiers and snowbordistas. Ski and snowboard experience is enhanced by tracks with very little waiting in lifts. Portillo offers equipment rentals including ski, snowboard, boots, poles and ski of last generation. In addition, offer service of group ski lessons and private every day and only private daily Saturday. For our visitors per day we offer restaurant self-service and Uncle Bob s. Portillo is the oldest ski resort in South America and its history is an important part of the history of skiing. A history of men and mountains, dreams and achievements in the wonderful world of the Portillo ski celebrated his 50th birthday in 1999. Fifty wonderful years and look forward to the next 50 years.
The ski center has not changed much over the years. It is a unique centre. Nobody gets up early, meals are social events, dinner is late. Yet there are no queues up the lifeline, nor many people skiing in the snow powder. Life is baggy and lends itself to make new friends. There are twelve lifts, including five of Chair, but lifts Va et Vient, designed by Jean Pomagalski in the 1960s to allow access to the higher courts of the Roca Jack and Condor, they still remain there to defy the experts and offering access to a great skiing in snow powder to open court and countless narrow steep steps.
Ski and hospitality experiences are unique in Portillo. We offer a single large hotel, with various types of rooms, and the Octagon lodges and Inca. There is no village near which means that Portillo is self-sufficient, such as a cruise on top of the Cordillera de los Andes. Portillo has become, through its more than 50 years of history, one of the centers of ski with greater importance and tradition.