Hotel Of The Day: Hotel Portillo, Chile

Forget about Val-d’Isère or Aspen – one of the world’s most spectacular ski resorts is an off-season gem in Chile.

Surrounded by the Andes in central Chile; Portillo is a unique ski destination with just one hotel, the Hotel Portillo. The ski season at Portillo runs from June to October, with The U.S., Norwegian, Austrian, and Canadian national ski teams training here every August.

Where exactly is Hotel Portillo?

Situated on the edge of Laguna del Inca and surrounded by the Andes, Hotel Portillo is about a two-hour drive from Santiago.

Hotel Portillo

What’s so special about this hotel?

The bright yellow hotel has cosy rooms with spectacular views of the lake or valley – this is serious postcard material. There’s an impressive outdoor pool and hot tub, a cinema, bar and on site and slope side restaurants.

Cosy rooms in the bright yellow hotel Outdoor pool and hot tub in Hotel Portillo

Soak in the outdoor hot tubs with a glass of local Chilean wine after you’ve tackled the slopes

Skiers can take part in the weekly Sol de Portillo race and every Friday there is a torchlight parade. Oh, and did we mention the weekly Pisco Sour welcome drinks?

The outdoor hot tubs in Hotel Portillo

How much does it cost to stay here?

Rooms start from $2,400, and rise to $9,000. Prices include seven nights lodging (Saturday to Saturday), four meals per day, lift tickets, and access to Hotel Portillo’s fitness and entertainment facilities.

Hotel Portillo

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