June 9, 2011
At Portillo, there’s a good chance you’ll share a Poma with Seth Morrison or Daron Rahlves. It’s the off-season training spot for the pros. It’s no wonder why. All above treeline, the terrain is point-and-go, from rock-lined chutes to wide-open bowls to impeccably groomed cruisers. Laps are punctuated by boots-off, white-tablecloth lunches, hot-tub soaks, Ping-Pong with the locals, and thumping disco. Stay at the all-inclusive, European-style Portillo Lodge, where ski history seeps from wooden walls decorated with trophies from the first World Cup races. Thanks to overnight flights from the U.S. and a two-hour drive from the Santiago airport, you can even ski the day you arrive.
May 3, 2010
Winter is just getting started in South America. Before you plan a ski trip to Argentina or Chile, read our 11 tips—on when to go, how to book a guided trip, and where to ski, stay, eat BBQ, and dance to disco. By Brigid Mander.
October 5, 2009
Beer, corn, and springtime touring in Portillo complete the South American summer adventure. Brigid Mander only hopes that ski season looms around the corner up North in her search for never-ending winter.
September 17, 2009
A South American cell phone company wants to film a commercial with big-mountain skiers. They'll pay for heli and sled skiing in Caviahue, on the border of Chile and Argentina. So who do they call? Our blogger, Griffin Post.