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High Society: Skiing in Portillo, Chile

Posted on 23 May 2011

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The scene at Tio Bob's at Portillo, Chile

By Everett Potter

Portillo sits in a wonderland of knife-edged peaks and turquoise lakes, where Chile’s Andes Mountains climb 19,000 feet into the sky. Yet despite the stark vistas and the distance from civilization, this mountain outpost breathes elegance and polish, a living tribute to what skiing used to be. And, to the guests who return year after year, what it still is. Why is Portillo, Chile one of my favorite places in the world. Read the rest of my article at Ski magazine

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3 Responses to “High Society: Skiing in Portillo, Chile”

  1. David Owen says:


    Great article in Ski! The way you paint the experience with your words reminds me too of why I visit Portillo every August. I hope to run into you there one day for some turns and a vino tinto at Tio Bob’s.

    David Owen

  2. cris says:

    ski spot is too small, not interesting at all.

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