Chili’s Ski Portillo is the recipient of the latest gift of snow thanks to El Niño. The resort has received 5.5 feet of snow since Aug. 5, with more predicted. The road to/from Portillo is closed to traffic until at least Sun., Aug. 8 when it is hoped Chilean snowplows will be able to open it. Weather sites are forecasting El Niño will continue to deliver copious amounts of fresh powder this season.
Chile’s Ski Portillo is putting a freeze on ski week prices for its 2015 season that runs June 20-Oct. 3, keeping 2014 costs. They’ve also added new mini ski week options and complimentary ski rental and group lessons in July packages.