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Stop Press! >> Press Release 5.2012 - Summer Skiing and Wine Tasting in Portillo, Chile
Press Release 5.2012 - Summer Skiing and Wine Tasting in Portillo, Chile PDF Print E-mail


Wine tasting and skiing in Portillo plus a complimentary night at the

Santiago Ritz-Carlton and free transfers to Portillo!


Ski Portillo, Chile. – From August 25th until September 1th, 2012, Wine Festival Week will give guests the opportunity to learn at no additional charge more about the wonderful world of Chilean wine and their winemakers who offer personally crafted tastings every afternoon as part of après-ski activities in the comfort of Hotel Portillo.



Wine Fest is combined with the promotion of a complimentary night at the Santiago Ritz-Carlton and transfers to and from Ski Portillo. (*)


Each afternoon guests will be able to wind down while enjoying and learning about the different Chilean Wines; passengers will be able to talk to the winemakers and try different kinds of the best wines. At the end of the presentation, there are some games where the person in charge of the vineyard, asks questions about his presentation, and if the guest answers right, they might be able to take a bottle of wine for dinner. All of this comes with no extra cost to guests.


(*)The hotel stay at the Ritz-Carlton Santiago has to be taken immediately before or after the week at Ski Portillo. Ski Portillo reservations department will make the reservation for the guest.   Transfers are based on group shuttles.


About Ski Portillo:

Ski Portillo is an all-inclusive ski resort for only 450 guests, set amidst the high Andes of Chile, with spectacular views of the ‘Laguna del Inca’ and the most incredible powder snow in the Southern Hemisphere. Packages go from Saturday to Saturday and include 07 nights lodging, 04 meals a day, lift tickets and use of all hotel facilities and activities.


With the ski season about to open in a month’s time on June 16th, and having already received some great snowfalls, Ski Portillo is preparing to receive its visitors from all over the world! UK guests can enjoy skiing instead of suffering the wet weather at home. has named Ski Portillo as one of the top 10 coolest All-Inclusive Vacations


Other Special Weeks:

*Chilean Wine Week, now on its 11th year (Aug 4-11) - hosts every afternoon a different vineyard and winemaker giving tasting sessions and dinners.

*Friends Week (Aug 18-25), a week designed for friends for bonding and enjoying life, good people, great skiing and the beautiful Andes Mountains. There are many activities during that week, dance, relax, après-ski parties, cocktail parties, a black and white party, afternoon events at Tio Bob’s, adventure and ski movie showings, wine tastings, a visiting master chef, and a guest ski race called the Bog Purcell Cup. This is a great week for groups of men or women, singles and couples.

*Wine Fest/ Portillo’s Insider’s Ski Camp, (Aug 25 – Sep 1), the newest addition to the special weeks. Ski Portillo will combine small group instruction with the finest pros from Portillo’s famed ski school, as well as daily wine tastings.

*9th Annual Ski with the Superstars (Aug 11-18), where renowned athletes, such as extreme skiing champion Chris Davenport, teach participants on Portillo’s endless expert terrain.

* Kim Reichhelm’s Guided Adventure Skiing for Adults, (Aug 4-11), a classic guided week for building confidence in the off-piste terrain of Ski Portillo.

*John Clendenin’s 12th Annual Clendenin Method Camp (Sep 8-18)

*The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offers a Summer Skiing Camp as a Kids’ race and Free Skiing Camp on Aug 18-25.

*Children Ski Free Weeks: an offer where parents may bring a child between the ages of four and twelve and receive a free week for their children. The dates for the Children Ski Free Weeks are June 16-23, June 23-30, Sep 1-8, Sep 8-15, Sep 15-22 and Sep 22-29. This offer is only valid for a maximum of one child per family. From Sep 25-Oct 2, Ski Portillo offers the Two Children Ski Free Week, where parents can bring up to two children between the ages of four and twelve at no additional cost.

* Family Weeks: these weeks are designed for the whole family during the school vacations, with special activities to keep the whole family entertained, including a children’s fashion show, snow sculptures and more. During these weeks, parents and children participate in activities together, great to create lasting memories in the spectacular mountain setting. Family Weeks are on July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28 and July 28 – Aug 4.



Getting to Portillo

Guests fly into Santiago International Airport (LAN is Portillo’s preferred partner with flights from London via Madrid to Santiago de Chile). The drive to Portillo takes a little over 2 hours and offers magnificent scenic views. Transportation is not included in the price, but can be arranged by contacting Portillo Tours & Travel; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Tel: (in Santiago) +(56-2) 263 0606, or through other transportation companies in Santiago. It is recommended arranging transportation, as guests do not need a car while at Portillo.

For reservations at Ski Portillo, please contact your local travel agency or tour operator in the UK, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , phone +(56-2) 263 0606, fax +(56-2) 263 0595, or visit


To request the rates of Ski Portillo, please contact Martina at TravelTradeUK This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Ski Portillo also owns and operates Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa, located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, and the new Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, which opened in December 2011 in Chilean Patagonia.


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