Summer Skiing Adventure in Portillo, Chile!
Here's how your morning goes when you ski Portillo, Chile with us: wake up (to powder), go downstairs for stretching and huge breakfast with the best dang coffee ever and warmed milk, walk back upstairs to get your ski clothes on, downstairs to boot up (friendly boot room attendant has brilliant memory for faces so he can match 400 guests to their boots by day 2 usually), walk 10 paces outside, click into your bindings (did I mention your skis were right next to your boots at the ski check), slide over to one of the detachable quads, stand in NO LINE, just hang out talking with other adventurous skiers or national ski team members, and whoosh! -- you're lifted into the crisp air and high above the Andean cliffs and peaks.
You shred. You laugh. You learn. You make new friends. You try new things. And that's all before lunch...which is 4-courses long. And you get to take your boots off. It just doesn't get any better.
Here's how your afternoon goes: after your 4-course/choose anything you want lunch (slippers on feet), you grab a coffee and boot back up for a full afternoon of epic lines, great snow, exploring new terrain, and skiing with fun people while you chase your expert instructor around the mountain. Lifts close at 4:30 due to the late sunlight. At 5 pm you have a glorified afternoon snack called "Las Onces." This is a Chilean tradition and includes breads, cheeses, crackers, fruit, cookies, cakes, and tea or coffee. So yummy! Next up you hit the hot tub, sauna, massage, gym, or nap zone perhaps. NASTC offers tech talks on a variety of topics including ski technique, fitness, and of course your video from the day! Then you might head to the living room to play a game of chess, down to the basketball court or indoor climbing wall, or lounge in the bar before dinner. We eat "early"...at 8:30pm! (The second seating is at 10pm)! Dinner is....divine! Another 4 courses, fine wines, unlimited deserts...you won't want to leave - ever. After that its coffee and bed, or there's always the bar and disco for those with endless amounts of energy!
You in? Book now, our annual week sells out. We've been taking skiers to Portillo for nearly a quarter-century (since 1995)! Here's the link to grab your spot now: http://www.skinastc.com/international-skiing-adventures-portillo-chile/
Thanks for reading!