As Snow Hits the Northern Hemisphere, Ski Deals Abound in the Southern Hemisphere

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Ski-in-Summer at Ski Portillo: Book By Feb 28, 2013, and Save Nearly 10 Percent Off a Ski Week

Book by Feb. 28 and pay just US$1790 per person for a Hotel Portillo valley view room, US$1190 at the Octagon Lodge or US$800 at the hostel-style Inca Lodge.

Portillo, CHILE (January 2013) – The North American ski season is well underway, but the iconic Ski Portillo, Chile, which has been named one of the 10 best ski resorts in the world, has an enticing offer for guests to book a 2013 “Ski-in-Summer” vacation. For guests booking their all-inclusive ski week by Feb. 28, 2013, for travel from June 22 to Oct. 5, 2013, Portillo is offering 2012 prices, representing savings of nearly 10 percent on all-inclusive ski week. For this special early booking offer, per person prices start at US$1790 for a Hotel Portillo valley view room, US$1190 at the Octagon Lodge or US$800 at the hostel-style Inca Lodge.

For reservations, call 1.800.829.5325 or email More information on Ski Portillo is available at This special offer is for North American reservations only and is subject to availability, and a 50 percent deposit is required at the time of booking. It must be purchased by Feb. 28, 2013, and is valid only for Saturday – Saturday Ski Weeks for the 2013 season, and other restrictions may apply.

Popular weeks that are already planned for the 2013 season include Wine Week (Aug. 3 − Aug. 10), Friends Week (Aug. 17– Aug. 24), and WineFest (Aug. 24-31).

Ski weeks include the following: accommodations, four meals daily in the Hotel Portillo dining room (or at the cafeteria for Inca Lodge guests), lift tickets for up to eight days skiing, scheduled transfers from Santiago International Airport, and access to all resort amenities including the oversized hot tubs overlooking the Lake of the Incas, heated outdoor pool, fitness center and daily yoga and stretching classes.

Ski Portillo offers skiers a rare taste of a world long forgotten, rich in culture, family-owned hospitality and awe-inspiring beauty. Located approximately two hours from Santiago and accessible via direct flights from numerous North American cities, Ski Portillo is the dream South American ski destination. Its incomparable setting – on the shores of the Lake of the Incas and surrounded by 19,000-foot Andean peaks – delivers an unsurpassed experience with world-class skiing and snowboarding and excellent service thanks to a one-to-one guest-to-employee ratio. Families, singles, couples, groups of friends – as well as many national ski teams- all love Portillo for its beauty, wide open slopes and ample snowfall. The resort accommodates a maximum of 450 guests a week, eliminating crowds and lift lines, and affording guests the sensation of skiing at their own, private Andean resort.

Ski Portillo’s 14 lifts, including the famed Va et Vient lifts found only at Ski Portillo, access terrain catering to skiers of all abilities. Ski Portillo’s ski and snowboard school features the world’s most qualified instructors; nearly 100 percent instruct year-round, teaching at the finest resorts in the Northern Hemisphere when they are not in Portillo. While less-experienced guests will find wide-open and uncrowded slopes, Portillo is famed for its steeps, and the area is surrounded by easily accessed backcountry terrain. Ski Portillo’s instructors also provide expert off-piste guiding for experienced skiers.

2013 Season Prices
For ski weeks not booked by Feb. 28, 2013, prices for the 2013 season begin at US$1,950 at Hotel Portillo; US$1,300 at the Octagon Lodge, or US$950 at the Inca Lodge.

For reservations call toll free 1.800.829.5325, or email More information on Ski Portillo is available at Follow Ski Portillo on Twitter (@SkiPortillo) or Facebook.

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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