Camino Internacional (Mendoza) s/n, , Portillo, 05
The food at Portillo is just incredible. You'll be served a full continental breakfast, a 3 course lunch and dinner and a 5 o'clock tea. Waiters are very kind and will try to accomodate to all your needs making changes to the menu as you desire. At first it feels strange to stop skiing at noon and eat a shrimp cocktail and a filet mignon with...more
At least one day per week during September, the ski store located in the hotel's lobby offers a 50% off every item. So you'd better ask about this special day or wait to make your purchases. Many things result a bargain after such discount. How about a North Face goretex jacket for $150?
What to buy: Gloves and sunglasses are specially a good buy
Medical services at the Portillo Hotel are very expensive. You'd better check if you medical plan covers your trip to Chile or contract a medical insurance for that week. I injured my leg and it costed me $120 just to see the doctor and get an X-ray plaque. Some credit cards will cover those expenses. My Amex did.more
It can sometimes be that military is watching to the tourists, because it´s just a few kilometers to the border with Argentina. Beware of taking photos like this if there are soldiers here. I had luck and so nothing happend to me. But I only wanted to photograph the mountains and I didn´t know that the orange building is a military base ....more
Kids 8 years old and up qualify as adults when renting equipment and ski classes so check the hidden costs of these services when planning your trip to Portillo.
Group classes are held from 10:30am to noon and 3 pm to 4:30 pm so don't count on leaving your kids at the ski school all day long as you may be used to in your local area.
... are different in South America and so I also wanted to have a memory of the traffic sign there. Therefore I asked someone in my travel group to take a picture of me next to the traffic sign ...