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Heliskiing in Ski Portillo, Chile- The Ultimate Luxury

September 18, 2013 Ski No Comments Email Email

For skiing and snowboarding aficionados, the ultimate ski-in-summer experience is a ski week in Ski Portillo, Chile.

To make the ski week even more sublime, Ski Portillo offers heliskiing in the Andes Mountains from mid-June until the end of September, providing guests access to endless untracked powder terrain in the surrounding mountains.

Portillo’s heliskiing service utilizes a state-of-the-art GPS-equipped Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter (operated by Suma Air), with a capacity of four passengers plus the heli-guide and the pilot. The low-noise helicopter features a leather interior to make the heli experience even more comfortable and luxurious.

Prices for Portillo heliskiing start at US$290 for the first run and US$195 for additional runs. Prices are per person are based on four skiers and one heli-guide.

Heli-Sightseeing

In addition to heliskiing for advanced skiers and boarders, sightseeing flights are available which allow all guests to discover the surroundings of Portillo by air, including the Laguna del Inca and the impressive mountains along the Chilean-Argentinian border, including Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. Take in the beautiful views while flying over the Mardones Valley and the winding road to Portillo. The rate for sightseeing flights for up to five passengers is US$950 for a 20-minute flight or US$450 for a flight from the base of Portillo to arrive in style at Tio Bob’s restaurant, mid-mountain on Portillo.

And for guests who want to arrive to Portillo by air, there is the option of flights from Santiago Airport (SCL) to Portillo for US$2,900 for up to five passengers and carry-on luggage.

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