Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club

Portillo, Chile

with a side trip to Santiago

September 2022

(dates to be announced)

7 days

Price:  $3,150

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip air between Chicago and Santiago
  • Transportation to the Portillo Ski Area
  • 4 nights lodging in Portillo at the Hotel Portillo (double occupancy) 
    • Full board
    • Lift tickets daily
  • 3 nights lodging in Santiago at 5 star Hyatt Centric Las Condes (double occupancy).


Over the past 60 years, Portillo has earned a reputation as an excellent destination for skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. The snow quality in Portillo is excellent and is often likened to that of the Rocky Mountains. Skiers of all skill-levels find what they are looking for on a mountain and come back year after year.

Here is a general breakdown of the terrain:

  • Beginner -15%
  • Intermediate – 30%
  • Advanced – 30%
  • Expert – 25%

The ski area features 1,235 acres of skiable terrain, 14 lifts and 35 runs.  Beginner and intermediate runs are groomed nightly.  Off-piste runs are challenging and steep, and the powder is often deep.  The bowls and shoots perfectly collect the light, dry snow and the above-tree-line landscape turns into a white playground.  Pair this with frequently sunny, blue skies and it is easy to understand why many guests, even professional skiers, say they’ve had some of their best ski days at Portillo.  The rate at Hotel Portillo includes:

  • Full Board 
  • Lift tickets daily

Side trip to Santiago.

We take a bus to Santiago and stay at the Hyatt Centric for three nights, from September 9th through the 12th.  The Hyatt Centric Las Condes is one of the 5-star hotels in Santiago, Chile and is located in the modern district of Las Condes. Offering an ideal location to explore the city, the hotel is close to metro transit, providing a convenient connection to discover Santiago's popular historical spots. This bustling area is surrounded by trendy restaurants, specialty shops, local cafes, and more.  The hotel rate in Santiago  includes:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • All transfers

 Payment plan to be determined.

 A passport is required for this trip and your passport expiration must be more than 6 months after our return to the USA (i.e. after 3/30/2023).

For information on availability, contact the trip leader:

     John Gamble    630-761-9550

* NOTE: All taxes that are currently in effect, including airline taxes are included in the price.   Please note any additional airline tax or fuel surcharge imposed before our final ticketing is beyond our control and will require an adjustment in the final price.   Any fuel surcharge imposed on our ground transfers is also beyond our control and will require an adjustment.  Also, currency exchange rate fluctuations may affect final payment.

In order to protect your investment in this trip, the Snowdrifters Ski Club strongly recommends that you consider purchasing travel insurance.  Trip cancellation happens for a variety of reasons.  After certain dates the Club will be assessed penalties and will not be able to recover all or any of your deposit or final payment. You could lose your entire deposit or entire total payment depending on the date of cancellation. But trip cancellation is not the only reason for considering travel insurance. A good policy will also cover you during the trip for items including emergency medical treatment and transportation, and lost, stolen or damaged baggage.

You can purchase a policy any time prior to starting the trip, but additional benefits such as coverage of pre-existing conditions are available if you purchase within a certain time limit after you make the trip deposit to the Snowdrifters Ski Club. So you should make a decision as soon as possible.  And remember that you can sign-up for trip insurance by selecting "Our Trips" and "Insurance" from the menu at the left.  You can access a special policy available to ski club members from Travel Guard at a price of 7% of the trip cost, regardless of your age. Please review the Certificate of Insurance for details of the coverage.

  • Travel Insurance Info: All Seasons Travel Plan
    •      Tour Operator:  Snow Tours
           Airline:  United Airlines
    •      Booking Trip Cost: 1 person: $2,315 = Premium - $162.05
    •                                  2 person: $4,630 = Premium - $324.10

Sounds great, how do I sign up?

You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application.  

Already a member?  First, click on this link to obtain the forms for the trip liability waiver and refund policy.  Fill these out and sign them.

If you plan to sign up in person at a meeting, click here to obtain a registration form.  Bring all three completed forms to the next meeting along with your payment.

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