The Portillo Experience: Tips for Your Best Ski Vacation

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Obviously, there was no way I could write about Portillo in only 700 words. If you’re still with me on day three, thank you! I hope that means you’re inspired to go to this amazing, historic and unique resort. Today, I’m sharing a few of the tricks and tips we learned at Portillo to make […]

No Kids, No Problem: Portillo for Couples and Friends

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While I may have felt badly about leaving my sons at home when my husband and I skied Portillo in August, any cares my husband might have had evaporated with his first taste of Chilean wine. Just as Portillo has special family weeks and programming in July, in August the resort has two special wine […]

Plan Now for Summer Family Skiing at Portillo, Chile

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We first heard of Portillo when our sons were ski racing. During the summer, when our boys were practicing lacrosse and mountain biking, we’d hear whispers about other families winging off to Chile for summer ski training, enjoying endless winter and sharing slopes, if not coaches, with the United States Ski Team. “We’ve got to get there,” I’d tell my […]

Finding Silver Linings in Silverton

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A guest post by Rachel Walker. When I first skied Silverton Mountain many years ago, I left in an ambulance. Until now, I haven’t told many people that. It’s kind of embarrassing. At the time I was an editor at Skiing magazine and on assignment for a different publication. The ski journalist is not supposed […]

Ski Trail Names Tell of Wonder, Peril and Exhilaration

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A guest post from Duane Allen. Each year, millions of people travel far and wide to the world’s ski and snowboarding resorts. Besides the feeling of the crisp air on our faces and the thrill of gliding down some of Earth’s steepest slopes, what drives us to these frosty trails? I think it’s the cute […]