Situated high in the Andes, this is a boutique resort with big skiing. Grand Hotel Portillo and its two cheaper annexes provide Saturday-to-Saturday ski vacations. Tío Bob's mountain restaurant has a gorgeous view of the Laguna del Inca, a brilliant blue lake below the snowy mountain peaks. Prices include accommodation for seven nights, eight days of skiing or snowboarding, four meals per day, and access to most après-ski activities. The coveted lakeview rooms are only
incrementally more expensive than mountain view.
Ruta 60 (Camino a Mendoza), Portillo, 2100000, Chile
2-2361–7000-hotel; 2-2263–0606-office in Santiago; 800-829–5325-toll-free in U.S.