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It's Winter in Chile, and We're Hitting the Slopes

Where: Portillo, Chile
August 19, 2014 at 3:08 PM | by | ()

It might still be sweltering in many parts of the States, but it's wintertime here in Chile.

This week, we're getting an early start on the traditional North American ski season in Portillo, located in the Andes about two and half hours from Santiago. It's where many Olympians and celebrity skiers come to train during the "offseason." We're here to soak all that in, as well as investigate how Portillo differs from Santiago's other ski region, Valle Nevado.

So far, along with the winter scenery has come bright, blue days of sunshine. Pictured above is the lagoon at Portillo, visible from the rooms of the hotel and many of the trails on the mountain. Stay tuned as we bring you more in-depth coverage from this destination ski area on the border of Chile and Argentina.

[Photo: Will McGough]

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