One of Chile's favorite ski resorts. It's not just amateurs who love Portillo's ultra-steep slopes: the US, Austrian and Italian national teams use it as a base for their summer training and the 200km/h speed barrier was first broken here.

Some of its terrain is apt for novices but it's hard-core powder junkies that really thrive. Altitudes range from 2590m to 3310m on its 20 runs, the longest of which measures 3.2km. The slopes are prepared daily, apart from expert runs like Cóndor, La Garganta and Roca Jack, which are left with their natural ice pack.