Heli Skiing Portillo Chile

Heli Skiing Portillo is one of the premier ski operations in the Southern Hemisphere. It is well known for its unique in-bounds terrain with runs like Roca Jack, the Lake Run and the High Traverse. The heli skiing takes it up a notch as you lift up to views of Aconcagua.

Heli-Skiing is a great way to explore the surrounding terrain. Ski Portillo Heli skiing offers guests an opportunity to go out for the day or even for just a few runs. They price it by the run, so you can ski as much as your legs can handle. Some people start their day by a few runs of heli-skiing and then have the helicopter drop them at Portillo’s famous on-mountain lunch spot, Tio Bob’s. Others decide to spend the day out in the field heli-skiing till late afternoon. The quality of the skiing is comparable to anything that you would find in Alaska or Canada. It offers long powder-filled runs at different levels of difficulty. Sign up at the front desk and on a first come, first serve basis and Frank Coffey and his team will show you a day to remember.

From July to September during the Portillo ski season, depending on snow and weather conditions, guests who enjoy Heli skiing will be offered the services of a Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter.   Heli services are provided by the company Albatros, which will allow access to fresh powder snow in the mountains that surround the resort. Portillo will be responsible for providing a professional in charge of guiding skiers during Heli-ski trips.

Eurocopter’s AS350 B3 helicopter maintains the following characteristics:

  • Capacity of 4 passengers + Guide + Pilot
  • Low noise level
  • Leather interior
  • GPS navigation system
  • Luggage compartment