If there is one thing that makes Portillo, Chile special, besides its amazing terrain, it is the people who are part of it. The owners and the staff that have been there season after season and witnessed families return to the ski resort, one generation after the other, and of course the guests. Resort owner Henry Purcell РPortillo leader and the man behind the resort has seen a lot in the 60+ years of operation does a chairlift interview with SNOW going up the famous Juncalillo chairlift that crosses above the famous switchbacks of the Caretera International.

Portillo is known for its ability to captivate, and year after year even the most seasoned of guests book again and again. Their love for this yellow and blue hotel in the middle of the Andes is what keeps them coming back. It’s the cruise-ship feeling of intimacy and being “part of the scene” as owner Henry Purcell explains that makes Portillo so special and that keeps friends and families coming back every season.