Heidi Knauss, Portillo ski school legend is one of Portillo’s longest standing ski instructors and a favorite of many guests. A legend in Portillo, she has been teaching for over 40 years, ever since she first arrived from Switzerland on a boat trip that took over 3 weeks to go from Europe to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Heidi also teaches yoga at the hotel every night and plays the accordion every Thursday at the Sol de Portillo ski race awards ceremony.

Hear the story of her journey to Portillo, what keeps her coming back year after year and why this is her favorite place.