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Pay 2008 Prices for 2009 at Portillo

Book your Portillo ski vacation before Dec. 31, 2008, and pay 2008 prices for the 2009 season.

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PORTILLO, CHILE – (Oct. 20, 2008) –

After completing the 2008 season with above average snowfall and all hotels booked to capacity, Ski Portillo Chile announces the 2009 ski season will run from June 13 – Oct. 3, 2009. Guests booking a 2009 ski-week prior to Dec. 31, 2008 will receive 2008 prices, including seven-night accommodation, seven-day lift ticket, and four meals daily. Prices are in US Dollars, so there is no exchange risk.

Named one of the Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World, Portillo is the oldest and most exclusive resort in South America and combines old-world elegance, breathtaking scenery and epic skiing. Portillo accommodates only 450 guests per week, so there are never lift lines or crowded slopes. Vast stretches of untouched terrain and freshly groomed runs beckon skiers of all abilities.

For information or to book a vacation to Portillo (including flights), call toll-free from the U.S., 1.800.829.5325 or email

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Portillo offers many special weeks during the season, including the following:

>>>Chilean Wine Week: Weeks of Aug. 1 – 8 and Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
Featuring daily wine tastings, wine knowledge courses, a guest ski/snowboard race and après ski wine party, Portillo’s eighth annual Wine Week showcases top traditional and up-and-coming Chilean wineries. (No extra cost)

>>>Ski with the Superstars Week: Aug. 15th – 22nd, 2009
Participants will have the opportunity to spend the week mastering the steeps and deeps of the Chilean Andes with Chris Davenport and other top freeskiing champions.

RATES (based on ski-weeks purchased prior to Dec. 31, 2008)

Hotel Portillo:

Prices begin at US$1,450 a person at Hotel Portillo and include seven nights’ accommodation, seven-day lift tickets, and four meals daily.

In addition to the grand Hotel Portillo, there are options for the budget conscious. For die-hard skiers and snowboarders, the Octagon Lodge and Inca offer no frills, lower bills:

Octagon Lodge:

Prices begin at US$890 per person and include accommodations with four bunk beds and a private bathroom, meals in the Hotel Portillo Dining Room and lift tickets.

Inca Lodge:

With prices beginning at US$590 per person for a week of accommodations, lift tickets and meals, the Inca Lodge offers the lowest rates in Portillo. Lodging accommodations consist of a small room with four bunk beds and community bathrooms as well as meals in the self-service restaurant.

Convenient Access:

American, Continental, Delta, and LanChile all provide service to Santiago International Airport, with daily flights available to Santiago from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and New York.