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Portillo, Inalterado

Portillo diehards wouldn’t have it any other way than old-school. See for yourself here.

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Stars paint the sky above Los Tres Hermanos 
(The Three Brothers), just beyond Laguna del Inca.

Stars paint the sky above Los Tres Hermanos 
(The Three Brothers), just beyond Laguna del Inca. “Inalterado” means unchanged.

Henry Purcell, the owner of Ski Portillo, moved to Chile when he was 28 years old to help his uncle with the ski area. “We decided years ago that we…

Henry Purcell, the owner of Ski Portillo, moved to Chile when he was 28 years old to help his uncle with the ski area. “We decided years ago that we were not going to develop here, that
 we were going to leave it without condominiums,” says Henry.

Henry Purcell airs it out back in the day at Portillo. 

Henry Purcell airs it out back in the day at Portillo. 

Crowds packed the Hotel Portillo for the 1966 Alpine World Ski Championships opening ceremony. 

Crowds packed the Hotel Portillo for the 1966 Alpine World Ski Championships opening ceremony. 

Mike Douglas heads to lunch.

Mike Douglas heads to lunch.

Ingrid Backstrom shreds lower El Estadio, on some of Portillo's 1,235-acre inbounds terrain. Read more about Portillo here. 

Ingrid Backstrom shreds lower El Estadio, on some of Portillo’s 1,235-acre inbounds terrain. 

Read more about Portillo here

Chris Davenport in Primavera, a backcountry zone accessed via the Roca Jack lift.

Chris Davenport in Primavera, a backcountry zone accessed via the Roca Jack lift. “We look across the valley wearing our ‘freeride goggles’ and see endless opportunities for skiing,” says Davenport. “So this place that looks small to some looks absolutely huge to us.” 

Superstars Camp instructors, from left to right: Mike Douglas, Ingrid Backstrom, Chris Davenport, Wendy Fisher, Chris Anthony, and Daron Rahlves.…

Superstars Camp instructors, from left to right: Mike Douglas, Ingrid Backstrom, Chris Davenport, Wendy Fisher, Chris Anthony, and Daron Rahlves. Davenport’s hosted his camp at Portillo for 13 years. 

Backstrom on the hotel deck, happy with the weather forecast. 

Backstrom on the hotel deck, happy with the weather forecast. 

George Rodney, 
2012 Junior Freeskiing Tour overall champion, back-flips
 his way to the Juncalillo lift. 

George Rodney, 
2012 Junior Freeskiing Tour overall champion, back-flips
 his way to the Juncalillo lift. 

From the pool, check out Los Tres Hermanos. Not too shabby. 

From the pool, check out Los Tres Hermanos. Not too shabby. 

The 2013 Portillo Superstars Camp group gathered on the hotel deck.Get more Chilean skiing here. 

The 2013 Portillo Superstars Camp group gathered on the hotel deck.

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