Skiing in Chile - Backcountry Edition

The famous Portillo pool!

From legendary and top rated ski resorts like Portillo, Valle Nevado, and La Parva, to the volcanic snow-blanketed terrain of Nevados de Chillan, the Chilean Andes Mountains leave little flatland. Chili is a paradise for skiing and snowboarding during the South American winter, June to October. No wonder Outside Magazine has named Chile the world’s best international adventure hub.

Join GoPro athlete Chris Davenport as he takes us to one of the best lines in the world. Nestled in the Chilean Andes is Ski Portillo, an old mining town turned world-renowned ski resort home to some of South America’s best terrain. Just outside the ski area boundary is a couloir called the Super C. It’s a huge climb from the ski area, but it all pays off with a 1,706-meter (5,600 ft.) descent.