Ski Chile

Portillo Snow Report for 14 Jul 2019

Ski Chile

Portillo Snow Report for 14 Jul 2019

Our Snow Report for Portillo brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Portillo snow report shown below was updated on 14 Jul 2019. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Portillo.

Portillo Snow Report Issued: 14 Jul 2019

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Most recent snowfallon 30 Jun 2019
Fresh snow depth:31 cm

Fresh snow depth
Upper / Lower
Snow Depth, cm
TopNew Snow at Top: -
Good pisteOn pistePacked powder or groomed snow
PowderOff piste-
Resort runsResort runsOpen

Resort Ski Report:6 out of 14 Lifts open. 12 of 20 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 31cm (12 inches) of snow fell over 30 hours between Friday 28 of June at 2PM and Saturday 29 of June at 8PM -04 at the mid mountain level. Compacted depth will be less.

*User Snow Reports: these can only be submitted by registered users. If you would like to submit user snow reports, or become a resort manager to make more in-depth updates to this resort's information, please contact us.

Snow Reports for Nearby Resorts

Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 3 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Tue Wed Thu

(2340m — 3480m)

snow report 2 days ago

52 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 39 cm
16 days ago
Mid station 2910 m
3550m 3600m 3500m

(2699m — 3669m)

snow report 2 days ago

57 km away

La Parva webcam
Packed powder or groomed snow 47 cm
16 days ago
Mid station 3184 m
3600m 3600m 3550m

(2859m — 3669m)

snow report 2 days ago

59 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 52 cm
16 days ago
Mid station 3264 m
3600m 3600m 3500m

(2240m — 3430m)

snow report 2 days ago

257 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 43 cm
16 days ago
snow showers
Mid station 2835 m
3200m 2900m 2650m

(1540m — 2400m)

snow report 2 days ago

463 km away

Packed powder or groomed snow 9 cm
partly cloudy
heavy snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1970 m
3150m 2300m 2000m

Notes on the Portillo Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Portillo. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Portillo piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Portillo snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Portillo, the Portillo weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Portillo weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Portillo, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Portillo. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Portillo snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Portillo snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Portillo snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Portillo snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Portillo, study the Portillo piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Portillo snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Portillo on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Portillo (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Portillo Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Portillo snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.