Portillos Ski School
has been one of the worlds finest for over 50 years. The Schools
excellence continues today under the direction of Michael Rogan, a year-round
ski professional. Four of the Schools directors in the past were
Olympic Gold Medal winners. Portillos first director was the famous
Emile Allais, French Champion of the 1930s. Emile was followed by other
greats such as Othmar Schneider, gold medallist in the 1952 Olympics in
Oslo; Stein Eriksen, Olympic gold medal winner also in 1952; and Pepi
Stiegler, a silver medallist in the games at Squaw Valley, and gold and
bronze medal winner in the Olympic games of Innsbruck.
PORTILLO SCHOOL: GROUP LESSONS Portillo
offers group lessons in all levels of skiing and snowboarding. With top-level
instructors and trainers and a low student-to-teacher ratio you will learn
quickly and enjoyably. Ski and boarding classes are also a great place
to learn to improve your technique, make new friends and get the most
out of the mountains. So once you arrive at Portillo, stop by the Ski
School office and register for group lessons.
lessons are for ages 7 years and up, of all ability levels. We will match
you with skiers or riders of compatible ability, from first timer to expert.
classes are held from 10:30am to noon and 3pm to 4:30pm. Participants
and instructors meet right outside the ski in & out access 15 minutes
before the beginning of classes.
PORTILLO SCHOOL: PRIVATE LESSONS Privates
are designed to offer individually tailored instruction for all ability
levels. These lessons are the fastest way to improve or learn the latest
tips and techniques. Our instructors will develop a class that meets your
specific needs and goals. Also privates offer a chance to take a class
with a couple of your friends or family members only.
classes are open from one to four students. Register at the Ski School
on the bottom level of the hotel.
classes can be taken from: Sunday
a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 n (two hours block depending on availability)
12:00 n. to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (two hours block depending on availability)
hour from 9 a.m. to o5 p.m.
We recommend that advanced skiers hire one of our guides for at least
one day so that they can discover the best off-piste runs to ski in Portillo.
Our guests who have done this in the past have always been satisfied they