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  • Summer skiing in Portillo, Chile
    Summer skiing in Portillo, Chile
    San Francisco world travelers should know that, between Mammoth Mountain, the Lake Tahoe resorts and Big Bear, California rivals Utah and Colorado for having the best ski resorts in North America.You would think, at the end of the season, skiers...
  • Referee dies after severe punch to the head from soccer player
    Referee dies after severe punch to the head from soccer player
    Authorities say the teen punched 46 year-old Ricardo Portillo in the head Saturday evening after the youth was called for a foul during a soccer game in Salt Lake City.The 17-year-old teenager was playing goalie during a game at Eisenhower Junior...
  • Skiing on the Fourth of July
    Skiing on the Fourth of July
    What a difference a year makes. Last year, 2011, Arapahoe Basin was open in Colorado until July 4th. Other ski resorts in Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain in California stayed open until the Holiday. Fast forward to 2012 and you are lucky to see any...
  • Summer Skiing: Portillo, Chile
    Summer Skiing: Portillo, Chile
    The first measurable snow occurred in Colorado on September, 15th. If you are looking for a quick fix of skiing, head south to Portillo, Chile. Located only 2 hours away from Santiago and Santiago's international airport, Portillo is easy to...
  • Summer skiing: Beat the heat in Portillo
    Summer skiing: Beat the heat in Portillo
    After a slow start to the season, Portillo, a well known ski resort, in Chile recently received a whole lot of snow. If your suffering from the humidity and heat across much of the U.S. maybe a South American ski vacation is the call. Portillo is...
  • Lindsey Vonn
    Summer skiing: U.S. Women’s Ski Team trains in Portillo
    Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso were just some of the familiar faces training in Portillo, Chile this summer. Some of the Women’s team members from the U.S. ski team spent time training downhill, slalom, super G, and giant slalom in Portillo...
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    Summer skiing: Portillo, Chile
    As North America gets ready for its coming winter season, Portillo in Chile is open for the last week of the season. While there is not as much snow on average for Portillo, they received 2 inches overnight on the 12th of September. Thus, the...
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    Summer skiing: Portillo, Chile
    As North America gets ready for its coming winter season, Portillo in Chile is open for the last week of the season. While there is not as much snow on average for Portillo, they received 2 inches overnight on the 12th of September. Thus, the...