With loads of ski resorts, skiing has become one of the specialties of Chile. In fact, Chile is probably the best skiing destination in Latin America. Situated on one of western hemisphere's highest peaks, Portillo Ski resort is the most popular one enticing skiers with finest deep-powder snow. Open to public since 1949, it was the venue for the World Alpine Ski Championship in 1966. There are slopes for novice skiers as well slopes that are next to impossible for pro skiers. Nestling at 9,233 feet, it offers you stunning glimpses of nearby snowcapped peaks.