Immersed between the rugged mountains of the Andes, lies the Lake of the Inca, locally known as “Laguna del Inca”. The lake, which changes in colors from stunning emerald green to deep blue, can be viewed throughout the Portillo ski resort. It is often described as “the Jewel of the Andes”. You can find good views of the Lake from Tio Bobs, many of the runs, as well as the living and dining room. There are also great views from balcony and the Lake View rooms. If your looking for a change from skiing, you can rent snow-shoes from the Ski rental shop and take a guided walk around the lake. In summer, the Lake attracts those wanting to leave the city behind and enjoy a few days stay at Portillo’s Chalets.