TRAIL MIX

Overheated? Make like the Austrian men’s and U.S. women’s ski teams and wing it to Portillo, Chile, 100 miles north of Santiago. World Cup athletes train at the Andes resort each August, peak season for South American skiing, which this year runs through October 5. Aficionados rave about the boutique resort’s 2,500 vertical feet with views of several surrounding 19,000-foot peaks, complete with the sapphire Lake of the Incas at their base. With only one hotel and a limit of 450 skiers on-mountain, odds are you’ll rub poles with alpine’s elite. (800) 829-5325, www.skiportillo.com