In a world that is contently changing, there is one spot nestled in the Chilean Andes that never seems to change. Famous as the place that skiers and snowboarders go to chase winter, Portillo is a skier’s summer paradise. Francesca Pavillard-Cain and Brennan Metzler team up to tackle some of the Southern Hemisphere’s best terrain alongside fellow PSIA instructors at Ski Portillo. An ode to Warren’s beginnings as a ski instructor, Pavillard-Cain and Metzler reflect on the significance of passing the knowledge of skiing and snowboarding on to new generations to enjoy the lifelong magic of snow-riding in the mountains. And it never hurts when there is a heli-skiing payoff.


Skis, helicopter

Francesca Pavillard-Cain, Brennan Metzler