Chilean ski resort plants invitation at DIA

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An advertisement for Portillo, a ski resort in the Andes, hangs at DIA. (Amy DiPierro)

A South American mountain is beckoning to Colorado ski bums stuck in the summer doldrums.

Portillo, a resort in the Andes Mountains in Chile, has hung its banner among the A gates at Denver International Airport in hopes of hooking Colorado skiers seeking a powder fix to tide them over in the dog days of summer.

For those feeling tempted: according to its website, Portillo has seen 4.7 fresh inches in the past week, boasts a 2,500-foot vertical drop and limits its 1,235 acres of ski-able terrain to a maximum of 450 people daily.

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An advertisement for Portillo, a ski resort in the Andes, hangs at DIA. (Amy DiPierro)

A South American mountain…

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