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“one of my favorite spots on the planet”

La Parva Ski Resort
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$145.00*
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Snow Hiking in The Andes from Santiago
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$68.00*
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Transfer from Valle Nevado, Farellones, El Colorado or La Parva Ski Resorts to...
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$175.00*
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Snowboard Lesson with Lunch and Transfer from Santiago
Ranked #63 of 514 things to do in Santiago
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Owner description: Located just 50 kilometers from Chile's capital Santiago. La Parva, is the most exclusive ski resort in Chile. Located 2750 meters above sea level, it offers a unique, and picturesque mountain village surrounded by views of untouched landscapes, and endless powder skiing.
Squaw Valley, California
1 review
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“one of my favorite spots on the planet”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

I love La Parva--really accessible, close to Santiago with a beautiful and adventurous road to get there. Once you are up there, you basically have the place to yourself. The grooming is great and the off-piste and lift-accessed backcountry is some of the best if you are willing to hike a bit and poke around. I've never waited in a liftline here, and you can get fresh tracks many days after a storm. The sunsets and views over the Andes and Santiago are incredible. There are a few restaurants up here and I love them all--St. Tropez has really good meat, seafood, and salad, and they make an excellent, traditional pisco sour. Next door is La Marmita which has amazing tomato-cheese fondue and manjar (dulce de leche, or caramel) dessert fondue. All in all, if you like spots off the beaten path and empty slopes, this feels like a true gem perched up on the slopes of the Andes with a true Chilean ski village feel.

Visited August 2013
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Ketchum, Idaho, United States
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“La Parva Powder”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

La Parva has the best terrain and lift service in the area. If you are an intermediate or advanced skier then La Parva is the place to go.

Visited August 2013
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States
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“Fun on and off the slopes”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The terrain at La Parva is comparable to any great resort in the world, the people are super friendly and welcoming, and the food is outstanding.

Visited August 2013
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Londonderry, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Most excellent, breathtaking in every direction!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

What a place, though the base area facilities are on the smaller scale the terraine more than makes up for it after all you go to a ski resort for skiing not just sitting at the bar or restaurant. even though I was there late season the resort went out of their way to make sure that acess was available to all runs necessary. Accomodations are also spacious and comfortable. Saint Tropes restaurant is great great portions and great tasing food, be sure to have the best Pisco Sour around. For an alternate food chouce take a short trip down mountain a way to Ferrolones and the restaurant El Montanes.

Visited September 2013
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Summit County, CO
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“Uncrowded weekdays, could find uncut lines 2 days after snowfall”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

I was at La Parva 2 days after it had snowed & could still find a few uncut lines. There were some long runs & good terrain, but it took a few lifts to get to them & repeat them. As a skier, I didn't mind the surface lifts but snowboarders might not enjoy 2/3 uphill capacity being serviced by "platters". I heard it was a popular Santiago ski area so weekends may be busier, but I found that on a Friday I could just ski up to the lifts. The black expert runs were fun but not as tough as US Rocky Mountain ones. The Fabres chair & terrain were closed, maybe open on weekends. Views are magnificent! Like most European & S. Am resorts, people were hanging out at the restaurants rather than on the slopes. Food was ski area pricey but good. I was confused at first between the 2 sides, Alpha & Chica. Maps & signage were in Spanish only. It's all above timberline, so I suggest sitting out snow days as you'll be skiing in whiteout conditions. My day was a beautiful, warm (it cools toward 3:30), blue sky experience.

Visited August 2013
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