La Parva

activities / Winter sports

Lonely Planet review

The most exclusive of Santiago's ski resorts, La Parva is definitely oriented toward posh families rather than the powder-and-party pack. Private cottages and condos make up ski base Villa La Parva, from where 14 lifts take you to its 30 runs, the highest of which starts at 3630m above sea level. Snow permitting, there's plenty of off-piste skiing here, too. The ski between La Parva and Valle Nevado or Farellones is also a favorite among more experienced skiers.