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 15 lifts take you to its 48 runs, the highest of which starts at 3574m above sea level.

Snow permitting, there's plenty of off-piste skiing here too. The ski between La Parva and Valle Nevado or El Colorado is also a favorite among more experienced skiers.