La Parva ski resort is located in the Andes mountain range, 9,022 feet above sea level and 31 miles from the city of Santiago; it’s a unique, exclusive winter resort with the characteristics of a mountain village. Its modern ski slopes are perfectly visible from the center of the capital and provide a gorgeous backdrop for city dwellers. Its history began in the 1930s, when the then ambassador of Chile in France, Gabriel Gonzalez Videla, invited Courchevel ski instructor André Bessonay to get to know the Andes Mountains up close. Conceived in the 1950s, it is charming with its Alpine-style buildings that gracefully climb the slopes of the mountain range.
Southern Hemisphere July to September
Base - 8,333 feet
Top - 10,823 feet
40 SKI RUNS
At the village, La Marmita de Pericles serves great fondues - especially tomato - accompanied by a good wine in a cozy alpine setting, while El Montañes serves pizza, grilled meats, salad as well as wines and cocktails. For a break during a day of skiing, El Olimpo and El Mirador serve quick snacks with mountain views as the background.
La Parva offers Paintball, live shows and musicals, besides the ski school for kids between 6 and 12.
The parva has two sectors to lease equipment, Swallows sector and Parva Chica sector, where they can find equipment for all categories and ages.
The ski school of La Parva has ski lessons, snowboarding and telemark, for all levels from 3 years old. Classes can be private with a teacher at your disposal exclusively or collectively in a group of 8 people of the same level. Workshops are also provided for improvement in other ski modalities: competitions, freeride and freestyle. The teachers are professionals approved or titled for the ENISSCHAG (School national Ski and Snowboard from Chile). It is recommended to book the courses in advance.