LA PARVA E EL COLORADO
La Parva is one of the 4 ski centers that are next to the capital of Chile: they are La Parva, El Colorado, Farellones and Valle Nevado, next to each other, and they use the same road: only 40 km – from the center of Santiago. It is a mountain village, at 2,800 m of altitude, and its proximity to the city made it a winter destination for Chileans: the place is all bungalows and condominiums, with a small and friendly infrastructure of service of the residents – and of the tourists who rent their villas. Connected to the stations along its tracks, La Parva offers the possibility of enjoying, as well as its 38 km ski area, plus 70 km of neighbors – a great total area of 108 km, almost always dry snow,
powder, and with many days of blue skies.
La Parva does not offer hotels, and the lodging of tourists is done by renting apartments or full bungalows, with equipped kitchen, for occupancy of 4 to 12 people, in different levels of comfort and value. With 14 skilifts, and a small but friendly mini-market structure, pub, 4 restaurants, ski and snowboard school, hire of equipment and clothes and discotheque, La Parva is a great alternative for groups of friends and large families with their economical prices – and its great neighborhood. At the top of the slopes of La Parva, there is a connection to the slopes of Valle Nevado – and this is one of the best tours of the resort: go out early and spend the day at that international complex – you will feel like an old connoisseur of the mountain.
El Colorado is a small snow station next to the Chilean capital. Very old, it was, like Farellones, always a leisure area for sportsmen and nature lovers who lived in Santiago – who started building weekend houses. It is a ski center, ski-in / ski- out, ie the lifts pass by the houses and hotels, not requiring the use of vehicles. It has several condominium buildings of apartments, apart hotels and cabins – mostly properties of residents of Santiago, who use the station a lot to enjoy weekends; and some small and friendly inns.
The El Colorado pistes are great: in fact, the available area of the 4 neighboring stations (La Parva, El Colorado, Farellones, and Valle Nevado) passes the 120 km of pistes; but only the slopes of the resort, for its design in snow quality, are more than enough to please any skier or snowboarder.
El Colorado is a resort for anyone interested in mountain sports and snow park.