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El Colorado & La Parva Resort Packages

Destination: Chile Availability*: June-September

Difficulty

= Easy

Duration/Dates

9 Days/8 Nights

Welcome to the Andes Mountains of Chile! Let Endless Turns arrange your all-inclusive ski and snowboarding package to El Colorado and La Parva Resorts, which are located 1.5 hours from Santiago. For skiing either resort you have the choice of staying in Valle Nevado, La Parva, or Farellones. Both resorts offer wonderful Chilean hospitality, as well as some tremendous cuisine, wine, and a quaint European-like feel.

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El Colorado Ski Resort – http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/El-Colorado/6day/top

La Parva Ski Resort – http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/La-Parva/6day/top

Ski Season
Mid June to Late September

EL COLORADO


ElColorado_ResortLogo_120wThe Mountain

El Colorado is a large ski complex that connects with both Valle Nevado and La Parva Resorts. This mountain has a lot of every type of terrain imaginable. There is nice corduroy for arcing those big turns and chutes so steep that your hair will be standing up on the back of your neck (these are technically out-of-bounds with a bit of a walk out at the bottom, but definitely worth it!). El Colorado is typically one of the first to open its slopes each season, which typically is mid-June.

Accommodations & Cuisine

The Village of Farellones is located just below the ski resort and has some nice lodging and great Chilean cuisine.  The village has a wonderful locals feel that caters to families, friends, couples, and individual travelers.

Nightlife

El Colorado is very similar to that of La Parva – it has a small traditional mountain village, but with some great pubs and bars.

Chairlift IconChair Lifts20 Total – 3 triple, 1 double, 13 surface lifts, 3 beginner lifts
Chairlift IconDesignated Runs77, which equals about 2500 acres
Chairlift IconOff-Piste & BackcountryThe out-of-bounds here is remarkable, with several bowls, faces and couloirs that are so steep, they will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up!
Ability Levels
(% of terrain)
Beginner-15%
Intermediate-40%
Advanced-35%
Expert-10%
Average Snow Fall a SeasonAverage Annual Snowfall5 Meters / 16 Feet
SnowmakingYes
Skiing & SnowboardingAllowed
Chairlift IconTerrain ParkYes, there are two parks, but no half pipes
ElevationsVertical Drop: 2,963 feet (903 meters)
Top Elevation: 10,936 feet (3,333 meters)
Bottom Elevation: 7,972 feet (2430 meters)
Chairlift IconGetting ThereFly into Santiago with a 1.5 hour transfer from the airport to the resort (30 miles from Santiago-49 km)

 

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LA PARVA

LaParva_ResortLogo_120wSki Season

June to late September, but best snow conditions are from July though September. August sees some of the biggest storms of the season and the powder stays good, as the sun is not very strong yet. In late August and September one can find great powder on those South facing aspects (since you are in the Southern Hemisphere) and beautiful corn snow on north facing slopes.

The Mountain

La Parva has a wide variety of terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. Long groomers, bump runs, chutes, and wide-open powder fields abound throughout the resort. The backcountry access here is very good, with steep chutes, couloirs, and endless powder fields. Skiing from La Parva to the resorts of El Colorado and Valle Nevado is quite good and truly provides you with the European ski idea of connecting multi-resorts.

Accommodations & Cuisine

The village of La Parva is slope-side and most of the accommodations are ski-in, ski-out. The village is made up of small hotels, cabanas, chalets, and apartments. La Parva’s lodging is geared towards families  and groups of friends.

Nightlife

The village of La Parva is quite a charming Andean village that is composed of old wooden homes and chalets. Even though La Parva is small and caters to families, there are plenty of good restaurants to choose from, pubs, and discotheque. Just about ever type of cuisine can be found here, from tender carne (steak) to an excellent selection of seafood dishes to pizzas and pastas.

Chairlift IconChair Lifts14 – 2 Quads, 1 triple, 1 double, 10 surface lifts
Chairlift IconDesignated Runs30, which equal 23 miles of terrain (37 km)
Chairlift IconOff-Piste & BackcountryThere is very nice ski touring behind the Piuquenes lift, and some other great spots off the Valle Nevado/La Parva  ridgeline.  Steep chutes abound above Las Aguilas lift (out of the resort).
Ability Levels
(% of terrain)
Beginner-15%
Intermediate-45%
Advanced-30%
Expert-10%
Average Annual SnowfallAverage Annual Snowfall16 Feet / 5 Meters
SnowmakingYes, covering quite a large area
Skiing & SnowboardingAllowed
Chairlift IconTerrain ParkYes, but no half pipe
ElevationsVertical Drop: 3,150 feet (960 meters)
Top Elevation: 11,909 feet (3,630 meters)
Bottom Elevation: 8,760 feet (2,670 meters))
Chairlift IconGetting ThereFly into Santiago with a 1.5 hour transfer from the airport to the resort (31 miles from Santiago-50 km)

 

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