La Parva Facilities & Services

La Parva ski resort facilities and services are largely situated at two main base areas.

Sector Parva Chica is a good spot for intermediates and above to use as a base. There is a surface lift that services an intermediate run above the Parva Chica zone. This base has lift ticket sales, a couple of restaurants, a ski shop, a souvenir shop, ski and snowboard rentals and workshop, and a cash machine.

The Sector Golondrina base is best for beginners and families with small children. This zone has the ski school and an associated beginners area serviced by a magic carpet. Another couple of lifts provide access to beginner and intermediate runs. The Golodrina area also has lift ticket sales, eateries, and ski and snowboard rentals.

Eating on Mountain

Restaurant 3100 majestically sits up in the middle of the resort near the top of the Golondrina chair lift. This is a magnificent spot to sit outside on a fine day and take in the views.

Otherwise for lunch or après-ski drinks it’s pretty easy to ski down to one of the restaurants at the bases. Saint Tropez is located at the Parva Chica base. Sitting on the deck and looking up at the mountain makes for a nice spot to have lunch and catch some rays. Indoors has some lovely tables next to windows looking down the mountain, or there are comfie couches to recline whilst sipping on a pisco sour. This restaurant has some local treats like empanadas as well as French inspired food.

Next door is La Marmita which is good for a fondue dinner, pizzas, steaks and drinks.

Above the novice area at the Golondrina base is the Olympico Restaurant. During the day this is a great location to watch the kids learning to snow plough in the area below whilst sipping on a coffee, eating lunch, or snacking on their churros.

Shopping

Your credit card is pretty safe at La Parva with only very limited shopping opportunities available.

At the Parva Chica base area is a little shop that specializes in Salomon with a little bit of outerwear and equipment, and they also sell some mid layers and basic ski and snowboard accessories. Adjacent to the ski shop is a store selling La Parva logo wear and souvenirs.

The village has a small shop selling very basic groceries and sundries. For major grocery purchases, you’ll need to stock up in Santiago.

Ski School

La Parva ski school is very established and the kids ski school in particular is very good, but it really only caters for the locals. If you’re looking for kids ski school or child care that caters for English speaking guests, your best bet is to stay at Valle Nevado.
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