After a mostly non-existent 2020 ski season, several ski resorts in Chile have opened for the 2021 ski season. El Colorado, Valle Nevado, Corralco, La Parva and Nevados de Chillán are among those open. These late-June/ early-July openings are a bit later than normal, however, locals are stoked to be back on snow. Currently, conditions are mainly machine groomed trails […]
The waiting has come to an end as El Colorado and La Parva in Chile prepare for their opening this week. About two months have passed since the first snowfalls and the Ski Centers considered the season lost due to the coronavirus. Today in August the reality is different. Related: 3 More Argentinian Ski Resorts Open for Winter 2020 \ Cerro […]
Despite all the years of skiing a few feet away, I had not been given the opportunity to meet my neighbor, La Parva. Chile is in quarantine, even so, certain communes of the Capital are allowed mobility and the practice of sports with their corresponding measures. Among these communes is Lo Barnechea, which the mountain town Farellones belongs to. The […]
Ski resort La Parva in Chile has become the latest casualty of the exceptional dry spell affecting the central Andes. The resort closed for the season early, on Sunday 1st September, citing lack of snow as the reason. La Parva joins Chilean resorts Ski Arpa who failed to open at all and El Colorado who announced they too will be […]
It had already snowed in the Andes mountain range, but the day before yesterday’s storm was the most significant so far. Most ski resorts in Argentina and Chile woke up covered with white, specially the northern ones. As opening of the southern season approaches, temperatures are decreasing, and snow is starting to fall. Las Leñas, Argentina Valle Nevado, Chile La Parva, Chile […]
On the Sept 16 earthquake, it was 8.4 Richter, lasted over 2 minutes, and shook the hell out of La Parva. The epicenter was about 250km north of Santiago, in a relatively sparsely populated area near Illapel. There have been over 300 aftershocks, including 15 above 6.0, but most have not been perceived in Santiago. 13 dead, hundreds of homes seriously damaged, and the coastal infrastructure was trashed in particular in Tongoy, Coquimbo, and La Serena. Tsunami flowed up to 500m inland. This map shows those replicas above 4, stars are […]
What 25 cm of fluffy stuff can do! The base was rock hard and chocolate chips were sprouting after all the heat last week, but mondays snowfall was just enough to put things right. One of the more-skied-out runs, Las Flores: Light stuff! Clouded over later, but riding was still nice: What 25 cm of fluffy stuff can do! The base was […]
No new snow in 18 days, but I made the best of the metamorphosing snow in La Parva last weekend, after a couple of days of blasting winds and clouds. On Saturday, the low light was partly compensated by the dirty snow off piste, so you could see something while picking out the windpack lines amidst fields of hacked and tortured snow. Sunday the sun came out and everything looked so much better!