La Thuile Introduction
La Thuile lies in the Aosta Valley on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc Massif. The resort sits at an altitude of over fourteen hundred metres and with pistes above two thousand five hundred metres, La Thuile offers good snow cover throughout the season. The resort has over one hundred kilometres of pisted runs and there are ski passes which cover the whole of the Aosta Valley and also cross border skiing into France. The choice of pistes is therefore vast and provides excellent skiing for all ability levels. The modern lift system gives quick and easy access to the slopes. Ski schools provide excellent ski and board tuition from the age of seven. There are crèche facilities for babies but since places are limited, early booking is recommended. La Thuile’s hotels and apartments provide accommodation to suit most budgets. Its restaurants serve a diverse cuisine and cater for most tastes and pockets, and there are shops for essentials. Nightlife is fairly low-key with hotels, bars and pubs providing evening entertainment. La Thuile ski holidays offer great skiing, a stunning landscape and a pleasantly traditional resort.
Why Go To La Thuile?
Located beneath Mont Blanc and having access to one hundred and fifty kilometres of pisted slopes, La Thuile ski holidays offer good snow cover throughout the season. It is a pleasant resort with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that offers great skiing and boarding for all levels of expertise. The Italian alpine resorts are considered to be very good value for money with far less crowding on the slopes than on the French side of Mont Blanc.
Who Is La Thuile Popular With?
La Thuile ski holidays have wide popularity. They attract all ability levels and families with older children. Although there are no children’s ski schools, there is a non-skiing kindergarten as well as a crèche for babies.
When To Go To La Thuile
La Thuile ski season lasts from the middle of December until the first week of April.
La Thuile - The Place
La Thuile, originally an old mining village, has developed into a very popular ski resort that enjoys spectacular scenery and good snow conditions throughout the whole of the season. Apart from the resort’s own slopes, skiers in La Thuile have access to the whole of the Aosta Valley as well as to La Rosiere over the border in France. Novice skiers can gain confidence on the village nursery slopes near the Planibel complex which are separated from the main ski area. From here they can progress to the top of the gondola where the wide easy slopes will increase their assurance. Intermediate skiers have a wide choice of terrain with many blues and challenging reds. The longest run at this level is six kilometres. Advanced skiers have some good black runs as well as sparsely populated off-piste terrain. La Thuile,s wide slopes are ideal for boarders and there is a snow park in La Rosiere. There are thirty kilometres of cross country trails. Ski schools offer expert tuition from the age of seven and there are crèche and kindergarten facilities. Modern hotels and apartments provide comfortable accommodation that caters for most budgets. La Thuile’s restaurants and cafes serve a wide choice of food that satisfies most tastes and its bars and pubs provide a relaxing nightlife. La Thuile also has a swimming pool and a fitness centre.
La Thuile Nightlife
Nightlife in La Thuile is fairly relaxed with one or two lively pubs and discos where you can dance until late. The larger hotels provide evening entertainment and the restaurants provide pleasant venues where you can enjoy a meal and a drink in the company of friends and family.
La Thuile shopping is rather limited with small supermarkets for essential provisions and stores supplying sports’ equipment and clothing for sale or for hire. A local bus takes you to the Wednesday market in Courmayeur.
La Thuile Eating
La Thuile has a good number of cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of fare, from fast food to gourmet eating, and from traditional alpine food to international cuisine. Pasta and pizza feature prominently on menus and rarely disappoint, especially when accompanied by a good Italian red.