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La Thuile Ski Resort Guide

La Thuile Ski Resort Guide

le mont blanche, La Thuile photo

La Thuile

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La Thuile photo

La Thuile

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La Thuile photo

La Thuile

Photo credit: rd smalley

La Thuile photo

La Thuile

Photo credit: rd smalley

snowmobile, La Thuile photo

La Thuile

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 26 Jan

  • Last Snowfall: 22 January 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 70 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 25 cm
  • Piste: Packed
  • Off-piste: Varied

Today’s Weather (2046 m)

light snow
10 NNE10
-5 °C F-Level
light snow
10 NNW10
-4 °C F-Level
moderate snow
10 NW10
-5 °C F-Level

La Thuile, known as "Little Siberia" amongst the Italians, boasts to have the best snow conditions in the Alps at any given time. The north facing exposure and it's unique position in the Alps spreading over 2 countries on both sides of the main Alps so it gets snow from any direction, ensures that even the lowest routes down to the village rarely suffer poor conditions. In fact, for the last few seasons the runs down to the village have remained in good condition right up to the season's end, on the 25th April, each year. Over 150 km of pistes are on offer with a good mix of runs and you can ski over into France to La Rosiere all on one ski pass. Also included in the ski pass is the possibility to ski 2 days at other resorts in the Aosta valley with a free ski bus to Courmayeur and a public bus to Pila. Due to it's ratio of low number of hotel beds (approx 2000) to it's very efficient high lift capacity (50000 skiers per hour) queueing in La Thuile is never a problem. The on-mountain facilities in La Thuile have improved greatly over the past few seasons with the opening of some great new restaurants. Off the slopes there is adequate slope-side accommodation and there are good restaurants too. The closest to the ski lifts is the Planibel complex but there are many small family run hotels and chalets close to the ski lifts that offer a more personalised service and ambiance. Search them out, they are well worth it. The night life is not the best and is more subdued due to the low number of hotel beds in resort but one thing you can be sure of is a genuine welcome back for years to come. La Thuile is a seriously under-rated resort.

Resorts close to La Thuile include: Courmayeur (9 km), La Rosière (12 km), Valgrisenche (13 km), Sainte Foy (16 km), Villaroger (17 km),

La Thuile ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging La Thuile Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging

La Thuile Location Maps

La Thuile Location Map

All La Thuile Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 38
  • Beginner: 38%
  • Intermediate: 41%
  • Advanced: 21%
  • Cross-country: 12 km
  • Snowmaking: 25%
  • Acres of ski: 3000
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: -


  • Restaurants: 24
  • Bars: 28
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1192 m


  • Chairlifts: 18
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 1
  • Toplift: m


NEW! Announcements & News from the La Thuile ski resort manager

La-Thuile logo
  • Season opens: 13 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 19 Apr 2015

www.chaletalpina.it The hotel for skiers run by skiers. Come skiing now, in Januray and in March and we'll give you a 6 day ski pass almost free. E mail us for some super offers stay@chaletalpina.com

Information supplied 26 Dec 2014

Visitor Reviews of La Thuile

Stuart Ibbotson from United Kingdom writes:

Just returned from La Thuile and found it to be one of the best resorts that we have visited in almost 30 years of skiing. We will definitely be returning at some point in the future.
We stayed in the Planibel apartments, overlooking the lifts and pistes. The staff, in reception, where very friendly, unlike some of those that we have encountered in some French resorts. The apartment was more than adequate, with the two electric hobs and microwave/grill; fine if you plan ahead. It was cleaned and fresh towels provided after two days. Everything you need is close at hand and the prices are generally good for a ski resort. You can always walk down into the old town, which has its own charm.
The skiing and lifts were very good, certainly better than the La Rosiere side where we have stayed previously, although it was nice to be able to ski over on the one day that the links were open, if very cold. The resort does seem prone to the wind whistling through the pass, but there are more sheltered areas and the lower slopes, through the trees, were great when it was overcast, foggy or snowing heavily. The runs down into the resort would be very challenging for beginners, but there is the gondola available for return journeys, if necessary. There were no real queues for the lifts, although a fall of snow seemed to take the operators of the lowest chairlift by surprise one morning, so it was late opening.
The pistes were well maintained and moguls barely began to form, even those on the black runs being smoothed out each night. They were almost always quiet, some being deserted, apart from us, on many an occasion. There are some great runs from the highest lifts all the way down to La Thuile, up to 12km. There are also plenty of places to eat and drink on the slopes and we particularly liked La Clotze, just below the start of the Chalet chairlift.
Overall, a big thumbs up for this quiet, value for money and friendly resort.

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City Forecasts
Closest to La Thuile

city forecasts
Aosta, Italy 29 km
Sion, Switzerland 65 km
Annecy, France 67 km
Annemasse, France 76 km
Aix-les-Bains, France 80 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to La Thuile

surf forecast
Acque-Calde (Savona), Italy 199 km
Cogoleto, Italy 199 km
Varazze, Italy 199 km
Voltri, Italy 201 km
Finale Ligure, Italy 205 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding La Thuile

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to La Thuile

mountain forecasts
Lancebranlette, France 8 km
Aiguille Noire de Peuterey, Italy 11 km
Punta Baretti, Italy 12 km
Aiguille Blanche De Peuterey, Italy 13 km
Aiguille De Rochefort, France 13 km