La Thuile Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:3000
- Terrain Parks:1
- X-Country:12 km
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.
- Nearest Airport:Geneva/Turin or Milan Malpensa
- Nearest Train Station:Pre St Didier
- Tourist Office Phone:+39165884179
- Tourist Office Website:www.lathuile.it
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
Announcements & News from the La Thuile ski resort manager
CHALET ALPINA - THE CHALET FOR SKIERS
Our small and informal cosy Alpine Chalet is ideally situated in the village of La Thuile only 5 minutes walk to the ski lifts.
New self catering apartments
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Visitor Reviews of La Thuile
Stuart Ibbotson from United Kingdom writes:
Returned from La Thuile last Sunday; our second stay in the last 5 years. We enjoyed wall-to-wall sunshine, which meant the lower pistes back to the resort were suffering by the end of the day. However, excellent piste maintenance each night meant all of the runs were good in the morning. The snow was excellent, especially higher up; better than on the La Rosiere side. The resort is excellent value for money, with a large coffee, with hot milk on the side, at a slope side bar/restaurant for as little as 1 Euro, compared to 4.5 Euros for the one coffee we had on the La Rosiere side. Everything was cheaper, so we spent far less than we would have done if staying in France, which is what we usually do. We stayed in the Planibel apartments, in the Monte Rossa block, directly above the ski hire shop and locker rooms opposite the slopes. The apartment was a very good size, with 3 separate bedrooms, 2 bathrooms/toilets and a large living/dining area as well as two sunny balconies. The only down side is a small and very dated kitchen, which limits what you can cook, but which we knew to expect. They could easily increase the size of the kitchens and improve the cooking facilities and put in a dishwasher (which would save them power and water over time). The staff in reception were very friendly and we got into our apartment just after 12pm. Although, some other people had to wait a short time The local shops are well stocked, even though they are limited.
We will definitely return!