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Resort guide to La Thuile - Italy

Good value, valley floor resort with large, family friendly ski area linked to La Rosiere

Overview

La Thuile resort guide - a general overview

La Thuile is a little known resort with extensive slopes and a link with La Rosiere in France. The resort itself is split into two; the modern Planibel complex at the foot of the gondola and the old village across the river. Both parts have their own restaurants, bars and shops. Where you stay will ulimately depend on what you like. Do ask us for advice. The 150kms of piste provide a great network suitable for all standards of skier, furthermore La Thuile has an excellent snow record as most of the skiing is above 1800 metres. Beginners and intermediates will love the wide pistes and for the more advanced there is the chance to try heliskiing. Accommodation is mainly in hotels and apartments. We recommend the Hotel Nira Montana as one of the best places for ski holidays in La Thuile.

160km

1,450m - 2,640m

Airports

TURIN
(2 hours)
GENEVA
(2hr 30mins)

Hotels in La Thuile (2)

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Resort statistics

Level of skiing

Beginners
Intermediates
Experts
Snow sure
Off-piste
Ski area

Qualities

Charm factor
Non-skiers
Nightlife
Resort layout
Fine dinning
Short transfer
Resort value

Pros

  • Good size ski area - linked with La Rosiere in France
  • Fantastic beginner and intermediate slopes - child friendly
  • Uncrowded and no queues to speak of
  • Modern lift system by Italian standards
  • Heli-skiing

Cons

  • Not the place if you are looking for lots of apres ski

La Thuile Resort Restaurants

There are actually quite a few good restaurants in La Thuile offering everything from pasta and pizza to more sophisticated traditional specialities, fondues and raclettes.The Bricole and La Lune are good for pasta as well as meat dishes. La Rascard is a little more pricy and offers a higher end cuisine. Other recommendations are Lo Creton, La Grotta, La Fordze and La Raclette. If you are after a good capuccino then you must try the Chocolat!

La Thuile Mountain Restaurants

Maison Carrel on run 6 is the newest restaurant on the slopes where you will find good value for money pasta and other Italian specialities. Other restaurants include the Clotze at the foot of the Chalets chair lift, the Offshore, Meleze, Neige and the Riondet.

La Thuile Apres Ski

There are a few bars at the bottom of the gondola as well as one or two places in the old town. The apres ski scene is, however, fairly limited compared to some of the larger French resorts.

La Thuile Nightlife

There is not too much to offer. However, the Bricolette bar, the videodiscopub Bricole and the Fantasia disco are the only places to shake your stuff!

La Thuile Resort Map

La Thuile Ski Hire Shops

Location Name Stars Discount
A Skiset: Bethod Sport
Up to 45%

For discount, quote:

AlpineAnswers

The star rating for the ski hire shops is an indication of the level of service; quality and variety of stock, and the space and decor of the shop. It is also a reflection on the price. A five star rated shop will offer great service and equipment but also will charge the highest price. Ski hire shops with a two star rating have less variety and older, poorer quality of stock but are cheapest.

La Thuile Ski Schools

Scuola di Sci di La Thuile