Good value, valley floor resort with large, family friendly ski area linked to La Rosiere
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 150km 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. Intermediates will love the wide pistes and for the more advanced there is lots of off-piste terrain and 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.
1,450m - 2,640m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 30mins
Pros and Cons
- Good size ski area - linked with La Rosiere in France
- Uncrowded and no queues to speak of
- Modern lift system by Italian standards
- Great off-piste terrain and heli-skiing opportunities
- Not the place to go if you are looking for apres ski or nightlife
- Not suited to beginners as there are very few easy pistes
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 chairlift, 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!