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Ski & Snow / La Thuile, Italy

Bubbling with Italian ambience, La Thuile boasts 160km of uncrowded slopes with extended skiing opportunities across the French border and views of Mont Blanc. Alpine aficionados have been keeping La Thuile under their ski helmets for some time now. With the opening of the resort’s first five-star hotel and fast-spreading word of mouth, this former mining village in the Aosta Valley is set to enjoy new levels of popularity. The small but picturesque old village dates back to the twelfth century while a gondola and chairlift quickly transport skiers from the purpose-built lift base into the heart of the ski area. Away from the pistes, non-skiing activities include wooded walking trails, snowshoeing and dog sledding. Unhurried days of leisurely family-friendly skiing, reliable snow conditions and uncrowded slopes with views of Mont Blanc define La Thuile’s ski area. Shared with La Rosière, over the Italian-French border, both are graced with a varied network of red and blue pistes served by fast chairlifts. Challenges for expert skiers include the tree-lined lower runs such as Piste No.3 Franco Berthod, the black run that hosted the Women’s World Cup Downhill and Super G during February 2016. At the base of the slopes is a magic carpet lift and nursery slope, ideal for beginners.

La Thuile, Italy Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Geneva/Turin: 1 hour 45 minutes
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La Thuile, Italy Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in La Thuile, Italy.

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La Thuile, Italy /Resort Guide

Statistics

Altitude of resort 1440m
Highest skiing point 2610m
Ski area 160km
Number of lifts 37
Blue runs 32%
Red runs 51%
Black runs 17%

Recommended for

Beginners: **** | Intermediates: **** | Advanced: *** | Families: **** | Non-skiers: **

Best experiences in La Thuile

  • Journey by snow cat for night time dining in a traditional mountain hut
  • Day trips to the cobbled village centre of nearby Courmayeur for people watching, designer shopping or skiing
  • Chocolate tasting and fondues at the family run Chocolat-Patisserie- Caffetteria in the old part of the village

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