La Thuile is an unspoilt resort which enjoys a huge ski area linked with La Rosière in France. Skiers enjoy spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc. La Thuile has an excellent snow record with mainly east-facing slopes, minimal queuing during the week and wide, long ski runs with skiing back to the village making La Thuile an ideal choice for all standards of skier with the added bonus of a relaxing après ski atmosphere.
On their first day beginners will start on the two easy slopes, served by a drag lift and button lift, at village level or on the runs at Les Suches which are located at higher level.
This must be one of the most extensive areas in the Aosta Valley for intermediates. The link between La Thuile and La Rosière is by way of a chairlift at Col de la Traversette.
With a total of 13 black runs, 6 on the Italian side and 7 on the French, there is plenty of scope for the more experienced. Add to this some fine off-piste areas above the Piccolo St. Bernard pass and the possibility of heli-skiing on the Rutor glacier and the better skier will relish the many challenges in this extensive area.
La Thuile is a bit of a gem just down the road from Courmayeur. It has loads of off-piste opportunities especially on the La Rosière side. The San Bernardo chair is worth a look. Head for a helicopter if you want the ultimate powder fix.
There are several unpretentious bars for a jolly and informal evening. ¿ La Bricole pub and the Discoteca Fantasia at the Planibel complex are very popular.
Swimming pool Fitness centre Sauna Turkish bath Pool tables Table tennis Cross country skiing
For a small resort La Thuile offers quite a variety of eating places ranging from the cheap and cheerful to the more sophisticated ¿ Pizza and pasta from ¿6 ¿ 3-course meals from ¿19 ¿ La Rascard has excellent food, La Lune for pasta dishes, La Raclette and La Bricole for fondues, Lo Creton and La Grotta for pasta and pizzas and for special meals try La Fordze.