La Thuile

A popular choice with UK skiers, La Thuile offers both a quaint village and a modern complex accessing fabulous quiet slopes.

Friendly and affordable La Thuile is a popular choice with UK skiers. Originally a mining town, it’s now a purpose-built ski resort with a modern lift-base complex, as well as the old village across the river. With extensive easy slopes, and free childcare on offer, La Thuile is particularly good for families. But with ski links to La Rosière too, its appeal to skiers who want to venture a little further afield is still significant. Between the two resorts, there’s 150km of slopes on offer, served by 35 lifts.

Quick facts

  • Resort altitude of 1440m with access to 150km of pistes from 1175-2610m
  • Two areas to stay in: a modern lift-base resort and an older village
  • Old La Thuile’s Roman remnants and mining history are still in evidence
  • Ski lift links to the extensive ski area of the French resort, La Rosière
  • Excellent skiing and snowboarding for all levels but best for intermediates
  • Blissfully uncrowded slopes and north-facing pistes ensure snow stays good
  • Good off piste across La Thuile and La Rosière, plus heli-drops available
  • Around 30 restaurants and bars, a late-night disco and several shops

Getting to La Thuile

Turin and Geneva are the most convenient airports for La Thuile (with many airlines serving these routes), both just a 2 hour drive away making getting here easy. Alternatively, the drive from Calais through France and then through the Mont Blanc tunnel takes around 10 hours.

More about La Thuile

ABOUT THE RESORT

Relatively quiet and family-friendly, La Thuile is comprised of two distinct parts: a purpose-built lift base with quick access to the slopes, and an older village steeped in history dating back as far as the 12th century. Linked by a free service, there are various accommodation options in both parts, as well as bars, restaurants and other amenities.

ON THE MOUNTAIN

La Thuile is a great of mix of magnificent intermediate terrain, great reds and ferocious blacks through the trees, and easy blues and good nursery slopes for beginners. Links to La Rosière create even more diversity for all skier levels – and the uncrowded nature of La Thuile’s ski area makes it a hugely appealing choice for all too, especially families, and advanced skiers looking to ski fresh tracks.

OFF THE MOUNTAIN

While other resorts have more on offer once the slopes have closed, La Thuile still has a few shops to browse as well as a swimming pool and plenty of restaurants and bars to sample. Non skiers will like the marked walks on offer, and the chance to take the gondola up the mountain for lunch with a view.

WHERE TO STAY

A wide range of accommodation is available here to cater for all budgets including some good four star hotels, family-run guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, self-catering apartments, a youth hostel and a campsite. To book or for advice, contact one of the La Thuile specialists listed below.

PACKAGES AND TOUR OPERATORS

A number of UK tour operators can assist with arranging all elements of your holiday to La Thuile including accommodation and travel from the UK and can advise you on the best accommodation options for you.

UK Tour Operators in the Aosta Valley