La Thuile

Originally an old mining town, La Thuile is now a purposebuilt
ski resort with a modern lift-base complex just a
stone’s throw from the atmospheric old village which dates
as far back as the 12th century. The quality of the skiing is
incredible for all levels, with links to La Rosière in France
creating even more diversity.

La Thuile is a small, charming resort with big skiing – mile after mile of wide open slopes are refreshingly uncrowded – with 160 kilometres of runs including a link to the French resort of La Rosière, skiers are spoilt for choice.

There’s a great mix of blue, red and black runs while for beginners there’s a choice of areas perfect for gaining confidence. Advanced skiers and boarders will find a brilliant snowpark over in La Rosière and you get to ski two countries in one day! With a special microclimate and a vast array of snow cannons, you’ll find the snow in La Thuile ever reliable.

The resort is an attractive mix of old and new with the narrow streets of the old mining village blending perfectly with modern apartments and hotels. There are cafés and shops to explore, including a particularly superb chocolate store, as well as a wealth of leisure facilities available at the Planibel complex. The village also boasts a range of excellent restaurants that you can enjoy in the evenings.

MARKET

There is a local market in La Thuile every Saturday. There are plenty of bargains but be prepared to haggle!

SNOWSHOEING

For those who want to discover the natural beauty of the mountain by foot, why not hire a pair of snow shoes from Only Ski.

ICE SKATING

The natural ice skating rink in the centre of La Thuile is open until late March, conditions permitting.

Scenic Walks

La Thuile offers a number of great scenic walks for people looking to spend a day away from the slopes. The tourist information office has more detailed information on winter trails.

Child Care & Children’s Play Areas

There is a mini club for children aged four to 12 at the Planibel complex and the Grande Albero crèche offers childcare for babies up to three years old. There is a spacious outdoor play area for children, close to the bottom of the pistes in La Thuile. Snow tubing and tobogganing are also available in this area.

Fitness Gyms

The Planibel complex, open to the public, offers a good fitness centre with gym. Massage is also available. The Centro Sportivo Konver Music Café in the Arly area, is open daily until midnight, and offers various leisure facilities including a climbing wall, gym, tennis, five-a-side soccer and volleyball.

Swimming, Sauna & Spa Facilities

The swimming pools, sauna and steam room at the Planibel complex are open to the public and the Hotel Miramonti also has a pool and excellent spa facilities. The public swimming pool in neighbouring Pre San Didier, 6km from La Thuile, is open in the late afternoons and evenings, and the recently refurbished thermal baths and spa, also in Pre St Didier, should not be missed!  They offer a fabulous range of indoor and outdoor spa pools and treatments in superb surroundings, with views towards Mont Blanc.

Shopping & Sightseeing

La Thuile has some interesting small shops as well as a couple of specialist snow sport equipment and clothing shops, but the best shopping is in the up-market ski resort of Courmayeur, a 15km bus ride from La Thuile. Courmayeur is a charming town with narrow streets, old stone churches and an attractive pedestrianised centre with some excellent shops.

The ancient Roman city of Aosta, the principal city of the Aosta Valley is just 40km from la Thuile.  Its Roman walls are still largely intact and six of the original 20 towers are fairly well preserved. Also of interest in Aosta are the Cathedral (rebuilt in the 11th century), and the Romanesque-Gothic church of Sant’Orso.

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