La Thuile

Ski resorts in Italy
La Thuile was an important coal mining town before World War II. Today, mining is only a distant memory and the village has completely transformed into a tourist destination. The old village still remains but is located some distance from where the lifts are. The new and modern Planibel hotel complex is located just next to the lifts. La Thuile is situated next to Courmayeur on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range, but unlike Courmayeur, the lifts at La Thuile take you across to the French side where they connect to the La Rosièra lift system.

The locals from Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, Tignes and other neighboring villages love picturesque La Thuile for its Italian food culture and for the lift connections with La Rosière. The classic and well-prepared Italian pistes are also adding to the popularity of this place. The off-piste areas can be reached by lift, and cross-country and heli skiing are also available at relatively reasonable prices.

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Facts about La Thuile

Number of slopes:86
Learning / beginner Green slopes:8
Easy Blue slopes:24
Intermediate Red slopes:47
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:7
Total length of pistes:93.2 miles

Lifts (Total: 35)

Vertical drop
La Thuile Vertical drop
Highest Point: 8665 ft
Vertical drop: 3937 ft
Base Point: 4728 ft

Cross country skiing
Tracks:7.5 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Country: Italy
Aosta Valley

Reviews for La Thuile

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Annelie Gustavsson
Annelie Gustavsson (Guest)
Great skiing in and off side piste ! Great village and welcoming atmosphere ! Great food as always in Italy !

Jens (Guest)
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Great place for those who want to go instead of standing in a lift queue or knee with rookies on the slopes. Plenty of space everywhere and good oppor... Read more (52 words)
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Charlotte (Guest)
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Public empty slopes (v.7). Really good restaurants on the slopes. Not so challenging for anyone who wants to go black pistes, but if you like a glassy... Read more (33 words)
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Good forest skiing that is easy to reach from the lift. Good off piste on the slopes north of Pont Serrand. Hike along the border with Pointe de la Lu... Read more (42 words)
Christian (Guest)
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Excellent to go with children. Nice atmosphere in the village, great restaurants both in the valley and on the mountain. Good variety of rides and eas... Read more (63 words)
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La Tuile together with La Rosiere forms a beautiful lift system that, despite its size, had a bit of a glimpse of the giants Les Arcs, Tignes and Val ... Read more (119 words)
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A real gem! Cozy places to eat on the hill, good piste on the slopes and really good off-piste. We got an absolutely fantastic and sultry ride that... Read more (96 words)
Hena (Guest)
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We were 3 families with children between 10 - 15 years who were in La Thuile v. 8, 2007. We think skiing was perfect for all ages. Wonderful snow, pe... Read more (172 words)
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Tib spent one month in La Thuile 2006. There are lots of orörs snow on the other side of the mountain where there are relatively little slopes and ... Read more (181 words)
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spent there two days, just then there was new snow a bit of people and canoeing so I think it was top.

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Rider: Jacob Wester Photo: Ian Coble

Nearby ski resorts

Courmayeur5.6 miles
La Rosiere8.1 miles
Sainte Foy9.9 miles
Crévacol11.8 miles
Les Arcs12.4 miles
Les Contamines12.4 miles
Les Houches14.3 miles
Chamonix14.9 miles

Airports near La Thuile

Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 1 hour, 50 minutes (85 miles)
Distance: 54 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 51 minutes (98 miles)
Distance: 49 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 8 minutes (110 miles)
Distance: 52 miles
Milano-Malpensa Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 37 minutes (136 miles)
Distance: 86 miles
Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 47 minutes (158 miles)
Distance: 90 miles
Grenoble Alpes-Isère Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 52 minutes (159 miles)
Distance: 82 miles