La Thuile Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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La Thuile   Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Geneva (2 hours)
Ski Area 160km (Inc La Rosiere)
Ski Lifts 38
Ski Runs 67
Longest Run 8km
Resort Height 1440m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 3 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 3.5 / 5

La Thuile, known as "Little Siberia" amongst the Italians, boasts to have the best snow conditions in the Alps at any given time and having skied there I agree. The north facing exposure and it's unique position in the Alps spreading over 2 countries on both sides of the main Alps, so it gets snow from any direction, ensures that even the lowest routes down to the village rarely suffer poor conditions. In fact, for the last few seasons the runs down to the village have remained in good condition right up to the season's end, on the 25th April, each year.

Over 160 km of pistes are on offer with a good mix of runs for all ability levels and you can ski over into France to La Rosiere all on one ski pass, so you have a choice of Chablis or Cianti! Also included in the ski pass is the possibility to ski 2 days at other resorts in the Aosta valley with a free ski bus to Courmayeur and a public bus to Pila...fantastic for a day in each too. Due to it's ratio of low number of hotel beds (approx 2000) to it's very efficient high lift capacity (50,000 skiers per hour) queueing in La Thuile is never a problem, unlike many popular French resorts, thus you get lots more skiing here.

The on-mountain facilities in La Thuile have improved greatly over the past few seasons with the opening of some great new restaurants. Off the slopes there is adequate slope-side accommodation and there are good restaurants too, at prices you will like, being half the price of most French options. The closest to the ski lifts is the Planibel complex but there are many small family run hotels and small chalets, close to the ski lifts that offer a more personalised service and ambiance. The night life is not the best in Italy and it isn't noted for its wild apres ski (though pretty adequate at most times).It is more subdued due to the low number of hotel beds in resort, but one thing you can be sure of is a genuine welcome back for years to come. La Thuile is a seriously under-rated resort, and ideal if you want to ski lots and smile when you use your credit cards!!

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