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La Thuile Reviews

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metcalfe_james
Skied in La Thuile for a while now, hopefully anyone reading this will do as most do and not come and see the place, sshh, it's the quietest ski hill in the Alps. It's not a hill for beginners but once you have your snow plow legs the quality of the snow and the link to France make this a gem. There is lots of touring and access to bowls full of Pow of the lifts. Never trust the snow reports either we have skied here 14th thru 22nd December. It has snow everyday, at least 15cm on the 19th but it never even registered!! Also with a 6 day pass you can visit any of the other Aosta Valley resorts including Cervinia using the same pass.... Full Review
Access to huge amount of Powde...
No ski scene
2 years ago
John Erikson
Snow
2 years ago
Kostas
We went on a busy (due to school holidays) week. We had visited Chamonix, Megeve, and Verbier during the previous days. Compare to these sites La Thuile excels, just below Verbier, taking into account the following factors: excellent snow, lots of runs and no queues to put your spirit down. Recommended for peaceful ski holidays.... Full Review
Nice indermidiate slopes, no q...
3 years ago
anonymous
5 years ago
4349122
Love La Thuile! Great value, relaxed, friendly resort with varied terrain. No party town just nice and chilled with great sliding.... Full Review
6 years ago
trifles blower
Go to La Rosiere instead!!... Full Review
Weather. In short, it's cold. ...
It's in Italy! It's no wonder ...
6 years ago
Great food, Plenty of wine and more snow than I've seen anywhere in Australia. How good does skiing get when you get to stop for lunch and have italian food & wine and then continue on for the afternoon.... Full Review
Food, Wine & Great Snow
only 30% of mountain open (due...
11 years ago
In general this is a good intermediate level ski resort that connects to La Rosiere on the French side. Many Val d'Aosta residents regard La Thule as the best skiing in the region. Snow on the Italian side tends to be drier than La Rosiere which faces the afternoon sun however there has been less snow over the past 20 years. The 2009 winter season however was exceptional. There are some dramatic and scenic views of Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc) and on a clear day the Matterhorn and the great alpine ridge on the Swiss Italian border stands out on the skyline. By far La Thuile's best asset is the off piste skiing. The area is one of the few ski resorts with heli skiing services (France has banned heli skiing). Heli skiing is affordable and easily accessible offering a range of excellent skiing opportunities. A trip to the Rutor glacier offers a great wild alpine run into France and the guide can arrange a pickup and lunch in a small French village before being shuttled to La Rosiere for a return ski run into La Thuile. Another great heli run is up to the Miri Vidi that starts over a wide open snow field leading eventually into a couple steep and narrow gorges where the helicopter picks you up for return flight. The best thing to do is hire a guide normally available at the gondola base area and you can determine if heli skiing or back country skiing is your thing. There are some fantastic steep off piste runs accessible from the top of the lifts that your guide can take you. Make sure you hire a licensed guide from the La Thuile Alpine Guides Association. Overall if you stick to the trails then good intermediate skills are required but only advanced skiers should consider the off piste stuff. When I go to La Thuile I go for the off-piste skiing.... Full Review
Good off-piste skiing
Variable snow conditions
12 years ago
La Thuile isn't a big resort for holiday makers and still quite a local resort. The bonus being that the slopes aren't very busy, infact they're pretty empty in the morning, the downside being that the nightlife isn't amazing! Theres a few good bars and restaurants on the slopes and you can always ski over to France for a change. The sking is great for intermidiate skiers although the boarders amongst us said they wouldn't come again partially because the lifts aren't boarder friendly. There is normaly always snow, even though there might not be any down the road. As I said the nightlife isn't wild but theres some nice restaurants, bars and clubs where you can eat out quite reasonably. This year will be my third.... Full Review
14 years ago
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