This former mining town has transformed itself into a modern and well-equipped resort offering skiers the chance to explore plenty of well-groomed terrain with something to suit all abilities. Since 1986, when La Thuile linked up with French La Rosiere, visitors have been able to ski on both sides of the Franco-Italian border and to enjoy a great variety of mountain food influenced by both the Aosta valley and the French Tarentaise. The resort is pleasantly quiet, especially compared to all of the French mega resorts that are almost in view. The empty pistes, along with good snowfall and grooming, make it a great resort for building confidence.

La Thuile is going from strength to strength with continued investment in its infrastructure, and recent developments sit comfortably alongside the old Aosta hamlets. It’s a good value resort, and budget apartments are a good option. The old military outposts and World War II relics on the slopes are a fascinating reminder that the area has seen a lot more than just winter sports. People with young children will love the convenience and facilities on offer and the kids will be fascinated by ‘Thuilly’, a massive Saint Bernard that roams the streets.

At a glance

Altitude

1440 mm

Piste Area

160km

Lift Pass Price

€210 / 6 days

Nearest Airport

Geneva (133km)

Beginner slopes

30

Intermediate slopes

32

Advanced slopes

12

Lifts

38

Highest lift

2641m

Lowest lift

1175m

Snow parks

1

Glacier

No

Snowmaking

Yes