La Thuile is one of the largest ski resorts in the Valle d’Aosta. From the top of its 150 km of ski runs, you can admire the Rutor glacier and the famous Mont Blanc. The beautiful mountain chain over looks a vast valley surrounded by Pine and Fir trees.
With your skis on, you can leave La Thuile and ski as far as the French resort of La Rosière for international skiing. It offers exceptional skiing for both the expert through to the beginner.
Zuba Ski offers a wide range of accommodation options in the village of la Thuile as well as on the actual mountain. The resort has an extensive selection of dining and refreshment points as well as equipment rental facilities.
More about La Thuile
Steeped in tradition and history which dates back many centuries, La Thuile has undergone numerous changes over the years.
The first ski lift was opened in 1948 stretching up to Les Suches and linking La Thuile with La Rosiere the area offers some wonderful skiing.
The architecture of the houses is typical of the Aosta mountain villages, built with stone and wood with roofs covered with the classic stone slabs after which the town is named.
La Thuile village at 1,441 metres altitude is a large basin dominated by the Rutor glacier, on the international road to France of Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo.
The ski resort, called “Espace San Bernardo” thanks to its international "skis on" connection to the French resort in La Rosière, offers 150 km of pisted runs, served by 38 ski-lift facilities. It is possible on one single ski pass to ski on both sides of the Alps, up to an altitude of 2,612 metres with the new Belvedere chair-lift.
The runs in this resort offer an extraordinary amount of variety: ranging from children's runs and play areas to the fantastic sights offered by the landscape runs for relaxed skiing, right through to the mythical Berthod run, formerly used for downhill races during the World Cup, with a maximum gradient of 73%! The track, is reserved only for more experienced skiers, takes you to La Thuile after almost four kilometres of challenging descent.
With Courmayeur only 15 minutes drive down the valley, it is easy to take advantage of great links to Pré Saint Didier, Mont Blanc and the rest of the Aosta valley.
In the summer you can enjoy the scenary up and over the Piccolo San Bernardo Pass which links Italy to France.
Restaurants and bars
Throughout La Thuile and of course down to Courmayeur, there are many restaurants and bars available.
The village of La Thuile is known for its high quality of eating establishments, with great wines and traditional cooking. There are many great restaurants producing delicious and authentic food, ice cream and coffee shops as well as bars and a night club.
In addition to many of the hotels which offer excellent food.