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La Thuile Ski Resort

  • Nearest town: Aosta
  • Resort Altitude (metres): 1450m
  • Ski Season: December - May
  • Mountain Range: Mont Blanc
  • Number of Lifts: 37
  • Highest Lift (metres): 2612m
  • Lowest Lift (metres): 1441m
  • Number of Slopes: 68
  • Snowboarding: yes
  • Cross Country (km): 20km

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General information

There are a number of interesting attractions worth visiting in Aosta, which is near to La Thuile. Some of the attractions here include the Arch of Augustus which dates back to 24 B.C. when the Romans founded the town. Another sight worth checking out are the ruins of a Roman theatre that date back to the 1st century B.C. The Gothic Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, which dates back to the 12th century is one the town's most famous landmarks.

  • Languages: Croatian Italian French German Serbian
  • Temperatures: 0°C
  • Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Emergency contact numbers: Police: 112
    All Emergencies: 113
    Fire: 115
    Ambulance: 118
  • Population: 259
  • Religion: 84% Roman Catholic 6% Jewish Muslim Protestant

Apres-ski

Apres Ski in this quiet village is quite limited. There are only a few bars, which offer some fun and entertainment in the evenings. A number of shops are available, which sell a range of goods and have equipment for hire La Thuile has a few restaurants, which serve a range of excellent Trafitional; Italian; and French cuisine. The resort also has a sports centre and a swimming pool.

Overview

La Thuile is situated on the Italian and French border, and is the home of the St Bernard dogs. The village is at the top of the Aosta Valley, which means that the weather conditions can be variable with the high winds being problematic at times. La Thuile has runs for all levels of ability, beginners and intermediates have a number of goos pistes, although they will have to travel a bit to get to them. Experts have a good choice of black runs and off-pistes, as well as excellent heli-skiing. La Thuile is largely unknown outside of Italy, and is therefore usually uncrowded. The Apres Ski is very quiet, with a limited nightlife and non-ski activities on offer. This is a great place for family ski holidays.

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