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La Thuile Reviews

La Thuile is a Italian ski resort. You can write your own review.

La Thuile
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Review 01/10/2008
If you are "only here for the beer" or you like rowdy nightlife, then La Thuile is not for you. However, If you want to ski 150 kilometers (almost 94 miles) of pistes that usually have very skiable snow from the beginning of Dec to Easter, then that is a different kettle of snow all together.

Half a dozen of more than decent places to eat out, all of which tend to serve Italian food - Burgers and chips? NO! Decent Italian food, YES.

There is the main hotel complex, Planibell, that is situated just the width of a road from the beginner's ski area where there is a travelator lift and a button lift for beginners to practice on before hitting the “big boys” lifts higher up. The speedy Gondola lift and a four seat chair lift whisk you up to the main ski area which again is well served with restaurants and cafes like Le Foyer at the top of a second chairlift and Offshore Bar which is situated on a good ski run away from everywhere. This run is situated on a blue run that takes you back to the village ending about 25 yards away from the Hotel Planibell again.

Piste number seven will take you back past hill forts and old military buildings along forest tracks to the village again but this time, with a short diversion through France. Again you end up just across the road from the Planibell.

If you want to try ski in France you can. Go to the topmost chairlift and off you go. When you get off at the top you are less than 100 meters from the border with a decent that runs down to La Rossiere. Just make sure you have your passport with you when you go.

Accommodation; choose from Chalet Eden and Hotel Dora full board to Planibell apartments for self catering. Take your pick. All tastes catered for,

Do I like it there? Well here is a clue. I have been skiing now for 50 years. This will be my 51st year. I worked every winter for 18 years in the Italian Mountain rescue. I have tried Austria, Andorra and the usual EU ski countries as well as across the pond in Canada. I will be holidaying in La Thuile again this December for the 15th time. Oh yes, and that will probably be for all of December. If I get the chance, it will be most of January as well. Do I recommend it, what do you think? It's great!
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Review 02/01/2006

Loved our first visit and returning in 06 with some more
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Review 02/01/2006
Try la maison de laurent steak house in the old town and have the set menu for 25 euros. superb meal, and plenty of it!

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Review 02/01/2006
I would thoroughly recommend having a private lesson(s) with the ski school. The instructor I had was great and it is only about £25 for an hour which is brilliant value for money. I was a complete beginner but after 1 3/4 hrs of lessons I was skiing down red slopes and having a fantastic time.
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