We are right in the heart of the Alps, in the north-western part of the Aosta Valley. La Thuile is the last Italian rampart before the French region of Tarentaise.
This town, located at 1,441 m above the sea level, is stretched in a large and green valley between the Rutor massif, the Gran Assaly and the Mont-Blanc chain. Fresh air, stone and wood buildings, roofs covered with the typical ‘losa’, the Rutor and Verney streams which meet right in the centre of the town, a wild habitat and a flourish nature give the chance of truly living the mountains. La Thuile sticks to its origins: it formerly was a mine centre, today it is a tourist resort where sport, relax, fun, culture and good food harmoniously live together.
Top spot for winter sports, La Thuile owns a wide ski resort, the Espace San Bernardo, together with the French resort of La Rosière. 39 fast and modern ski facilities and 85 ski slopes give the chance of skiing no-stop on 152 km of ski slopes both on the Italian and French sides. Slopes suitable both for beginners and experts, among which you will find the famous slope number 3 – Franco Berthod which hosted three stages of the Fis Ladies Ski World Cup in 2016 and the Telemark World Cup in 2017. This event will take place again in La Thuile on 20th and 21st January 2019. Snow lovers can try cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, fat biking, back-country skiing, snowkiting and eliskiing too. Unforgettable additional experiences are some visits to the castles of the Aosta Valley, a visit to the SkyWay Mont-Blanc cableway and, to relax for a while, a day at the Pré-Saint-Didier thermal baths.
In summer the La Thuile area offer various routes for trekking to reach spots with breathtaking views such as the Rutor waterfalls, the Bellacomba lakes, the Chavanne and Mont Valaisan passes and the Verney lake. Some paths lead to historic sites, such as the Little Saint Bernard pass with its cromlech, the ancient mansio romanae and the Chanousia botanic garden, the highest in Europe. Majestic sceneries surround the MTB Natural Trail Area that, starting from 2.600 m above the sea level, descend for more than 1.200 m to reach the town centre. A wide bike park is reachable with your bike through the ski lifts, open in summer to since the area hosted some Enduro and Superenduro contests. Unforgettable additional experiences are some visits to the castles of the Aosta Valley, a visit to the SkyWay Mont-Blanc cableway and, to relax for a while, a day at the Pré-Saint-Didier thermal baths.