Want a pre-Christmas "ski fix", a late season "final bash" or a two-country skiing thrill, then La Thuile offers it all. Skiing is from the end of November 2007 right through to the end of April 2008 with an extensive choice of slopes to suit all abilities. There are over 300 snow-making machines to guarantee snow conditions on the lower slopes. Linked to La Rosiere on the French side of the Alps, this very attractive and unspoilt resort has a variety of slopes for all grades of skier. There are some very challenging black runs for the really adventurous skiing enthusiast.
La Thuile has 150km of pistes and the longest run is a staggering llkm! The run commences at Chaz Dura (2579m) right down to the village at 144lm past mountain refuges, taking in exhilarating panoramas of the nearby Mont Blanc (4807m) and then down through trees to La Thuile.
There are 32 blue, 29 red and 13 black runs served by l gondola, 14 chairlifts and 18 draglifts.
Once out on the wide-open slopes (there are very few trees on the higher slopes) you will find eight mountain restaurants where you can have a refreshing cup of hot chocolate and take a breather from the exhilarating skiing.
La Thuile was once a mining village but the 4* Planibel complex located right at the base of the slopes has nearly every facility located inside. But the old village is worth a walk in the evening as it has some nice restaurants and bars. A fantastic warm and friendly place to stay is the Chalet Alpina, run by Eddie, Debbie & Jessica.
For further information or to book, please contact Chalet Alpina at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.chaletalpina.it