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5 tips to fully enjoy skiing in La Thuile

March 16, 2010

La Thuile Panorama - Photo by http://www.lathuile.net

La Thuile is one of my favorite places for skiing in the Italian alps for a lot of reasons, but first because thanks to its peculiar position snow is great even in spring.

However, like any place La Thuile has lots of pros and a few cons. So here are a few tips to fully enjoy skiing in this awesome resort.

  • Great slopes for expert skiers: La Thuile is one of the few ski resort I visited so far offering a good number of ‘black‘ slopes for expert skiers. My favorites are: N. 3 Franco Berthod, N. 2 Diretta and N. 25 Belvedere, where I usually have great fun!
  • Facing weather conditions: La Thuile is often cold (that’s the price to pay for good snow conditions :-)) and can occasionally be very windy. Thus, no matter the sun and the temperature in the valley, my advice is ‘always keep what you need to feel warm’. If you’re not planning suicide, better always taking with you hat, scarf and good gloves! Chair lift over a windy day could simply kill you!
  • Good food and pleasant rest: Skiing is not only about suffering, isn’t it? For a great lunch and a little rest on a lovely deck chair, my favorites are: Restaurant Lo Riondet along slope N. 7, where you can find great food and an intimate ambiance and Lo Chalet de Cantamont offering awesome traditional dishes such as ‘Polenta with deer’…
  • Enjoying the day even if part of the resort is closed due to strong wind: it’s not frequent, but it may happen. In most cases, the chair lifts that are more likely to be affected are the ones at a higher altitude, first of all the lifts ‘Belvedere’, ‘San Bernardino’ and ‘Fourclaz’. However, you can still enjoy the slopes at a lower altitudes, some of which are absolutely awesome. Otherwise, you can get enticed by good food and relax. In this case, don’t miss the Restaurant Copapan. Intimate, lovely food and a wonderful way to enjoy the day even if not skiing!

Polenta pot

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2010 2:06 pm

    Really great! You have shared nice information about La Thuile. After going through your blog I am dying to enjoy my skiing in la thuile.

    • waitinginthedark permalink*
      May 12, 2010 2:39 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’m glad to read that you enjoyed the post on La Thuile and hope you’ll continue to follow me on my new blog Wild About Travel.
      Cheers!

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