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Luxury Ski Holidays / La Thuile and Courmayeur, Italy

Carve between the boarder of La Thuile and Courmayeur, two neighbouring resorts bubbling with Italian ambiance.

With 194km of runs between them, these two close-knit resorts are a haven for beginner to intermediate skiers. Linked to the La Rosière ski area in France, alpine aficionados have been keeping the former mining village of La Thuile in the Aosta Valley under their helmets for some time now. Here, unhurried days of leisurely family-friendly skiing, reliable snow conditions and uncrowded slopes define the resort’s ski area. Away from the pistes, non-skiing activities include wooded walking trails, snowshoeing and dog sledding.

Boasting unrivalled scenery on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, Courmayeur’s charm lies in its cobbled town centre where a heady dose of après ski life can be found. Before diving into the world of post-piste partying, thrill seekers and challenge setters can get their adrenaline pumping with guided off-piste runs and exhilarating heliskiing, while non-skiers can take in 360° views of the peaks on a rotating cable car ascending the face of Punta Helbronner. For those on a fleeting ski escape but wanting to make the most of Italy’s slopes, we recommend a day in La Thuile, a mere 45 minute drive away.

La Thuile and Courmayeur, Italy Essentials

Approx. Flight Times London to Geneva/Turin: 1 hour 45 minutes
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La Thuile and Courmayeur, Italy Hotels & Itineraries

Introducing some of the best 5 star resorts in La Thuile and Courmayeur, Italy.

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La Thuile and Courmayeur, Italy /Resort Guide


La Thuile & Courmayeur
Altitude of resort 1440m | 1224m
Highest skiing point 2800m | 2763m
Ski area 160km | 42km
Number of lifts 38 | 17
Blue runs 33% | 33%
Red runs 50% | 52%
Black runs 17% | 15%


Due to its 1,800m altitude location, La Thuile experiences perfect levels of snowfall in the ski months, making it ideal for beginning and ending the season. While neighbouring Courmayeur also offers excellent skiing conditions, summer openings mean the most can be made of the lush Alpine greenery.

Recommended for

Beginners: **** | Intermediates: **** | Advanced: *** | Families: **** | Non-skiers: **

Best experiences in La Thuile & Courmayeur

  • Journey by snow cat for night time dining in a traditional mountain hut
  • Day trips to the cobbled village centre of Courmayeur for people watching, designer shopping or skiing
  • Chocolate tasting and fondues at the family run Chocolat-Patisserie- Caffetteria in the old part of the village

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