La Thuile Beginner Skiing

La Thuile is a good resort for beginners. The gentle nursery slopes for adults and children in the centre of the village are serviced by a magic carpet. Easy blue runs at the top of the Les Suches gondola provide a good next step but novices will have to return by lift as there is no easy run back to the resort.

Beginners

Beginner Skiing in La Thuile

The resort level nursery slopes are not free, but they have a special low-cost pass and are high quality.

At over 2,200m good snow is virtually guaranteed in Les Suches and the gentle gradients of the many long runs provide ideal terrain for beginners to make good progress. Much of the ski area is open to more adventurous beginners with many of the lifts offering the option of an easy blue or easy red run alongside a more difficult alternative for more experienced skiers.  Beginners should allow extra time for the long Bellecombe drag lift, which has some long flat sections and is more difficult for beginners to negotiate. (The blue piste beside it is very beginner friendly though). And novices should be especailly careful of taking the Chardonnet lift up to Fort de la Redoute and crossing over to la Rosiere, because the only return route is via the red Bouquetin piste. It's quite short but it's also narrow and quite steep, and whilst crowded slopes are rare in the San Bernardo ski area, this is one possible bottleneck. But if they can negotiate that, La Rosiere has plenty of blue pistes for them to explore.

One disadvantage of la Thuile for beginners, though, is that once they have started venturing out beyond the confines of the nursery slopes, they will have to return to the resort in the Les Suches lift: the red and black runs back are too steep.

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