La Thuile Other Activities

Although La Thuile is a small and quiet Alpine resort, the village and surrounding area, offer a good range of sporting and leisure facilities.

Cross-Country Skiing

There are some lovely cross country ski trails in the Arly area, just past the La Thuile cable car, and a larger cross country centre, the Piste di Arpy in neighbouring Colle San Carlo, between La Thuile and Morgex, which also offers dog sledding, cleared walking paths and snow shoe excursions. Lessons in both classic and skating technique are available at the Foyer de Fond d'Arpy in Colle San Carlo.  Equipment can also be hired at Piste di Arpy.

Dog Sled Tours

Dog sled tours with guides are available in the picturesque hamlet of Colle San Carlo, 9km from La Thuile.  After a short briefing session you will have the opportunity to drive the sled yourself on the 5km wooded trail up to a panoramic view point. Transfers to the centre, and lunch or dinner arrangements are also available as required.

Tel: +39 335 1829414
Email:  info@dogsledman.com
Web: www.dogsledman.com

Heliskiing & Sightseeing flights

The heli-ski drops are operated by the Pellissier Helicopter Company who also offer helicopter sightseeing flights and transfers, as well.

Pellissier Helicopter Company
Fraz. Bussan Dessus, 7511010 Saint Pierre (AO)
Tel: +39 0165 903758 or +39 348 3161723
Email: pellissierhelicopter@yahoo.it
Web: www.pellissierhelicopter.com

Snow Kiting

Snow kiting is available in the area close to the Piccolo San Bernardo Express chairlift.

Ice Skating

The natural ice skating rink in the centre of La Thuile is open until late March, conditions permitting.

Child Care & Children's Play Areas

There is a mini club for children aged four to 12 at the Planibel complex and the Grande Albero crèche offers childcare for babies up to three years old. There is a spacious outdoor play area for children, close to the bottom of the pistes in La Thuile. Snow tubing and tobogganing are also available in this area.

Swimming, Sauna & Spa Facilities

The swimming pools, sauna and steam room at the Planibel complex are open to the public and the Hotel Miramonti also has a pool and excellent spa facilities. The public swimming pool in neighbouring Pre San Didier, 6km from La Thuile, is open in the late afternoons and evenings, and the recently refurbished thermal baths and spa, also in Pre St Didier, should not be missed!  They offer a fabulous range of indoor and outdoor spa pools and treatments in superb surroundings, with views towards Mont Blanc.

Fitness Gyms

The Planibel complex, open to the public, offers a good fitness centre with gym. Massage is also available. The Centro Sportivo Konver Music Café in the Arly area, is open daily until midnight, and offers various leisure facilities including a climbing wall, gym, tennis, five-a-side soccer and volleyball.

Shopping & Sightseeing

La Thuile has some interesting small shops as well as a couple of specialist snow sport equipment and clothing shops, but the best shopping is in the up-market ski resort of Courmayeur, a 15km bus ride from La Thuile. Courmayeur is a charming town with narrow streets, old stone churches and an attractive pedestrianised centre with some excellent shops.

The ancient Roman city of Aosta, the principal city of the Aosta Valley is just 40km from la Thuile.  Its Roman walls are still largely intact and six of the original 20 towers are fairly well preserved. Also of interest in Aosta are the Cathedral (rebuilt in the 11th century), and the Romanesque-Gothic church of Sant'Orso.

Tourist Information

For more information about other activities contact the Tourist Office in La Thuile

La Thuile Tourist Office
Via M. Collomb, 3611016
La Thuile (AO)
Tel: +39 0165 884179
Email: lathuile@turismo.vda.it
Web: www.lathuile.it

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