Enjoy evening meals in any of the 30 or so restaurants in La Thuile - an excellent number for a small resort like this. The area has a good reputation for food, thanks to its abundance of local produce and friendly, family-run eateries. Most restaurants are small inside and offer two evening sittings in order to accommodate more guests.
• Pepita Café – A bit of a resort institution, this place has a full Italian menu of carefully prepared savoury and sweet dishes, plus an excellent wine list - the chef is a real perfectionist on flavour and presentation.
• Coppapan Taverna – Rustic but contemporary, the menu changes weekly and features great pasta and steaks, as well as mountain favourites like raclette, fondue, pierrade and tartiflette. The cheese board is a must-try.
• Lo Tata – A rustic wooden building with hard-to-beat pizzas cooked in a tradtional wood-fired oven, as well as good meat and fish dishes. Try the chocolate pizza or profiteroles for dessert.
• Le Coq au Vin, Chalet Eden – A bio restaurant offering only organic fare. The menu can include unusual dishes like donkey ravioli or buckwheat tempura of fontina cheese. For dessert, try dough turnovers stuffed with chocolate and banana.
• La Grotta – Formerly a cowshed, this family-run eatery has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and serves delicious wood-fired pizzas, pasta, meat dishes and fondue.
• L’Antigel (Tetras piste) – Light, modern and spacious, this place has it all – a great menu of mountain favourites, an excellent wine list and a lovely terrace.
• Le Plan du Repos (top of Roches Noires chairlift) – One of the most popular on the mountain due to it’s brilliant location, huge terrace, self-service menu and amazing views.
La Thuile, like its French neighbour La Rosière, has a quiet nightlife and après scene. There are a good few bars available - some that will give you free snacks with your drinks - but you'll find it isn't very lively after the sun sets.
• La Cage aux Folles – Located in the Planibel complex, you'll find friendly staff and reasonably priced drinks (and free snacks) during aperitivo time. It's often very busy and there are TVs showing either major sporting events or films.
- Lunch time at La Foyer - delicious mountain fare and amazing views. It gets busy to go early.
- Black 3 is a good home run, but can be tricky at the end of a long day. Try Red 6 or 7 for an easier ride.
We’re all about giving you support, expertise and knowledge before, during and after your holiday - it’s what we do. Our service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone, email or even Twitter.
- Online info pack with tons of resort info and tips.
- Ski Explorer app with maps, snow reports, recommended routes and a friend finder.
- Weather, travel and resort updates via Facebook, Twitter or text message.
Our reps will meet you at the airport and help get your lift passes, equipment hire and tuition sorted. They’ll also be available in La Thuile so, if you need anything during your trip, just check your info pack or the Ski Explorer app to find out where they’ll be, and come and have a chat.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
Make the most of your lift pass and cross the French-Italian border to the glorious resort of La Rosière. If you take the chairlift from Chaz Dura to the Petit St Bernard pass, you'll be up and over in no time, though when you come back you will have to take one or two draglifts, which, in total, are 3km long. The best time to head over to France would be in the mornings when the snow is at its best and you can explore the wide range of runs - there's a lot more blue runs here than in La Thuile. Then, stop in for some lunch at L'Ancolie - the Croque Monsieurs are incredible - before making your way back to Italy for the afternoon.