Hotel Planibel   La Thuile , Italy 4 Stars

Located directly on the slopes with a wealth of facilities on your doorstep, the Planibel is part of the impressive Planibel complex and has everything you need for your ski holiday. A great resort for families and groups with bars, restaurant, shops, a pool, spa and children's club all on site.

  • Large swimming pool
  • Old village centre is only 5 minutes’ walk away
  • Free mini-club for children
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Package Summary
  • Half board
  • View the travel options & pricing grid below
  • Holiday Ref: 18995N
Booking information: Prices are per person and based on maximum occupancy of the lowest-priced room. Room and flight supplements may apply. Special offers and ski deals are subject to availability and may sell out at any time. Terms & Conditions

Hotel Planibel

Features

  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Half board

Located directly on the slopes with a wealth of facilities on your doorstep, the Planibel complex has everything you need for your ski holiday. A great resort for families and groups with bars, restaurant, shops, a pool, spa and children's club all on site.The hotel rooms are comfortable and spacious and all facilities are within easy access of the ski lifts so no need to wander far from the resort. Well equipped self catering apartments and studios are also available for those who wish to be more independent.

Prices given are for half board in the hotel.

Location: Planibel Hotel is an impressive self-contained holiday village at the foot of the slopes and just 500m away from the resort centre. The gondola station is right next to the main building giving easy access to the superb ski area.

  • Ski lift - 20m
  • Ski school meeting point - 70m
  • Resort centre - In the centre
Facilities: (some facilities may incur a local charge)
  • Restaurant
  • Large lounge
  • Piano bar
  • Disco
  • TV room
  • Swimming pool*
  • Shops including a deli, supermarket & butcher
  • Pub/bar on site
For Families:
Daily mini-club for children 4-12 years from 9am-6pm. The mini-club is free for hotel guests and costs approx. €5 per child per day for studio & apartment guests (Italian speaking)

Rooms (2-4 people):
Twin or double rooms, some with two extra beds, have satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, balcony, bath or shower & wc. Single rooms available on request at a supplement

Meals: Half Board
Continental buffet breakfast & four-course evening meal. Christmas & New Year meals included. Full Board option available at a supplement & payable locally.

Important Information:
* Swimming hats are compulsory. Towel are available to rent.
Due to recent changes in Italian tax law, a daily ‘Tourist Tax’ may be charged. If charged, you would need to pay the hotel directly and the amount varies between approx. €0.50 & €3 per person, per day depending on the star rating of the accommodation.



La Thuile Resort Info

La Thuile is found on the Italian/French border, with summer road links to La Rosière in France. This is the home of the St Bernard dogs, named after the pass over the border. It's at the top of the Aosta Valley, where weather conditions can be variable, with high winds particularly problematic. There are 150km of lift-linked pistes, offering skiing for every ability level, although the Italian slopes are slightly better than the French. For beginners and intermediates, there's plenty of good terrain, but they will have to take a lift up, as most of the resort runs are tree-lined blacks. These tougher runs are lower down, so can have poorer snow. For experts there is enjoyable off-piste potential, as well as superb heli-skiing at reasonable prices. Snow is better in La Thuile, because of its north-facing slopes, but intermediates will find more challenges in La Rosière. This is also a great place to learn to board and is helped by an up-to-date lift system.

La Thuile is a relatively unknown resort outside of Italy and remains largely Italian in character. This means that, apart from over the weekend, it is refreshingly uncrowded. The locals are very friendly, which easily makes up for the general lack of spoken foreign languages. La Thuile mainly caters to the family market, so après-ski/nightlife is pretty limited. As with the majority of Italian resorts, organised childcare is not exactly the greatest strength. The town itself is attractively set in woodland and offers some decent eateries. Mountain restaurants and non-ski activities are not particularly brilliant.

Overall, La Thuile is a reasonably sized ski area that has largely dodged the wider European market. Well worth visiting, but not for those hell-bent on a week-long party session…

 

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