- 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
: (some facilities may incur a local charge)
- Large lounge
- Piano bar
- TV room
- Swimming pool*
- Shops including a deli, supermarket & butcher
- Pub/bar on site
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.
* 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
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…
More La Thuile resort information
La Thuile Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 16 Jan 2018|
|Last snowed|| 09-Jan-2018|
|Fresh snow||50 cm|
|Lower slopes||80 cm|
|Upper slopes||250 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Great conditions - wax up your skis!|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 04-Dec-2017)
Loads of fresh snow has fallen upon our featured Italian resorts this week. Thursday 27th April was a day of limited access powder skiing in Val Senales (0/110cm) and Livigno (83/115cm). Both resorts received between 35 and 45cm of fresh snow in the past 12 hours and well over half a metre in the past 24 hours. With limited options to ski below 2500 metres it is worth noting the currently very high avalanche risk further up the mountain.
Conditions on snow are excellent, however, the prevailing weather is still offering very poor visibility and at time strong winds gusts. Current cloudy/stormy weather seems set to continue into the weekend, although the heavy snowfalls should start to taper off over the next 24 hours. The weekend should offer a chance to score some excellent last season lift accessed powder.
European Weather Outlook
Across the central European Alps, snow and cold temperatures are forecast to stick around until Saturday. Accumulations of snow on the upper slopes could be huge for the time of year, with some Swiss resorts predicting around 80cm over the course of today and Friday. By the weekend the snow is predicted to subside in many regions and a mixture of sun and cloud is expected for much of Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland.
In the Pyrenees, Saturday should be the pick of the day for any skiing in Andorra. Our featured resorts are now closed for the season, but for anyone strapping on their skins, you can expect a mixture of sun and cloud, with temperatures around +3C
In Germany, 44cm of fresh snow is being forecast for Garmisch (0/380cm), who will be in disbelief at the moment for all the snow they have received of late.
Further north you can expect temperatures of around -3C and snow showers in Norway, which are set to continue right through to Sunday for resorts such Trysil. Across the border in Sweden, the weather should be fairly similar, but any snow that does fall is likely to be light and bring only 1-2cm.
Despite some recent biting temperatures and cold winds in the UK, any snow that does fall on the Scottish mountains is most likely to be on Thursday. Thereafter, rain could destroy any hopes of some late season turns.