5 skiing suggestions to suit every taste
For the family - La Thuile, Italy
Just over the Alps from France, Italy offers some fantastic skiing for all abilities as well as reasonably-priced après ski, a warm and friendly atmosphere and possibly the best hot chocolate on the planet. La Thuile is located two hours’ drive from Turin and Geneva airports and was originally a mining town. Today La Thuile is home to a large resort at an altitude of 1440m, with 150km of north-facing pistes that are serviced by 35 lifts.
La Thuile is perfect for intermediate skiers, although the ferocious black runs that slice through the open forests and off-piste offerings are perfect for adventurous advanced skiers. Heli-drops are also available for those looking to take their off-piste escapades to more radical extremes.