La Thuile has managed to maintain the appeal of the early, now classic, Alpine ski resorts. More important there is substantial cross-border skiing linked to La Rosière, France, above Bourg St Maurice. Heli-skiing is also popular.
Every winter, skiers from all corners of the globe flock to experience our more than 150 kilometres of slopes of varying levels of difficulty—from beginners to experts. The local trails on the Italian side of the mountains and the French (La Rosière) are a great draw for famous international athletes, in particular the legendary Franco Berthod Slope 3 at La Thuile, which in 2016 played host to three speed trials for the Women’s Skiing World Cup (two for downhill and one SuperG), and in 2017 the Telemark World Cup.
A sizeable ski park which, thanks to its geographical location, enjoys a favourable microclimate that prolongs the winter sports season. Optimal snow quality is guaranteed by the unceasing work of our slope custodians and snowcats, not to mention our 400 snow cannons that ensure excellent coverage.
Espace San Bernardo is also home to 2 slalom stadiums, 1 snowpark, 1 boardercross slope, 2 fun cross areas, 1 secure free-rider zone and 1 snowkite zone—which are easily reached by our transport systems—as well as 2 games parks for kids to meet every type of demand. And if you want to take home a souvenir or immortalise your performance, all you need to do is download our SKI PIC App and pass by one of the 4 photo-stations on the Italian side of the park.
The highest altitudes in the ski park (2,650 metres) are now in the Belvedere area. They are easy to reach by ski-lift from La Rosière on the French side, and descend towards Colle della Traversette. From this standpoint the 360° view of the mountains—French on the one side and Italian on the other—is utterly breathtaking. Starting from the 2018-2019 winter season the highest point of the ski area will be Mont Valaisan, with its 2.800 meters.
Espace San Bernardo