Although quite a few Club members have skied in the Espace San Bernando ski area this will be the first visit for the Club Holiday. Situated in the Aosta Valley, this former mining village has been developed into an attractive resort with the ski area linked to La Rosiere in France to provide 152 Km of varied runs.
The ski area in La Thuile is accessed by the Les Suches Gondola or the Bosco Chair, with the option to download on the gondola to return to the hotel, which is very close. There is a good choice of blue and red runs in both resorts with blue runs to take you over to La Rosiere. The return is by the two-part Bellecombe drag lift, a bit long but not too steep. After the first section you can choose to ski down a blue or a red run into the valley(to a cafe) and then and follow them round back to La Thuile.
For the more adventurous, two new six man chairlifts have been built up Mount Valaisan on the La Rosiere side to open up five new red runs.
On two days of your 6 day area ski pass you can use it in other Aosta resorts. Regular buses run to Courmayeur (about 40 minutes away) and Pila is nearby.
The Hotel Planibel which has recently been refurbished, is situated very near to the gondola and chair lifts, as well as the village itself.
The hotel has a large indoor pool, a wellness centre and its own shops and bars. ie will be half board for all 7 nights with a Buffet style Breakfast and Evening Meal. No drinks are included and as is common in Italy, there is a charge for water at the dining table. We will be half board for all 7 nights with a Buffet style Breakfast and Evening Meal. No drinks are included and as is common in Italy, there is a charge for water at the dining table.
Flights are currently scheduled for an early morning flight to Turin and an evening one on return. Transfer about two and a half hours.
The costs for the Flights/Transfers/Hotel: Based on at least 2 sharing (no single occupancy available) ¬£854 per Adult ¬£752 per Child (15 years and under on return date of holiday) Limited number of places
A small Tourist Tax is payable in cash at the Hotel - collected on behalf of the local Municipality.