La Toussuire ski holidays
Established in 1968 the French ski resort La Toussuire lies at 1600 metres altitude in the Savoie region of the French Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2620m the area is snow sure. Over 233 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 24km of trails, which equates to around 25 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to La Toussuire is Lyon at a distance of 190km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
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Skiing in La Toussuire
96 pistes and trails means approximately 310km of runs. 76 La Toussuire lifts have capacity to transport 80500 per hour. The longest run in the French ski resort is over 1.52km.
The mountain has 20% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 30% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.5km Vallee Perdue run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski La Toussuire after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in La Toussuire
Of the 76 ski lifts, 51 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good La Toussuire is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
La Toussuire Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
6 apres ski bars 9 restaurants 0 bowling 0 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Cheese Dairy, Donkey Tours, Mini Golf, Flights, Ski-Joring.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"La Toussuire" by any other name
The French resort is also known as St Jean d'Arves Massif Arvan - Villards and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various La Toussuire slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. La Toussuire has slopes facing N E W.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in La Toussuire
La Toussuire snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in La Toussuire: 0km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N
Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km Intermediate XC Trails: 0km Difficult XC Trails: 0km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 1 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in La Toussuire
La Toussuire snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1
La Toussuire non skiing facilities also include Cheese Dairy, Donkey Tours, Mini Golf, Flights, Ski-Joring.
La Toussuire reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.