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La Toussuire

Thinking of skiing in La Toussuire? This small friendly resort offers easy access to the largest ski area in the Maurienne Valley - Les Sybelles with 310km of pistes.

Why La Toussuire Ski Resort?

  • Easy road access - only 17km from St Jean de Maurienne
  • Great family friendly atmosphere
  • Fully linked to the largest ski area in the Maurienne Valley

La Toussuire Resort Information

La Toussuire in the Maurienne Valley has grown since the 1960's in a panoramic mountain setting, located on a plateau with vast amounts of sunshine. It is predominantly modern, with a car free main street lined with controversial style buildings. The resort has now spread in complete contrast with recently built wooden chalets. As one of the central resorts of the Sybelles network, it is highly recommended for families.

La Toussuire is a friendly family resort, good value for money and uncrowded, with safe and snow sure slopes.

The ski area has grown, but the village remains as friendly as ever. With a 360° panorama, an exceptionally sunny location, the people of La Toussuire have always known how to transmit their joie de vivre through their warm and sincere welcome. La Toussuire is the birthplace of Jean-Pierre Vidal, the Olympic slalom champion and gold medallist at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002.

Read Gillian Thomas' review of the Les Sybelles area and her stay at La Toussuire on The Foody Traveller

LA TOUSSUIRE AND LES SYBELLES SKI AREA

The village's own 55km ski area is now fully linked into the giant Sybelles circuit which offers an impressive 310km of pistes above the villages of Le Corbier, St Sorlin d'Arves, St Jean d'Arves, Les Bottières, and St Colomban des Villards. The skiing here is suited to all standards and snowboarders have the choice of two terrain parks. The resort has 12,000 tourist beds and allows you direct access to the Sybelles network.

Find out about the linked ski area of Les Sybelles in our Les Sybelles resort guide.

La Toussuire is located on a large plateau which offers a panoramic view. The snow, sunshine, slope orientation and position in an arc around the station are definite assets. The first ski lift was installed in 1936, and since then, the lifts and trails have been subject to continuous improvement. At the base area, there’s space dedicated to beginners, helping to give confidence to people learning to ski. From 1750 to 2400m, both novices and experienced skiers can devote themselves to the joys of skiing, surrounded by vast snowfields.

La Toussuire is fully linked with the Sybelles ski domain, the largest in the Maurienne Valley, with 310km of piste and six resorts (the fourth largest ski domain in France). Other resorts include St Sorlin d'Arves, Les Bottières, Le Corbier, Saint-Jean d’Arves, and Saint-Colomban.

Les Sybelles (a clever play on words – it’s based on “Les Six Belles” – the “six prettiest” – resorts!)  is a huge ski area with two snow parks including thirty modules, an Arvapark, ski routes for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, and “baptêmes de neige” flights in a microlight or hang-glider. And let’s not forget the gastronomic delights: fondue, raclette, reblochonnade, tartiflette and many traditional Savoyard recipes await you at the local restaurants.

Additional ski fact info, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page

La Toussuire only - 55km of pistes, 20 lifts, 38 slopes:

Green slopes: 4
Blue slopes: 18
Red slopes: 12
Black slopes: None

110 snow cannons

LA TOUSSUIRE SKIING

LA TOUSSUIRE AND LES SYBELLES BEGINNERS

There’s a dedicated beginners’ area in each of the Les Sybelles resorts.

Here are the lifts where you can access beginner slopes:

Front de neige

Forfaits Les Bottières,

1 - Téléski des Plans
15 - Téléski du Grand Truc
3 - Téléski Coq de Bruyère
16 - Téléski de la Lauze
5 - Téléski de la Musique
17 - Téléski les Marmottes

LA TOUSSUIRE AND LES SYBELLES INTERMEDIATES

Intermediate opportunities can be found in La Toussuire and there are a number of red slopes at La Balme and Les Perrons just above St Sorlin reaching 2600m and higher.

LA TOUSSUIRE AND LES SYBELLES EXPERTS

Over a quarter of the slopes in Les Sybelles are red runs. And there’s a snowpark at the top of Le Corbier.

LA TOUSSUIRE AND LES SYBELLES SNOWBOARDERS

The terrain is suited to beginner and intermediate snowboarders.

LA TOUSSUIRE RESORT RUNS

The resort runs are a mix of green, blue and red.

LA TOUSSUIRE CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

There is 27km of cross-country trails in Les Sybelles.

La Toussuire Ski Hire

Pre-book your La Toussuire ski hire with Peak Retreats.

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

Special offers: *7 days for the price of 6.  Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue/Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment. 1 Free helmet per child aged 6 and under for every adult booking skis or snowboards & boots (must be under same booking reference and requested on form above). Other duration prices on request - Cross Country ski prices on request.

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La Toussuire Ski Passes

Pre-book your La Toussuire lift passes with Peak Retreats. Find out more about Peak Retreats ski passes

To download the ski extras form, see 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note, these Pound Sterling prices are for indication only. They will fluctuate based on Euro/£ exchange rate. Please call us for the latest prices.

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Week of 22/12/18: BUY 2 ADULT 6-7 day passes and GET ONE FREE CHILD (5-11yrs).

From 06/04/19: BUY ONE ADULT 6-7 day pass and GET ONE FREE CHILD (5-11yrs).

6/17

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

Les Sybelles – ½ day and daily rates 17/18:

½ day - €33 children, €38.80 adults
Day - €37.70 children, €44.20 adults

La Toussuire– ½ day and daily rates 17/18:

½ day - €26.80 children, €31.60 adults
Day - €29.80 children, €35.10 adults

Beginners lift pass 15/16:

Pass «Front de neige».
Skilift la Petite Verdette (N°6), la Musique (N°5), le Coq de Bruyère (N°3)

1 day - 14.20 €
4 hours - 12,70 €

La Toussuire Ski School

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Ski school for children is available to book from 2.5 years to 12 years, in La Toussuire, with Peak Retreats. 2.5-5-year-olds will go into the Piou Piou lessons.

To book your ski school, download the ski extras form from the 'Helpful links' further down the page.

Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute - you will be advised. Outside French school holidays, the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient.  For peak periods - Christmas, New Year, February half-term and Easter - we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts, English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in the resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your ski packs, enabling you to budget for your holiday in advance.

La Toussuire Individual Tuitions (18/19 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Around €47-58 per hour for 1-2 people.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

Ski school La Toussuire contact numbers for private lessons:

Ecole du Ski Français La Toussuire +33 (0)4 79 56 73 12

La Toussuire Child Care

PÔLE ENFANCE ''LA RUCHE''
Bâtiment Toussuire Accueil
 73300 La Toussuire
Tél: +33.04.79.83.00.68
e.mail: contact@laruche-73.com
Site web: www.laruche-73.com

From 6 months to 3 years and 3 to 12 years.

Top winter activities to do in La Toussuire!

Please note Peak Retreats do not book any activities and most activities are payable.

Snowsport activities:

Sybelles snowpark
The snowpark is along the ski lifts of Torret N°18 (St Sorlin d' Arves ski area). Set at the foot of Ouillon, the zone spread out from 2100m to 2370m. It is made for experienced freestylers with modules of red and black levels.

Sybelles easy park
The easypark is situated along the ski lifts of Torret N°18 (St Sorlin d' Arves ski area). Set at the foot of Ouillon, the zone spread out from 2100m to 2370m. It is made for beginners and freestyle novices.

Water slide ski
Come and discover the waterslide. 30-meter dash and a pool of ten meters to cross ski or snowboard.

The "big airbag"
The "Big Air Bag" area (summer and winter) is accessible by ski, snowboard and rubber ring at the Sensation Space of the Snow Front.

Microlight flights
Microlight flights above "Les Sybelles" ski area.
Two access:
- Microlight piste
- Microlight piste for skiers in Le Corbier ski area (blue slope "La Grande Vadrouille")

Initiation to speed riding
The aim is to ski with paragliding support. You are free to ski, sustain, leap or fly. With the paragliding, you can play with the relief.
Whether it is to discover the activity or really teach yourself speed riding and become autonomous, the Sybelles ski resorts are ideal places.
There are ideal slopes without any trees or obstacles, to discover the activity and progress.
You can progress really fast if you are a good skier or a good paraglider!
Equipment is furnished, except skis. Free Ride skis are recommended (avoid short skis).

Cross country skiing pistes
Divided between La Toussuire and Le Corbier, the 23km of cross-country skiing pistes are open to everyone. The pistes are tamped and secured.

Night skiing
Night skiing on illuminated slopes!

Sledge run
Safe sledge piste, with free conveyor belts which made it easier to go up slopes.
"Les Lutins" Fun zone is a perfect place to start skiing. Two conveyors lead the kids and their parents to easy slopes. Free access. If the snow conditions allow it, you could enjoy "Le Tubing", 170m of non-stop descent, safely.

Snow groomer ride
Come for a 20 minutes session of snow groomer discovery! Daily in the evening.

Introduction to dogsled driving
You will take the place of the musher and will drive a small team of 3 or 4 dogs.
Booking is necessary.
After a few instructions and after you are familiar with the equipment and the dogs, you will go with the musher at the heart of Les Sybelles domain through wonderful landscapes.

Dog sledging in winter
Go for a ride, set up in the dog sledge, and let yourself go with a team of around 10 dogs. You will discover a sweet adventure and the organisation of the dog's work.

Snowmobile Rides
Discover La Toussuire resort by snowmobile every night.
A guide will lead you on a path chosen for its technical and aesthetic attributes.
Activity opened to all, no need of a driving licence.
Compulsory helmet provided. A few minutes are dedicated to controlling and driving recommendations and then you will drive behind the guide.

Snowmobile for children
Snowmobile for children on a closed track. From 6 to 13 years old
The instructor teaches the bases to your child. Then, he can drive on the track for 5 or 10 minutes. They wear a helmet and the snowmobile is equipped with a device stopping the engine in case of fall. Speed is limited to 25km/hour. Every evening.

Natural ice-skating ring
Don't miss the opportunity to skate in La Toussuire on one of the last natural ice-skating rinks.
Natural ice-skating ring of 800m2.
Helmets are provided. Gloves are necessary, hat and socks strongly recommended. Daily.

Other activities:

Kids playground at le Chaput
Slide, swings, games on spring in a kids playground. Composting toilet.
The playground is accessible to children from 2 to 6 years old, under an adult responsibility.

Zipline
Treat yourself to a unique and unforgettable experience. For thrill seekers!
Get going full out and slide from 150 metres...

Two-seater paragliding for children
Enjoy a two-seater flight every day on appointment and without any knowledge of the activity.
You will need good shoes, a windcheater and clothes fitted with the weather of the day. We have specific equipment for children. From 5 years old

Maiden paragliding flight
Maiden paragliding flight is possible without any knowledge of the activity.
You will enjoy the flight and, if you want, discover the bases of control.
You will need good shoes, a windcheater and clothes fitted with the weather of the day.
RC air insurance and an individual insurance are included.
The duration depends on the activity you choose.

Pedestrian and snowshoes paths
Divided between La Toussuire and Le Corbier is 50 km of pistes dedicated to pedestrians and snow trekking. Tamped and secured paths.

Bowling
Enjoy the best of the bowling and relax in our modern bowling, with a friendly atmosphere.
Our 6 lanes welcome you for your desires of strikes and spares.
It is all equipped with gates for children to have fun just as much as the adults! At nightfall, the bowling changes colour that turns into black light.
Players and spectators can have a drink at the bar and play pool, table football, or darts.
The bowling is equipped with 3 giant screens to follow all the sports events. When it is sunny, enjoy our terrace of about 30 seats.

Cinema
Come to the cinema l'Igloo to discover the new films (in French)
1 to 3 sessions per day. 3D equipment 250 seats
Seats for disabled persons

Please note: All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All activities will be in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort.

La Toussuire Après-Ski, Bars & Restaurants

La Toussuire has a small selection of welcoming and reasonably priced restaurants including L'Ancolie and L'Alpage which serve traditional cuisine. At lunchtime and for happy hour drinks, the terraces situated on piste front are very popular. Nightlife is fairly quiet though there are a few bars and a discotheque.

La Toussuire Mountain Restaurants

Les Cigales
The restaurant is open to all skiers.
1 room (s) Restaurant 
150 seats on the terrace

The Carlines
Restaurant at 2200 m altitude, self service with 360 ° panoramic view of the Massif des Alpes 
Accessible skiers and pedestrians

2 room (s) Restaurant 
300 maximum covered 
300 seats on the terrace

Club Open Air
Disco from 13h to 16h. DJ. Access via TSD6 Tête de Bellard.

Chalet Foehn
Traditional bar and restaurant and Savoyard specialties

La Toussuire Club

Discothèque le Pop Club
Rue du Marché 73300 La Toussuire
From 11pm until dawn


La Toussuire Amenities

La Toussuire is served by a range of amenities including: doctors, pharmacy, cash point, bakery, mini market.

Getting to La Touissuire, France

By Road:

Driving distance from Calais 954 km (8 hrs 45 mins)

From Calais, take A26 Motorway towards Reims and Troyes, then Dijon, Lyon, then A43 Motorway Exit Saint-Jean de Maurienne. Follow signs to ‘Vallee de l’Aran’ via the D 926 (17 km from the motorway exit).

GPS: N45,25611°E 6,25686 (Attention: Le Col de la Croix de Fer is closed in winter)

Last general petrol station in Saint Jean de Maurienne although petrol station now at the entrance of Saint Jean d'Arves, direction Col de la Croix de Fer. Self service 24h/24. Credit card payment only.

By Rail:

Saint-Jean de Maurienne station (22km)

In winter there are schedule bus transfers from the SNCF rail station of Saint-Jean de Maurienne to the above resorts.

Lyon - Train station directly inside the airport. It takes approx. 1h30 by train from Lyon Saint Exupéry to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Grenoble - It takes approx. 1h30 by train from Grenoble to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Chambery - It takes approx. 50 mins by train from Chambéry to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Geneva - It takes approx. 2h40 by train from Geneva to Saint Jean de Maurienne.

Bus ticket from St Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire:

At your service on Saturday to facilitate your arrival and departure! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE http://www.trans-alpes.com/fr/lignes-regulieres-altibus-reserver.aspx or Office de Tourisme de Saint Sorlin d'Arves (at least 48 hours before departure). Booking by phone, mail or online.

Airports:

Chambery 90 km from La Toussuire (1 hour)
www.chambery.aeroport.fr

Grenoble 120km from La Toussuire (2 hours)
www.grenoble.aeroport.fr

Turin Airport is 160km from La Toussuire (2 hours)
www.aeroportoditorino.it

Geneva 188 km from La Toussuire (2 hours)  
www.gva.ch/en

Lyon Saint-Exupery 200 km from La Toussuire (2 hours)
www.lyon.aeroport.fr

Public shuttle bus transfers are available from airports

Lyon Airport - La Toussuire via St Jean de Maurienne (www.lys-altibus.com). 

Chambery Airport - La Toussuire via St Jean de Maurienne (www.lys-altibus.com).

La Toussuire Airport Transfer

For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here


La Toussuire Opening Dates

The Les Sybelles ski area (La Toussuire, St Jean d'Arves, St Sorlin d'Arves, Les Bottieres, Le Corbier) is open: Saturday 22/12/2018 - Friday 19/04/19.

Partial opening: Saturday 24/11/18 in Tignes.

Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras

Accommodation in La Toussuire

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