The resort sits on a wide plateau at the base of a large bowl and has pedestrianised its main street. There’s been skiing at La Toussuire since the late 1930s, but in common with most of the French ski industry, the resort boomed in the 1960s and some of the resort architecture reflects this.
On the plus side though, newer developments are much more tastefully designed and much more spacious and the long-term success of La Toussuire means the resort has maintained a good selection of shops, restaurants and things to do for guests today.
La Toussuire is a small traditional village resort which has lots of small boutique shops and restaurants which you can visit during the evening or day time if you want a break for the mountain. There are also other activities in the village such as bowling, ice skating and trampolining to take part in.
If you still want to be on the mountain but without your skis you can dog sledding or take a horse and cart up there, and for the braver you can go paragliding from which you will experience incredible views of mountains.
When you ski La Toussuire you’ll be at the heart of the giant Sybelles ski region, which links the six slopes of six neighbouring resorts in the Maurienne Valley, via the Pointe de l’Ouillon. The Sybelles links and lift pass were only created in 2003, making it one of the world’s newest, as well as largest, multi-resort passes. Altogether there are 310 km (nearly 200 miles) of piste on your door step and a seventh resort, Albiez, with another 40 km of piste is included in the Sybelles pass, although you need to drive to get to it.
Skiing in Les Sybelles area is situated between 1550 m and 2620 m, and it has a number of north-facing slopes to ensure good snow conditions. The resort also has 110 snow canons.
La Toussuire is only an hour's drive from Chambery airport. It is also a 2 hour drive from Grenoble and Geneva.