A historic resort in the French Alps

Nestled in the Maurienne Valley, the ski resort La Toussuire seduces families like the top athletes. Its vast ski area and its many outdoor activities make it an attractive destination in both winter and summer: discover its history and its many assets.

La Toussuire ski competition and the cradle of winter sports

The origins of the resort of La Toussuire back to 1579. He then mentioned a hamlet known as "Tochière". However, it was around 1920 that a real ski resort is built on the solid Arvan-Villards. On 21 January 1923 the first official ski competition is taking place; in 1937, the resort opened its first ski lift. It was finally in 1927 that the town of Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire, to which is attached the station creates its official ski club, which will include the first steps of a future Olympic champion Jean-Pierre Vidal.

La Toussuire a thousand faces to station

La Toussuire can not be reduced to its ski resort status. It has indeed many attractions for thrill seekers and outdoor activities. Located in the Savoy region, near Chambery and Albertville, it is attached to the great Sybelles, in the Maurienne Valley. It covers in particular the Massif Arvan-Villard and depends on the commune of Fontcouverte-la-Toussuire, from which it borrows its name.

La Toussuire tracks and legendary champion

The fame of this resort is largely due to its ski area, which offers connections to 5 other stations in the area of ​​Sybelles. So it is more than 300 kilometers of tracks that are available for beginners and amateurs, but also a snow park and Nordic trails suited to cross country skiing. The station, located at an altitude of 1750 meters, also allows to benefit from maximum sunshine and panoramic views of the entire valley of Maurienne. His tracks have finally seen the debut of Olympic champion Jean-Pierre Vidal, winner at the Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.

The Toussuire, an attractive station been

If La Toussuire is particularly known for its ski area, the resort also reveals pleasant in summer. His passes and scenery make it an ideal playground for cyclists: the rise of Toussuire has hosted stages of the Tour de France in 2006, 2012 and 2015. In addition, many outdoor activities are biased the thrills: paragliding, diving and speed riding punctuate the summer season in the Maurienne valley. Young and older children can finally enjoy the zipline and bike park of La Toussuire, but his paintball field and its shooting range archery. The bravest guests are venture on one of the many hiking trails to explore the surroundings of the resort and the valley.

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