La Rosiere ski resort overview
The most low-key resort in the Tarentaise Valley, the purpose-built La Rosiere is at the same altitude as Val d’Isère and Courchevel (1,850 metres), but without the crowds. It is a great destination for families, and for those who like the idea of popping over the border to Italy for pizza and pasta.
December 16, 2017 – April 20, 2018
Expect long, gentle, sunny slopes on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain, in the Aosta Valley. Combined with La Thuile, there’s 160 kilometres of runs accessed by 37 lifts. They include eight green runs, 25 blue, 31 red and 13 black. There’s also a terrain park, children’s terrain park, big air bag, boardercross and snow cross area for off-piste skiing.
Affordable, family-friendly apartments built in a traditional style.
Where to stay in La Rosiere
Wander among the stalls at the weekly markets, or go sledging, fat biking, snowshoeing, dog sledding, paragliding, ice driving, ice diving or snow kiting. There’s also a cinema, bowling alley and ice skating rink. The nightlife is pretty quiet, but there are a few bars and restaurants to choose from.
La Rosière ski packages
Getting to La Rosière
Take the motorway to Albertville, followed by the dual carriageway to Moutiers and the RN 90 to Bourg Saint Maurice. The main road to La Rosière is the RD 1090, heading towards the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass.
Sat Nav users:
Do not follow any routes that take you through the Petit Saint Bernard Pass! The pass is closed during the winter and becomes a ski slope.
Bourg Saint Maurice Train Station (23km)
Shuttle between Bourg Saint Maurice train station and La Rosière
BY PLANE (AIRPORTS)
Transfers by Shuttle or private transfers to La Rosière from Lyon, Geneva & Grenoble Airports.
- Lyon St Exupery (210km)
- Chambéry (135km)
- Grenoble (205km)
- Genève (215km)
Parking is free of charge during the day, both in the marked parking spaces and in Les Eucherts underground car park. Parking in the spaces in front of the shops in La Rosière Centre is limited to 1 hour. Parking discs available at the Tourist Office. Please note: Some of the parking spaces must be vacated at night to make way for snow clearing.
NEW : There is now free outdoor parking situated by the entrance to the resort which consists of 96 long-stay spaces and 24 short-stay spaces. To not obstruct snow clearing operations that may be taking place in resort, please park only in the marked spaces.
FREE Shuttle bus
In the resort
During the day, a free shuttle bus service runs every 15 minutes between the resort centre and Le Gollet, L’ Averne, Les Eucherts and the campsite.
In the evening until 11pm a free taxi (8-person mini-bus) runs between the Place des Eucherts and the Tourist Office in the resort centre. Please note that areas like the Gollet are not on the evening shuttle route.
Walking from La Rosière Centre to Les Eucherts could not be easier thanks to our floodlit and groomed forest footpath. This easy 10-minute stroll can be done on foot. Please visit the Tourist Office for a detailed footpath map.
FREE lift pass
Children under 5 and seniors over the age of 75 will be issued a free La Rosière pass upon presentation of valid proof of ID. Please note: A supplement is payable for Italy. For beginners, we have several ski lifts that are free to use: Manessier and Clarines I drag lifts in La Rosière Centre; Lutins magic carpet and Dahu drag lift in Les Eucherts.
Who cares if it’s snowing? You can ride a Fat Bike all year round in La Rosière!
With wide tyres and electronic assistance, Fat Bikes enable you to pedal across the resort’s snow-covered paths with minimum effort. Give this fun-filled activity a try with your family or friends!
You can rent FAT BIKES from various sports shops throughout La Rosière.
Entertainment throughout the week
Torchlight descent and instructors’ ski show every Monday evening, jib session (freestyle demo and taster session) every Tuesday evening, San Bernardo Trophy every Thursday evening.
Make the most of your holiday and enhance your mountain experience by trying one of our outdoor adventure activities.
Check out our weekly activities program.
- Daily snowshoe walks
- Savoyard evening in a yurt
- Paret descents
- Helicopter rides
- Dog sledding, Skijoring
- Paragliding, snowkite
- Twilight sledging adventure
- Torchlight descent
- Tipi entertainment
- Ice driving and ice diving
Just above the Lutins magic carpet and next to the Dahu drag lift, a larger snowfield that is bathed in sunshine all day long has been opened. Easy to access, this sledging area offers a slightly steeper slope than the one in La Rosière Centre.
La Rosière boasts 6km of cross-country skiing trails: • 1 green trail measuring 0.5km”Plan de l’Arc” • 1 blue trail measuring 1.5km “Bosse Brûlée” • 1 black trail measuring 4 km”Teppe des Abeilles” Access is free of charge. For more information, please see the back of the downhill piste map or the information panel installed at the Plan de l’Arc (Les Eucherts). Cross-country skiing equipment available for hire: Colette Sport | Skimium
Once you are securely strapped into your harness, take a few short steps and soar into the air, where you can enjoy the silence and drink in the views of the French Alps’ most stunning peaks!
Snowkiting Petit-St-Bernand pass
A world-renowned site steeped in history, the Espace San Bernardo boasts one of Europe’s very best snowkiting spots: The Petit Saint-Bernard pass. A place where French and Italian winds collide, it offers exceptional conditions for snowkiting. The Petit-Saint-Bernard mountain pass offers guaranteed snow and varied terrain, with stunning views over Mt Blanc.
Ski touring tuesdays
In partnership with the resort’s ski schools, La Rosière has set up “Touring Tuesdays” taster sessions. Led by the resort’s qualified instructors, skiers who want to try out this new discipline can learn the different techniques of ski touring, how to fit skins, how to get traction, how to walk, how to breathe properly in order to save energy, and some basic mountain safety. A unique twilight outing, rounded off with a Savoyard snack in the forest. Enquire at the Tourist Offices or Ski Schools for more information.
Located in Les Eucherts, La Rosière’s ice rink is a great place to spend an afternoon with family and friends. Skate around in a free session or join in one of Pat’s family lessons, ice party sessions (children aged 4 to 9) or ice hockey tasters. Open from Sunday to Friday : 3.00pm to 7.30pm. Every Thursday night during French school holidays from 8.30pm to 10.30pm. Tuesday: Ice skating session from 6pm to 7pm Wednesday from 2.00pm to 3.00pm: children’s skating (for ages 4 to 9 yrs). Thursday from 6.00pm to 7.00pm : Ice hockey taster session.Adult: € 8 Child: € 6.50.
Ice hockey matches
Every Wednesday evening from 8.30pm onwards, come and cheer on Les Tigres Blancs, La Rosière’s ice hockey club, in its weekly matches! More than just a sporting fixture, these matches have a truly electric atmosphere! Entrance € 3.