La Rosière ski resort overview
Open: 10 December 2017 to 20 April 2018
You don’t need to be big to be great!
Despite being the most low-key resort in the Tarentaise Valley, La Rosière still has a lot to offer!
With a French-Italian ski area than spans 160km, the resort boasts long and gentle, sunny slopes on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain, in the Aosta Valley.
La Rosière is the perfect resort for families and beginners, who delight in its south-facing slopes, and for pleasure-seekers on a quest to sample some Italian delicacies across the border. At the start of your day, standing at the foot of the slopes, drink in the breathtaking 180-degree views of the Tarentaise Valley.
After a day out on the mountain, enjoy the outstanding luminosity as the sun sets on the return slopes of La Rosière. From dawn to dusk, La Rosière’s slopes are bathed in sunshine! La Rosière is synonymous with easyliving, sunshine and snow!
With the Mont Blanc and Petit-St-Bernard pass just a stone’s throw away, the Espace San Bernardo has weather conditions that ensure that the resort receives excellent snow fall from December to April and is considered to have some of the best snow levels in the Northern Alps!
A perfect blend!
Skiing with a touch of the dolce vita! The only international ski area in the northern French Alps, the Espace San Bernardo has linked La Rosière with the Italian resort of La Thuile since winter 1983-1984.
Grab your skis and set off on an adventure to explore new horizons and another culture! Thanks to its cross-border position, the Espace San Bernardo ski area has slopes on both the north and the south faces of the mountain, guaranteeing excellent skiing and varied terrain. You might even want to brush up your Italian while on the slopes (though most Aosta Valley inhabitants speak excellent French and English)!
Where to stay in La Rosière
Market and local produce
A market is held every Thursday in the Rosière Centre car park. You can also buy local homemade produce every Thursday from the “Club des Jours Heureux” from 9am to 12noon in front of the Tourist Office in La Rosière Centre from 22 December 2016 until 20 April 2017.
Famille Plus (family plus)
‘Famille Plus’ is the only tourist classification in France that rates the services, facilities and activities a resort has to offer families with children. Resorts are assessed every year to ensure that they maintain their commitment.
Famille Plus commitments:
- A friendly welcome especially for families
- A variety of fun activities suitable for all ages
- Adapted pricing for all ages
- Activities for families to enjoy together and/or separately
- Easy access to services and shops
- Professional child care for true peace of mind
La Rosière has everything you need to make your family holiday one to remember, including snow playgrounds, sledging areas, an ice rink, the “Petit Colporteur” nature trail (created by the resort’s parents) and much more!
Just above the Lutins magic carpet, next to the Dahu drag lift, a vast sledging area has been created which is bathed in sunshine all day long. Easy to access, the slope is steeper than the one in La Rosière Centre and is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
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.
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.