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LA ROSIERE, FRANCE

Ski Holidays in La Rosiere, France

La Rosiere is a traditional French alpine village, offering fantastic snow conditions and a variety of runs for all levels of skier.

Perfect for families, the sunny resort of La Rosiere is close to the Italian border and links with La Thuile. Children will quickly gain confidence on the quiet pistes while adventurous adults can take off for a day’s heli-skiing in Italy. Although the resort was purpose-built in the 1950s, it is charming with its authentically Savoyarde architecture – most buildings have been constructed with locally-sourced wood, slate and stone.

Resort Statistics

La Rosiere ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 32
Intermediates 29
Advanced 13
Snowboarders
Total Runs 74
Good for
  • Families
Resort features Ice Rink Nightclub Indoor Pool Bowling Parapenting Picturesque New To Skiing Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1850m
Km of Piste 150km
Directions of Slopes N, N/E, S
Longest Run 13km
Drag Lifts 17
Ski Lifts 37
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2642m
Uphill Capacity 53500
Chairlifts 17
Gondolas/Cable cars 1

Skiing in La Rosiere

With 150km of well-marked pistes across the San Bernado area, families should find there are plenty of runs to fill the holiday. Pistes higher up on the mountain enjoy sunny views whilst at resort level there are some runs through wooded areas.

The nursery slopes are on the edge of the resort, from here beginners will graduate on to the wide, gentle blues above. Intermediates have the run of the area with most pistes classified as blues or reds; the lure of freshly made pizza is enough to draw many skiers over the Italian border for lunch!

Whilst there are not many black runs, experts will have an enjoyable holiday exploring the off-piste areas; those wanting to stay on pistes should head towards La Thuile for the more difficult runs. Freestylers of all levels can enjoy the La Poletta snowpark with obstacles graded green, blue and red, or something a little different try snow-kiting – similar to kitesurfing, you use a kite and the wind to pull you in any direction – even uphill.

The slopes in La Rosiere are generally fairly wide, interspersed with some testing reds and blacks, and are well suited to beginners through to competent intermediates on ski holidays in La Rosiere. Advanced skiers will find more challenging runs across in La Thuile. The children's facilities and ski schools are particularly good making, this a great resort for family ski holiday in La Rosiere.

Snow Conditions in La Rosiere

Together both La Rosiere and La Thuile make up the Espace San Bernardo ski area. There are 306 snow making facilities over the joint 150km of pisted terrain for guaranteed snowfall over the couse of the season.

Apres-Ski, restaurants and other activities in La Rosiere

Evenings in La Rosiere are relaxed and quiet with a handful of bars and a number of restaurants. The local tourist office puts on a varied programme of events throughout the week aimed at families, including walks with the local St Bernards dogs, guided snowshoe walks, dog sledding and a weekly torchlit descent with ski show and fireworks.

Transfer time in La Rosiere

The closet airport to La Rosiere is Chambery (CMF) which is located just a few hours drive from resort the first closest trasnfer time to resort would be the train station Bourg Sain Maurice (TRQBM) just 24 km away.