If you ski La Rosière you will experience the delights of a traditional French alpine village, with great snow and a variety of runs for skiers of all levels in the L'Espace San Bernardo ski region. Perfect for a break in the snow. Read our guide for all you need to know.
If you are looking for a traditional French alpine village, ski holidays in La Rosière ski resort will be perfect for you. Located on the French/Italian border, La Rosiere is linked to La Thuile in Italy to provide 150 km of piste known as Espace San Bernardo. Access is via airports at either Sion, Geneva or Chambéry in around 2hours 30mins.
On the Slopes
Ski La Rosière and you will get plenty of snow - this resort has a reputation for having the most snow in the Savoie so ski holidays are usually fantastic. With an International playground thanks to the L'Espace San Bernardo links to La Thuile, there are plenty of wide-open slopes suited to both beginners and intermediates, and good nursery slopes near the village.
More advanced skiers should head to the top half of La Rosiere mountain for some steep interesting runs. Novice boarders will be right at home, while there is also a terrain park.
If you Ski La Rosière you are also in the ski region of San Bernardo.
Off the Slopes
Restaurant choices are good - a favourite lunchtime spot is restaurant L'Ancolie, which has a terrace with breathtaking views across the valley towards Les Arcs. Popular choices in town include Le Turia, Le Genepi and Le Plein Soleil, between them you'll find a wide selection of food choices. There is quite a large choice of après ski activities and night life is friendly, if not spectacular - check La Rosiere, Le Petit Relais and Le Petit Danois. Late night options include the more refined Clay's piano bar, or the livelier Le Pub.
Who's it Best For?
Good for beginners and intermediates in particular. Also good for families as the nursery slopes are near to the village.The links to la Thuile open up a larger ski area with good variety of slopes.
La Rosière is a great resort for a ski holiday. The resort has a good snow record catching as it does weather systems from both Italy and France meaning it often has snow until the end of April. La Rosière is also a very pretty resort with buildings made of stone, wood and slate. This resort definitely learned form the mistakes made in other purpose built resorts.
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Why Choose La Rosière?
1. Attractive resort with great snow record.
2. Good range of slopes when you consider the links with la Thuile.
3. Good for family skiing, has the label 'Famille Plus Montagne', well respected ski schools.
4. Good value ski resort, ski passes here cost less than in neighbouring resorts.
Is La Rosière Right for You?
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Chalets are a great option for a ski holiday. For many they epitomise what a ski holiday is all about. Many come catered and sleep large numbers whilst others are more basic, smaller and come uncatered. Some offer ski in ski out convenience whilst others may be situated in the centre of the resort away from the slopes. Our search facility allows you to find exactly what you are looking for and liaise direct with the owners.
There are a good range of chalets on offer in La Rosière with many UK chalet companies operating here alongside private chalet owners. The UK tour operator Esprit has a number of chalets and chalet apartments in the resort. Ski Beat also has nine catered ski chalets, so lots to choose from.
Where Should I Look for a Ski Chalet?
If you want a catered ski chalet check out the Les Eucherts area of the village and also Papillon where Ski Beat have 9 catered chalets, one of which has a purpose built creche and childcare, so great for families. These chalets are also about 200m from the Eucherts Express six seater chairlift and the ESF ski school meeting point.
If you are travelling with a large group then check out Chalet Matsuzaka which is a family run chalet offering 10 large bedrooms. In addition there's Chalet Schatzi which sleeps 30-31 and is ski in ski out, again this is run by Esprit and could be a great choice if you are travelling with other families.
Apartments can be a great idea, particularly as so many now really rival hotels and chalets with their facilities. Gone are the concrete monstrosities of the 1960's, now apartments are airy loft style offerings complete with swimming pools and spa facilities. Many also offer ski in ski out convenience and also can work out cheaper than chalets, so do check them out.
In La Rosière there are apartments situated all over the resort. Les Cimes Blanches could be worth checking out. There are 135 apartments there in the Eucherts area. They are at the foot of the slopes, close to the chair lift and offer an indoor heated swimming pool,sauna and steam room.
For luxurious apartments check out the new MGM Le Lodge Hemera which offer a spa, swimming pool and leisure centre. Chalet le Refuge is also a chalet style apartment set up offering 11 luxury apartments. But in La Rosière even the smaller apartments are well laid out, spacious and offer really good value for money.
Are Apartments Really a Great Option?
As we have said apartments can work out as little cheaper than chalets and many now offer incredible luxury and convenience. Some of the facilities in the newer apartments would also give most hotels a run for their money. So our advice would be not to discount apartments as the poor mans option. Check out our listings and see if they are right for you.
Hotels can be a great choice for a ski holiday. Many hotels will come and pick you up and return you to the airport and, as some are still family run, the service is great. If you are half board you have no worries finding somewhere to eat at night and for families family suites can work out a very good deal. For parents of younger children some hotels also offer creches or babysitting services.
La Rosière is mostly an apartments and chalet resort with the grandest apartments being called 'residences'. There are some hotels in La Rosière but they tend to be chalet hotels not the traditional hotel that you may have stayed in before. If that is the type of accommodation you are looking for you may do better to look in nearby La Thuile.
What Hotels are Available in La Rosière?
As we have said accommodation here is mostly apartment and chalet based. The newer apartments in the resort are excellent with facilities that would match any hotel, so do check them out. Of note is the new 4* MGM Le Lodge Hemera, a complex of apartments complete with their own leisure centre, private swimming pool and spa centre.
You may also want to check out some good chalet hotels inlcuding the Hotel La Roz a chalet hotel that can sleep 52 people. L'Accroche Coeur also offers excellent ski in ski out accommodation. If it is more traditional hotel accommodation you want then check out one of the nearby resorts including La Thuile, the Atahotel Planibel here is worth a mention.
The nearest airports to La Rosière include Geneva and Lyon airports which are about 2 1/2 hours away and Chambery airport which is closer with a transfer time of 2 hours. Geneva tends to be the favoured airport as it has numerous flights in and out. Chambery is still relatively small and can get very crowded.
Getting a Minibus From the Airport
Hiring an 8 seater minibus can be the best option to get from the airport to La Rosière. There are a number of different operators who you can book with. The average price (for an eight seater) we found to be about 720 Euros return from Geneva, 650 Euros from Chambery and 850 Euros from Lyon. Remember to book these before you leave as you will get online pre booking discounts.
Getting the Train
It is possible to get the train to La Rosière. You can go from London using the Eurostar direct to Bourg-St-Maurice with a weekend overnight service. There are taxis from the train station which will get you to La Rosière in 30 minutes. One thing to bear in mind however is that the train does get very popular and as soon as the tickets are advertsied it gets booked up so you will need to get in there quick.
Hiring a Car
This can work out a good option if there are a number of you travelling and you need a car in resort. For those with children driving to the resort can also be good if you need to make multiple stops! If you are driving from the airport to La Rosière you will take the motorway to Albertville, the dual carriageway to Moutiers and the RN 90 to Bourg-St-Maurice. Do bear in mind that the road to Moutiers gets very busy on Saturdays as this is the changeover day for most of the resorts in the Tarantaise. This can add hours to your journey so do leave early.
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