Why La Rosière Ski Resort?
- Family-friendly resort
- Attractive and sunny
- Great beginner's area
Read our blog to find out about how La Rosière created a new mountainside of skiing!
Recognised for its high level of family-friendliness La Rosière has been awarded the highest official ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ award. La Rosière ski resort is also linked with La Thuile in Italy. La Rosiere is located in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise and set in a forest on the Italian border. It is a friendly resort in a very attractive setting. Sunny and south facing, it offers panoramic views over the Isere valley to Les Arcs and La Plagne.
La Rosière ski resort (linked with La Thuile in Italy) is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area: 198km of marked pisted runs (Espace San Bernardo).
In terms of location, the resort has a lot to offer. It is built beside the road that zigzags its way up from Bourg-St-Maurice to the Petit-St-Bernard pass to Italy. The ski resort and ski slopes are south facing, attracting a lot of sunshine and have great views of the Vallées of Les Arcs and La Plagne. It is also close to the Vanoise National Park – the first to open in France.
La Rosière has controlled development, so buildings are constructed using traditional methods and are in keeping with local taste. The ski resort of La Rosière was created on 23rd December 1960 with 1 ski lift, 1 ski lift attendant, 1 hotel with a restaurant/bar and 1 ski instructor! It became an international ski resort in 1985 when the new Italian link to La Thuile was opened. Since then it has been transformed into a first-class ski resort without letting go of its traditions or village atmosphere and is one of Ski Collection’s most popular ski resorts.
Every Sunday the Tourist office of La Rosière will welcome you to the ice bar especially created in the shape of the number 50, where you can enjoy hot mulled wine or a hot chocolate and find out the week’s activities and events within the ski resort.
La Rosiere vs Les Eucherts
The original village of La Rosiere turned 50 in 2011 but the most recent development has been in Les Eucherts, highlighted by high-calibre slope-side accommodation. Les Eucherts is a newly developed area of La Rosiere which sits to the East of the main village. Each has its own amenities including shops, a high-speed chairlift and ski lesson meeting points. The development of Les Eucherts incorporates some excellent shops and restaurants, the tourist office, an ice rink and bowling complex and a state-of-the-art nursery as well as ski-school facilities, all only a few metres apart. It’s all extremely family-friendly so it’s no surprise that the village has the highest official ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ award.
No need to take the car if you want to get from the centre of La Rosiere to Les Eucherts. Just take a short walk through the forest! The forest footpath is around one kilometre long and floodlit at night. It’s the perfect place for a stroll, whatever time of the day or night.
LA ROSIERE SKI AREA
With a high sunshine record (thanks to the south facing aspect of La Rosière) and an excellent snow record (with north facing slopes in Italy), l’Espace San Bernardo offers something for every type of skier. La Rosière has the reputation of being the ski resort with the most snow in the Savoy.
The chairs and drags out of the village take you to the centre of the slopes. If you take the lift up to Col de La Traversette you can get over the ridge and to the lifts which will link you to Italy at Belvedere. There are a few on-piste challenges for experts. The top half of La Rosière mountain below Le Roc Noir and Col De La Traversette boasts steep and interesting red runs.
There are good nursery ski slopes near the main village of La Rosière/Les Eucherts and the blue runs just above are ideal for progression, making it a perfect resort for families with children and beginners. For intermediates, the main La Rosière ski area is a broad open mountainside offering straightforward red pistes. The Fontaine Froide red run which drops 750m vertical through the woods to the Ecudets chair is a good run for intermediates.
In December 2018, Espace San Bernardo ski area is spending 15 million Euros on expanding the ski area. Plans include building five new red graded pistes, bringing the total to 198km of runs, and adding two new 6-seater lifts. The addition of the new Mont-Valaisan peak will raise the altitude to 2800m and create lots of secured new free-riding opportunities.
La Rosière is the only ski resort in France to be able to offer you heli-skiing; it's hard to beat. Whether you are a skier or a boarder why not take part in an unforgettable trip with a La Rosière ski holiday, offering you easy piste access, well-prepared pistes, and a very well maintained resort.
Additional ski fact info 2018/19, main ski info in resort facts box at top of page
La Rosiere only - 95km of pistes, 21 lifts, 42 slopes:
Green slopes: 6
Blue slopes: 17
Red slopes: 13
Black slopes: 5
LA ROSIERE SKIING
LA ROSIERE BEGINNERS
La Rosière is renowned for being a very good choice for beginners. The village is well-designed for easy access between accommodation, ski hire, ski school and nursery slopes, which is ideal for families and beginners. There are also 3 free lifts close to the main village.
LA ROSIERE INTERMEDIATES
La Rosière is ideal for intermediate skiers, providing a great choice of blue and red runs on both sides of the Italian border. This fantastic terrain spreads out to the peaks of Le Belvedere and Chaz Dura. As you enter Italy, you can take the combined Nuova and San Bernardo runs down to La Thuile in time for a pizza lunch.
LA ROSIERE EXPERTS
There is still plenty of skiing for advanced skiers, despite La Rosière being renowned as a family location. There are various black runs in Espace San Bernardo which make up approximately 15% of the terrain. The most challenging piste is thought to be the 3.6km Franco Berthod piste.
LA ROSIERE OFF-PISTE
There is a designated free ride area around the top of the Educets chairlift as well as off-piste areas between the runs. For the more adventurous, there is some more serious off-piste accessible just outside the lift network.
LA ROSIERE SNOWBOARDERS
Snowboarding is best for beginners in this area. There is a terrain park served by the Poletta drag lift just above the village centre.
LA ROSIERE CROSS COUNTRY
There are 12km/7 miles of trails near the Altiport. There is a medium slope, 2 difficult slopes and a very difficult slope.
La Rosiere Ski Verhuur
We hebben Sport 2000 geselecteerd, om zeker te weten dat alleen de hoogste standaard materiaal en service geleverd wordt voor alle ski niveau's. Meer informatie over Ski Verhuur hier.
We have selected 2 Sport 2000 ski shops for our La Rosiere residences, which ensures that only the highest standard of equipment and service will be provided for all levels of skiers.
La Rosiere Skipassen
You have the choice to purchase a lift pass which covers the whole ski area or the smaller local ski area. We suggest that you purchase the larger area lift pass, unless a complete beginner.
Lift pass delivered FREE to your home. Book your lift pass for La Rosiere at least 14 days prior departure and we can arrange hands-free lift passes delivered to your home, meaning you can ski straight through the gates, giving you more piste time - at no extra cost! Please note you will not be required to hand over a voucher at the kiosk in resort (non applicable for free passes as you will be asked for a photo and a proof of age on site). Conditions apply. Please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for more details.
Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort):
Espace San Bernardo ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
Day - €32.60 children, €43.50 adults
La Rosiere ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 2017/18:
1/2 day - €23.40 children, €31.20 adults
Day - €28.90 children, €38.50 adults
La Rosiere Ski School
Ski school for children is available to book from 3 years to 13 years, in La Rosiere, with Ski Collection.
We do not book the creche (no ski) for 18 months to 3 years. See our childcare tab for more information.
Ski School: Please note that lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (22/12-4/1, 9/2-8/3 & 6/4-26/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. Morning lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer afternoon classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.
We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort. When ski packs prices are calculated, the currency is bought at the exchange rates that apply at the time. You can be assured that once you have booked your extras, if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged.
La Rosiere Private Lessons (17/18 prices, NOT pre-bookable)
Individual tuition can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Ski Collection cannot pre-book these.
From €45-55 per hour for 1-2 pers
From €52.50-65 per hour for 3-6 pers
Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change
Ecole du Ski Français de la Rosière
Tel: 00 33 4 79 06 81 26
La Rosiere has been awarded the 'Famille Plus Mountagne' label. This label represents 6 commitments made specially for families and children:
- A tailor-made infrastructure for families
- Entertainment & activities to suit all ages
- A price to suit everyone: from the youngest to the oldest
- Activities for children & adults, to enjoy both on their own & together
- A nearby medical service for those "under the weather"
- Children taken care of by professionals
Kids Club 'Les Galopins'
73700 La Rosière Montvalezan
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 89 67
Fax: +33 (0)4 79 40 16 21
The Baby Club welcomes your children from 18 Months to 3 years old. For the youngest to enjoy their first time in the snow!
The Baby-Club "Les Galopins" has two centres to welcome you (La Rosière Centre and Les Eucherts). Staff at the Galopins (fully trained and qualified) offer educational activities both indoors and outdoors.
Les Galopins welcomes you from Sunday to Friday - half days (with or without lunch) or full days (lunch included). The meals are professionally catered and adapted for children's needs (starter, hot main course, sweet). There are provided 'quiet' areas for sleeping if required. Please note one of the two clubs may be closed in low season.
The Kids Club welcomes your children from 3 to 13 years old. Have fun in the snow... without skis.. but with new friends!
Prices based on 14/15:
Morning 8h45 - 13h15: 150 €
Morning and lunch 8h45 - 13h15: 186 €
Afternoon 13h - 17h15: 150 €
Full day (w/lunch) 8h45 - 17h15: 285 €
La Rosiere tourist office can recommend local nannies and babysitters. They can be contacted on +33 (0)4 79 06 80 51.
Children's Ski Lessons in La Rosiere
Children can ski in La Rosiere with ESF. Ski Collection can pre-book this.
Take part in dog sledging, snow biking, snowshoeing, paragliding and even helicopter rides on a La Rosiere ski holiday. The La Rosiere ski resort also has a fitness centre, which offers a sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Otherwise you could go to the cinema, skating or bowling.
La Rosiere Indoor Ice-Rink
Place des Eucherts, 73700 La Rosière - Montvalezan
360m2 ice rink on the Place des Eucherts has tiered seating, a sound system and lighting effects. Skates ranging from UK children’s size 8 to adults’ size 12 and double-bladed skates for tiny tots. Gloves and helmets available to borrow.
La Rosiere Bowling
L'Averne - Place des Eucherts
Bowling, concerts, theme evenings and sports broadcasts plus a bar and all day service of food.
La Rosiere Walking
The resort is ideal to explore on foot via a free network of marked and well-maintained trails, covering a total distance of 11km. Via these trails you can discover the forest, resort and ski domains. You can also make the most of the 3 chairlifts for pedestrians, allowing you views over the Haute-Tarentaise and Mont-Blanc.
La Rosiere Dog Sledding
See the dogs in their natural habitat doing what they were born to do! Experience the thrill of Alaskan sport of dog mushing.
Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan. Tel: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com
For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website.
La Rosiere Tourist Office
73700 Montvalezan – France
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 80 51
La Rosiere Resort News and Events
- New for winter 2020 - X-Treme Luge. A multi-season single-rail sledge – like a mountain roller coaster – is in La Rosière! The 1000m downhill circuit is made up of sharp gradient drops, an overpass, a spiral, downhill speeds can reach 45km/h. € 7 per descent (€1 for accompanied children measuring between 90cm and 1.3m). The lift-up is by sledge, through the woods and included in the price.
- Permanent Running Track. The La Rosière Snow Run, organised each week during the season, is a huge success so, in order for clients to be able to run safely at all times, away from the pistes and the roads, a dedicated loop of about 5km has been developed and will be maintained by trail ambassadors! Reflective panels, easily visible with a headlamp, indicate the route.
- Expansion - In December 2018, La Rosière expanded the Espace San Bernardo ski area! The 15 million Euro plans included five new red graded pistes and the addition of two new 6-seater lifts. The new Mont-Valaisan peak has raised the altitude to 2800m and created lots of secured new free-riding opportunities.
- 23rd to 26th December 2020 - A magical Christmas. Walk through the magical Christmas forest, lit up with fairy lights. A wonderfully festive atmosphere which is sure to take you back to your childhood. Join in Christmas-themed activities for a chance to win plenty of prizes.
- La Rosiere Freeride Week - 4th to the 12th January 2020. The opening of the Mont Valaisan sector increases the field of possibilities with new technical freeride routes. This season, La Rosière welcomes the Freeride Week by Evolution 2. On the program is three freeride competitions including the prestigious Freeride World Qualifier. The best worldwide riders will throw themselves down the North Face of Mont Valaisan. Plenty of entertainment and taster sessions are offered too. The schedule looks like this:
- The Freeride World Qualifier. Saturday 11 January 2020 – 80 competitors. A prestigious high-level course, there are only 5 in Europe this winter.
- 1 stage Freeride World Qualifier. Wednesday 8 January 2020. A more accessible course with regards to difficulty but which brings together all the best national amateurs.
- 1 Stage Freeride Junior Tour - Sunday 5 January 2020. The best youngsters in the discipline and the future stars of tomorrow.
- 5th February 2020 - Balade du Roc Noir. A convivial yet competitive ski mountaineering race, followed by a nice meal. The race is open to everyone, both amateurs and professionals! If you want to challenge yourself by tacking a veritable ski touring itinerary, this race is just for you! The course: 1,000m uphill climb – start at bottom of the Ecudets chairlift, finish at the bottom of the slopes in La Rosière.
- 29th February & 1st March - Ladies’ Downhill Alpine Skiing World Cup in La Thuile.
- 21st to 27th March: Snow show music festival
More details can be found on the tourist office website: www.larosiere.net
La Rosiere Après-ski, Restaurants & Bars
The après ski is reasonably quiet in La Rosiere with a few bars and a dozen restaurants, some offering takeaway such as pizza.
For livelier après ski head to Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arc, just a short drive away.
La Rosiere Restaurants
Village des Eucherts, 73700
+33 (0)4 79 06 86 71- email@example.com
Traditional - A La Carte - Extensive Wine List.
Le Centre, 73700
+33 (0)4 79 07 52 09 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Variety of Savoyard, Italian and traditional dishes - Sunny Terrace – Foot of the Slopes
Grill - Savoyard Specialities - South-facing Terrace
Le Centre, 73700
+33 (0)4 79 40 19 88 - email@example.com
Le Mc. Kinley
South-facing Terrace - Foot of the Slopes
Front de neige, 73700
Le Plein Soleil
Inventive and Traditional Cuisine - South-facing Terrace - Panoramic Veranda
Cosmopolitan - Bar with Games Room - Sunny terrace - Pool Table
Au P'Tit Creux
Eat in or Take Away - Home Deliveries
Le Centre, 73700
+33 (0)4 79 06 05 67
Beautiful Terrace - Excellent Wine List
Le Plan du Repos
Altitude of 2100m - Large Terrace - Splendid Views - Pedestrian Access
At the Foot of the Fort chairlift - South-Facing Terrace - All-day Service - Pedestrian Access
+33 (0)6 11 70 51 07 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bars and Nightclubs
Bar du Petit Saint Bernard
Friendly Bar with Authentic Charm - Panoramic Views - South-Facing Terrace - Ski in/out
Lounge Bar and Nightclub
Le P'Tit Bouchon
Wine Bar - Wine Tasting - Terrace
The La Rosiere ski resort has 36 shops. This includes a selection of grocery shops, a bakery, butchers, a newspaper shop and a hairdresser. Additionally La Rosiere has a doctor's surgery, post office, bank/cash point, chemist and laundrette.
Sherpa Supermarket (Les Eucherts)
Everything you need, just a stone's thrown from your accommodation.
Fire 18, Police 17, Medical 15 (or 112 for all from mobiles).
Doctor Nawi (Medical Centre) – La Rosiere-Montvalezan
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 89 09
Bourg Saint Maurice
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 41 79 79
Getting to La Rosiere
Distance from Calais to La Rosiere 610 miles (9hrs 15). Motorway A26 Reims, Dijon A6 Maçon A43/A430 Albertville. Main road N90 Bourg Saint Maurice and follow signs for La Rosiere.
NOTE: The Petit-Saint-Bernard pass is closed in winter!
SNCF - French Railways (nearest station Bourg St. Maurice)
TGV - Thalys - Eurostar
+33 892 353 535 - www.voyages-sncf.com
Bourg St Maurice train station private transfer pre-bookable via Peak Retreats.
Chambery Airport is 111km from La Rosiere (1 ½ hours)
Grenoble Airport is 178km from La Rosiere (1 ½ hours)
Geneva to La Rosiere is 190km (2 hours)
Lyon Airport is 188km from La Rosiere (2 ½ hours)
Public shuttle bus transfers from airports
Lyon Airport - La Rosiere (www.lys-altibus.com).
Geneva Airport - La Rosiere via Bourg St Maurice.
Chambery Airport - La Rosiere via Moutiers (www.lys-altibus.com).
La Rosiere Airport Transfer
For pre-bookable private transfer rates with Peak Retreats, view here.
Access Around the Resort
Free shuttle buses throughout the day linking the different areas of the resort. Serving villages and hamlets near La Rosiere and down to Seez (near Bourg Saint Maurice). Schedules posted at the town hall (Mairie), Tourist Office, and at the stops throughout the resort.
La Rosiere Opening Dates
La Rosiere ski area is open: Saturday 15/12/18 – Sunday 26/04/19.