This attractive French resort is situated on a sunny plateau high above the Tarentaise Valley with spectacular panoramic views all the way down the Valley towards La Plagne and Les Arc. The Espace San Bernado straddles the border between France and Italy so you can ski across the border for lunch and be back for afternoon tea which is quite awesome we must say.
La Rosiere offers excellent value for money with a reasonably priced ski school, equipment hire shops and apres ski activities that are all just a couple of hundred metres from our ski chalets in La Rosiere; it's hardly surprising that many of our guests return here year after year. The resort caters for all abilities and the wide open uncrowded pistes in La Rosiere are perfect for enjoying the scenery and sunshine. To practice your turns, once you have found your ski legs, you can tackle the challenging Italian slopes with the majestic Mont Blanc as your backdrop.
Skiing in La Rosiere
Described in the Where to Ski and Snowboard Guide as the sunniest slopes in the Tarentaise, but also the snowiest. La Rosiere is known for its great snow conditions with uncrowded pistes and is a true gem of a village resort. La Rosiere is linked to the Italian Resort of La Thuile forming the Espace San Bernardo ski area. The vast majority of the skiing is above 1850m, ensuring great snow conditions, with the highest on-piste skiing at 2640m. It has lovely wide, gentle pistes with a good mixture of blues and reds for beginners and intermediates. There are also a couple of snow parks, along with challenging blacks for the expert skiers and the opportunity to try heli-skiing in Italy.
With wide open slopes near the top giving way to attractive tree runs closer to resort, La Rosiere has been awarded 'Famille Plus Montagne' status by the French authorities which recognises its efforts to be truly family-friendly with its easily-accessible nursery slopes close to the main village of La Rosiere 1850 and Les Eucherts. Intermediate blue and red runs, 15 blacks and 2 snow parks mean it can also cater for every taste and ability. The most testing ski area is the Touraisse sector, which also has some of the best off-piste. La Rosiere is the only place in France where experts can legally heli-ski across the border into Italy down to La Thuile. Snowboarders are well served with great off-piste runs and open powder fields.
Chalets in La Rosiere
Mountain Heaven has 3 catered ski chalets in La Rosiere and one self-catered chalet apartment. The catered ski chalets available are suited for all skiers and snowboarders alike and you can find relaxation in them all. From traditional stone farm buildings, new build chalets and a penthouse chalet with amazing panoramic views across the Tarentaise Valley, you will be sure to chill out after a day on the slopes. You can view all chalets in La Rosiere by scrolling up this page.
Les Eucherts has its own bustling centre with shops, bars, restaurants, a bowling alley, ice rink and Ski School. La Rosiere main centre is a short free bus ride away or a pleasant stroll along a pretty forest track but you do not really need to go there during your holiday as there are great restaurants in the Les Eucherts area including Le Flocon and Les Granges.
There are a few bars in Les Eucherts near our chalets, for example the Moo Bar lounge and nightclub is great for entertainment and to unwind after a long day in the mountains. For additional Apres-ski and nightlife there is a free minibus service from Les Eucherts to the main part of La Rosiere 1850 until 11pm. To top that off, the resort has a weekly firework display and torch lit descent which should not be missed.
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Things to do in La Rosiere
There are lots of other activities in La Rosiere including the following:
Just above our La Rosiere Ski chalets is a bowling alley, the Kitzbuel with 5 lanes, which also has a bar and a restaurant attached
Ice Skating /Ice Hockey
Why not try out the 360m2 Ice Skating rink on the Place des Eucherts, it has tiered seating, a sound system & lighting effects.
Skates ranging from UK children's size 8 to adults size 12 and double-bladed skates for tiny tots. Gloves and helmets are available to borrow.
There are also Ice hockey sessions (with coaches, ice hockey sticks supplied) and children's skating (for ages 4 to 8 yrs). There are also regular ice hockey matches that are great to watch.
La Rosiere is one of the few places in the Alps where you can experience this. To book this during your ski chalet holidays in La Rosiere, please see their website by clicking here.
Snow Shoe Walking
For those that don't ski there are lots of walks though the forest, snow shoe walking and a host of other activities - or if you are in The Penthouse you can just relax and enjoy our chalet with its hot tub.
There are a number of great places to eat on the slopes and our favourite is L'Antigel.
Our favourites in Italy: Maison de Laurent, make sure you book & be picked up in a minibus from La Thuile. A fantastic restaurant, try the chocolate pizza puddling! On the slopes: Maison Carrel, book for lunch and enjoy the great views from the sunny terrace.
Lo Tata, just off one of the slopes into La Thuile, has a great atmosphere and like everything in Italy, is great value.
In addition for all La Rosiere chalets whether catered or self-catered, you can relax with a massage form a mobile massage service. To book this simply contact Anna at Massage me by clicking on the logo below.
There are four airports within easy reach of our resorts - Geneva, Grenoble and Lyon (approximately 2.5 hours) and Chambery (approximately 1.5 hours). Please note that journey times will be much longer on peak weeks.
All can be reached by a number of airlines such as Easyjet, BA, Swiss, Flybe, Jet2.com, and Ryanair
We are pleased to be able to offer a transfer service, this is complimentary for our catered chalets in La Rosiere and for our self-catered apartments we offer a very competitive rate.
Car Hire: Car hire is often a cheap way of getting to the resort if travelling in a small group.It is an easy drive from all of the airports, largely being motorway.
If you are arranging car hire yourself when you arrive from Geneva Airport, it is recommended to pick up your vehicle on the Swiss side of the airport as cars already have the motorway pass. Also, vehicles from Switzerland often come equipped with snow tyres as a mandatory requirement and sometime come with snow chains too.
Be aware that snow chains are compulsory whilst travelling in the Alps from December to April, and those found without them could be fined or denied access to the mountains. With this in mind, be sure to pre-book snow chains.
Bus: You can travel to our ski chalets in La Rosiere by bus from Geneva Airport. During the peak periods, reserving your seats beforehand is a necessity, although we recommend doing this for all holidays. Two of the bus companies we recommend are Alpski-Bus and Altibus. To get from Chambery airport Mobisavoier operates a shuttle service.
Our La Rosiere ski chalets are around 600 miles from Calais, although it is a fairly easy drive as is mostly on motorways and toll roads. While this usually takes an average of nine hours, this period can vary hugely depending on traffic congestion. There are plenty of ferry services to cross the English Channel, as well as the Eurotunnel.
If you want to take a more leisurely journey to the slopes, there are plenty of chances to stop off in scenic and interesting tourist spots. Why not book into a hotel this along the way? If so, we recommend Premier Classe and the Accor Hotels Group. Their websites are in English, often include local tourist information, and offer on line booking facilities.
You can also reach our resorts by train, travelling directly from London via the Eurostar and TGV services to arrive in Bourg St Maurice for our La Rosiere chalets.
Taxis are available directly from the train station at Bourg St Maurice, as is the regular bus service, which runs every two hours or so. Bus tickets can be booked cheaper in advance through Mobisavoie.