La Rosière is a well-kept French secret that is becoming more popular with an international clientele. An attractive resort with a traditional and rustic Savoyard feel, the accommodation is designed in a complimentary low-rise chalet style and built mostly in wood and stone. South facing, enjoying a lovely sunny position and with an excellent record for snow conditions and huge falls of snow, La Rosière offers a charming blend for a ski holiday.
Part of the Espace San Bernardo ski area which is linked to La Thuile in Italy, the terrain is best suited to beginners and intermediates. What other resort can you have a croissant in France for breakfast and ski over to Italy for a pizza lunch. La Rosière has won the accolade of ‘Les p’tits Montagnards’, which is awarded to resorts who specialise in welcoming families and their children.
The skiing here is best-suited intermediates and is also one of the best places for beginners to learn, with great nursery areas and 4 lifts free to use. For those looking to rack up the kilometres on piste, head over to the linked runs in Italy where you will find lots of varied terrain. For advanced skiers, the more testing runs are found in the Italian sector of the ski area, but there is some great off piste and tree skiing to be found as well as the possibility to go heli-skiing over in Italy.
For families, La Rosière is an excellent choice with great value chalets, skiing to suit all levels and good value lift passes. The same is true for large groups of friends, as we feature many chalets perfect for bigger groups with excellent locations close to the ski slopes and resort centre. As well as being the snowiest as well as sunniest resort in the Tarentaise region La Rosière chalets provide some of the best value in the Alps as well as many luxury touches such as hot tubs or saunas.
Regularly in the top 5 ski resorts in France for snow cover and offering some of the best value holidays in the Tarentaise valley, La Rosière gives every type of holiday maker plenty of mountain for their money. In the past, La Rosière has had a reputation for being perfect for families — this is still true, but it has really grown up in the last few years with large developments including a bowling alley, ice rink, nightclub, Danish bar, British bar and plenty of cafes and shops.
Going heli-skiing or heli-boarding on the Italian side of the mountains, (It is still illegal in France), is just one of the many advantages of staying in La Rosière. Guests also have the opportunity to try one of the most exciting sports with a new snowkiting school, “Fly Mountains“. Visit in March and April and enjoy the resorts amazing sunny orientation from beautiful sun terraces and ski and board in fantastic late season conditions due to the resorts high altitude and enviable snow record.