At the heart of the Haute-Tarentaise area, the picturesque south-facing plateau of La Rosiere has breathtaking views over Les Arcs and St Foy. The purpose built resort is lift linked with Italian resort La Thuile to create the Espace Bernardo 150kms skiing area. With an excellent playing area at the bottom of the slopes and other child-friendly facilities, it's the perfect resort for a family skiing holiday. With a few good lively bars in the evenings, the chalet style resort is popular for group ski holidays.
Skiing in La Rosiere
La Rosiere is the only skiing area in the Savoie to offer international skiing, due to its link with Italy. The long, wide tree-lined runs boast an even balance of terrain with something for everyone and good snow conditions due to its altitude at 1,800m. If you’re new to skiing then there are some free gentle green runs beside Clarines and Lievre Blanc lifts. Intermediates will find blues and reds on both sides of the border. It’s worth venturing over to La Thuile as it has a few more runs to keep you entertained. Expert skiers will be pleased to hear there are 16 black runs to choose from, especially in the woods cascading down from La Thuile. It's good skiing here for such a small area, but the amount of drags can make it uncomfortable when accessing the higher areas.
Snowboarding in La Rosiere
La Rosiere is a popular destination for snowboarders as there are areas especially built for them. There is a decent boardercross over on du Fort and there is a large terrain park la Polette which includes a few rails, a hip and up to 9 table tops! Be warned of the lifts over to Italy, it’s two long drags one after the other. They are the only way to get over to the other side, but once you do, it’s worth every minute of riding those button lifts.
Apres in La Rosiere
The après scene here is fairly small, but that doesn’t mean that it’s bad. The bars that are here can get really lively and have a great atmosphere. Willis bar is right beside the piste for a warm-down beer, or for the night time try Bar Fusion or The Petit Danois has good live music. There are also some decent restaurants if you’re eating out on your skiing holiday. As long as you don’t need an over-whelming choice of après bars, La Rosiere is perfect for group skiing holidays.
Accommodation in La Rosiere
As the resort is slightly off the beaten track of the main larger skiing areas, prices of La Rosiere skiing holidays here reflect this. It’s easy to find a cheap ski deal for La Rosiere. The architectural style here is full of alpine charm and relaxed, so check out our La Rosiere ski deals...
|Resort altitude||1850m||Skiing altitude||1175m-2610m|
|Transfer time||3hrs||Longest run||11km|
|Total kms of piste:||150kms||Cross country||8kms|
|Snow canons||300||Slope direction||S, N|
|Nursery area||3||Number of lifts||37|
|Night skiing||No||Snow making||Yes|
|Season||Nov - Apr||Mountain restaurants||11|
|Ski bus||Yes||Linked resorts||La Thuile|
|Summer skiing||No||Terrain parks||Yes|
|Half pipe||No||Tree runs||Yes|
Summary: Skill level, features and activities
|Type of resort||Alpine|
|Suitable for families|
|Apres ski (nightlife)|