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La Rosiere

Resort height: 1850m

Resort top height: 2642m

Espace San Bernardo

(La Rosiere)

Km piste: 160

Lifts: 38

Snow cannons: 400

No. of slopes: 80


Green slopes 8 Blue slopes 25
Red slopes 32 Black slopes 15

Beginners star star star star

Intermediates star star star star

Experts star star star

Boarders star star


Driving distance from Calais:

574 miles (approx. 9hrs)

RESORT INFO

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.

 

Why La Rosiere in Tarentaise Valley? 

  • Family friendly resort

  • Attractive and sunning

  • Great beginner's area

La Rosiere ski resort is linked with La Thuile in Italy and is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area of 160km 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 Boug-St-Mauire 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 first French national park, Vanoise National Park. 

 

La Rosiere has controlled development of buildings, so buildings are built using traditional methods and are in keeping with local taste.

 

Recognised for its high level of family-friendliness La Rosiere has been awarded the highest official ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ award.


The ski resort of La Rosiere was born 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 Rosiere will welcome you to the ice bar especially created in the shape of number 50, where you can enjoy hot mulled wine or a warm hot chocolate and find out the week’s activities and events within the ski resort.

 

There are two main resort centres, the original centre and Les Eucherts village, each with their own amenities including shops, a high-speed chairlift and ski lesson meeting points. The two areas are conveniently linked via a pathway through the forest. This path is around 1km long and is floodlit at night so great for a stroll at all times of day.

 
The local tourist office of La Rosiere can provide further information on all these special events.

 

Office de Tourisme

73700 La Rosière

Montvalezan

Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 80 51
Booking Centre: +33 (0)4 79 06 83 92

Website: www.winter.larosiere.net

 

Photos provided by the La Rosiere tourist office and taken by Reves, NeekO Photography, Propaganda and A.Baderspach

 


  • Opening Dates
  • Children
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

La Rosiere Ski Area will be open: 14/12/13 - 25/04/14

 

Clients booking for pre or late season dates for La Rosiere should be aware that not all facilities in your chosen resort may be open - including some ski lifts. We would advise you to check the resort tourist office website or our Resort Opening Dates page for details before making a booking.

 

 

Children

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'

Free kids’ club* for children aged 18 months to 12 years! Located in the resort centre and boasting its own private garden on the edge of the forest, Les Galopins Kids’ Club offers a wide variety of activities that are suitable for tiny tots and older children alike.

* free childcare, subject to places available (60) Additional activities available at a small extra cost including pony riding, mountain biking, tennis and archery

73700 La Rosière Montvalezan
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 06 89 67
Fax: +33 (0)4 79 40 16 21
E-mail: info@esflarosiere.com  

Download additional information fact sheet

 

Childcare

La Rosiere tourist office can recommend local nannies and babysitters. They can be contacted on +33 (0)4 79 06 80 51.

 

Childrens Ski Lessons in La Rosiere
Children can ski in La Rosiere with ESF. Ski Collection can pre-book this. See here for details.

Activities

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
www.larosiere.net

Apres Ski/Eating

The La Rosiere après ski is reasonably quiet, it has 13 restaurants, several bars including a piano bar - Bar Clays, a wine bar and 1 pub discotheque. La Rosiere's restaurants include Le Turia, Le Genepi and Le Plein Soleil which all offer a wide selection of meals. Previous clients have recommended the 'Kitzbuhl' restaurant for its friendly staff and good food as well as 'La Grange' in Les Eucherts and La Traversette on the ski slopes.

 

The Food in La Rosiere

 

Mountain Restaurants in La Rosiere

 

'La Traversette'

At the foot of the Fort chairlift with a south-facing terrace. Offering all-day service, a bar, snacks, self-service as well as the main restaurant. Fondue available (advance booking required). Pedestrian access via the Plan de l’Arc footpath.

Tel. +33 (0)6 11 70 51 07. Email: tonychalet@wanadoo.fr

 

'L'Antigel'

New for the 13/14 season, L'Antigel offers tradional mountain dishes as well as snacks. Situated a the bottom of the slalom stadium Joël Chenal, it can seat up to 90 people inside, and 150 outside on its attractive terrace.

Tel. +33 (0)6 23 94 92 07. Email: contact@lantigel.com. Web: www.lantigel.com    

 

Restaurants in La Rosiere

 

'Le Turia'

Located opposite the tourist office, Le Turia offers a panoramic terrace for lunch with a fireplace and cozy evening atmosphere and offering traditional local recipes.

Tel. +33 (0)4 79 06 13 65

 

'Le Genepi'

A traditional yet modern restaurant serving refined, innovative cuisine. Offering a varied à la carte menu and a selection of set menus plus an extensive wine list. Open for lunch and dinner every day. We recommend booking in advance.

Tel. +33 (0)4 79 07 52 09. Email: legenepi@aol.com

 

'Le Plein Soleil'

Inventive and traditional cuisine, specialities, aperitif platters, ice creams, breakfasts. South-facing terrace and panoramic veranda.

 

'Le Kitzbuhl'

Enjoy a varied menu, daily specials, pizza (with take-away available), pancakes, bar and the sun terrace with a daily non-stop service.

Tel. +33 (0)4 79 07 54 46. Email: bochet.mathias@gmail.com. Web: www.bowling-la-rosiere.com

 

'La Grange'

Serving a variety of Savoyard, Italian and traditional dishes in a unique setting, Le Grange offers the theme of “Savoyard cattle”. Carefully-prepared and varied cuisine including pizzas to eat in or take away. Offers a sunny terrace and located at the foot of the slopes.

Access

By Road:

From Calais: 574 miles, approximately 9 hrs

 

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!

By Air:

Chambery to La Rosiere: 79 miles, approximately 1hr 30

Website: www.chambery-airport.com  

Geneva to La Rosiere: 125 miles, approximately 2hrs 20

Website: www.gva.ch/en/ 

Lyon to La Rosiere: 131 miles, approximately 2hrs 20

Website: www.lyonaeroports.com/eng

 

By Rail:

SNCF - French Railways (nearest station Bourg St. Maurice)
TGV - Thalys - Eurostar
Tel: +33 892 353 535
Website: www.voyages-sncf.com
Bourg St Maurice train station private transfer - prebookable with Ski Collection 

 

Car Hire:
Ski Collection can arrange very competitive car hire at all airports, train stations and other town locations. 7 day rental ranges from £230-£549 (any other duration possible). See our Car Hire page for more information. 

 

Access around the resort
Free shuttle buses throughout the day linking the different areas of the resort.

Resort News

Check out the La Rosiere Tourist Office website for more exciting news - www.winter.larosiere.net  

 

 

Other Amenities

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.

 

Food Stores

 

Sherpa supermarket (Les Terrasses) 

Le Centre 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
sarlrocan.sherpaalimentation@sfr.fr
www.sherpa.net

 

Sherpa supermarket (Les Eucherts)

Everything you need, just a stone's thrown from your accommodation. 

 

Medical Centres

 

Emergency numbers: 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


Nearest Hospital: Bourg Saint Maurice 
Tel: +33 (0)4 79 41 79 79 


SKI INFO

Last season in La Rosiere a six-pack replaced the slow Fort quad to Col de la Traversette, making access to La Thuile in Italy quicker.

La Rosiere skiing is a perfect balance between easy and more technical runs with wide, long downhill slopes in the forest.


There are good nursery ski slopes near the main village of La Rosiere and the blue runs just above are perfect for progression, making it a perfect resort for families with children and beginners. For intermediates the main La Rosiere ski area is a broad open mountainside offering straightforward red pistes.


La Rosiere 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 Rosiere ski holiday, offering you easy piste access, well prepared pistes, and a very well maintained resort.


  • Ski Area
  • The Skiing
  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
Ski Area

LA ROSIERE SKI AREA
Km: 57
Lifts: 19 (6 chairs, 13 drags)

No. of slopes: 37
Green: 6, Blue: 15, Red: 11, Black: 5

 

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 Rosiere 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 Rosiere mountain below Le Roc Noir and Col De La Traversette boast steep and interesting red runs. La Rosiere has wide-open slopes well suited to beginners and intermediates.


The Fontaine Froide red run drops 750m vertical through the woods to the Ecudets chair is a good run for intermediates.


There are good nursery slopes and short lifts near La Rosiere village and near Les Eucherts.

The Skiing

La Rosiere Beginners/Low Level

La Rosiere 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 Rosiere 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 entertained for advanced skiers, despite La Rosiere being renowned as a familiy location. There are 15 black runs in Espace San Bernado 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 freeride area around the top of the Educets chairlift as well as off-piste areas between the pistes. For the more adventurous, there is some more serious off-pisting accessible just outside the lift networ. 

 

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.

 

 

Ski Hire

 

6 day Ski, Snowboard & Boot hire - prices 2013/14 

If you require ski equipment for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs.  

 

 

 

 

Low Season* Price 6 days**

High Season* Price 6 days**

 In resort Price 6 days

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Low Season* Price 6 days**

High Season* Price 6 days**

 In resort Price 6 days

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Adult Skis Blue (first time and recreational skiers)

Adult Snowboard Red

BSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£48

£57

€ 104

47%

RBB

Snowboard & Boots

£64

£75

€ 121

40%

BSO

Skis & Poles Only

£35

£42

€ 78

49%

RBO

Snowboard Only

£47

£55

€ 91

41%

BBO

Boots Only

£16

£18

€ 36

49%

SBR

Boots only

NA

NA

NA

NA

Adult Skis Red (intermediate to good skiers)

Adult Snowboard Black

RSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£64

£75

€ 121

40%

NBB

Snowboard & Boots

£83

£96

€ 140

32%

RSO

Skis & Poles Only

£47

£55

€ 91

41%

NBO

Snowboard Only

£62

£73

€ 105

33%

RBO

Boots Only

NA

NA

NA

NA

SBO

Boots only

NA

NA

NA

NA

Adults Skis Black (good skiers & free-riders)

Junior Skis Blue (7-12 yrs) 

NSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£83

£96

€ 140

32%

JSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£37

£46

€ 61

31%

NSO

Skis & Poles Only

£62

£73

€ 105

33%

JSO

Skis & Poles Only

£27

£33

€ 46

33%

NBO

Boots Only

£21

£25

NA

NA

Junior Skis Red & Snowboard (7-12 yrs) 

Adult Skis Prestige (expert skiers & special techniques)

JRS/JBB

Skis/Snowboard & Boots

£47

£58

€ 86

38%

PSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£92

£106

€ 158

34%

JRO/JBO

Skis/Snowboard Only

£35

£43

€ 65

39%

PSO

Skis & Poles Only

£69

£80

€ 119

34%

Child skis (0-6yrs) 

Helmets (we recommend all children under 12 to wear helmets)

CSB

Skis Boots & Poles

£35

£37

€ 46

13%

HCJ

Child/ Junior Helmets***

£14

£14

€ 18

11%

CSO

Skis & Poles Only

£25

£27

€ 35

19%

HCA

Adult Helmets

£16

£16

€ 20

9%

Snowblades are charged as per Red adult skis.

 

Cross-country skis are on request

* High Season: 28/12/13 - 03/01/14 + 15/02/14 - 14/03/14. Low Season: All other dates.

Special Offers:

**7 days for the price of 6. 

***1 Free helmet per child aged 6 years & under with every adult booking skis or snowboard & boots (must be requested & under same booking reference).

Free Skis/snowboard & boots (Blue or Red) for party leaders of groups of 10 or more all taking equipment.

 

EARLY BOOKING OFFER: Book 1 Red or Black Adult Pack before 15/11/13 & get 1 FREE Child/Junior Pack (incl helmet) - valid for weeks of 04/01/14 - 01/02/14.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

Please note that we do not offer the basic ‘Green’ category as we feel these are generally inadequate skis even for beginners.

 
Ski Passes

6 day Espace San Bernardo - prices 2013/14 - Subject to availability

If you require a lift pass for longer than 6 days please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection Team for costs.

Ski Area

 

Type

Adult13-64yrs

Child5-12yrs

Senior65-74yrs

6 days

6 days

6 days

  Espace San Bernardo (La Rosiere/La Thuile)= 150km of piste

1

£169

£118

£135

1: 14/12/13 - 25/04/14

 Special Offer:

 

Proof of age is required for Child & Senior passes; please bring ID when collecting your lift passes.

Important note: There is no charge for a hands-free pass. Photos required for 9 day (or more) lift passes.

FREE lift pass for La Rosiere ski area only, for children under 5 years & for adults 75 years & over. Proof of age required.

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

 

 

Ski School

 

Ski School ESF LA ROSIERE - prices 2013/2014 (Lessons only - lift passes not included) - Subject to availability

If you require ski lessons for a different duration please enquire with a member of the Ski Collection team for costs.

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

Club des Galopins (*)

Prices

Timetable

 

6 x ½ days

6 x ½ days + Lunch

6 x Late AM + Lunch

6 x Days + Lunch

Period

Lesson Times (Sunday to Friday)

Children

(3-12yrs)                              

 

 

 

 

Half Days

⅔ Days

Full Days

Low Season (1)

£228

£259

N/A

£334

All Season

09.00 - 13.15 or 13.00 - 17.00

11.15 - 17.00

09.00 - 17.00

(*) Club des Galopins is a children's club offering ski lessons + activities + Lunch (when mentioned)

2h skiing lesson in high season or 2h30 skiing lesson in low season

High Season (2)

£228

£259

£285

£334

 

 

Group Lessons (Ski & Snowboard)

Prices

Timetable

 

5 x ½ day

6 x ½ day

5 x day

6 x day

Period

Lesson Times (Sunday or Monday to Friday)

Children (3-13yrs) & Adults                         

 

 

 

 

 

Mornings

Afternoons

Low Season (1)

£117

£127

£197

£210

Low Season (1)

09.15 - 11.45

14.30 - 17.00

High Season (2)

£117

£127

£197

£210

High Season (2)

09.00 - 11.00(*) or 11.15 - 13.15

15.00 - 17.00

 

Private Lessons

(1 to 6 people)

1 Hour Lesson

1 Hour Lesson Times

2 Hour Lesson Times

Low Season (1)

£45

11.45 - 12.45, 13.30 - 14.30 & 14.30 - 15.30

11.45 - 13.45, 12.30 - 14.30 & 14.30 - 16.30

06/04/14 - 26/04/14

£45

14.00 - 15.00

Please contact us

 

22/12/13-04/01/14 & 16/02/14-15/03/14

£58

14.00 - 15.00

Low Season (1): 14/12/13 - 21/12/13; 05/01/14 - 15/02/14 & 16/03/14 - 05/04/14.

High Season (2): 22/12/13 - 04/01/14; 16/02/14 - 15/03/14 & 06/04/04 - 26/04/14. Please note: the 09.00 - 11.00 group ski & snowboard lessons during high season are only in French.

(*) Please note: the 09.00 - 11.00 group lessons during high season are only for children.

Important Note : For peak periods (Xmas, NY, Feb half term & Easter), 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. Please note that lesson times are subject to change right up until the last minute. Outside French school holidays, the Ski School reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. If numbers are low, children may join adult ski school groups. Cancellation or modification of your lessons between 16 and 0 days before departure will incur a cancellation charge of 100%.

 

Our prices are calculated at the exchange rate that applies when our currency is bought. We cannot always guarantee that prices will be cheaper than in resort but you can be assured that if the pound depreciates, you will not be charged more for your equipment, enabling you to budget for your holiday at the time of booking.

  

 


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