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La Rosière (Espace San Bernardo)
High altitude resort

Resort description

Lift Pass Offer - one free 6-day adult lift pass per apartment - Les Cimes Blanches and Le Lodge Hemera
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La Rosiere is located in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise and set in a forest on the Italian border. The La Rosiere ski resort is friendly, sunny, and south facing, giving panoramic views over the Isere valley to Les Arcs and La Plagne.

The La Rosiere ski resort is linked with La Thuile in Italy, it is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area of 160km of marked pisted runs (Espace San Bernardo).

La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo


La Rosiere is built beside the road that zigzags its way up from Bourg-St-Mauire to the Petit-St-Bernard pass to Italy.


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


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.


La Rosiere is also close to the Vanoise national park.


La Rosiere has been awarded the Famille Plus Montagne label which guarantees high quaility facilities for children and their parents on holiday in the mountains.


Exciting times for La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo !


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.


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


Skiing in La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo


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.


Snowboarding in La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo


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 skiing


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 School


ESF ski school in La Rosiere offers day care for children from 16 months in their baby club and a leisure centre for children aged 3-12 years.


For adults there are lessons no matter what level you’re at or you could try something new such as Heliskiing, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing.


For more information about pre-booking Ski School in La Rosiere please select here


La Rosiere, Espace San Bernardo Lift Passes


Lift passes give you access to the whole of La Rosiere and Espace San Bernardo.


For more information about La Rosiere lift passes, please select here


All pictures from OT de La Rosiere/ Anne Royer- Baderspach

The Skiing
New for La Rosiere 2013/14: A six-pack is due to replace the slow Fort quad, 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.

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.
Après Ski
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 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.
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.
Getting there
Driving distance: From Calais: 574 miles, approximately 9 hrs.
Airport access: Chambery to La Rosiere: 79 miles, approximately 1hr 30. Geneva to La Rosiere: 125 miles, approximately 2hrs 20. Lyon to La Rosiere: 131 miles, approximately 2hrs 20.

Ski Facts
Village height:
1850m (6,105ft)
Slope range:
1175m (3,855 ft) - 2,642m (8,669ft)
Ski area:
Espace San Bernardo

Piste coverage
Ski lifts
Ski runs
Snow cannons


Local Ski Area
La Rosiere has 8 green runs, 25 blue runs, 32 red runs and 15 black runs.

Tourist Office
+ 33 (0)4 79 06 80 51
Click to La Rosière (Espace San Bernardo) website
Le Lodge Hemera
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La Rosiere Les Eucherts
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