La Rosiere ski resort is set in the 160km ski area of Espace San Bernardo, in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise on the Italian border. Recognised for its high level of family-friendliness, La Rosiere has been awarded the highest official ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ award.
Ski Collections' Ryan has answered the top 6 questions our clients most often ask about the ski resort La Rosiere. Watch the video or if you'd rather, read the transcript below.
1) Is La Rosiere easily accessible?
It’s really easy to get to, with lots of options for transport. It’s just a 9 hour drive from Calasis. You can take the Eurotunnel to Bourg Saint Maurice, and then a shuttle bus to La Rosiere for only €10. Or you can fly to Grenoble and get a taxi, transfer or rent a car.
2) Where is the best place to stay in La Rosiere?
Our top pick in La Rosiere is Les Cimes Blanches. They have very luxurious and spacious apartments with big balconies overlooking the mountains, so it’s good to have your breakfast there in the mornings.
They have swimming pool and spa facilities as well, which are good to relax in after a day of skiing. Plus a bread and French bakery service which delivers to the apartments, they also loan our raclette sets (and decks of cards).
The property is ski in/ski and the ski meeting point is just a short walk away.
3) Where is good to eat in La Rosiere?
Le Flocon is located at the bottom of the slopes in Les Eucherts. They have a really nice management team who organise evening entertainment, so there’s always something to watch/do whilst you’re waiting for your food. They have a great selection of French dishes such as chicken ﬁllet stuffed with foie-gras and wild mushrooms with an endive tart, to traditional alpine food like raclette and fondue.
For a quick bite whilst you’re on the slopes, head to La Traversette. It’s a self-service type restaurant, so nothing too fancy but great for when you’re on the move. They have a lovely south-facing terrace too.
If you look for something more special for an evening meal, try Le Turia.
4) What is the skiing like in La Rosiere?
La Rosiere ski area is brilliant for all abilities and all types of holiday makers, but especially families and big groups. There’s a large choice of blue runs, especially in the high altitude slopes which helps to increase confidence straight away.
I would recommend asking your ski instructor which slopes would be best for you straight after your lesson, then you can either challenge yourself or take it easy. There’s plenty to do for all.
5) What off-slope activities are there?
La Rosiere off-slope activities can include food and spas as mentioned… But there’s also a link to La Thuille in Italy which is fantastic as you can ski internationally and have some food in Italy. You only need to take two drag lifts to get there, it’s really quick and a fantastic day out with a bit of a difference.
Also on Tuesday evenings the ski instructors do a torch light descent of the slopes, which really is a fantastic thing to see.
6) La Rosiere Top Tips?
A La Rosiere top tip would be to take your ski lessons with ESF, they’re fantastic English-speaking instructors so it’s really clear what they’re asking you to do, especially for the beginners and intermediates.
Also, if you are a snowboarder La Rosiere has a brilliant snow-park which you can have fun on all day.