La Rosière ski resort is an Alpine gem with a friendly atmosphere and superb skiing. Located high up on the road that climbs towards the Petit St. Bernard, the village is built in a traditional style amongst a wooded area. Accessible by car or bus to the more well-known ski resorts of La Plagne, Les Arcs, Val d'Isère and Tignes, La Rosière offers the opportunity to make the most of the vast skiing in the area. In the evenings the bars and restaurants come alive and are a great place to relax, enjoy some drinks and meet the ever-friendly and welcoming locals.
La Rosière ski resort is part of the Espace San Bernardo ski area, which links La Rosière and the Italian ski resort of La Thuile. There is 160km of slopes to enjoy on the piste map if you get a full lift pass. Skiing in the area is mainly suited for families and intermediates. However, there are some runs to keep more advanced skiers entertained.
The village itself has a rustic Alpine vibe. The chalets still have the traditional Savoyard style architecture. The atmosphere is very relaxed and peaceful. There isn’t a party après scene, however, there are plenty of nice bars to enjoy a drink in the evening. As for the food, it’s exceptional. The restaurants have both a French and Italian cuisine influence, whilst catering for different budgets. On and off the mountain you can have delicious meals.
One of the other plus points of La Rosière ski resort is the amazing scenery. You can take in the beautiful Isère Valley mountain backdrop on the slopes and in the village. A great way to unwind and admire the natural surroundings of the area.
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Resort Altitude: 1,850m
Resort Skiing: 2,800m
Total Ski Area: 160km
Green Runs: 9km
Blue Runs: 47km
Red Runs: 81km
Black Runs: 23km
Cross Country: 7km
La Rosière ski resort is lift linked with the Italian ski resort of La Thuile and has a great snow record. The two ski resorts form a substantial south facing ski area of approximately 152km called the Espace San Bernardo. The only drawback of the link is that it is a drag lift, which can be difficult for some beginners. The ski area is best suited to families and intermediate skiers, but there is still plenty here for everyone to enjoy themselves.
La Rosière ski resort is best suited to intermediates, with wide cruisey blues and some steeper reds; perfect for practicing turns and building up technique on. Beginners won’t have too much trouble skiing here but if you’re unfamiliar with drag lifts you may find it hard to get to nearby La Thuile over the boarder in Italy. Advanced skiers and freeriders will enjoy the thrilling black runs and good off-piste sections on offer.
Intermediate snowboarders will find La Rosière fun for cruising with the wide slopes on offer, whilst beginners may struggle with the drag lifts. Advanced snowboarders will most likely cruise through this resort with little challenge. Park boarders should head to Poletta snowpark where there's a great series of rails and kickers.
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La Rosière ski resort has some options for childcare including Les Galopins Kids’ Club who will look after children as young as 18 months. There is also the ESF childcare ski groups and several private nannies within the resort who can offer additional services such as evening babysitting.
The restaurants in La Rosière are exceptional, offering a good variety of food with both Italian and French influences ranging from the very affordable to the very expensive. In resort we love Le Genepi, who serve brilliant duck, steak and salmon specialities. Le Flocon also serve great dishes at affordable prices. On the mountain, we love L’Antigel which is located on the slopes down to La Rosière. This traditional panoramic restaurant serves great lunch dishes.
La Rosière doesn’t offer crazy après like its neighbouring ski resorts but it still caters for those who are looking for a drink or two after a long day skiing. After the lifts shut we recommend Bar La Roz for those who love to dance on tables and great drink prices, and Le Moo bar for a more relaxed and chilled out vibe.
La Rosière ski resort offers a great range of alternative winter sports activities which are perfect for non-skiers and skiers looking for something a bit different to fill a whiteout day. These include snowshoeing, ice driving, dog-sledding. There are also some lovely spas in the resort.