La Rosière

An attractive, friendly and snow-sure resort with superb views

  • Resort altitude of 1,850 metres
  • Over 150 kilometres of slopes 
  • 8 green runs, 27 blue runs, 38 red runs and 18 black runs 

Set high above the picturesque Upper Tarentaise valley, La Rosière is a brilliantly well thought out resort. Big enough to have all the facilities any skier could wish for, but also small enough to be known as one of the Alps’ friendliest resorts with beautiful wood and stone chalets, this resort is a perfect choice for couples and families wanting to spend some quality time together in a picturesque setting. 

Skiing and snowboarding in La Rosière

Due to it's high altitude, the La Rosière-Espace San Bernardo ski area has record levels of snowfall with it's ski season starting in December and running until the end of April. Its sunny, wide open slopes are snow-sure with the main lifts and pistes all radiating out directly from the centre of resort. Within the ski area, you'll find there is a mix of gentle blue runs, cruisy reds and tough blacks plus some renowned off-piste areas - so you're really spoilt for choice. The ski resort also caters for boarders, with a lot of free-riding and a snow park well set up for beginners and intermediates. New for this winter season the Dahu draglift has been updated to a four seater chairlift, this gives beginners easier access to two green slopes - Dahu and Cabri, and two blue slopes - Gelinotte and Marmottons. Skiers can also join onto the Plan du Repos chairlift and access the wider San Bernardo area.

Where to stay in La Rosière

We offer a range of 4 and 5 star accommodation in La Rosière, all with great views of the village and mountains as well as access to some fantastic spa and wellness facilities included in your stay. We offer hotels on half board basis for a stress free holiday, but if you'd prefer some independence we also offer fully equipped self-catering apartments too. La Rosière is very much a chocolate box resort, with many buildings replicating traditional wooden chalets, so no matter where you end up staying we can assure you that you'll receive that winter, alpine feel everybody longs for. 

Bars and restaurants in La Rosière

During your stay in La Rosière, you'll have many opportunities to taste the best Savoyard specialities France has to offer, including raclette, fondue, tartiflette and croziflette. The restaurants found in La Rosière are also adaptable and provide a variety of dishes and cuisines so many can cater for dietary requirements upon request. 

La Rosière has a range of places to have a drink, from lounge bars and tea rooms to your usual après party scene, there is something suited for everyone. Although La Rosière is known to be a quiet resort, you can still choose the ideal atmosphere for you - relax on a terrace and catch some sunny rays, socialise with friends with a drink in hand or cosy up by a warm fire place. 

Ski deals in La Rosière

New for winter 2023/24, the X-periences lift pass is a great option for skiers and non-skiers looking for a range of activities alongside time on the mountains. You'll of course have access to the ski area and it's many kilometres of piste but the pass also includes a few extras that you can make the most of when you're not skiing or boarding your way down the slopes. The X-perience pass provides 1 free session at the ice skating rink, cinema tickets, 1 free ride on the xtreme luge found at the bottom of the village and an extra half day skiing as well as many other thrilling activities and discounts. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to La Rosière

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, chalet catering, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition - please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Ski hotels in La Rosière

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Hotel Alparena Exterior

Located on the mountain in the quiet Eucherts district of La Rosière. It's perfect location creates amazing views across the mountains, as well as being able to ski straight from the locker room. This hotel is offered on a half board basis with breakfast and dinner served in the hotel restaurant.

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  • 27 rooms
Alpen Lodge Spa

Available on a bed and breakfast board basis, the Alpen Lodge Hotel & Spa ticks all of the boxes for a ski holiday in France, offering spacious rooms and suites close to the resort centre - this exceptional location allows you direct access to the Franco/Italian Espace San Bernado ski slopes. Plus after a day on the slopes you can enjoy the extensive wellness and spa area including an infinity pool with magnificent mountain views is a haven for relaxation and tranquillity after a day on the slopes.

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Alpen Lodge

Residence Alpen Lodge is a new complex with spacious, well equipped self catered apartments, a wonderful spa with swimming pool, children's pool, steam room, sauna, whirl pools and sensory showers. There's a bar and lounge plus an on-site restaurant and the chairlift is just opposite.

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Lodge Hemera Exterior

Being just minutes walk from the ski lifts and right in the centre of La Rosiere makes them a great choice for everyone. The Lodge Hemera apartments are available on a self catering board basis and are spacious and finished to a high standard, making them very comfortable for a week in the mountains.

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Located in the pretty Eucherts area of the resort these fantastic self catered apartments have stunning panoramic views and superb facilities. 

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Hotel Ily Exterior

Hotel Ily is modern and stylish hotel in the Eucherts area of La Rosiere. Featuring a bar with a south facing terrace area and a luxury spa which has an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor hot tub and two indoor hot tubs, sauna and steam room.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in La Rosière

Learning to ski is easy in La Rosière due to the number of green and blue slopes across the ski area. There are good nursery slopes beside the main lifts, blue slopes close by for easy progression and the wide gentle pistes provide a good playground to learn on. There ski schools in La Rosière also offer private and group lessons in a friendly and relaxed environment so learning can be done at your own pace. 

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in La Rosière

This resort is really well suited to intermediates, with plenty of hugely enjoyable blue and red pistes as well as some lovely tree-lined runs dropping below the resort. Keen skiers will also enjoy the more varied terrain on the Italian side. Modern and comfortable chairlifts are found throughout the ski area meaning everything is well connected and you can reach the summit of the Fort - here you'll find unbeatable views of Mont Blanc.

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in La Rosière

Advanced skiers and boarders won't be disappointed as there are some good black runs, especially down to La Thuile and a lot of safe off-piste between the runs. There is a new black piste "Etagne" on the Mont Valaisan sector, this run has a 74% angled wall so it'll definitely be a leg burner. 

Off piste and snow parks in La Rosière

The wide open slopes are good for free-riding and the terrain park above the village and boardercross provide plenty to entertain keen boarders. There is also a snow park to take advantage of, "Poletta Snowpark", with interlinking lines that increase in difficulty so you can master your tricks and grabs. If you are looking for a challenge, there is a freeride area in the Mont-Valaisan area with an ungroomed black slope, located at the top of the Les Moulins chairlift offering a 425m drop - hiring a local guide is the best way to explore these slopes and can be arranged through the resort team.

Cross country skiing in La Rosière

The ski area of La Rosière-Espace San Bernardo has 6 kilometres of marked and maintained piste for cross country skiing enthusiasts. This includes 1 green piste of 500 metres, 1 blue piste of 1500 metres and 1 black piste of 4000 metres. 


Mountain facts
Area 155 km
Resort Altitude 1850m
Ski Alt. From 1200m
Ski Alt. To 2641m
Runs 8 25 35 14
Lifts Lifts 38
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Off-piste OptionsNo
Things To Do

Things to do in La Rosière

Restaurants, food and drink 

There are great places to stop for some food and a drink within the resort village and on the slopes. Try sampling some local specialities and treat yourself to a meal out or a simple ski refuel snack. Some of our favourite locations include the snack bar 'Du Relais Du Petit Saint-Bernard'. Located at the bottom of the slopes, this bar offers some spectacular views of Mont Pourri and is a great place to stop for a quick refreshment or some light bites. l'Alpagio in Hotel Alparena is a stylish, modern restaurant with a carved wooden bar and impressive wine cellar, serving a wide range of foods from slow cooked meats, raclette and fish - enjoy your food on the terrace with great views of the slopes and village. 

It is also worth us mentioning that La Rosière is considered one of the quieter après ski resorts in the Alps and is a perfect option for those looking for a more peaceful and relaxing post-ski apéritif.

Spas and relaxation 

Many of the hotels across resort have fantastic spa and wellness facilities that are included in your holiday package. The spa located in Hotel Alparena is over 1000m² and has services available specifically for your wellbeing including a swimming pool and Japanese bath that have great views of peaks. The spa found in Hotel Ily is also a fantastic choice with three cabins that are exclusive for beauty treatments that use natural and organic ingredients. You can find more on each specific hotel and residences' spa facilities on the individual accommodation pages. 

Shopping 

The shopping in La Rosière is on the smaller side, but definitely stays up to date with the trends. Across resort you'll find a range of gift shops, sports shops, 2 supermarkets and some clothes shops. You'll be able to take a piece of La Rosière home with you as many of the gift shops sell clothes and novelty items like keyrings, postcards, toys, and jewellery. You can also expand your snow sports wardrobe and treat yourself to something new with the many Intersport and Skiset shops dotted around the village - if you really want to splash the cash you can even treat yourself to some new snow equipment too.

Panoramic Photospot

Head up the Fort chairlift and walk along the metal walk way with incredible views of the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Paragliding 

Appreciate the peaks of Mont Blanc from above and discover one of the Alpes most exhilarating terrains - all whilst experiencing an adrenaline rush you'll never forget. You'll be accompanied by a qualified instructor who will show you the summits for some truly panoramic views. 

Ice skating and ice hockey 

The Too'n Ice Glisse ice rink offers up to 360m² for you to slip and slide on a pair of ice skates. The rink is open Sunday-Friday and there are ice skating lessons available on Tuesdays if it's your first time putting on a pair of skates. If you're feeling more competitive, on Thursday's you'll find ice hockey lessons - which are free with paid admission to the ice rink - and the rink even has bleachers, a sound system and light effects to make it all the more fun.  

Torchlit descents 

Every Monday night, ESF ski school offers a torchlight descent down the mountain. You can ride your way down the slopes with a specially manufactured torch, that is also safe for children, and light up the night sky. There'll also be time for mulled wine and hot chocolate at the end of the evening - during the school holidays they even have fireworks. 

Snow kiting 

La Rosière is a top destination if you'd like to try snow kiting as the wind and snow conditions are perfect for beginners, not to mention the range of top quality kite schools to choose from across resort. The winds come through the valley from the Tarentaise et d'Aoste, making La Rosière's snow kiting area one of the best in France. 

Giant igloo

At the top of the Eucherts chairlift you can find the coolest place to be, the giant 130m2 igloo. Enjoy a drink, admire the ice sculptures or perhaps treat yourself to a cheese fondue. Accessible by foot and skis. 

Lift Pass
6 days Child
5 - 12 years
Adult
13 - 64 years
Senior
65 - 74 years

Family Pass

2 adults + 2 children

Whole Area Pass £203 £258 £242 £834
X-perience lift pass £267 £321 £307 -

Lift pass information

Free lift passes for children aged 2-4 are issued locally, photo ID required.

The new X-perience lift pass provides access to the whole ski area, as well as some exciting non-ski activities including:

  • An extra day skiing, meaning the lift pass is valid from Saturday until Friday
  • Coffee, croissant and fruit juice at PARADiS on Tuesday, from 9am - 11am
  • 1 extreme luge run
  • 1 game of laser tag or paintball in the forest 
  • 1 cinema entrance 
  • 1 entry to the ice rink
  • 1 game of bowling
  • Unlimited access to the chairlifts as a pedestrian or for snowshoe routes

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire
6 days Category

Child

6 - 12 years

Adult

13 years +

Skis Red - £99
Black - £118
Skis & boots  Blue - £115
Red £95 £133
Black - £158

White category skis, boots and helmet available for children aged 3-5: £52

6 days Category

Child

8 - 12 years

Adult

13 years +

Snowboard Red - £99
Black - £118
Snowboard & boots Red £95 £133
Black - £158

Equipment information 

A helmet is included for children.

Helmets are compulsory for children up to 14. 

Please see here for description of hire categories.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition
Ski tuition Child 3 - 5 years Child 6 - 12 years

Adults 13 years +

  Low High Low High Low

High

3 days AM - - - - £123 £147
5 days AM - - £241 £260 - -
6 days AM £241 £260 - - - -

 

Child Extras

Youths 12 - 16 years

Low

High

Junior Academy 5 days AM

£321

£349

Tuition information 

  • 3 days timings: Sun - Tues, 9 - 11:30am
  • 5 days timings: 9 - 11:30am Sun, Mon, Tues, Fri then Wed off and Thurs 9 - 4pm
  • 6 days timings: 9 - 11:30am
  • Junior Academy timings: 9 - 11:30am

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before
  • Level 1: advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2: low intermediate; snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3: good intermediate; parallel turns 
  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes and looking to improve technique

Junior Academy

This academy is suitable for those with ski and boarding experience. Split into three levels aiming to perfect abilities on advanced slopes, jumps and off piste.

  • Junior academy 1: hit the red slopes to practice jump turns, begin learning about off-piste skiing and all the relevant safety information and equipment.
  • Junior academy 2: take it a level up and practice jump turns on the black slopes, lay down fresh tracks off-piste whilst controlling speed, use off piste safety equipment and learn how to recover after an off-piste fall.
  • Junior academy 3: perfect your skills from academy 2, refine your quick powder turns, learn about and analyse different types of snow and experiment with more technical off-piste routes.

Season dates

  • Low season: 01 Dec 24 - 20 Dec 24, 05 Jan -07 Feb 25, 09 Mar - 30 Apr 25
  • High season: 21 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 08 Mar 25

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Travel Information

Flights depart Saturdays

Transfer time:

  • Geneva airport: approx. 3 hours by coach
  • Chambery airport: approx. 2 hours 45 mins by coach

There is a traffic light system for the Tarentaise Valley. This system controls and slows down the traffic, stopping traffic sitting in dangerous places, like tunnels, where rocks can fall and to make snow clearing easier when it is snowing. This can impact your transfer time, meaning you may arrive into resort later and be leaving for the airport earlier.

Transfers may be longer during bad weather conditions or French school holidays. French school holidays span 21 Dec 24 - 06 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 10 Mar 25 and 05 Apr - 05 May 25.

The transfer may not stop directly outside your property, there may be a 500m walk due to the location of the property not being accessible by coach.

Private transfers and self drive are available.

Good to know

  • Sunny, snow-sure resort
  • Shorter transfers from Chambéry airport
  • Two nation skiing into La Thuile in Italy
  • Inghams rep based in resort 
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