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Ski area: Espace San Bernardo, France
Resort height: 1850m
Resort top height: 2642m

Espace San Bernardo, France
(La Rosiere, La Thuile)
Km piste: 160
Lifts: 38 (1 gondola, 18 chairs, 19 drags)
Snow cannons: 398 on 39km of piste
Snow parks: YES

No. of slopes: 80

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

Beginners starstarstarstar
Intermediates starstarstarstar
Experts starstarstar
Boarders starstar

Driving distance from Calais: 595 miles (8hrs 40)

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 south-facing resort built in an attractive chalet style in keeping with local architecture. Linked with La Thuile in Italy, it is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area of 150km of marked pisted runs (Espace San Bernardo).

 

La Rosiere sits high on the sunny slopes above Bourg St Maurice, facing Les Arcs across the Tarentaise Valley.  La Rosière is part of the commune of Montvalezan, which is comprised of around forty hamlets. The commune’s 14 chapels are the jewels in the crown of its rich heritage.

 

La Rosiere is a very family-oriented purpose-designed resort, it is almost unique in French skiing in its cross-border ski link to La Thuile in Italy.

 

Today the resort revolves around two autonomous hubs: the centre of the resort and Les Eucherts village, each with its own shops, high-speed chairlift and ski lesson meeting points, which are linked via a pathway through the forest.

 

The original village of La Rosiere turned 50 in 2011 but the most recent development has been in Les Eucherts, complete with high-calibre slope side accommodation.

 

The development of Les Eucherts incorporates some excellent shops and restaurants, the tourist office, an ice rink and bowling complex and a state-of-the-art nursery as well as ski school facilities, all a few metres apart. It is all extremely family friendly so it’s no surprise that the village has the highest official ‘Famille Plus Montagne’

award.

 

No need to take the car if you want to get from the centre of La Rosière to Les Eucherts. Just take a short walk through the forest! The forest footpath is around one
kilometre long and floodlit at night. It’s the perfect place for a stroll, whatever time of the day or night.

 

History

An important transalpine route linking Savoie to the Aosta Valley, the Roman road through the Petit Saint Bernard Pass was built in the late 1800’s. Because of its strategic cross-border position, the Petit Saint Bernard Pass & the mountains surrounding it have been the setting for lots of events and battles, including the annexation of Savoy by France in 1860, and the attacks by the Italian army in 1940. The Espace San Bernardo still shows the scars of its past battles today, and links France, Italy and Europe via its slopes.  

 

La Rosiere?

·          Attractive and friendly resort

·          In a sunny setting with fantastic views

·          Good nursery slopes for beginners

 


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

 

La Rosiere is open from mid-December 2014 and close late April 2015

 

Child Care

 

La Rosiere has acquired the Famille Plus label for its childcare facilities. Please view here for more information on the Famille Plus label.

 

CRECHE CHILDCARE WITHOUT SKIING (for childcare with skiing, see below)

Les Galopins
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

THE BABY-CLUB welcomes your children from 18 Months to 3 years old

For the yougest to enjoy their first time in the snow!


The Baby-Club "Les Galopins" has TWO centres to welcome you (La Rosière Centre and Les Eucherts). Staff at the Galopins (fully trained and qualified) offer educational activities both indoors and outdoors. Les Galopins welcomes you from Sunday to Friday - half days  (with or without lunch) or full days (lunch included).
The meals are professionally catered and adapted for children's needs (starter, hot main course, sweet). There are provided 'quiet' areas for sleeping if required.

 

FROM LA ROSIERE CENTRE - Baby-Club from Sunday to Friday
NB from 15th to 20th December due to small numbers the children will be in La Rosière Centre
NB from 5th to 17th January due to small numbers the children will be in Les Eucherts (however a free shuttle is reserved between La Rosière and Les Eucherts for this purpose)
6 Mornings: 8.45 - 13.15 150 € 
6 Mornings + Lunch: 8.45 - 13.15 186 € 
6 Afternoons: 13.00 - 17.15 150 € 
6 Full Days (lunch included): 8.45-17.15 285 € 


FROM LES EUCHERTS - Baby-Club from Sunday to Friday (13/14 prices)
6 Mornings: 8.45 - 13.15 150 € 
6 Mornings + Lunch: 8.45 - 13.15 186 € 
6 Afternoons : 13.00 - 17.15 150 € 
6 Full Days (lunch included): 8.45-17.15 285 € 

 

The KIDS-CLUB welcomes your children from 3 to 13 years old

Have fun in the snow... without skis.. but with new friends!

 

FROM LA ROSIERE CENTRE - Kid's-Club from Sunday to Friday
NB from 15th to 20th December due to small numbers the children will be in La Rosière Centre
NB from 5th to 17th January due to small numbers the children will be in Les Eucherts (however a free shuttle is reserved between La Rosière and Les Eucherts for this purpose)
6 Mornings: 8.45 - 13.15 150 € 
6 Mornings + Lunch: 8.45 - 13.15 186 € 
6 Afternoons: 13.00 - 17.15 150 € 
6 Full Days (lunch included): 8.45-17.15 285 € 


FROM LES EUCHERTS - Baby-Club from Sunday to Friday (13/14 prices)
6 Mornings: 8.45 - 13.15 150 € 
6 Mornings + Lunch: 8.45 - 13.15 186 € 
6 Afternoons : 13.00 - 17.15 150 € 
6 Full Days (lunch included): 8.45-17.15 285 € 

 

New in La Rosière!

Fabienne, a fully-qualified nursery nurse, is available to look after children aged 4 months and over, from 8.45am to 5pm and in the evenings. She has 17 years’ experience looking after children and is happy to fit in with the child’s routine. SPECIAL FAMILY OFFER: 10% discount for a whole family.
73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 00 45 13
+33 (0)6 68 30 98 22

 

Children’s Ski Lessons in La Rosiere

CHILDCARE WITH SKIING

Children can ski from 3 years old in Ste Foy with ESF La Rosiere.

ESF La Rosiere also arrange kids ski and garderie formulas which Peak Retreats can pre-book:

Ski club/garderie for 3-12yrs

6 x 09.00-13.15 (no lunch): £228

6 x 09.00-13.15 (and lunch): £259

6 x 09.00-17.00 (and lunch): £334

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details on La Rosiere Ski School.

Activities

 

La Rosiere Indoor ice rink

La Rosère's 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.

 

Rates:

From 15/12/13 to 21/04/14
Adult: 7 €
Child: 5 €

Disco evening organised each week.

Place des Eucherts
73700 La Rosière - Montvalezan
From 15/12/13 to 21/04/14: open daily from 3 PM to 7 PM except on Saturdays.

 

La Rosiere Bowling
L'Averne - Place des Eucherts

From 15/12/12 to 21/04/13: open daily from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Terrace at the foot of the slopes (you can ski to the door!).
Bowling. Concerts. Theme evenings. Wifi. Sports broadcasts. Also A la carte menu. Dish of the day. Pizzas to eat in or take out. Crepes. All day service. Bar.  

 

La Rosiere Helicopter rides

See Mont Blanc in all her splendour...from the air. A once in a lifetime experience, fly over the most prestigious summits that the French Alps have to offer: Mont Blanc, Mont Pourris, valley of Les Chapieux, Tarentaise valley... 20 minutes flight, day and time subject to demand and weather conditions. €95 flight.

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

La Rosiere Paraglading

Discover the freedom and tranquility of flying whilst witnessing the true magnificience of the mountains.
Take off from La Rosière and land in Les Ecudets. Suitable for both skiers and pedestrians (subject to good weather conditions).

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

La Rosiere Dog sledding
The complex bond between man and dog. Both working together in perfect harmony. See the dogs in their natural habitat doing what they were born to do! Experience the thrill of Alaskan sport of dog mushing:
- Passenger excursion (be a passenger in the sledge of the musher) for a 20 minutes tour
- Learn to drive your own team of dogs (suitable for beginners, from 13 years old) during 30 minutes
- Drive your own sled in off- pistes for 1 hour (physical, sporty excursion)

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

La Rosiere Walking

Whether you prefer to travel on your own two feet or on snow-shoes, with family or friends, you can explore the forest, the resort or the ski domain via a free network of marked and well-maintained trails, covering a total distance of 11km. Take the short-cut through the forest: No need to take the car if you want to get from the centre of La Rosière to Les Eucherts: a short walk through the forest will get you there in a trice! This pedestrian path, about a kilometre in length, is easy going for everyone and a special plus is that it is well-lit at night too. Just right for that post-prandial stroll!

 

Chairlifts for pedestrians: Three chairlifts are available to walkers (Ecudets, Roches Noires Express and Eucherts Express), so that everyone can reach the highest mountain-tops and admire the spectacular views of the Haute-Tarentaise and Mont-Blanc.

  

La Rosiere Ice Driving
Take the wheel of a Subaru GT or a BMW and experience the thrill of driving on ice. Learn how to handle your vehicule safely or let our professionals show you how its done. Laps of the circuit, private lessons, driving courses, quad biking, buggies...all sorts of options available to test your driving skills on the ice of the circuit of Tignes Les Brévières (open from mid december to end of march).

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

Nightime excursion & Savoyard Evening at the Yurt
Leave from the resort for a nightime snowshoes or sledging excursion under the moonlit followed by a magical dinner in a Mongolian Yurt at the Wilderness Camp of Le Mousselard. Enjoy the original and atypical atmosphere around the log fire. 1 hour excursion suitable for all levels: easy access for snowshoes walkers and off- pistes descent with the sledges. Savoyard meal with cold cuts, cheese Fondue, dessert and drinks included. Bus transfer included. €62 adults and €36 for children (total 3hr 30).

 

La Rosiere "Paret" sledge descent (new for 13/14)
Take the last lift and feel free by ending your day ski with a fun and unforgettable descent riding a "paret". Our instructors will take you to the past on that narrow wooden sledge, which was used 100 years ago by the local children of the region to go to school. Take part of the adventure, at sunset! Depart at 16h30, at lift  Roches Noires. 1 hour is €8.

   

All the above information is for information only. 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 après ski is reasonably quiet in La Rosiere; there are only a few bars.  There are about a dozen restaurants, some offering takeaway such as pizza.

More lively après ski in resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arc a short drive away.

 

Restaurants

L’ ANCOLIE
In a traditional chalet setting, our chef prepares Savoyard specialities, a daily set menu and an à la carte menu with a choice of meat and fish dishes.
Come and enjoy lunch on our large sunny terrace as you drink in the spectacular views.
Village des Eucherts 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 06 86 71
cat.2704@hotmail.fr

 

BOWLING KITZBÜHEL
Ski in/out, just next to the Eucherts Express chairlift. Terrace area with sun loungers. Varied menu: dish of the day, Savoyard specialities, salads, homemade burgers, pizzas to eat in or take away. Special “dinner + bowling” offer for adults and children (50% off bowling).
L’Averne 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 07 54 46
bochet.mathias@gmail.com
http://www.bowling-larosiere.com

 

LE GENÉPI
A traditional yet modern restaurant that serves refined, innovative cuisine. Varied à la carte menu and a selection of set menus, extensive wine list. Excellent service with a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner every day. We recommend booking in advance.
Le Centre 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 07 52 09
legenepi@aol.com

 

LA GRANGE
La Grange restaurant serves a variety of Savoyard, Italian and traditional dishes in a unique setting, with the theme of “Savoyard cattle”. Carefully-prepared, varied cuisine – Pizzas to eat in or take away – Sunny terrace – At the foot of the slopes.

 

LES MARMOTTES
Grill. Savoyard specialities. Lunchtime à la carte and brasserie menus. South-facing terrace.
Le Centre 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 40 19 88
lerestodesmarmottes@free.fr
http://lerestodesmarmottes.free.fr

 

LE MC. KINLEY
South-facing terrace at the foot of the slopes. Bar, pizzas, crêpes, specialities. Set menus, à la carte menu. Open for lunch and dinner.
Front de neige 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
http://www.lemckinley.fr

 

LE PLEIN SOLEIL
Inventive and traditional cuisine, specialities, aperitif platters, ice creams, breakfasts. South-facing terrace and panoramic veranda. Exclusive: “Chapeau Savoyard” (raclette and pierrade). Attractive wine and champagne list served by the bottle or the glass. Set menus for lunch and dinner.

 

LE RELAIS DU PETIT ST BERNARD
A family-friendly restaurant with traditional mountain decor. Snacks at lunchtime, set menus and regional specialities in the evening.
Front de neige 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 40 19 38
restaurant@petit-saint-bernard.com
http://www.petit-saint-bernard.com

 

LE SKIFOOD
The Ski-Food is a cosmopolitan and contemporary eatery with a freestyle vibe. The bar, which has its own games room, is a great place to meet up with friends
and is open all day. Carefully-prepared fast food – Take away – Sunny terrace – Pool table, games, etc.

 

AU P’TIT CREUX
Gilles and Annie welcome you to the P’tit Creux, which offers delicious snacks, homemade pizzas, kebabs, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, chips, hotdogs, crêpes, waffles, and mulled wine. Eat in or take away. Open all day from 10am to 9pm. Home deliveries.
Le Centre 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)4 79 06 05 67AU P’TIT CREUX

 

Altitude Restaurants

L’ANTIGEL

New mountain restaurant in La Rosière for 13/14. At the bottom of the slalom stadium Joël Chenal, it can seat up to 90 people inside, and 150 outside on its beautiful terrace. L’Antigel serves traditional mountain dishes as well as snacks, and it has an excellent wine list.

 

CHALET ANCA
Speciality: homemade mulled wine. Fast food on the slopes. At the top of the Fort chairlift.
73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)6 83 30 99 74
stekaloc@sfr.fr

http://www.stekaloc.com

 

LE PLAN DU REPOS
Bar/restaurant at an altitude of 2,100 m. Large terrace with splendid views. Pedestrian access via Les Eucherts.

 

LA TRAVERSETTE
At the foot of the Fort chairlift. South-facing terrace. All-day service. Bar. Snacks. Self-service.
Restaurant. Fondue available (advance booking required). Pedestrian access via the Plan de l’Arc footpath.
73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)6 11 70 51 07
tonychalet@wanadoo.fr

 

Bars and Nighclubs

BAR DU PETIT SAINT BERNARD

Friendly bar with authentic charm. Traditional mountain decor, panoramic views and south-facing terrace. Ski in/out. Snacks and specialities all day long.

 

LE MOOBAR

Bar & nightclub: Come along to this lounge bar and nightclub for an après-ski drink or to dance the night away to the latest tunes! * DJs * Concerts * Smoking room

 

LE P’TIT BOUCHON
Come and enjoy a drink in “Le P’tit Bouchon” wine bar! Wine tasting, cured meat and cheese platters. Traditional decor, cosy atmosphere. Terrace.
 

Access

 

By road: Distance from Calais to La Rosiere 610 miles (9hrs 15). 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 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 - from £36pp based on 4 sharing. Prebookable via Peak Retreats.

 

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 111km from La Rosiere (1 ½ hours)

www.chambery-airport.com

Grenoble Airport is 178km from La Rosiere (1 ½ hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com

Geneva to La Rosiere is 190km (2 hours)

www.gva.ch/en

Lyon Airport is 188km from La Rosiere (2 ½ hours)

www.lyonairport.com

 

La Rosiere Transfer

Pre-book your La Rosiere airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to La Rosiere – from £148 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva airports too plus Bourg St Maurice train station - from £36pp based on 4 sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please view here 

 

Bus transfers from Geneva Airport

Eight buses run from 01/12/12-14/04/13 (1 of these runs 24/11-20/04, another 25/11-21/04 and 2 other 08/12-23/03). Book 2 days in advance with local tourist office for return. Tickets must be reserved with www.alpski-bus.com (not pre-bookable with Peak Retreats). Transfer time 3.5hrs. Cost when pre-booking online is roughly €138 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (4-12yrs). Change bus at Bourg St Maurice for La Rosiere.

Timetable and prices 12/13

 

Access around the resort

Free shuttle buses throughout the day linking the different areas of the resort.
IN-RESORT SHUTTLES GRATUIT / FREE

Operating every evening between 8pm and 11pm throughout the resort.
EVENING SHUTTLES


Serving villages and hamlets near La Rosiere and down to Seez (near Bourg Saint Maurice).
VILLAGE SHUTTLES
GRATUIT / FREE


Schedules posted at the town hall (Mairie), Tourist Office, and at the stops throughout the resort.

 

Resort News

 

 

Events in La Rosiere

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

Christmas week

La Rosiere turns into a real fairytale village torchlight walks, meeting with Father Christmas, fireworks, storytelling, entertainment, snow sculptures ...  A week full of surprises!

 

21st – 27th December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

European Cup Ski Cross
After a first experience last winter with a European Cup Ski Moguls and Slopestyle events, La Rosiere again host the freestyle events with the showpiece event this week, a European Cup Ski Cross on 23 January. At 15 days of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, this is the perfect opportunity to get a closer look behind the scenes of this spectacular discipline and approach the future champions of tomorrow!
program:
Tuesday, January 21: Training Official
Wednesday, January 22: Qualifications of the European Cup
Thursday, January 23: Finals of the European Cup
Friday, January 24: FIS Cross (+ final drive)
Sunday, January 26: Rider Kids U12, U14 and U16
Sunday, February 2: Criterium Young Slope Style

 

21st January - 2nd February 2014

- Events courtesy of La Rosiere TO. Find more events at www.larosiere.net  

Other Amenities

La Rosiere has 36 shops. This includes a selection of grocery shops, a bakery, butchers, a newspaper shop and a hairdresser. Additionally there is a doctor's surgery, post office, bank/cash point, chemist and laundrette.

 

Sherpa supermarket (Les Terrasses)

Grocery shop, loan of games consoles, regional produce, loan of snow shovels, Sherpa loyalty scheme, loan of raclette and fondue equipment, free home delivery, open 7 days a week, bread delivery.
Le Centre 73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
sarlrocan.sherpaalimentation@sfr.fr

http://www.sherpa.net

 

Sherpa supermarket (Les Eucherts)

You will find everything you need at the Sherpa in Les Eucherts, just a stone’s throw away from your accommodation. Bread and pastry deliveries from 7.30am, newspapers, postcards, etc. Loan of raclette and fondue equipment. Fruit & veg. Fresh milk. Bread & croissants. Regional produce. Roast chickens.

 


ski info

La Rosière is the only resort in Savoie to boast an international ski area, thanks to its liaison with the Italian ski resort of La Thuile in the Aosta Valley. Adrenaline junkies can try their hand at various different disciplines in the “Snowzone” (snowpark, snowcross and boardercross), in the officially-recognised snowkite area on the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass, or even off the beaten track on a heliskiing trip. Those looking for a more sedate outing can glide down the long slopes that wind down through the forest into La Thuile, overlooked by the magnificent Mont-Blanc massif.

 

Additional ski info facts, main ski info in panel above

La Rosiere

Km

57

Lifts

19 (6 chairs, 13 drags)

Slopes 37

 

 

  6

 

 

 15

 

 

 11

 

 

  5

 

La Thuile (Italian side)

Km

57

Lifts

18 (1 gondola, 11 chairs, 6 drags)

Slopes 43

 

 

  2

 

 

 10

 

 

 21

 

 

 10

      

A ROSIERE SKI AREA

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.

 

If you have your own transport don’t forget that it’s not just the skiing of Les Arcs across the valley that’s accessible to you, but also that of its linked neighbour La Plagne, or going up the valley, the secret powder stash that is Ste Foy. A little further still lie Tignes and Val d’Isere, or you could forget your car and ski over the border in to Italy to access some of the most exciting and affordable heli-skiing in the Alps with vertical descents of up to 2,100m possible.

 

LA ROSIERE BEGINNERS

La Rosiere is a good choice for beginners, thanks to its well suited terrain and well designed village base which means that your equipment rentals, the ski school and the nursery slopes are just a few steps from your apartment. Great if you have children. There are 3 free lifts near the main village.

 

LA ROSIERE INTERMEDIATES

Intermediates will enjoy the terrain the most with a huge choice of blue and red pistes on both sides of the border that radiate out to the peaks of Le Belvedere and Chaz Dura. You get a real sense of travel as you enter Italy and the Nuova and San Bernardo runs combined give a wonderful 11km run down to La Thuile (Italy) for a lunchtime pizza.

 

LA ROSIERE EXPERTS

Despite being primarily a family ski destination, advanced skiers can still find plenty to entertain them here if they use a little creative thinking.   15% of the terrain is rated black with 16 runs of choose from in the Espace San Bernardo, the most challenging arguably the 3.6km long Franco Berthod piste.

 

LA ROSIERE OFF-PISTE

Off-piste areas can be found between the pistes and in the designated freeride area around the top of the Educets chairlift. More serious off pisting can be accessed just outside the lift network.

 

LA ROSIERE SNOWBOARDERS

For snowboarders, most of the lifts are chairs so for those beginners amongst you this is a good resort for you. Sunny slopes make the snow a little softer ideal for gentle freeriding.

 


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
  • Historical Snow
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire La Rosiere prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for La Rosiere ski hire prices.

Ski Passes

 

Espace San Bernardo Lift Passes 14/15

6 days

7 days

Adult (13-64)

£167

£188

Child (5-12)

£117

£134

Senior (65-74)

£134

£150

Children under 5 and seniors above 75 are free on the La Rosiere ski area only; San Bernardo extension is to buy locally (c €13/day/child, €15/day per senior)

Espace San Bernardo covers 150km of pistes

* Proof of age is compulsory; please bring ID when collecting free lift-passes

Passport photos only necessary for passes + 9 days

Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival.

A La Rosiere only lift pass suitable for complete beginners exist (we cannot pre-book this) but it can only be booked as 1-3 days passes (c €37/adult, c €27/child 5-12yrs/day). From 4 consecutive days only the larger pass is available. Two 3-day La Rosiere passes cost the same as the 6 day larger area San Bernardo pass so there is no saving with the more restricted pass in this instance.

               

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

 

La Rosiere ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14:

½ day - €20 children, €28.70 adults

Day - €25.10 children, €35.90 adults

 

Espace San Bernado ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 13/14:

½ day - €24.20 children, €34.50 adults

Day - €28.40 children, €40.60 adults

 

Three free ski-lifts are available: Manessier, Clarines 1, Dahu.

Ski School

 

SKI SCHOOL LA ROSIERE 14/15

Adults (+14yrs)

Children (3-13yrs)

Snowboard (+9yrs)

6 half days (mornings or afternoons)1

£124

£124

£124

6 full days (mornings + afternoons)

£205

£205

£205

Too Kool for School (13-18yrs)2

£155

SKI + CLUB/GARDERIE 3-12yrs

9.00-13.15 x 6 with lunch

9.00-13.15 x 6 no lunch

9.00-17.00 x 6 with lunch

£254

£224

£328

1Times: 21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3 + 5/4-24/4: 11.15-13.15 + 15.00-17.00 - 13/12-20/12 + 4/1-6/2 + 8/3-4/4: 9.15-11.45 + 14.30-17.00

2 A different approach to lessons for teenagers: 21/12-2/1 + 8/2-6/3 + 5/4-24/4: 14.00-17.00

*TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED - ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

OFF PISTE COURSES FOR BEGINNERS TO EXPERTS, PLEASE ENQUIRE

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

 

NEW THIS YEAR 2013: OFF PISTE COURSES FOR BEGINNERS TO EXPERTS (PREBOOKABLE WITH PEAK RETREATS)

A special off-pistes course has been designed for those who wish to improve their technique off-pistes and visit some of the lesser known and most beautiful areas of the Espace San Bernardo. The course gives you a chance to join in for the whole week ‘à la semaine’ or any of the days you wish to choose ‘à la carte’!
You will need to have experienced already some off-pistes and have a good technical skiing ability – comfortable on all runs in all conditions – to get the most out of the week.
For Beginners Off-Pistes…
You will need to have experienced already some off-pistes and have a good technical skiing ability – comfortable on all runs in all conditions – and we can propose you once a week.

Prices and Times:
. Wednesday morning (9am-12am) "à la carte" for an Off-Pistes taster in ski – £44 per person
. Wednesday morning (9am-12am) "à la carte" for an Off-Pistes taster in snowboard – £44 per person


You already are a good skier in Off-Pistes…
You will need to have experienced already some off-pistes and have a good technical skiing ability – comfortable on all runs in all conditions – and we can propose to join a Off-Pistes courses, all week long or just once in the week.
A typical off-pistes week program:
 Monday (morning): familiarisation with the group and their ability with some general teaching tips off-pistes including safety procedures and use of safety equipment.
 Tuesday (morning): a more in depth technique specific for each member of the group.
 Wednesday (at the end of the day): an insight into ski touring and the use of the equipment to enable the group to reach some untouched off-pistes areas
 Thursday (full day): discover the off-pistes of the Espace San Bernardo in both France and Italy.
 Friday (morning): putting into practice all you have learnt with some magnificent off-pistes routes little used by skiers and boarders.
Obviously the program is subject to alteration depending upon the ability of the clients and climatic conditions. The instructor has the right to refuse people with a level of skiing deemed dangerous for the skier and the group.
Prices and Times:
Off-Pistes Course "à la semaine": 165€ per person (Monday-Tuesday-Friday 9am-12am, Wednesday end of the day, Thursday 9am-5pm)
Off-Pistes Course "à la carte":
Monday - 9am-12am - £44 per person
Tuesady - 9am-12am - £44 per person
Friday - 9am-12am - £44 per person
Thursday – 9am-5pm - £70 per person

 

ESF La Rosiere offer over 50 English speaking instructors teaching all levels from beginners to heliskiing, 2 children’s areas (La Rosière Centre and Les Eucherts) and 2 separate meeting points plus Les Galopins children’s club.

 

i School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.  

Recent feedback:

"Fantastic for young children learning to ski, the ESF ski school in this resort have always been superb with our children who have been learning to ski here over the last 5 years".
Mrs B, Les Cimes Blanches in La Rosiere, 8 Feb 2014

                                                               

La Rosiere Individual Tuitions

(13/14 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

 

14/12-21/12 + 05/01-15/02 + 16/03-05/04

1hr - 1-2 pers = €40 (11.45-12.45 or 13.30-14.30)

2hr - 1-2 pers = €80 (11.45-13.45 or 14.30-16.30)

2hr - 3-6 pers = €100 (11.45-13.45 or 14.30-16.30)

 

22/12-04/01 + 16/02-15/03

1hr - 1-2 pers = €50 (14.00-15.00)

 

06/04-25/04

1hr - 1-2 pers = €40 (14.00-15.00)

 

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

Activities

 

Mountain restaurants in La Rosiere

5 including:

LA TRAVERSETTE - At the Fort chair-lift departure point. South-facing terrace. Food served all day. Bar. Snacks. Self-service. Restaurant.

LE PLAN DU REPOS - Bar-Restaurant. Altitude 2100 m. Big terrace with splendid views. Pedestrian access from les Eucherts.

 

Nightime Sledging in La Rosiere
Sledging as you've never seen it before! Leave from the resort and sledge down under the moonlit through the forest to the village of Le Mousselard. A thrill seeker paradise! A warming vin chaud or fruits juce awaits upon arrival. Return transport included. Departure at 6.00pm if snow conditions permitting. 1hour is €20.

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

Ski Jöering in La Rosiere
Be pulled along on skis by a horse. Come discover the traditional Norweigan sport of ski jöering for an exciting and unforgettable ride!
Suitable for beginner skiers (who can parallel ski on blue slopes), introduction of 20 minutes (minimum of persons required). 20 mins initiation is €35.

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d'Aventure - Centre Station - 73700 La Rosière de Montvalezan
Tél: 04 79 40 19 80 - www.evolution2larosiere.com

 

Terrain park in La Rosiere

There is a terrain park just above the village centre and a boardercross course in another sector too. La Rosière is proud to be on the cutting edge of freesports with its designated ‘Snowzone’. They boast two snowparks, a boardercross course, and unique activities such as snowkiting and speed-riding.

 

Freestyle Sessions in La Rosiere
Freestyle sessions for skiers and snowboarders: learn how to do a grab, to slide, switch on direction... With a experimented ski instructor, ride the jumps, slides, kickers, boxes and improve in safety conditions on the airbag. Discover the 3 Freestyle technics (flat, jump & slide) its language and the different tricks.
Afternoon opened sessions (from 2.00pm to 4.30pm) at the snowpark, helmet and backbone protections required. 1.2 or 4 free access sessions, on monday, tuesday, wednesday or friday. Suitable from beginner to confirmed with a mimimun ski level required(parallel ski on blue slopes; frontside and backside turns for snowboarders)

 

Snowshoe in La Rosiere

A different way to see the mountains. Friendly, calm and peaceful - let yourself be guided by one of our qualified guides
Different levels of walks to suit all needs... something for everyone!
Equipment not supplied... Make sure you visit one of the resort's shops to hire your snowshoes and sticks.
Insurance not included.

 

PRICES AND BOOKINGS - snowshoe walks

Weekly program available each week at the ESF. Prices vary depending upon the different walks, times and distance.

FROM LA ROSIÈRE CENTRE - SNOWSHOE WALKS 13/14 
Taster - Beginner 9 € 
Half Day 25 - 32 € 
Full Day  45 € 
Groups 150 €

  

Cross country skiing in La Rosiere

There are 14km of trails.

 

Heliskiing

La Rosière is one of the last remaining French resorts to offer heliskiing with ESF, they are the only ski school in the resort to have 2 fully qualified high mountain guides in their team.
The drops are for groups of 4 people plus the Guide per helicopter. 

You can choose 1 or 2 drops depending upon conditions: The Ruitor (3300 metres), Miravidi, Freduaz, Mont Ouille...
Security equipment included (Arva, rucksack, shovel and probe)
Insurance not included.

 

A typical day heliskiing:
8h30: ESF office to have a safety talk and get fitted with the equipment. The route and choice of summit will be finalised before leaving. This decision is made for your safety and to find the best conditions possible for your enjoyment.
9h00: Leave on skis towards the Petit St Bernard Pass where take the helicopter (A lift pass is required)
1st drop and lovely descent on the Italian side where you rejoin the helicopter in a remote valley to climb for the second drop. Arrive back in La Rosière around 14h3O (remember to bring water and a snack) A taxi is sometimes required which will be included in the price.

 

PRICES - HELISKIING DROPS

Drops begin from the 10th January
Prices include: the helicopter, the guide/instructor, the security equipment, the taxi where required.
Prices don't include: insurance in case of injury, the lift pass.

FROM LA ROSIÈRE CENTRE - HELISKIIG DROPS - Prices 2013-2014
1 drop - price per personn 230 € 
2 drops - price per personn 370 € 

 

Snow-kiting

One of the best places in Europe where you can experience the thrill of snow-kiting. Start on the flats and progress to using the wind as your personal eco ski lift
to shred the fun, varied terrain in the Petit-Saint-Bernard mountain pass, with stunning views over Mont-Blanc. 3 hours is €90.
73700 La Rosière-Montvalezan
+33 (0)6 20 05 58 56
info@flymountainsnowkite.com

http://www.ecole-snowkite.fr 

Historical Snow

 

La Rosiere Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)

 

Here is the snow record data for La Rosiere. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface.

 

10 year ski season average:

 

Month

Nov

Dec

Dec

Dec

Dec

Jan

Jan

Jan

Jan

Feb

Feb

Feb

Feb

Mar

Mar

Mar

Mar

Apr

Apr

Apr

Week

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Upper Slopes (cm)

20

78

77

121

138

158

169

190

209

208

214

233

234

247

263

267

269

263

259

238

Lower Slopes (cm)

10

44

47

66

77

93

91

95

117

118

123

132

130

133

132

128

121

113

99

87

 

Other Accommodation In: La Rosiere

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Lodge Hemera
4* Prestige MGM. Sleeps 2-10
Indoor pool
Lodge Hemera is a small new prestige residence located in a prime location only a short walk to the lifts.
luxury

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Cimes Blanches
MGM 4* Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Indoor Pool
Les Cimes Blanches is a recently built luxury residence located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes.
luxury

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Le RefugeNew to our programme
Luxury apartments. Sleeps 6-14
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Le Refuge is a south facing Savoyard-style residence located in Les Eucherts area, just 250m from the slopes.

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Les Balcons
Self catered apartments. Meal options available.
Sleeps 2-11
Les Balcons is located in the Quartier des Eucherts area, close to the ski slopes and provide ski in/ski out.

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Accroche-Coeur
Hotel, half-board.
Sauna
Situated on the edge of the Eucherts area, its location is very convenient with the slopes and lifts just 200m away.
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