If you've visited or researched the resort you may've across several references to the resort's furry mascot....the Saint Bernard! This famous dog breed actually gave the ski area (Espace San Bernardo) it's name!
These enormous and gorgeous creatures were traditionally used for mountain rescue in the days before skidoos and helicopters.They were introduced back in the 17th centuary and trained by local monks to rescue pilgrims in distress.
In fact the last recorded instance of a Saint Bernard being used in a rescue was in 1955.
Today, the Saint Bernard holds a special place in the hearts of La Rosière locals and visitors alike. Throughout the resort there are frequent nods to our furry friend such as the popular Petit-Saint-Bernard pass, hotels and restaurants bearing the name, and the fun Le Petit Saint Bernard pass!
For more information on the history of this ski resort head to the tourist office's website.