Ski Holidays in La Rosiere

The traditional village of La Rosière is located in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise at 1,850m. Perched high on a sunny plateau above Bourg St Maurice, it earned the local moniker ‘the balcony of the Tarentaise’ due to its vantage point that offers breathtaking views.

Part of the Espace San Bernardo ski area, La Rosière, is a traditional, family-friendly ski resort that sits across the valley from the Les Arcs villages in the Paradiski ski area. The resort offers a refreshingly calm atmosphere with quiet slopes ideal for families and holidaymakers looking to enjoy a wholesome ski retreat. Children and novices can find their ski legs on its roomy nursery slopes, there are plenty of blue and red runs for intermediates and a smattering of more challenging black runs for advanced skiers – not to mention thrilling adventures like heli-skiing across the border in Italy!


La Rosière combines breathtaking scenery, excellent skiing opportunities, and modern amenities, making it an appealing destination for winter sports enthusiasts. The resort also offers a relaxed après-ski atmosphere, featuring cosy lounges, mountain-view restaurants, and occasional live music events, providing an ideal setting for unwinding after a day on the slopes.

Holiday-makers in La Rosière enjoy modern facilities, including a variety of accommodations ranging from hotels to self-catered apartments, ski schools for lessons, and equipment rental shops. The resort village also features restaurants serving traditional Savoyard cuisine and international dishes, as well as cafes and bars for après-ski relaxation. It's an ideal destination for families and those seeking a peaceful mountain retreat. The ski area also includes and provides access to La Thuile across the Italian border; expanding the skiing opportunities.

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La Rosière ski resort is a skiing paradise for beginners and experienced skiers alike, with an extensive range of slopes spanning elevations from 1,850m to 2,800m. With over 60% of the slopes above 2,000m, skiers can be assured of ample snow for skiing throughout the season. The terrain boasts three mountains and five mountainsides, with a comprehensive network of 690 snow cannons ensuring optimum skiing conditions. Skiers of all levels can enjoy the wide range of slopes available, including 15 black, 33 red, and 32 blue slopes.

Skiing in La Rosière

When you’re skiing in La Rosiere, you’ll find a great choice of intermediate and advanced runs on both sides of the border, with superb steep north facing pistes and pristine fresh powder. Here’s some more interesting information on skiing in La Rosiere:

  • La Rosiere’s main “Front de Neige” base area and ski lifts are situated at the upper west side of the village and you’ll find a second base with access lifts at Les Eucherts. Both areas have good novice zones and the network of cruisey blue zones right above allow beginners to progress to intermediate level at a natural pace.

  • The lion’s share of the ski area in La Rosiere lies above the tree line on the expansive slopes that range up northwards on a ridge descending from the Italian border. The east side of this territory is the beating heart of the resort’s skiing opportunities, with an efficient lift network delivering you to thrilling red runs winding down to Combe des Moulins – there’s usually plenty of fresh powder between the pistes and this is an awesome area for improving intermediate skiers.

  • The 2800m Mont-Valaisan ski area opened at La Rosiere at the end of 2018 at the eastern end of the resort and expanded its offering to the tune of six red runs accessed by two six-person chairlifts. It’s the highest skiing in the entire Espace San Bernardo and unlocks even more off-piste skiing on the north side of the Aosta Valley.

  • There are three free ski lifts for novices and an area of green runs close to the Lievre Blanc and Clarines lifts. If you’re starting from the fundamentals you can learn the basic ski moves here before progressing to longer green runs and wide blue pistes nearby.

  • Intermediate skiers also enjoy tackling the long connection across to La Thuile and there are more tricky tree-lined runs on the Italian side as the slopes are set lower down. Check the weather before you leave as the link is sometimes closed. Prepare for a long trek too – it’s 11km there and back and involves taking several drag lifts although it is well worth it to have a gorgeous Italian lunch.

  • Although La Rosiere isn’t the most famous French ski resort for advanced skiers, that doesn’t mean that there are no black runs and off-piste adventures to be found. There are 15 black runs accessible in the resort and ski instructors or mountain guides can take you to the best off-piste areas. The 3km long Franco Berthod piste might be the most gnarly run in La Rosiere and you can Heli ski over or the Italian side although it’s prohibited in France.

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Snowboarding in La Rosière

La Rosiere is a great ski resort for snowboarding enthusiasts of all levels, with a good mix of slopes suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced snowboarders.

La Rosiere offers plenty of gentle, wide-open slopes that are perfect for beginners. The resort has a dedicated beginner's area, which includes a snow garden and magic carpet lift. The snow garden is a great place for children and beginner snowboarders to learn the basics of snowboarding in a safe and controlled environment. Additionally, the resort has several ski schools that offer lessons and coaching to help beginners progress.

Intermediate snowboarders will find a good mix of blue and red runs at La Rosiere, with a variety of terrain to explore. The resort has several long, wide runs that are perfect for intermediate snowboarders to practice their turns and improve their skills. There are also several off-piste areas for intermediate snowboarders to explore, including some fantastic runs in the Petit St Bernard area.

Advanced snowboarders will find some challenging terrain at La Rosiere, with plenty of steep and narrow runs to explore. The resort has several black runs that are sure to test the skills of even the most experienced snowboarders. There are also some great off-piste areas for advanced snowboarders to explore, including some steep couloirs and challenging terrain in the Mont Valaisan area.

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Apres Ski in La Rosière

Even though La Rosiere offers a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere, it still has a lively apres ski atmosphere once the lifts close for the day. Check out some of our favs!

Via Ferrata Located in Les Eucherts, Via Ferrata is a popular bar with a lively atmosphere and chilled out dancing until 4am. The bar also runs occasional themed nights and early evening kids' events.

Moo Bar is located above the Burger Bar in the Balcons de La Rosière apartments in Les Eucherts. It’s a lively spot for après spot with a friendly atmosphere and occasionally hosts themed nights. Perfect for evening drinks and cocktails.

Le Comptoir des Marmottes is a popular spot for après-ski drinks and snacks. Easily located at the foot of the slopes, Le Comptoir des Marmottes has a cosy atmosphere and serves a great selection of local beers, wines, and cocktails.

La Grange is a lively bar and one of La Rosière’s longest-serving bars offering a great atmosphere and live music. The bar is a great spot for après-ski drinks and has a good selection of beers, wines, and cocktails.

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Facilities in La Rosière

La Rosière offers top-notch amenities and services, catering to various types of visitors such as families, groups and solo travellers. Facilities include ski hire shops, well-known ski schools, several locations to pick up ski passes.

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Facilities for Children in La Rosière

La Rosière is an ideal family-friendly ski destination with child-friendly activities designed to keep children entertained throughout the course of their visit to the resort.

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