La Rosière

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La Rosière
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David L
Canterbury, UK114 contributions
Jan 2020
Just had a weeks skiing in La Rosiere, I've skied here for more than twenty years and I can only think of one year when poor snow cover was a problem. I don't know of a friendlier or more helpful village. It's high at 1850 metres with pistes from 2800 metres down to 1170 metres- AWESOME! Over 160 kilometres of pistes in France and Italy on a single lift pass, which is terrific value compared to the mega resorts nearby. Masses of off-piste as well, no surprise that the three times world champion extreme skier comes from the village. Most of the pistes are south facing son it's sunny as well, in seven days six were sunnier. A bien tout La Rosiere jusque Mars.
Written January 12, 2020
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Hello, Thank you very much for your very positive opinion about the resort and the ski area. See you soon on the slopes! Best regards The team of La Rosière Ski Area
Written February 13, 2020
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David L
Canterbury, UK114 contributions
Mar 2022
Another fantastic week in La Rosiere, enough snow, lots really and with low temperatures throughout the day and night the pistes are holding up. This is my favourite ski resort without doubt. We've skied here for more than twenty years and it never fails to charm. The people are friendly and helpful unlike many larger resorts. There is always some new innovation, the lift company and the community don't rest on their laurels. Has to be on any keen skiers itinerary, the link to Italy gies an entirely different perspective to the ski area.
Written March 10, 2022
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Hello David, Thank you for such great feedback and loyalty! 😊 We are delighted that you had a great stay with us! See you soon at La Rosière
Written March 28, 2022
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John H
London, England, United Kingdom12 contributions
Jan 2020
Just after Christmas , storms dropped metres of snow on the mountains and shut most of the pistes. However, we arrived a day or so later and enjoyed pristine slopes and bright sunshine for the whole week. Daytime temperatures were 4-6C, with hardly any wind in La Rosiere. A different story across the border in Italy, where the north facing slopes were often in the shade and the wind was chilly.
We've been coming to La Rosiere for five years or so, latterly staying at the same apartment in Le Roc Noir for the winter week and Easter. We travel via Eurostar, which coped well with the disruption caused by the train strikes in France. The ski train was an hour late into Bourg St Maurice on the day we arrived, and though our Saturday night train had been cancelled, Eurostar was able to run a direct train to London on the Sunday morning, just in time for school and work the next day: well done, and thank you.
We hire skis and boots from Skimium, where the staff are friendly, helpful and professional. The Carrefour is pretty good for groceries. This is a compact village, very family friendly, and so far, quite snow-sure because of its altitude. There was an influx of ski instructors from resorts that were lower down, this week. There are quite a few green and blue runs for beginners, but the newest runs tend to be black, and of course there is Italy.
Written January 9, 2020
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Hello, Thank you very much for your very positive opinion about the resort and the ski area. See you soon on the slopes! Best regards The team of La Rosière Ski Area
Written February 13, 2020
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Cyril L
Needham, MA32 contributions
Jun 2021
I've been coming to this resort since the 1970's and there's a good reason they call it the sunniest and snowiest family resort in the French alps. This mountain has spectacular views in both winter and summer and has the charm and authentic 'Savoie" architecture of the traditional French alpine villages. Located steps from the Italian border, enjoy a day trip to La Thuile either by car, ski, hike, or mountain bike.
Written July 30, 2021
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Hello, We thank you for leaving a positive opinion on our resort and are delighted that you had a good holiday. We hope to see you soon in La Rosière - Espace San Bernardo. We wish you all the best. The team of the La Rosière Ski Area
Written August 2, 2021
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Ann F
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Apr 2022 • Solo
The location and chalet were spot on for my trip. It was my first snow holiday and it was amazing. SkiBeat were excellent from start to finish. The transfers were smooth and views were breathtaking.

The staff at the chalet were excellent too, the food was really excellent breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals with three courses which were really enjoyable all week. All prepared by the wonderful chalet hosts; Ali was our main host supported by Emily and Anthony during the week. I could not have asked for better service.

The resort itself is great for walkers and skiers alike. I loved the walking and local restaurants and cafes. The community in the resort were so helpful even the tourist information team who offer a free library service.

Highly recommend this resort and Ski Beat for a great holiday.
Written April 7, 2022
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jo74harris
Exeter, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020
We have just got back from a week mid January. Not been to La Rosier before and decided to try something different. The pistes were well looked after and despite no significant snow since Christmas, most of the snow was of a good quality. The wind was unbelievable on the 3 main chair lifts ( they could do with covers), snow was blown around at the top and on exposed slopes, on the other side in Italy it was near calm. I wonder how long the resort can be maintained before it becomes over run, there are several new large hotels, and several more being built, the resort doesn’t appear big enough for so many extra people. There was a new ski area, although this was closed, I guess due to weather and opened mid week. The fun parks were not open at all which was a shame, they were pisted daily so I am not sure why they were not open. In all a great holiday, but we have been spoiled with the bigger ski areas of 3 Valley’s, and La Plagne. The town was quiet, but still plenty to do if you wish.
Written January 27, 2020
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Hello, We thank you for leaving a positive opinion on our ski resort and are delighted that you had a good holiday. We hope to see you soon on the ski slopes of La Rosière - Espace San Bernardo. We wish you all the best. The team of the La Rosière Ski Area
Written February 13, 2020
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Happy-traveller365
Edinburgh, UK97 contributions
Just back from a week in La Rosiere, staying in Chalet Cervinia - part of the Kandahar complex in the Les Eucherts part of town. Was a bit nervous about going to an unknown resort, but it turned out to be amazing!

As most of the reviews say its a great resort for intermediates - it links with La Thuile in Italy and had loads of great wide red and blue runs. There are only about 5 blacks, but as we are not at that level yet there was more than enough for us, and we were still discovering new runs on the last day!

La Rosiere is renowned for its sunshine and snow - and we got both! It was starting to get a bit icy by the end of the week as it hadn't snowed since we arrived but there were plenty of runs that were still fine.

It did get cold and windy towards the end of the week, but we wrapped up well and it was fine. Only 2 of the chairlifts are covered and the button to Italy is about 7 minutes long, but it wasn't a problem.

A major advantage was that there were no queues at all and we were often the only people on the whole slope!! The apres ski is not like some of the bigger and the austrian resorts - but still enough to do with various activities being organised by Crystal every night.

Chalet Cervina was lovely. It was about a 5-6 minute walk downhill to the lifts, and we could ski right back to the chalet via a smal off piste detour from te bottom slopes.

We had room 4 - the one with the mezzanine floor and double bed up some narrow stairs. I loved having the split level and the stairs were fie for us - but not for the infirm. The other rooms were all on one level - but twin beds and not doubles.
The hot tub and sauna were a major bonus! And the food we were cooked by Emily every night was fantastic!

I would definitely go back and I would defnitely recomment La Rosiere.
Written January 23, 2011
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DJEast49
Maidstone, UK524 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
It was our first time in La Rosiere and we had booked with a company by the name of Skibeat, staying at a catered Chalet Papillon 6 in Les Eucherts 1850. It was quite a long transfer from Grenoble (approx 4 hours) and it was dark when we arrived so it was difficult to see our position however on our first morning we were not disappointed, the view was just amazing right at the top of the village and only 100 meters from the Les Eucherts lift. Chalet Papillon has 6 chalets in the complex, all are different sizes, we stayed in Papillon 6 which had 3 double/twin rooms, 2 triple rooms and a single. Within the Chalet complex there was a sauna, seperate one for males and females and a creche, which was free to Skibeat guests. There was 4 adults in our party and on arrival we were joined by another group of 4 adults and a single male. Children are accepted throughout the season however it was quite nice not to have children in the Chalet as we didn't have to worry about conversations or the amount we had to drink. The accommodation was excellent, very clean and plenty of storage room in the bedroom and the ensuite facilities were first class. The living space was ample, plenty of comfy seats, a very large dining table and log burner. The views from the balcony were just amazing. I used the sauna every night after a days skiing and it lovely just to relax. Being a catered chalet, all meals were included. As well as cereal for breakfast there was always a hot option to choose from. A fresh cake was baked everyday for our return from the slopes in the afternoon, with bread and jam. Three course meal and ample wine for 5 nights. I must say I cannot fault the meals, they were all well balanced and adequate size portions. There were two vegitarians at the Chalet and they were not disappointed with the variety of meals, I must say I was tempted myself on a few occassions.
The resort of La Rosiere and Les Eucherts is fantastic for intermediate skiers. The skiing was just amazing. The resorts runs are well linked and ample blues and reds so excellent for intermediate skiers, they are also lovely and wide for when you are learning. There is an ESF ski/snowboard school in both places and they have very high standards. My husband had an off piste lesson and said it was good value for money. We have our own skis so didn't need to rent however my husband did rent a pair of off piste skiis and he said they couldn't have been more helpful. One of the guests int he chalet had their skiis serviced whilst they were there and couldnt fault the overnight service. Most lifts are chair lifts though there are a few button lifts but they can be avoided and chair lifts taken instead. There is a boardcross and skicross section. They also have a large crush mat for jumping practice. There are good links across to La Thule in Italy (when the weather permits) from the Fort at the top of the mountains, it was only closed the once when we were there as the weather was pretty bad. Most of the runs are quite long so for skiing practice for the beginners they are ideal and for the good skier they are great as they are fantastic runs.
Both villages of La Rosiere and Les Eucherts are small and compact but the local people are so friendly. There is a beautiful walk from Les Euchert to La Rosiere through a woodland called Narnia and the views are amazing. There is a supermarket in both villages. The Kitzbuhl in Les Eucherts is a fantastic bar/resturants/bowling. The food is just lovely and the portions are huge, if you go for a pizza, then may I suggest sharing and adding a plate of chips, there is ample. I would highly recommend the Kitzbuhl if you go to La Rosiere. There is also a ice rink in Les Eucherts for ice skating and ice hockey. We were lucky enough to go and watch the local team play whilst on our holiday. There is also a night club Moo Moo;s in Les Eucherts but we were all too exhausted from skiing all day to pay them a visit in the early hours.
La Rosiere is a fantastic skiing resort, its quiet and not full of tourists but there is ample to do if you do not want to ski all day. There are plenty of fine restaurants to choose from for every budget. I would recommend this skiing area however it would be nice to keep it a secret before everyone experiences it and it starts to expand, as it would be a shame to ruin it. I have fallen in love with the place and will certainly be going back.
I would also recommend SKIBEAT if you are looking for an independant company, they offer package deals but you have the option of arranging your own travel if you prefer to drive or go by train. I cannot fault Skibeat, a littel pricer than the big package companies but certainly worth every penny. I have stayed in quite a few catered chalets over the years but this beat them all. I will certainly be travelling with Skibeat again and would highly recommend them. First Class Skibeat, thank-you.
Written February 16, 2013
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Liz S
London, UK6 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
La Rosiere was a nice surprise. The resort has amazing views everywhere you turn and although there aren't many difficult runs there was plenty of gentle off piste to play around in. A great resort for a few days in good snow conditions and ski hire is half that in Val.
Written January 6, 2013
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Frasfam
Houghton-le-Spring, UK205 contributions
Mar 2013 • Family
La Rosiere is truly a little gem of a place and I loved it so much in '11, I went back in '12. I would say though I would caveat it with the fact I'm looking at it from a family ski holiday perspective. If you are a hell raiser or big après ski people, this is probably not the resort for you!

Although there are plenty of restaurants and shops spread between La Ros and Les Eucherts, there aren't a great deal of bars as it is primarily a family/couples quiet resort. On both of my trips, I have taken my daughter by myself as my wife doesn't ski and she has loved it both times. Travelled with Esprit in '11 (see my Begonia review) and Ski Beat in '12 staying in Eucherts in Papillon 2 (see below).

I have to admit, I like Eucherts better to stay and there are plenty of hire places and shops/eating places in both resorts. we particularly liked the little fast food place in the far end of the courtyard in Eucherts (under the bar) where you get pretty cheap food for lunch. I also used Snowbrainer site to book equipment on the website and used one of the Sport2000 outlets in Eucherts for my daughter who were considerably better priced than anyone else! As for the skiing, well both times I have been there the snow has been fab and lots of it! Love the fact you can ski over into Italy which more often than not is sunny when La Ros is cloudy!! If you ever get an overcast day and the link to La Thuille is open, head over as its an amazing how many times they are bathed in sunshine. The area that links both is lovely too. Most just transit through but I skied it lots of times as the snow is lovely and mostly untouched by others. The only bad part is the long, long Poma tow which is by far the longest I have ever been on but hey, its worth it for the skiing you get. On another massive plus side, in the 2 trips I have done here I have NEVER queued for a lift!

On the weather side, make sure you wrap up warm on overcast windy days and especially for your kids as you cop it big time on the lifts up with big wind chill (there are quite a few windy days because of the position and geography of the resort).

Review of Ski Beat Papillon 2 was that the company was great, the hosting was OK (2nd last week) and the chalet was mostly fine (though significantly more tired than it looks in the photos). It was very warm though which was nice. Food was OK, dinners were nice and so was cake. I disnt like however the company cost cutting. The ski hosts were telling us they couldn't get everything they needed and although it was advertised you got cooked breakfast, it was sausage one day, egg the next, bacon the next etc. OJ was watered down and there was a constant stream of other hosts coming in to 'borrow' ingredients. Couldn't blame the staff for this as they were getting pressure to run everything down but it was still highly annoying. The trip there was also interesting from Grenoble which seemed to take ages. Didn't help when the driver tried to take out the barrier sending the poor rep flat on her back in the corridor! Location of chalet was good with just a short walk to bottom of Les Eucherts lift where the kids were met for Ski School.

Overall then, I would say La Ros is truly a hidden gem in the Alps. I think because it is surrounded by some of the best other Ski Area's in France with Paradiski and Espace Killy, most locals give it a miss meaning no crowds and lovely skiing for us! It's truly also a very family orientated resort where everyone is very friendly and cannot do enough for you. I've been twice and wouldn't hesitate in going back again as we both love the place!
Written October 15, 2013
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