La Rosiere have added 5 new red runs that will be shown on the new piste map this winter. The new Mont Valaisan sector is sure to become a favourite with visitors. Two new lifts installed over the summer will make reaching the new runs fast and enjoyable.
La Rosiere is located high in the Tarentaise valley at 1850m on the boarder with Italy and is linked to the Italian ski resort of La Thuile in the north. The views looking south across the valley to Les Arcs and La Plagne are wonderful on a clear sunny day. The ski range is between 1175m and 2610m covering 150 km of piste, 45% being greens and Blue runs, 40% reds and 15% black.
La Rosiere has been building its reputation as a great family resort over the past few years and the easy wide runs and leisure facilities in resort are testament to this
Serveral of our chalets have in-house crèches and offer childcare for younger children and for older children after ski lessons end.
Attractive chalet style buildings are home to both freestanding catered chalets, apartment-style catered chalets, and smart self-catering apartments. The buildings down in the Les Eucherts section of La Rosiere are all new build whilst the La Rosiere buildings vary in age and style, but with many less then 10 years old which are close to the slopes or ski in and out.
Some chalets come with hot tubs and saunas and the odd one with a swimming pool. The newly developed Les Eucherts area, lies just to the right of the main village and also has its own fast ski lift and is connected via a very good and reliable bus service. If you fancy a walk – it will take about 8 minutes to the centre of La Rosiere and is on the flat, lit forest path all the way which is a delight rather then walking along the roadside. We offer several newly built chalets, and apartments here and with many of our accommodations are ski in ski out or only a short walk to the Les Eucherts lift. Les Eucherts has been fully developed now and the purpose-built centre is both attractive and functional.
The ski slopes around La Rosiere are wide and most face south, so ideal for younger children.
The snow record is surprisingly good with fresh snowfall as weather fronts push up the valley. On sunny days head for the north facing slopes of the Italian resort of La Thuile where cheap mountain restaurants offer great value meals including pasta and pizzas.
Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018
Total Runs 31
Km of Piste 160km
Resort Altitude 1850m
Highest Piste 2610m
Beginners skiing in La Rosiere
It’s perfect here for beginners, the nursery slopes in the centre of each part of the resort are ideal for children as they are away from the main ski area. Once the basics have been mastered the slopes here are wide and many of the greens and blues offer gentle runs to get you quickly to the next level. Three free lifts means that you don’t need to buy a lift pass until you are ready to head up the mountain.
Intermediates skiing in La Rosiere
Many of the blues and reds are gentle and great for gaining confidence for the more timid intermediate skiers or Snowboarders.
The best run for intermediates is perhaps the Fontaine Freide Red that drops 750m down tree-lined run to the Ecudets chair, at the bottom of which you will find the cutest little mountain restaurant (3 tables only) with a cute little wood burning stove and hot drinks and lunchtime treats. The Red Marmottes run down to the Marcassin chair was also good with easy and more challenging parts. The more brave intermediates will certainly want to explore the Italian side of the ski area. Beware that the long drag to get from la Rosiere to La Thuille can be tiring, so make sure for the first time that you do it that its a day with good visibility so that you know how much further you have to go!
The San Bernardo Run over in La Thuille has been highly recommended by our clients and goes from top to bottom – its long and varied and has at least 2 mountain restaurant stops along its course.
Advanced skiing in La Rosiere
For advanced skiers there are several interesting black runs and the off-piste here is safe with snow generally staying good for weeks after fresh snowfall due to the limited numbers of skiers and boarders in La Rosiere skiing away from the pistes.
Don’t expect much in the way of nightlife in La Rosiere. There’s the ‘Moo Club’ in Les Eucherts for late night revellers. There are a selection of small bars in both parts of the resort – notable bars include ‘Le 1850’ and the ‘The Petit Danois’ (sister of the bar of the same name in Val D’Isere) is the liveliest place in La Rosiere centre which stays open until late and has live bands at least once a week and more often on high days and holidays.
Activities off the slopes in La Rosiere
Theres plenty of shops bars and restaurants in both parts of the resort. There’s a new bowling centre and ice skating rink in Les Eucherts. There are man-made small sledging areas in both nursery areas and plenty of sledging spots along the forest path. The brave could try paragliding or for the more sedate, try snowshoeing and mountain walking on the mountain paths which are well signposted and set out.