Chambery 2 hrs 45 mins, Geneva & Lyon 3 hrs 45 mins. Snow Train (Bourg St Maurice) 50 mins.
small beer £2.30 litre of milk £0.65 bottle of house wine £9.00 cup of coffee £2.00
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high altitude skiing
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So what's it like?
Peaceful, sunny resort and a ski area shared with Italy
La Rosière 1850 enjoys a superb location on the Italian border, boasting wide open sunny pistes, perfect for cruising. Skiing over to La Thuile in Italy, offers fabulous views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosà. La Rosière provides fantastic skiing for all abilities and boasts an excellent snow record due to its location on the Petit St Bérnard pass. The resort itself is an attractive, traditional French village and caters perfectly for families.
Complete beginners will soon make quick progress on the green runs by the Clarines and Lievre Blanc lifts. The wide open blue pistes just above La Rosière are then perfect for finding your feet and getting to grips with the turns, especially under the guidance of the expert local ski school.
This international ski area is ideal for intermediates that wish to clock up some mileage. Ski up to the Petit Saint Bérnard Pass and the area around La Belvedere where there are some great blue and red runs. Take the Nouva and San Bernardo runs, a total of 11kms, down to the village of La Thuile for a pasta lunch before returning via the Belvedere chairlift, back to France.
There are a total of 12 black runs in the international ski area as well as a fully patrolled off piste snowzone for experienced skiers and boarders. On the Italian side it also possible to do heliskiing (usually January to April) on the Ruitor glacier or the Miravidi for any skier who relishes a challenge. Another new developing winter sport, for advanced skiers looking for something different, is snow-kiting; skiing downhill with a small parachute attached to your back. There is a designated area and school to help you learn this exhilarating new discipline.
A relatively quiet resort, though it still has several bars for entertainment. Try Arpin's bar, le p'tit relais, Le Petit Danois or Fusion for a fun night out.
Weekly torchlight descent and Ski Show, snowkiting lessons, snowshoe walking, bowling alley, ice rink, shops & cinema
Good choice of restaurants. 3 course evening meals for around €35. Local fondues for €25 and pizzas from €10 · Le Genepi, L'Ancolie, Le Plein Soleil.
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £39 pp. Return from £87pp.
Arrive in style! Pre-book a private helicopter transfer for up to 5 passengers. See price panel for prices.
Ski over to Italy and have a pasta or pizza lunch in La Thuile and perhaps an Italian ice-cream?
Private Nanny service (6mnths-8yrs) - open to all guests staying in our chalets in La Rosière. Available to groups and families booking an entire chalet, your private nanny will care for children in the comfort of your own chalet. Also available to guests staying in the Finest Apartments, Les Cimes Blanches.
Pre-booking is essential.