The Winter ski season 2016/17 kicks off today, Saturday 10th December, and runs through until the 21st April 2017.
There are a number of different options regarding lift passes, depending on whether you are coming to ski at the very beginning or the very end of the season, coming as a family, or whether you want to include skiing over to La Thuile on the Italian side of the San Bernardo Ski area, or just stick to the La Rosiere area on the French side of it. It is worth noting that there are 4 free beginner lifts, so if skiing is completely new to you, you may not need to buy a lift pass for your first couple of days on the snow. Lift passes are available to buy online at www.larosiere.ski, or in resort.
Here is a round up of lift pass prices and the different options available. Prices are in Euros, and are inclusive of VAT.
Espace San Bernardo Lift Pass
This is your access all areas lift pass. With this, you have the freedom to roam the mountain as you wish, pop over to La Thuile in Italy for a Bombadino and a Pizza, and then be back in sunny La Rosiere for a French Fondue and Vin Rouge in the evening. This pass gives you access to over 160km of piste- 79 runs in total, with 37 lifts and 6 fun parks.
San Bernardo Family Pass
A full area family lift pass is available, and permits up to two adults and two children from the same family full access to the entire San Bernardo ski domain. For the family pass children may be up to 17 years old, though be sure to bring proof of age at the time of purchase. Extra children (up to 17 years old) from the same family can be added to the booking, and will be charged the Under 13 years child rate. The booking must be made all at the same time- you cannot add extra children onto your group at a later date.
6 days – 674.00€
7 days- 757.70€
8 days- 835.00€
La Rosière Only Lift Pass
You can buy a France only lift pass that will give you access to the slopes immediately around La Rosière- great for beginners, or people wanting a gentle refresher! These passes are only available for a maximum of 3 days at a time, and are priced as follows;
If you want to buy one lift pass that lasts the whole week you will need to buy the Espace San Bernardo lift pass.
First Snow and Ski Into Spring Reduced Rate Lift Passes
There are also reduced rate lift passes for the first and last weeks of the season. From December 10th-16th and from April 15th-21st the following rates are available;
For all options, (including free passes) there is a 2€ fee for the rechargeable key card.
There are special offers occasionally available, and reduced rates for students and groups. Some of these offers are only available online, so head to the website to book and find out more.
Insurance is not included and is highly recommended. MPI Brokers offer specialist ski insurance and snowsports cover for holidays, as seasonnaires or for longer trips.