La Rosiere’s Espace San Bernardo ski area spans both France and Italy, giving you novel option of skiing to Aosta for an authentic pasta lunch and back to your chalet for tartiflette in the evening. But that’s not the only thing that sets La Rosiere apart from the rest. This unique resort is full of surprises…
Best views in the valley
La Rosiere is known as the Balcony Of The Tarentaise for its 180-degree south facing views the length of the valley and across to Paradiski opposite. Its wide, open vistas mean you’re treated to fabulous sunsets over your après drinks.
La Rosiere regularly ranks as one of the top resorts in the northern Alps for snowfall. It’s also one of the sunniest resorts – the perfect combination for maximum powder days.
From the top of the Lièvre Blanc drag lift follow the resort mascot, the Saint Bernard dog, along a fun green-level discovery trail featuring sound effects, tunnels and even a tree house that kids will love.
Its ski link with Italy makes La Rosiere the heli-skiing mecca of the Tarentaise. Heli-skiing is not legal in France but is allowed over the border, making La Rosiere a perfect base for more adventurous skiers. Read all about hell-skiing in our article.
La Rosiere has a fabulous 400msq indoor ice rink in Les Eucherts, where you can try skating or playing ice hockey. Watch out for local team the White Tigers’ (Tigres Blancs) games – they make a great spectator sport in the seated stadium with sound system and lighting effects.
A natural wind tunnel at the top of the Col du Petite Saint Bernard provides optimum conditions for wind-assisted gliding. You need to be able to ski red runs to give it a go. Evolution 2 La Rosiere can organise your trip.
La Rosiere’s Freeski Playoffs is quickly becoming the must-see freestyle skiing competition of the winter. The best riders in the world challenge each other to Big Air duels at sunset on the huge kicker overlooking the valley. DJs and an ice bar keep the party going between tricks. Unfortunately the highly anticipated event had to be cancelled this year due to warm temperatures in the months leading up to the event. Read more about that by clicking here. However, the organisers have already issued a statement that the Freeski Playoffs WILL take place again next year. If you’re anywhere in the Tarentaise next time it’s on, don’t miss it!
Le Comptoir, La Rosiere’s laid back party bar, is the place to be for the official after party.
Click the link to read about an overnight trip Edge took from La Rosiere to La Thuile in the Aosta valley in Italy earlier this Winter.