In the past ten years the resort of La Rosiere has developed into a truly international ski venue is a fantastic resort where you can ski two countries in a day! This is because La Rosiere is located right on the border with Italy so you can climb to the Col de la Traversetta (on the French side) and then red-run right down to the resort of La Thuile on the Italian side.
In days gone by (before the opening of the Mont Blanc tunnel), this used to be the summer route into Italy over the Col Du Petit Saint Bernard. Visitors can see two St. Bernard dogs at the resort which is also the route taken by Hannibel when he crossed the Alps.
The village has seen dramatic developed in the last decade - all to the good - but remains traditional and very "French" but visitors from the UK are assured of a warm welcome. La Rosiere commands excellent views down across the Tarentaise Valley, as well as to the surrounding high peaks including the famous Mont Blanc.
La Rosiere and La Thuile on the Italian side enjoy nearly 60 lifts of varying descriptions and a total of 155km of downhill pistes between them but if you want to stay on the French side of the mountains, there are 39 lifts and ample slopes for you to enjoy. However, for the intermediate and good skier, expeditions across to Italy will bring delight, especially if to descend the red run (one of the longest in the area) from Chaz Dura at 2579m and down through the forest to the resort of La Thuile at 1441m.
There is a heliport which covers the two sides of the mountain so off-piste skiing with a guide is permissable as well as exhilerating! The helicopter will take expert skiers and guide to summits such as du Ruitor (3486m) and d'Ormelune (3256m) for an unforgettable experience.
The resort of La Rosiere is compact but enjoys good night life with a selection of bars and restaurants and accommodation.
Because of its height and location so close to Mont Blanc, La Rosiere enjoys a long season spanning early December through to late April.
Getting to La Rosiere is a choice between driving (10 hours from Calais), flying to Chambery or the ski train to the top of the Tarentaise Valley. Whichever method you select, you will not be disappointed with La Rosiere as there is plenty of apres ski, a good choice of restaurants, and weekly activities which include a torchlight descent and guided tours to the craft village.
We have teamed up with PV Holidays, leading supplier of French Skiing accommodation to offer a Christmas offer of one night free with every booking.