A family-friendly resort in France with links to Italian ski areas

La Rosiere is a popular destination for many skiers, offering a good mix of slopes for all skill levels. This makes it a good ski resort for families and friend groups who have mixed abilities.

It is also well connected to other nearby resort such as Les Eucherts and La Thuile in Italy, if you are looking to experience even more slopes during your visit.

La Rosière Resort

The area is particularly appealing for skiers looking to experience high-altitude during their stay, as the resort can be found quite high in the mountains. It also has good levels of snowfall and there are options for freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

Visitors looking to get more from their visit can also spend a night in an igloo, or ride a single-rail sledge down the mountain, while there are many traditional wooden chalets to stay in.

Resort Statistics

Base: 1850 meters
Summit: 9186 meters
No. of Pistes: 81
Total Piste: 152 km
Cross Country: 6 km
Total Lifts: 38
Gondolas/ Cable Cars: 1
Chairlifts: 20
Drag Lifts: 17

Piste Map

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La Rosiere Ski Areas & Slopes

Our quick guide will show you around the key ski areas around La Rosiere, so you’ll know exactly where to head first once you arrive.

Espace San Bernardo

Located in the Tarentaise, the ski area connects France and Italy in the North Alps and it offers slopes that are suitable for all ski levels.

Intermediate: There are many slopes that offer a good challenge for skiers looking for a step up from the beginner areas. The perfectly groomed slopes.

Beginners: Some of the slopes are flat enough to be suitable for new skiers looking to try their skills on the snow for the first time after completing their lessons. It also provides some more challenging slopes once you are ready to make the next step up.

La Thuile

The resort in Italy is closely linked to La Rosiere and offers slopes for all ability levels. It often has less crowded slopes and ski lifts compared to other nearby areas, which can mean that the powder stays fresh for a longer period of time.

Intermediate-Advanced: There are many options for more experienced skiers, with some pistes offering some challenging descent, while some take you through trees and provide views of ancient buildings. There are also off-piste and freestyle routes available.

Beginners: There are various groomed pistes for skiers looking to experience the slopes for the first time.

Ski Holidays in La Rosiere

La Rosiere Ski Pass Prices

There are various options to choose from when booking your ski lift pass for your stay at La Rosiere. Some of them can save you money, particularly if you are travelling as a family or with friends.

Individual Ski Passes are available to book online and one-day passes cost around €47, while you can get a six-day pass for around €231.

The Tribu Ski Pass can help save you 5% on a six-day adult ski pass if you order at least 4 ski passes with the same validity date.

A Family Ski Pass is available for 2 adults and a minimum of two children under 18-years-old, with prices for six days starting from around €756 for a family of four.

Ski Schools

There are various ski schools across La Rosiere where you can go if you are looking to improve your ski skills, no matter what your current ability level is.

ESF is a school that can be found at many ski resorts across France, and they offer a lot of variety depending on what you are looking to get out of your lessons. This includes sessions for children under 4, as well as older children and teenagers. Adults of all levels can also attend lessons, while off-piste classes and private lessons are available if you are looking to get something more from the sessions.

There is also Evolution 2 offers training to ensure that you are all set for the slopes that are on fofer at La Rosiere. There are freeride lessons and private sessions available, and you can also sign up for snowboarding group lessons if you are looking to swap your skis for a board.

Equipment Hire

It is often worth hiring ski equipment before you travel, as it helps you avoid the stress of trying to get it sorted once you arrive at the resort, and instead you can just pick up your gear and head straight onto the snow. Many stores also offer discounts if your pre-order your equipment, so it is worth having a look before you travel to see if you can save some money.

Some of the stores at La Rosiere that offer ski hire include SkiSet, Sport 2000, Intersport and Colette Sport.

Family Fun in La Rosiere

La Rosiere is a good fit for families with younger children, with plenty of activities available to keep kids entertained during their visit, including when adults want to tackle more challenging slopes. A kid’s club for 3 to 13-year-olds is available with the option of including skiing lessons, while there is also a club for toddlers over 18 months.

There are also ski areas and ski lifts suitable for beginners, providing a good opportunity for young skiers to step onto the slopes for the first time.

To make things easier for families, it’s also possible to book various parts of your trip online to ensure that everything is in place once you arrive, including equipment, ski lift passes, pushchairs, baby carriers, and a catered meal on arrival.

When to Go?

Snow Report and weather

La Rosiere has sunny weather most of the time because of it’s location, but it can be cold during February and early March, which can also include some heavy snowfall during certain times in winter.

Operating times

Ski lifts are usually open every day between mid-December and the end of April each year, although they may sometimes be closed for safety reasons. This could be because of technical issues, heavy snowfall or dangerous weather.

You can keep track of the which pistes are open by looking at the La Rosiere website.

Getting There

UK Airports

There are a few airports that are close to the resort, including Geneva, Chambery, Grenoble and Lyon.

You can get flights to them from many airports across the UK including Belfast, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle.

Airport Transfers

The airports nearest to the resort take around two and a half hours to drive from, but the journey is fairly straightforward if you are keen to hire a car and make your own way there.

Alternatively there are a few train services that take you close to La Rosiere, while several buses enable you to transfer from the nearby airports.

If you are travelling from London, The Snow Express offers coach journeys that take you directly to the Alps, offering another alternative route for getting to the resort.