WEsayA quiet village with uncrowded slopes best for intermediate skiers and families. Although the nightlife is generally on the quiet side there are some great bars if you look in the right places.
Situated in the L’Espace San Bernardo area on the French-Italian border, this resort offers inexpensive equipment rental and lift pass in a relaxed atmosphere in which children can be introduced to winter sports whilst experienced adults can enjoy the more challenging slopes that are located over the border in Italy.
Keen photographers and those who simply love natural beauty are sure to appreciate the views from this resort, which include Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The wide runs that can be found here are ideal for skiers of all abilities and holidaymakers looking to improve their skills can try the excellent off-piste runs.
Above average : The location of this resort exposes it to weather systems that ensure the snowfall is among the highest in the region. Towards the end of April, it is often still covered in snow, making it a great choice for a late winter holiday. Whether you stay in a La Thuile chalet or one of the French chalets, the numerous facilities for children that have led the French to dub this resort ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ will ensure that the whole family has a fantastic holiday. A sports centre with an ice-skating rink and bowling alley is just one of the attractions.
Sunny slopes : This south-facing resort catches more sunshine than many other winter sports destinations, which makes it a nice place to visit for those who would like to mix some fun on the slopes with other more relaxing activities. The cost of equipment hire and passes is cheaper than in many other areas, which means that your money should go a little further and allow you to enjoy everything that the region has to offer without spending an absolute fortune. With a great deal on apartment style chalets close to the best runs, you could have the holiday of a lifetime in La Rosière.
New for 2016/17
A new dog sledding route starting in Les Eucherts is due to open.
New for 2015/16
Three tracks were built to allow you to skin up the mountain as an introduction to ski touring without disruption from downhill skiers. Every Tuesday at 5pm there was an introduction to ski touring session run by the ski school (25 euros including equipment hire). A new tobogganing area for children opened.
New for 2014/15
A six-pack is due to replace two successive draglifts up to Le Roc Noir making the njourney much faster and more efficient.
New for 2012/13
A six-pack replaced the slow Fort quad to Col de la Traversette.
- Reasonably sized area of slopes if you include linked La Thuile in Italy
- Beautiful panoramic views
- Big dumps of snow when storms sock in from the west