La Rosiere is located in the popular Tarentaise Valley area of the French Alps. Although it is a long road up the mountain from the valley floor, the transfer time to the nearest airports should be no longer than three hours.
Flying to La Rosiere
The most widely used airport with the most transport links to the resort is Geneva, which is around 200km away. Lyon St Exupery is in fact further away than Geneva, and although conveniently already in France, has less to offer in terms of transfer options. Other airports that are closer than Geneva and Lyon include Chambery and Grenoble, but there are generally fewer flights running to these destinations and the transport links to resort are scarcer. When flying to La Rosiere it would be advisable to pre-book a private transfer for best ease and efficiency. Try Cool Bus for one of the cheapest lifts around.
Driving to La Rosiere
It’s a long way from the UK to La Rosiere, but if you want to be able to bring unlimited luggage without paying the earth to put it on a plane, then it’s potentially the best option. It is however unlikely that you will need a car once in resort as everything is a stone’s throw away. That said there are a lot of resorts nearby that are certainly worth a visit if ‘resort hopping’ is your thing. There is ample free parking around the resort too, so no need to worry about that. Average motorway driving time from Calais would be around 12 hours. One thing to bear in mind is that during school holidays, Saturdays on the roads nearing the resort are busy to say the least, and that’s without factoring snow.
Catching the train to La Rosiere
The last stop on the ‘Ski Train’ and the Eurostar, of which some services run directly from the UK, is Bourg-Saint-Maurice, which is actually the nearest town to La Rosiere. It’s then only a 40 minute drive up to the village on the bus or a little less in a taxi/private transfer. Because of the short transfer times at the French end, the train is a popular option for getting to all of the resorts in this area, but the direct services only run once or twice a week.