In 2018 La Rosière opened up the major new mountain face of Mont Valaisan – previously only accessible to off-piste skiers. The new ski area created five new red pistes accessed by two six-man chairlifts. The highest point of the ski area sweeps down into France from an altitude of 2,800m. This extension to the ski area provides even more technical skiing and new freeride possibilities.
New for the Winter season 2019/202 La Rosiere opens the 4-star Alparena & Spa Hotel. It boasts 58 bedrooms, a large spa and two restaurants and can be booked through the Ski Collection, Peak Retreats and Sun Web this winter.
Two new chalets are opening on 14 December 2019: Chalet l’Ecrin and Chalet de l’Ours de la Rosière.
La Rosière (1850m) is perched high up in the Tarentaise Valley, not far, and within view of the huge Paradiski resorts and Val d’Isere/Tignes. It’s right on the Italian border and to hold its own has linked up with the Italian resort of La Thuile to make a good-sized, sunny, relaxed ski area known as the Espace San Bernardo. The La Rosiére village itself is in charming Savoyard style, with epic views of the surrounding mountains and south-facing terraces upon which to linger over après ski in the evening sun.
The skiable area of La Rosière varied, with tree runs, a great snow park and good off-piste, as well as an ungroomed ‘freeride’ area.
La Rosière is great for families and beginners – the village is small and convenient, the nursery slopes are good, and progressing off them and onto the blues is easy. Prices are comfortable too – there are a lot of chalets with benefits like hot tubs and those amazing views, and heaps of good places to eat, all at much better prices that you’d expect in the nearby mega-resorts.
MadDogSki visited La Rosière on our team trip, and were more than pleased with our choice – take a look at the video to find out why.