For the best experience in La Rosiere we asked Douglas Webber, resort representative for Esprit about his favourite activities in resort.
Douglas has lived in La Rosiere since way before the first chair lifts opened this year and knows the area inside and out. As well as this he has a fantastic relationship with all the locals who are slowly teaching him French and showing him the vast amount that this small resort has to offer.
La Grande Descente paret and sledge adventure
Round off the family’s day on the slopes by taking the last lift up and gliding down the mountain on a ‘paret’, a cross between a traditional wooden sledge and a snowbike! After making your way down the empty slopes as the sun sets, there’s a pit stop to swap equipment and grab complimentary cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine. The group then takes an off-piste twilight sledge adventure to the neighbouring village of Le Châtelard where a minibus takes you back to La Rosiere. Evolution 2’s La Grande Descente costs €29 per person and includes a paret training session, guided tour, equipment and minibus ride.
La Rosière offers a host of snowshoeing routes for families, from short walks through the forest and special themed trails for children, to half- and full-day powder walks led by mountain professionals while the kids are in Esprit’s childcare! Snowshoes are a great way to peacefully explore the mountainside day or night as they are easy to use for guests of all ages. One of the most popular snowshoe activities in La Rosiere is the weekly igloo fondue party which takes place every Thursday from January to March and requires guests to arrive and leave by snowshoe!
Too’n Ice Glisse ice rink
No family ski trip to La Rosère is complete without a visit to the village’s show stopping ice rink! At 360m2 the ice rink is vast enough for beginners, young and old, to find their feet and enjoy the venue’s music and fab lighting effects. Skates, gloves and helmet for all ages are available for hire, including double-bladed skates for tiny tots. Sports fans can also come and cheer on the Tigres Blancs de La Rosière ice hockey team as they play other squads from the area every Wednesday evening.
Husky dog sledding
A husky dog sled ride is the perfect way for families to admire La Rosiere’s mountain scenery during an exhilarating alpine adventure. The sleds are suitable for 1 – 3 passengers and so families can split into two and mush / race across the mountain valley landscapes. Après-ski warm clothes are essential, and parents should prepare for little ones to fall for their new four-legged friends!
Bowling and crêpes
For those that want a family activity away from the snow and ice, La Rosère’s bowling alley is home to several lanes, suitable for children aged four and over, along with pool tables, pinball machines and table football. The complex also has a bar and restaurant with a special “crêpe + bowling” offer for those who deserve a sweet treat after a day on the slopes!