Purpose built in 1961 on a south-facing plateau to an attractive design sympathetic to Savoyard traditional architecture, this French family resort has been lift linked to Aosta Valley resort La Thuile since 1984-5 over the mountain border in Italy.
The resort is especially recommended for children and also offers heliskiing in Italy. La Rosière sits on a sunny, south facing terrace in the famous Haute Tarentaise ski region of the French Alps, home also to neighbours Tignes, Val d'Isere, St Foy and les Arcs. It is also located close to the Vanoise National Park and Mt. Blanc.
Built at a snowsure altitude of 1850m, the purpose-built resort has had controlled development using traditional methods and materials so is one of the more attractive. Wood, stone and slates are the main ingredients for building in the area with the finished architecture pleasing to the eye. In the resort itself you will find renovated and newly built chalets alike in a traditional style to add to the warmth of La Rosière A unique attraction is that the ski area continues across the Italian border and down to the resort of La Thuile in the Aosta Valley.
Known as the Espace San Bernardo, the combined terrain has been constantly improved with two new six seater chairlifts added recently to further enhance the link which now extends to over 150 kms (93 miles) of piste. The Italian link also means the resort can offer heli-skiing, banned in France.