La Rosiere – Espace San Bernardo: The French ski resort with Italian flair!

La Rosière is a great resort that holds the key to a French-Italian ski area with 160km of pistes, boasting long and gentle, sunny slopes on the French side and more challenging skiing on the north face of the mountain in the Aosta Valley. La Rosière is perfect for all types of skier: families and beginners can meander around the sunny southern side of the mountain while pleasure-seekers set off on a quest to sample some Italian delicacies across the border. Perched on a mountain balcony overlooking the Tarentaise Valley, La Rosière offers wraparound views and glorious sunshine from dawn to dusk!

Easy-living, sunshine and snow are all on the menu in La Rosière!
Located just a few kilometers as the crow flies from Mont Blanc and the Petit Saint-Bernard pass, the Espace San Bernardo (France-Italy) benefits from excellent snow cover from mid-December to the end of April. The ski area regularly ranks as one of the top ski resorts in the northern Alps for snowfall.
The only international ski area in the northern French Alps, the Espace San Bernardo has linked La Rosière with the Italian resort of La Thuile since 1984. Grab your skis and set off on an adventure to explore breathtaking landscapes, awe-inspiring peaks and a whole other culture.

A kid on snowboard school at La Rosiere
A kid on snowboard school at La Rosière

ALL NEW,
 ALL EXCITING

La Rosière is still being developed and boasts a selection of new projects that blend seamlessly with the resort’s traditional wood and stone chalets. The commune and its inhabitants strive to ensure that these new buildings adhere to the resort’s carefully planned expansion and tie in with the spirit of the village.

HAMEAU DE BARTHÉLÉMY
This residence close to the pistes in Les Eucherts, built by the Terresens group, is scheduled to open for the 2017-2018-winter season. The construction uses traditional materials such as wood and slate and will house a wellness area. It offers 20 apartments ranging from 3-6 bedrooms, all of which will enjoy a south-facing view of the Tarentaise valley. http://www.terresens.com

HOTEL HYATT CENTRIC
The legendary American brand has chosen La Rosière as the site of their first Hyatt in the Alps, and the first Hyatt Centric in Europe. Nestled in the hamlet of Les Eucherts, Hyatt Centric La Rosière will offer 47 rooms and 22 suites, 12 of which are specifically adapted for families. It will also be the home of 2 restaurants, La Tavola, a trattoria inspired by the neighbouring Aosta Valley and the H40, a mountain bistro. The 420m2 Summit Spa is made up of a swimming pool, 3 jacuzzis (1 outdoor), a sauna, steam room, 3 massage rooms as well as a yoga and relaxation area. The hotel also houses 2 conference rooms and 4 meeting rooms, a ski shop and individual ski lockers for guests. The hotel is conveniently located next to the slopes, lifts and shops. All rooms will have a mountain view, but to make the most of your stay, make sure to ask for a premium room to get a stunning south-facing view of the valley. http://www.larosierehotel.com

The new Hyatt Centric La Rosiere opens in town
The brand new Hyatt Centric La Rosière opens in town.

CHALET GRIVOLA
Chalet Grivola is a new residence in Les Eucherts that is in the process of being classified 4 stars. It sits close to both pistes and local shops and will be comprised of 8 magnificent south- facing apartments, with 3 to 5 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, The apartments will also sport flat screen TVs and south-facing balconies. Generous living areas and communal spaces together with its stunning views and proximity to both slopes and shops make this an ideal base for a holiday. Best of all, Chalet Grivola will offer Sunday to Sunday stays, allowing holiday-makers to avoid traffic jams during school holidays. All has been conceived with the guest in mind to make sure their stay is the best it can be. Included in the stay is indoor parking, bed linen and towels with beds ready on arrival, bio shower gel, end of stay cleaning and access to the sauna and fitness room. And for those wanting to relax and get pampered, a massage service is available. http://www.grivola.eu

ALTISPA LA ROSIERE
AltiSpa La Rosière offers the opportunity to unwind in a truly relaxing atmosphere, especially for holiday-makers staying in accommodation without wellness areas. Take in the stunning view, enjoy a magic moment in the panoramic sauna, soothe tired muscles in the whirlpool, recharge the soul with salt therapy, or sweat out that stress in the Japanese sauna. Need even more relaxation? Let us tempt you with our extensive range of massages. To relax and recharge, Altispa La Rosiere is an unmissable experience. http://www.larosiere.net + 33 (0) 4 79 06 80 51

Lunch al fresco at La Rosière
Lunch al fresco at La Rosière

What is new for 2018 on the slopes!

Petit Saint-Bernard Funcross:

The Petit Saint-Bernard Funcross is now a 1000 m long course where the whole family can join in with the fun. Follow the Saint-Bernard dog themed course where you will find new modules, tunnels and gongs. To access this park, use the Plan du Pepos chairlift.

Kids are enjoying a snowboard lesson at La Rosière
Kids are enjoying a snowboard lesson at La Rosière

First tracks VIP

If you are an early riser, and even if you are not, it is worth to get up the slopes between 7.30 and 9 AM and have the mountain for yourself! La Rosière’s instructors, ski patrol and resort managers will share with you their experiences and knowledge of the mountain, to experience the immaculate groomed corduroy pistes. A whole 1.30 hours before the lifts even open, you’ll be all over the mountain. At 9 AM you will enjoy a hearty breakfast on the slopes at the l’Antigel restaurant. To book this contact La Rosière Lift company at +33 (0) 4 79 40 1200 – http://www.larosiere.ski

Early risers can have the mountains for themselves at La Rosière!
Early risers can have the mountain for themselves at La Rosière!

Panoramic Experience – Step out into the void

La Rosière- Espace San Bernardo is installing a panoramic footbridge at the top of the Fort Express chairlift. Those who dare take a step into the void, suspended high above the ground will be rewarded with a breathtaking unobstructed view of Mont Blanc and a 360 (degree) panorama of France and Italy. A PhotoPoint with remote triggering allows skiers and hikers to share their spectacular selfies in a quick and easy way.

PROMOTIONS AND PACKAGE DEALS

Felicita

To celebrate the start of spring, La Rosiere invites avid skiers to enjoy skiing at rock bottom prices from 7th to the 20th April 2018. This package includes high-quality accommodation and Espace San Bernardo lift passes, so that you can spend your days out on the sunny slopes. And to round off the season in style, guests are invited to accompany the slope patrol on their last descent on 20th April, before enjoying a free drink and a chat back in resort.
From 207 EUR per person including 7 nights accommodation + 6 day Espace San Bernardo lift pass (offer valid for parties including a minimum of 3 adults).

La Rosière is a great place for families skiing together and caters all types of skiers and boarders.
La Rosière is a great place for families skiing together and caters all types of skiers and boarders.

Adventure Dolce Vita:

A unique experience in France and Italy! Combine a weekend skiing the exceptional Espace San Bernardo area with an unforgettable day of pampering at the stunning Pre Saint Didier thermal spa in the Aosta Valley. Relax in the 37C thermal waters springing from the heart of the mountains. A true opportunity to enjoy all that this French-Italian ski area con offer. From EUR 195.

Offer includes:
2-day Espace San Bernardo ski pass – One night with half-board in a charming 4-star hotel, Entry to the Pre Saint Didier thermal Spa (on day 1, from 3PM onwards), transfer in a private minibus (from the bottom of the slopes in La Thuile to the hotel).

Off piste at La Rosière or crossing to La Thuile could be a great experience.
Off piste at La Rosière or crossing to La Thuile could be a great experience.

Resort facts:

Espace San Bernardo: 2 countries: France-Italy
Ski Season: from 16/12/ 2017 till 20/04/2018

Lifts:
1 gondola
18 chairlifts
14 draglifts
4 magic carpets
6 snowzones
160 km of runs

Bottom of lifts: 1176 m
Top of lifts 2,641 m

Runs:
8 green
25 blue
31 red
13 black

Night skiing at La Rosière
Night skiing at La Rosière

Resort snow cover – measured at alt 1,870 m
An average of more than 6 m accumulated snowfall every winter in the resort (7 m in 2016) and up to 10 m some years.
Ski passes rates for 6 days
Adult EUR 211.20
Child: 158.40 EUR
Senior: 179.50 EUR.
Espace San Bernardo Family 6 day ski pass
2 Adults (+ 18 years) + 2 children (- 18 years) – 691 EUR (only 172.75 EUR per person)

For more information contact www.larosiere.ski

For more information on La Rosiere, check the website of La Rosiere Tourisme www.larosiere.net

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