Espace San Bernardo

155km of piste
38 ski lifts
Base altitude: 1130m
Top altitude: 2641m
Beginner: 44%
Intermediate: 46%
Expert: 10%

Welcome to

La Rosière

Part of the Espace San Bernardo ski area, La Rosière is the only international ski area in the northern French Alps due to its lift links with the Italian resort of La Thuile. The French-Italian ski area boasts approximately 155km of long and gentle slopes on the French side with more challenging skiing on the Italian side.

The ski area consistently ranks as one of the top ski resorts in the northern Alps for snowfall and south facing La Rosière enjoys great sunshine. If you have transport, you can ski in neighboring resorts – Les Arcs and La Plagne, along with Tignes and Val d’Isère a little further afield.

The resort isn’t necessarily famed for its apres-ski, but this authentic French village has plenty to offer for the gastro lovers amongst you with popular restaurants in the village and on the mountain and one or two nice bars for the post-skiing drink.


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Beginner: 44%
Intermediate: 46%
Expert: 10%


Flying - There are a few options when it comes to your destination airport; but Geneva is the recommended option because of greater flexibility for transfers and car hire to take you onto La Rosière. The transfer is 153 kms and takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Train - The Eurostar glides through France directly from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice in a little over seven-and-a-half hours and, from there, it’s 19km on to La Rosière with taxi and transfer options available.

Driving - Drivers will find the roads through France faster and emptier than those in the UK and this is largely down to them being toll roads…so there is a price to pay! London to La Rosière takes around 12 hours and 20 minutes without stops and this includes the tunnel crossing.


With a Carrefour and Sherpa in resort, you have a choice of supermarkets, along with the usual boulangeries and charcuteries.....the self-caterers are, well, well catered for.

With La Rosiere being a largely self-catering destination, the choice of restaurants for this bijou resort is impressive and caters for all budgets. We love Genepi in the centre of La Rosiere, the food is excellent and the restaurant has a lovely ambience, it does carry a bit of a price tag though! La Grange in Les Eucherts serves good-value pizzas, pasta and the traditional Savoyard options and is popular with families.

On the piste between Les Suches and the Argillean Express lift on the Italian slopes, is Maison Carrel, a stone building with good views and a large terrace. There is a vast menu, but we are partial to the cold cuts and cheeses.


La Rosière offers the ski resort activities most of us have come to expect..... snowshoeing, Nordic walking, sled dogs and paragliding, but it has one or two extras tucked up its sleeve that are a little bit more unique!

The 700m downhill single-rail sledge with speeds of up to 45kms through the woods is great fun, as is the Snake Gliss, think connected sledging. The sledges are attached together to form a snake and are steered by a specialised guide at the front. From 7 to 77 years old, the Snake Gliss is an activity that’s open to anyone capable of classic sledging. The route takes about 45 minutes.

For those of you after something a little less adrenaline inducing, there is a cinema in resort, and one of our personal favourites is the Spa La Rosiere for some light pampering!

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