Best La Rosiere Snowboarding

The 24th most popular snowboarding destination in France.

  Espace San Bernardo, Savoie, France


  November 10, 2020

East of Albertville and northeast of Bourg St Maurice, the La Rosiere ski domiane has 24 pistes totaling 75km that served by 10 lifts with a maximum descent of 1140m. It is a family-friendly ski area that is perfect for beginners. The best La Rosiere snowboarding can typically be found from January through March. In 2018, the newer Mont Valasian Sector opened with above treeline terrain geared towards intermediate snowboarders.

The La Rosiere ski domaine is connected to the La Thuile ski domaine in Italy over Petit San Bernard Pass. The combined ski region is known as Espace San Bernardo. But, keep in mind that the Petit San Bernard Pass interlink is known to close regularly due to weather since the area is known for high wind and scoured slopes. Overall, the Espace San Bernardo has 152km of pistes served by 38 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,600m. If you plan to ride over to La Thuile, keep in mind that there isn't much at the purpose-built La Thuile base area -- you'll need to walk the 5 minutes into town or take the free ski bus.

Freeriders will be pleasantly surprised to discover the numerous Snow Cross areas in the La Rosiere ski domaine where there is plenty of controlled, off-piste powder to explore. In addition, there is a terrain park located off the Poletta lift that is 300m long.

After a morning of riding, try the Genepi restaurant for lunch. Alternately on the La Thuile side, look for the Chalet de Catamont and Maison Cairel.

The small, quiet village of La Rosiere is not known for apres ski action or nightlife. But, when you are heading out for the night, check out La Grange or Le Kitzbuhel which are both in the adjacent village of Les Eucherts. There's also the Bar Fusion that is worth going out to, and also check out Le Comptoir.

To reach the snowboarding at La Rosiere from Bourg-Saint-Maurice, take the route south to Seez. In Seez, follow the signs to La Roisere which head up a winding switchbacked road for 21km. The narrow road doesn't have many guard rails. Chains are highly recommened. If you are driving up for just the day, you may want to use the lower Ecudents lift station which is only 5km from Seez.

TIP: If you are planning to arrive by train, keep in mind that the regular bus up to the resort is primarily during daylight hours. After dark, the bus runs infrequently, if at all. Therefore, you will need to take a cab from the train station to the resort. If you plan to fly into Lyon, you may want to check the train schedule before buying your flight to make sure there is a convenient transfer. If you plan to arrive Friday through Sunday, the shuttle Altibus might be a more convenient option. Since there are not many trains or buses up into this region, you are highly encouraged to advance purchase tickets and reserve your seat.

Overall, La Rosiere is the 24th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 53 snowboarding resorts in France.

Local Contacts:  La Rosiere Tourism +33(0)479-068051.

Best Season:  Jan-Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Le Relais du Petit San Bernard

Luxury Loding:  Alp Arena Hotel; Chalet Matsuzaka, Les Eucherts

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PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  45.626734, 6.850598

Date Published:  12/27/2015

Date Updated:  11/10/2020

ID:  24263

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