La Rosiere is a traditional Tarentaise village with a unique cross border feel, linked to La Thuile in Italy

The Espace San Bernardo ski area, spanning the French Italian border offers 150km of runs, with a great mix of sunny south facing slopes on the French side and snowsure north facing pistes in Italy. There are a great range of slopes for intermediates, while more advanced skiers have the option of heli-skiing in Italy. Expansion plans are opening up a greater amount of pistes which will likely see the resort grow in popularity. 

The resort is very different from its famous neighbours such as Val d'Isere-Tignes and Les Arcs - much smaller, quieter and sunnier, built in traditional Savoyarde architecture style, comprising chalet style high up on the road from Bourg-St-Maurice to the Petit St Bernard pass to Italy. In winter the road ends at a car park at the top of La Rosiere, just below the main lifts.This traditional village charm, as well as the resort's great range of child friendly facilities have led it to be awarded the 'Famille Plus Montagne' certification by the French tourist board. 

Pros

Fair-sized area of slopes if you include linked La Thuile in Italy

Fine panoramic views

Big dumps of snow when storms sock in from the west, but ...

Cons

When storms do sock in, slopes and link to Italy can be bleak/shut

Snow quality often affected by sun

Local pistes limited and lack variety

Limited village diversions

Good For

Ability
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
In Resort
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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