La Rosière - sunny and snow-sure family ski resort
High above the Tarentaise, it’s the sunny position, great skiing and incredible views that make family skiing holidays to La Rosière such a joy. With our impressive selection of family chalets in La Rosière, close to the nursery slopes and opposite the main lift system, the choice is yours.This prime location makes family ski holidays a joy! The children’s ski classes meet outside the Grandes Alpes chalets, from where their instructors lead them to the appropriate slopes. Parents need only cross the adjacent car park to reach the lifts and be skiing.
The resort dominates the Tarentaise Valley, and one sweep of the eye takes in the ski areas of Val d’Isère/Tignes, Les Arcs and La Plagne. La Rosière is an established Esprit Ski family favourite and is certainly one of the friendliest of Tarentaise resorts. There’s a real feeling that the visitor comes first, and the resort’s family orientation is highlighted by their motto: ‘The Resort Where Children Are Royalty’.
La Rosière has an impressive family ski area straddling the French/Italian border, with high altitude slopes and a good snow record and child-friendly slopes. It is a wonderful choice for intermediate skiers with significant off-piste options. The pistes run to the resort centre – indeed virtually to the doorstep of most of our family chalets – and hold their snow well, even in prolonged warm weather, because of the height of La Rosière.
Just three lifts followed by a seven-kilometre piste take you over the Petit St Bernard pass, across the Italian border and into La Thuile with several steeper, more challenging drops.
Chalet Valentine (Les Grandes Alpes) - Close
Our Childcare In La Rosière
|Childcare/Ski lesson||Age group||Description||2016/17 price||2017/18 price|
|Nursery||17 weeks-40 months||All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days||£319||£325|
|Spritelets||3–4 years||Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons||£215||£229|
|Sprite Beginners||5–9 years||Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Sprite Improvers||6–10 years||Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns on blue runs - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Sprite Intermediates||7–11 years||For 7-11 year olds who have skied for a minimum of 2 weeks and are starting to parallel ski but still rely on snowploughing on trickier red runs - 5 mornings||£215||£229|
|Supervised Lunch||3–12 years||Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days||£89||£95|
|Snow Club||3–8 years||Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 6 half days||£199||£205|
|Any child booking any morning plus any afternoon element along with Supervised Lunch receives their Cocoa Club / Mini Cocoa Club FREE|
|Mini Cocoa Club||3–5 years||7.30-9.30pm - A quiet time for pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings
(Children must be out of nappies)
|Cocoa Club||6–12 years||Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings||£59||£65|
|Saturday Family Guiding||Over 5 years||Saturdays can prove to be a dilemma for families who
are not confident enough to take the family out on their own - Book a guide either individually or as a group of families. Available in selected resorts only
|Prices from £39 per adults and £29 per child|
|(New) Ski Chaperone||All ages||One of our Snow Rangers will accompany your child to their ski school meeting point and collect them at the end of the session - 6 mornings||£69||£75|
|Sprite Xtra Classes||Improver Xtra 6-11 years br> Intermediates Xtra 7-12 years||A formal, structured ski lesson of 2-2.5 hours each morning followed by 2 more hours of less formal, fun ski time with their instructor each afternoon - 5 x am & 5 xpm mornings Peak weeks only||£384||£399|
2016/17 Peak weeks: include departures on 23th & 30th December 2016, 12th &19th February & 2nd & 9th of April 2017. Gressoney dates are one day earlier with the exception of the December departures.
2017/18 Peak weeks: include departures on the 19th & 26th December 2017, 11th and 18th February, 1st & 8th April 2018: Departures are Tuesdays until 2nd January, then Sundays for the rest of the season. Gressoney departure dates are on Saturdays all season.For more information on our Childcare, click here.
Esprit Classic Childcare
For parents our Esprit Classic Childcare offers a completely seamless service and means being able to leave your accommodation after breakfast to head for the first lift, only needing to return after the last one shuts. We look after you children completely throughout the ski day if you wish. For the kids it means non-stop fun with english speaking staff and children!
Five mornings a week, children in Esprit Sprite classes and Spritelet Snow Clubbers are collected from their chalets by our staff (and/or the ski school instructors) and taken to the appropriate slopes for their lessons or to one of the resort’s Snow Clubs for morning fun.
At the end of the morning lesson or Snow Club, children joining Supervised Lunch, afternoon Snow Club or with afternoon Sprite sessions will be collected and returned to either the Ferme d’Elisa, Le Braconnier or Schatzi for lunch.
The Snow Club is based in Chalets Ferme d’Elisa and Le Braconnier with outings for their specific snow fun activities. All children in afternoon Sprites or Spritelets will be taken to and collected from their session by our staff and will join the Snow Club children for the remainder of the afternoon, before being returned to their ‘home’ chalet for high tea.
As we have two Esprit Nurseries and two Snow Clubs in the resort, we allocate children of similar ages together in one location so that their fun and activities can be more tailored to suit their ages and abilities. Therefore your child may not attend the Nursery or Snow Club in the property in which you are staying. Locations will be allocated on arrival.
We ask that Nursery children are delivered to their designated Nursery by their parents. Nursery lunches are held in Chalets Schatzi and Ferme d’Elisa. Nursery children must be collected by their parents at 5pm and accompanied at high tea, whilst all other children will be supervised by our staff through high tea until 6pm.
Mini Cocoa Club will run in the Ferme d’Elisa Nursery and Les Landelière Snug for guests in those chalets. It runs 6 nights a week from 7.30-9.30pm for children aged 3-5 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Cocoa Club runs in the Snow Club room in Chalets Ferme d’Elise, Le Braconnier and Schatzi from 7.30pm until 10pm on six nights a week and is available to all children aged 6-12 years. Parents are asked to deliver and collect their children.
Ski range from 1,200 - 2,641m
The nursery slopes are just beside the main lifts, with easy transition to blue slopes in the same area. Wide gentle pistes allow for mountain exploration at an earlier stage in learning than in many other resorts.
Intermediates can ski the whole region without having to venture onto taxing slopes unless by choice. Skiing into Italy for lunch is well within most skiers’ abilities and includes some wonderful tree-lined runs into La Thuile.
There are some good black runs, the steepest being down into La Thuile, but the greatest plus for advanced skiers is the variety of off-piste options. The ski school also organises regular outings to St Foy and Les Arcs, where there are boundless opportunities for the good skier.
This is a marvellous area for learning off-piste technique. There are many gentle rolling areas between marked runs, so powder beginners get a comparatively easy introduction to the delights of off-piste. Heli-skiing into Italy can be arranged with the local ski school.
There are several snow-zones here with a purpose made snow-park 500m long with rails, tables and slides with plenty of opportunity for big air plus a border cross area. This is complemented by the vast number of off-piste options providing natural half-pipes and gullies, whilst the wide open pistes are ideal for beginners.
Night life is neither extensive nor expensive, and is centred mainly on the bars. Previous guests have been impressed with the standard of the local restaurants, both for leisurely lunches and for an enjoyable evening out on your chalet host’s night off.
- Fitness centre
- Snow-shoe walking
- Ice-rink and 10-pin bowling in Les Eucherts
- ATM Facilities
- Torch lit descent
- Market – Tuesdays and Saturdays
Snow Reports for La RosièreWinter 17/18 Preview Brochure Highlights
What’s New In Resort? Esprit Ski are celebrating 35 years of Family Skiing! Time to celebrate! (New) Tuesday departures at the start of winter (including Christmas and New Year Ski Holidays). Departures days for France and Austria are on Tuesdays until the 7th January (except Gressoney which depart on a Saturday all season). This is...
Pre-booking all your ski pack requirements couldn't be easier - simply tell us what you need and we will arrange everything for you.
Pre-booking simply means letting Esprit staff take the strain, vetting all suppliers in advance, getting everything ready for your arrival, and standing by throughout your holiday to help and support you. Booking in advance also means you can take advantage of any offers which may not be available later as date restrictions apply and may not be available locally.
The below prices are a guide to give you an idea of the ski pack pricing, however they are subject to change so please check with our friendly Reservations Advisory team.
Free lift pass for children under 5
|Adult 13+ yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||£96||£111||£128|
|Child 6-12 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||-||-||£56||-|
|Child 3-5 yrs||Skis/poles/boots||£43||-||-||-|
1 FREE child White or Red skis/boots when 1 adult pre-books Red or Black skis and boots.
This offer must be reserved at the time of booking and may not be available later as date restrictions apply.
FREE helmets included with child skis/snowboard.
Helmet compulsory for children up to 14 add approx £15 for children 13-14, FREE for 3-12yr olds.
|Tuition||Ski 3 days|
|Adult price 13+ yrs||£102 (Low Season) £106 (High Season)|
|Times||Mon, Tues, Weds 2.5 hours 9.00-11.30 (ski), 14:30-17:00 (snowboarding).|
High Season departures: December & February departures. Low Season: January, March & April departures..
Teen Junior Academy (12-16 yrs) Mon, Tues, Fri AM (9.00-11.30) & Thurs all day (9.00-16.00): £198.
|Area Lift Pass||6 days||8 days|
|Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18)||£614||£614|
|Senior 65-74 yrs||£150||£150|
|Adult 13-64 yrs||£187||£187|
|Children 5-12 yrs||£131||£131|
|Child under 5||FREE||FREE|
Area Pass covers La Rosière & La Thuile with a FREE day skiing in Sainte Foy (transport extra).
Sprite and adult beginners do not require a lift pass from Day 1 so should arrange passes locally.
Special Offer: 8 day lift pass for the price of 6 days for New Year (30 Dec) departures.
Special Offer: 4 adult passes for the price of 3 for weeks 8 & 15 Jan. there is a non refundable deposit of €2 which is included in the price.
Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports
All of our holidays include great food six days a week. We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively to ensure our guests enjoy every meal.
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