La Rosiere, France
France La Rosière
HIGH ALTITUDE
Skiing up to 2,650 metres

Family Ski 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, the choice is yours.

Esprit ski La Rosière chalets dominate the area close to the nursery slopes and opposite the main lift system. 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.

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Tomley Family

“Excellent holiday – our host was fantastic and the chalet was great; we are looking to book the same chalet and resort in 2014!”
Chalet Cleopatra, January 2013

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Collins Family

“The standard of the chalet , catering and child care has been exemplary. All the staff have been friendly, helpful, professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thank you.”
La Rosière, January 2013

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Nethercott Family

“Really delivers on the promise of total child child care in a good chalet on the slopes of a lovely resort that suits families and beginners. Excellent!”
Chalet Amelia, January 2013

chalet

  • Schatzi

    Chalet Schatzi

    chalet for 30-31 guests

    Nursery:
    In-chalet and Ferme d’Elisa 150m
    Snow Club:
    In Le Braconnier 250m or Ferme d’Elisa 150m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    From:
    £679
  • Le Braconnier

    Chalet Le Braconnier

    chalet for 20 guests

    Nursery:
    In Schatzi 250m and Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Snow Club:
    In Chalet or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    From:
    £599
  • Les Landelieres

    Chalet Les Landelières

    chalet for 16-17 guests

    Nursery:
    In Schatzi 300m & Ferme d’Elisa 100m up piste or short bus ride
    Snow Club:
    In Le Braconnier 75m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Le Braconnier 75m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Mini Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet in Children's Snug
    From:
    £699
  • Amelia

    Chalet Amelia

    chalet for 12

    Nursery:
    In Chalet Schatzi (225m) and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Snow Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Cocoa Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    From:
    £699
  • Arnica

    Chalet Arnica (Ferme d’Elisa Chalets)

    chalet for 14 guests

    Nursery:
    In Chalet and in Schatzi 150m
    Snow Club:
    In Chalet & Le Braconnier 50m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    Mini Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet Nursery
    From:
    £599
  • Begonia

    Chalet Begonia (Ferme d’Elisa Chalets)

    chalet for 14 guests

    Nursery:
    In-chalet and in Schatzi 150m
    Snow Club:
    In Chalet & Le Braconnier 50m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    Mini Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet Nursery
    From:
    £599
  • Belina

    Chalet Belina

    chalet for 12

    Nursery:
    In Chalet Schatzi (225m) and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Snow Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Cocoa Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    From:
    £699
  • Camelia

    Chalet Camelia – (Ferme d Elisa Chalets)

    chalet for 14 guests

    Nursery:
    In Chalet and in Schatzi 150m
    Snow Club:
    In Chalet & Le Braconnier 50m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    Mini Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet Nursery
    From:
    £579
  • Charlotte

    Chalet Charlotte

    chalet for 9 guests

    Nursery:
    In Chalet Schatzi (225m) and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Snow Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    Cocoa Club:
    In adjacent Chalet Le Braconnier and Ferme d’Elisa Chalets (25m)
    From:
    £779
  • Chalet Cleopatra

    Chalet Cleopatra (Les Grandes Alpes)

    chalet for 8 guests

    Nursery:
    In Schatzi 150m & Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Snow Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    From:
    £769
  • Dahlia

    Chalet Dahlia (Ferme d Elisa Chalets)

    chalet for 12 guests

    Nursery:
    In Chalet and in Schatzi 150m
    Snow Club:
    In Chalet & Le Braconnier 50m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet
    Mini Cocoa Club:
    In Chalet Nursery
    From:
    £599
  • Romeo

    Chalet Romeo (Les Grandes Alpes)

    chalet for 16 guests

    Nursery:
    In Schatzi 150m & Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Snow Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    From:
    £559
  • Valentine

    Chalet Valentine (Les Grandes Alpes)

    chalet for 5 guests

    Nursery:
    In Schatzi 150m & Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Snow Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    Cocoa Club:
    In Le Braconnier 160m or Ferme d’Elisa 100m
    From:
    £764

Child Care

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.

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See our Esprit Classic Child Care page for more details

The Skiing

Ski range from 1,150m – 2,640m

Beginners

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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

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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.

Advanced

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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.

Powder Potential

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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.

Snowboarding

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There are sereral 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.

APRÈS SKI

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.

ACTIVITIES

  • Fitness centre
  • Snow-shoe walking
  • Ice-rink and 10-pin bowling in Les Eucherts
  • Heli-skiing
  • Parapenting
  • Snow-kiting

OTHER AMENITIES

  • Cinema
  • ATM Facilities
  • Torch lit descent
  • Market – Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • Family Ski Holidays

    Cuisine

    We set high standards for our cuisine, and train our staff extensively before the season starts, to ensure that Esprit guests will enjoy every meal with us.