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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

Chalet Valentine (Les Grandes Alpes) - Close

Chalet Valentine (Les Grandes Alpes)
  • Nearest lift approx. 1 minutes walk (110m)
  • Fireplace
  • 2 separate bedrooms, one with en suite shower
  • Private entrance
  • Prices From £709
  • View Chalet

Our Child Care In La Rosière

Child Care
Nursery 17 weeks-40 months All day care with qualified Nursery staff - 6 days £315
Spritelets 3–4 years Half-day ski-play - a toddler’s introduction to the fun of skiing - 5 afternoons £215
Sprite Beginners 5–9 years Morning classes for complete beginners aged 5-9 years - 5 mornings £215
Sprite Improvers 6–10 years Improver morning classes for those who have mastered snowplough turns
on blue runs - 5 mornings
Sprite Improvers Xtra 6–11 years Morning classes are instructional with more fun skiing in the afternoon, for 6-11 years. *Cannot be booked without Supervised lunch - 5 mornings & afternoons (peak weeks only) £289
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
Sprite Intermediates Xtra 7–12 years Aimed at older children, 7-12 years with instructional mornings and less formal fun afternoons. *Cannot be booked without Supervised lunch - 5 mornings & afternoons (peak weeks only) £289
Sprite Advanced 8–12 years Morning classes for 8-12 year olds who have confidence in blue and red turns - 5 mornings £215
Supervised Lunch 3–12 years Children’s lunch with staff supervision 12-2pm - 5 days £85
Sprite Guided Ski Fun 6–12 years For Improver standard children 6 years and older. They are guided, in an informal environment - 5 afternoons £215
Snowboard Tuition 8–12 years We offer snowboarding tuition for all abilities in local group lessons - 4 afternoons (peak weeks only) £199
Snow Club 3–8 years Action-packed half day activity club with our Snow Rangers, including lunch - 5 half days £199
Mini Cocoa Club 3–5 years 7.30-8.30pm - A quiet hour of pre-bed stories and play in most resorts - 6 evenings (selected chalets only) Children must be out of nappies £29
Cocoa Club 6–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £59
Cocoa Club Plus 8–12 years Supervised evening club 7.30-10 pm - 6 evenings £79
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 (groups are £39 per adults and £29 per child) - 6 mornings & evenings
Peak weeks include departures on 21st & 28th December 2014, 15th February, 29th March, 5th & 12th April 2015. Gressoney dates are one day earlier.

Esprit Classic Child Care

For parents our Esprit Classic Child Care 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!

Collection Service

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.

Snow Club

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.

The Skiing in La Rosière

The Skiing

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.

Powder Potential

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.

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.


  • 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

The Snow in La Rosière

La Rosière Snow Reports

Snow Reports for La Rosière

La Rosiere Snow Report 30/03/2015

SNOW SNOW SNOW! It’s snowing and coming down thick and fast. With over 50cm of fresh snow overnight last night (29/03/15) the powder potential is great! Forecast: With several forecasts indicating the snow to be lightening up over the coming days, the skiing is looking truly magical. Fresh powder and blue skies are coming! Last...

Resort Map

Ski Essentials

Ski Essentials

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.

Free lift pass for children under 6

Equipment 6 DaysDescriptionWhiteBlueRedBlack
Adult 13+ yrs Skis/poles/boots - £91 £107 £121
Skis/poles - £71 £81 £91
Snowboard - - £81 £91
Snowboard/boots - - £107 £121
Child 6-12 yrs Skis/poles/boots - - £57 £77
Snowboard/boots - - £77 -
Child 3-5 yrs Skis/poles/boots £47 - - -

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 £22 for children 13-14, FREE for 3-12yr olds.

TuitionSki or Snowboard 3 days
Adult price 13+ yrs £91 (Low Season) £97 (High Season)
Times Mon, Tues, Weds 2.5 hours 9.00-11.30 (ski), 14.30 17.00 (snowboarding)

Teen Academy Mon, Tues, Frid AM & Thurs all day £171 (available all season) or all day for 4 days £261 (available 08/02-01/03 only, lunch is extra). High Season departures: 08/02-01/03. Low Season all other dates.

6 Day Lift PassLa Rosiere La Thuile with free day skiing in Sainte Foy
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children under 18) £545
Senior 65-74 yrs £135
Adult 14-64 yrs £165
Children 5-13 yrs £115
Child under 5 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: Early Booking discount for all adult, senior and child lift passes booked by 15/11/14 and is 5% off for weeks 21/12, 28/12, 15/02, 05/04, & 12/4 and 10% off for other weeks except 14/12. Special Offer: 2 for 1 lift pass offer for week 14/12, the free lift pass must be the same type and duration. Recent photo required for under 5's.

Fly From

Fly to Geneva (GVA) or Chambery (CMF) from the following airports

Birmingham CMF
Bournemouth GVA
Bristol CMF
East Midlands CMF
Edinburgh GVA
Gatwick CMF, GVA
Heathrow GVA
Manchester CMF, GVA
Southampton CMF, GVA
Stansted CMF

Bournemouth flights on 15th Feb departures only.

Esprit Cuisine in La Rosière

Resort Cuisine

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.

Includes a skiers' buffet breakfast to start your day, afternoon tea to welcome you 'home', and a 4 or 5-course evening meal with wine and coffee to complete the evening.

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