La Rosière - sunny and snow-sure family ski resort

La Rosiere ski resort in France is all about family fun in the snow. With our dedicated skiing holidays covering everything from travel, catering, childcare, ski lessons and resort knowledge - it’s a winter holiday to beat all the rest.

All of our chalets are right on the piste and next to the childcare dropoff / pick up point. This means there is virtually no walking in your ski boots for little feet.

It is the perfect resort for children to learn to ski. Offering plenty of beginner areas, plus you can ski most of the resort at a beginner level due to La Rosiere being mainly blue runs.

If you have some children-free time or your children are getting pretty skilful on their skis, then a nice day skiing over the ridge of La Rosiere into La Thuile, Italy is a day well spent and a good place to stop for some authentic Italian Pizza.

All of La Rosiere’s lower slopes are family orientated and designed with children and beginner skiers in mind. Meaning you and your children can feel safe, with space to practise.

If your children aren’t quite ready for the ski slopes just yet, then there are plenty of alternative options that mean you can still ski away the day. Esprit holidays offer infant care, all the way up to 12 years old with our professional and dedicated staff, from Snow Club to Mountain Academy.

The great advantage of La Rosiere is that it is a high-altitude resort and therefore has a good snow record, meaning you are very likely to have a snow-sure holiday.

As this resort has a south-facing slope, it tends to be one of the sunniest in the area. This is great when you have small children who you want to ensure stay warm and enjoy their skiing experiences. The sunny days provide visible and friendly conditions for those attempting their first snow-ploughs.

Though it might not mean much to the children, for the parents however, the views in this area are one of a kind - most enticing is the spectacular views of Mont Blanc that you can appreciate as you swoop down the mountain runs.

If you want a day's rest from skiing, there is plenty of in-resort entertainment, so every day can be full of fun. From bowling, a cinema to ice skating, there is something to occupy your little ones.

When you are seeking a bit of outdoor adventure off the skis, there is a wonderful and magical family walk called 'Narnia' that takes you through the woods to the other side of the resort.

A particular highlight of La Rosiere that aligns with Esprit's own sustainable journey is that the resort is working towards earning its badge for the Green Snowflake initiative (Flocon Vert). This initiative from France is about resorts (and other tourist destinations) commitment towards environmental issues. Esprit resort Tignes has already earned this badge. Meaning we are collectively working to ensure our planet's mountains stay snowy for our children's future ski adventures.

Ski information

Mountain facts
Resort height: 1,850m
Ski area: 152km
Ski range: 2800m
Ski runs
Green 8
Blue 27
Red 38
Black 18
Piste map
Good for
Beginners 5 stars
Intermediates 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Lift information
Total no. of lifts: 38
No. of cable cars/gondolas: 1
No. of chair lifts: 20
No. of drag lifts/magic carpets: 17
Piste information
Snow cannon coverage: 24%
Longest run: 11km
Mountain restaurants: 15
Snowparks: 1

Resort facilities

  • Cinema
  • Spa
  • Ice skating
  • Sports & fitness centre
  • Snowshoeing
  • Bowling
  • Heli-skiing
  • Paragliding

Resort map

La Rosiere resort map

Resort map

La Rosiere resort map
Typical prices
Large beer 8€
Pizza 11€
Polenta in Italy 11€

Childcare & ski lessons


Travel information

Departure airports:
Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, London City, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton, Stansted
Arrival airports:
Chambery(CMF), Geneva(GVA)
Transfer time:
2hrs from Chambery
3hrs from Geneva
Departure day:
Flight time:

1hr 40mins.

We recommend choosing earlier flights if possible as the traffic up to La Rosière is always better than with later flights. 

A train option is also available from London St Pancras to Bourg St Maurice with a change in Lille and Lyon. The mini bus transfer will then take you to La Rosière. 

Ski Essentials

We recommend pre-booking all lift passes, skis and boots and any tuition. Book tuition early to secure your ski school place, especially in high season. Our partner ski hire shops are all conveniently located and all pre-booked lift passes are ready for you when you arrive.

Child ski hire offer

Don't forget our child ski hire offer with one free child skis and boots for every adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis/snowboard and boots (available if booked 6 weeks before departure). Child helmets are also included free of charge.

Lift passes are free for all children under 5 years old and Family Lift Passes are available which is a saving on 2 adult and 2 child passes bought together.

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult 13+ Skis - £95 £113
Skis & boots £111 £128 £152
Snowboard - £95 £113
Snowboard & boots - £128 £152
Child 6-12yrs Skis, boots & helmet - £91 -
Snowboard, boots & helmet - £91 -
Child 3-5yrs Skis, boots & helmet £50 - -

Free helmet included with child ski/snowboard hire

Helmet compulsory for children up to 14 and approx. £15 for children aged 13-14 yrs

One free child skis and boot with each adult pre-booking Red or Black category skis and boots (must be booked at least 6 weeks before departure)


Adult Tuition Days Low Season High Season
Ski - All levels 3 Days £110 £120
Teen - 12-16 years 5 Days £208 £216


  • Adult Ski lessons: Sun, Mon & Tues: 09:00-11:30
  • Teen Junior Academy: Sun, Mon, Tue, Fri 09:00-11:30, Thurs 09:00-16:00, Weds no lessons
  • High Season departures: 16th, 23rd, 30th Dec, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th Feb, 31st Mar and 6th Apr
  • Low Season: All Jan and 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Mar


Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.


6 days Espace San Barnardo Lift Pass

X-Perience Lift Pass

Family (2 adults and 2 children under 13 yrs) £834 -
Adult (13-64 yrs) £258 £321
Senior (65-74 yrs) £233 £295
Child (5-12 yrs) £195 £257
Child (under 5 yrs) 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 but it may be cheaper to buy a Family Pass for the 6 days depending on the makeup of your family
  • 2 Euro key card charge included in lift pass prices
  • Recent photo and passport required for under 5s. Passports required for junior and senior passes

The X-Perience pass includes the following benefit on the Espace San Barnardo pass

  • Extra afternoon, starts at 1pm on the arrival day
  • First tracks from 8:30 on Tuesdays on Lievre Blanc drag and Eucherts chairlift
  • 1 Laser Game Session
  • 1 luge run
  • 1 cinema entry
  • 1 entry to ice rink (plus skate hire)