Five reasons to ski in La Rosière

18th December 2014, by Abi Butcher

La Rosière is a family friendly ski resort, and so is the price

La Rosière is a family friendly ski resort, and so is the price

These are the top five attractions of La Rosière as claimed by Esprit Ski resort staff but judge for yourselves. Esprit Ski are offering a number of special cut-price deals for departures in January to this family friendly resort on the Italian border. See the latest deals here.

5. The Air Bag
If, by the latter stages of your holiday you feel you have outgrown the mighty black runs and perilous off-piste, then this novelty addition to the snow park may be your cup of tea. Sitting proudly at the top of the park is an enormous PVC cushion that allows daring adrenaline junkies to attempt the backflip they’ve always dreamed of — without fear of immediate medical attention.

4. The Narnia Walk
Affectionately dubbed the Narnia Walk by locals, this charming 15-minute stroll through the snow-capped trees that connects La Rosière to the neighbouring village of Les Euchert is a must-see for all visitors. The winding path, dotted with secluded viewpoints across the valley to Les Arcs, feels especially magical in the moonlight. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like experience a C. S. Lewis novel for real, then this is for you.

3. The St Bernards
Arguably the most famous residents in resort, the two loveable St Bernard dogs that live next to the Chalet Schatzi are always grateful for special attention. Their breed actually hails from this part of the world, and a miniature museum is dedicated to Beethoven and co at the bottom of the Roche Noires chairlift. Guests are welcomed to take the very friendly, yet very lively, pair for walks around resort… So long as the small kegs of whiskey are returned untouched to their owners!

2. The Torchlit Descent
Every Friday evening, immediately following the children’s medal ceremony, Esprit Ski run a torch it descent from the top of the nursery slope. For a small fee of €10, children can experience a fun-filled activity that will make them the envy of the classroom. Snaking down from the highest point of the second button lift, parents are presented with a glowing line of mini skiers, which makes for a fantastic photo opportunity as well as a lasting holiday memory.

1. The Faisan Run
What better way to conclude a ski holiday countdown than with a ski run! La Rosière isn’t short of impressive panoramic views, but there is one in particular that trumps all others. It can be found en route back to resort after a day’s skiing across the border in Italy and is best saved for around 4pm, just as the sun is beginning to set. From the Belvedere chair lift, ski at a steady pace until the run veers to the right and around the side of the mountain to reveal the most stunning view. As you ski past a long line of tourists and seasoned instructors all desperately fumbling for their cameras at the side of the piste you will be patting yourself on the back for choosing such a fine resort as you look out across the sun-drenched peak of Mont Blanc. Marked as a blue run, it is something the whole family can enjoy.


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