La Rosiere

Ski Chalets & Apartments for sale, France

Expert's Opinion

"Croissants for breakfast, pasta for lunch. La Rosiere is right on the border French – Italian border. Although the resort has plenty for everyone, it’s best known as a sunny, family resort. The skiing is linked to the Italian resort of La Thuile and the route between the two is stunning whether you’re on skis or in a car." - Simon Malster

The Village

La Rosiere is a traditional, chalet style resort, with gentle pistes down into the village. As one of the smaller ski resorts in the Alps, most of the chalets are within easy reach of the slopes. There are a number of quaint restaurants serving classic Savoyarde food, while the small selection of bars are lively.

The resort is excellent for families, with a kids disco and lift pass deals for families with teenagers. This is a fantastic area to learn how to ski, with plenty of gentle tree lined slopes. The village is smaller than many other French resorts, but there are activities for children of all ages, and great day care options if you just want a moment to yourself. 

The resort is an hour and 45 minutes from Geneva and Chambery in good conditions, and two hours from Grenoble. This makes it an easily weekendable resort, with trains going to Bourg St Maurice where you can catch a bus or taxi up to the resort.

The Skiing

With 160 km of piste across France and Italy, this resort offers something for everyone. La Rosiere and its’ Italian sister La Thuile make up an excellent international ski area, and offers everything from easy beginner slopes, to challenging black runs that any expert will find enjoyable, along with untracked powder bowls and heliskiing.

La Rosiere is certified as a ‘Famille Plus Montagne’ resort, with plenty of activities for children both on and off the slopes. Ski runs are a good mix of blue and red runs, and the high altitude means that the resort is snow sure. Expert skiers have slightly less for them than intermediate and beginner skiers, but there is a fair number of black runs for those that want to test themselves. 

The location right on the Italian border means heli-skiing here is more of an option than in other resorts, due to the strict French laws; something that adventurous powder skiers can take advantage of. There are also four terrain parks that teenagers, freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy. 

Properties

Recently, there have been very few chances to buy property in La Rosiere, with only a limited number of resale chalets and apartments. On average, the resort tends to have slightly more new build apartments available than resales, but developments in La Rosiere are always popular, and often sell out quickly. 

New build developments in good positions close to the centre of town and the ski slopes are the best, with traditional style chalet-apartment buildings in keeping with the general atmosphere of the village. The bulk of apartments in La Rosiere are freehold, some of which have the rare advantage of hotel services too.