Skiing holidays in France: There’s no shortage of spectacular views in the ski resort of La Rosiere (Image: FOUDIMAGES • JESSICA SHELDON)
Situated in the snowy mountains of southeastern France, the south-facing ski resort of La Rosière, located at an altitude of 1850m, boasts spectacular views across the Tarentaise valley and the nearby Les Arcs. With three of their aparthotels in the resort, CGH Résidences & Spas promise something for every type of snow-seeker. And, while the different venues intend to meet the particular needs of every guest, luxury and comfort is at the core of every room. So, whether you’re looking for a cosy place for a family of four or a five-bedroomed space for all of your loved ones to enjoy, you can rest assured that your needs will be covered with these quality rental mountain apartments.
Where to stay
Price and location, as well as personal preference, come into play when it comes to choosing between the trio of accomodation options CGH Résidences & Spas have to offer in this ski resort.
Guests at Le Chalet Les Marmottons for instance, will get to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views – while the rustic Les Cimes Blanches, located a little further away from the main village, boasts stunning spa facilities and easy access to the slopes.
Lodge Hemera, based in the heart of La Rosière’s village, has a welcoming entrance area, and is home to an array of spacious self-catering rooms.
If Après-ski on the slopes isn’t your thing, relaxing poolside in the serene spa certainly will be.
As well as a spacious swimming pool, sauna, fitness suite, steam room, and luxurious spa bath, there’s also the option to sit back on a lounger as you look out onto the nearby mountains.
While this certainly proves to be an experience that’s nothing short of blissful, guests can add an extra special touch to their stay by making use of the treatments available in the on-site Ô des Cimes Spas.
Skiing holidays in France: Lodge Hemera sits in the heart of the village of La Rosiere (Image: FOUDIMAGES)
Skiing holidays in France: Lodge Hemera boasts home comforts and spectacular views across the valley (Image: STUDIOBERGOEND)
Skiing holidays in France: Relax poolside at Lodge Hemera, after an action-packed day on the slopes (Image: STUDIOBERGOEND)
This is assuming you wish to leave your room at all of course, which, with a traditional wooden interior, comfortable beds, and TV in every room, could prove difficult.
Where to eat
At CGH Résidences & Spas, apartments come fully equipped with the cooking utensils you need, should you wish to dine in.
As well as the possibility to book a fully-stocked fridge for when you arrive, the company also offer a breakfast delivery service, so if you desire, fresh bread and croissants could be delivered directly to your door each morning.
But, remember, venturing out for dinner in the Alps could bring an experience you won’t want to forget.
Take for instance, a moonlit walk in the snow into the mountains, and discover the Village Igloo – accessible only by foot, and with the help of a guide.
This genuine snow hut has been transformed into a fully-equipped bar and restaurant, and now, diners can warm themselves up with flavoursome cheese fondue.
Another unforgettable evening out has to feature sampling Raclette at l’Antigel, a chalet located at altitude on the slopes.
Open to diners on Thursday nights, snow groomers – also known as snowcats – transport guests to and from the alpine-inspired restaurant.
Worked up an appetite on the slopes? Delicious portions of pasta await at Relais du Petit Saint-Bernard – an eatery situated at the foot of the slopes. And, being just moments from the nursery section, it’s perfect for any hungry beginners.
During your stay, dining al fresco at the restaurant l’Ancolie comes highly recommended – largely due to its impressive panoramas.
As you wait for a warm and hearty portion of onion soup, take in the crisp alpine air and toast to your efforts on the slopes with a well-earned pint.
Things to do
With more than 150 km of ski slopes to explore, you’ll hardly be struggling to find activities to keep you entertained in La Rosière.
Skiing holidays in France: Ô des Cimes Spas are not to be missed (Image: STUDIOBERGOEND)
Skiing holidays in France: La Rosiere boasts plenty of stunning spots to explore on foot or snowshoe (Image: JESSICA SHELDON)
The slopes, dubbed “Espace San Bernardo”, link France to Italy too, so you may even get the chance to discover over the border during your excursion.
While winter sports are aplenty here, there’s also no shortage of slightly slower-paced ways to spend your getaway.
Snowshoe adventures, for instance, can be arranged for either the night or day – with both options promising a one-of-a-kind experience which will see you trek over the tops of metres of snow.
The outings can be booked via the local ski schools and mountain guides, such as Ecole de Ski Française (ESF) or Evolution 2. A full list of companies running the excursions is available at the tourist office.
Room prices at Lodge Hemera begin at 156€ per night.
For those travelling by plane, Geneva International Airport is located 160 km away.
Alternatively, visitors may choose to take the Snow Express Coach, departing from London.
To book, or for more information, visit http://www.cgh-residences.com or contact +33 (0)4 50 33 10 96.
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