Mont Blanc

The other side of Mont Blanc

The resort of La Rosière holds a very special position in the heart of the French Alps. Less than 20km as the crow flies from Mont Blanc, the road through the Petit-St-Bernard pass offers breathtaking views of the south face of the highest mountain in Western Europe. From the resort, head uphill to an outstanding view point, where you can drink in the diverse surrounding landscapes. A 360° panorama that features the Ruitor glacier, Mont Pourri and Mont Blanc.

 

Ski in the shadow of Mont Blanc

Welcome to the Espace San Bernardo! La Rosière is proud to offers its visitors a ski area that boasts 160km of French and Italian slopes, overlooked by some of Europe’s most famous peaks (Mont Blanc, Grand Jorasses, the Matterhorn, Mont Pourri, etc.).

La Rosière, altitude: 1,850m

 

In summer, head into the foothills of Mont Blanc

La Rosière, a gateway to Mont Blanc, also holds the key to the Aosta Valley. It provides a perfect base from which you can tackle legendary European peaks or simply join one of the public tours around the base of Mont Blanc. A challenging ascent or tranquil tour of the Alps: decide which Mont Blanc experience is the one for you!

Italian face of Mont Blanc from Courmayeur

Glide up Mont Blanc on the new Skyway – Monte Bianco rotating cable car, which was inaugurated in 2015 and takes just 10 minutes to climb 2,000m up the Italian face of Mont Blanc to the “Punta Helbronner”, at an altitude of 3,452 metres. Drink in the breathtaking views from your cabin, which rotates 360° as it climbs, and the three modern cable car stations which all have restaurants, bars and other services. From Punta Helbronner you can pay extra to continue up to the Aiguille du Midi (France).

Keen walkers can embark on an ascent up the Italian foothills of the Mont Blanc massif: Val Veny leads up the south face of Mont Blanc and Val Ferret is an approach to the south face of the Grandes Jorasses. The Val Ferret footpath, leading to the Helena mountain refuge, is an easily-accessible way for people to explore the Aosta Valley and Mont Blanc.

 

Mont Blanc tunnel: Courmayeur/Chamonix.

Inaugurated on 16th July 1965, this grandiose feat of engineering is 7.215 miles (11.611km) long. It crosses the Mont Blanc massif from the foot of the Brenva glacier (Italy) to the foot of the Bossons glacier (France). From the tunnel’s two entrance points, you can admire these spectacular permanent ice flows.

Information about the Mont Blanc tunnel