TRAVELLING TO LA ROSIÈRE BY CAR
GETTING TO LA ROSIÈRE BY CAR
Take the motorway to Albertville, then the dual carriageway to Moutiers and the main road (RN 90) to Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Follow the road through Séez then take the RD 1090 up towards La Rosière, the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard and Italy.
ATTENTION! In winter, La Rosière can only be accessed via Bourg-Saint-Maurice. Depending on where you are travelling from, your sat nav may try to take you to Chamonix then through the Mont Blanc Tunnel to get to La Rosière via Italy, but the road through the Petit Saint-Bernard pass and the Italian border is closed from November to May! Please check your route before you set off.
Another tip: Your sat nav may want to take you up the road through Montvalezan (RD84). However, unless you are staying in one of the villages below La Rosière, we recommend continuing along the main road (RD1090) instead: follow the signs to LA ROSIÈRE. This road is wider, less winding and the snow is usually cleared better in winter.
GPS coordinates: Latitude: 45.62729 | Longitude: 6.849464
IN THE EVENT OF SNOWFALL
ATTENTION! In the Savoie region, you are legally required to have special equipment for driving on snow, from 1st November to 31st March. This either means:
- Your vehicle is fitted with 4 winter tyres.
- You carry a pair of snow chains or “snow socks” in your car, which can be fitted if there is snow on the road.
For more information, please visit France’s road safety website.
Some practical tips:
- Remember to pack your snow chains and make sure they can be easily reached. Practise fitting them onto your vehicle before your trip.
- Pack some warm clothes and warm gloves, as well as a headlamp or torch so you can see properly to fit your chains.
- Adapt your speed according to the conditions and be extra cautious when driving on snow or ice.
- Listen to the local traffic bulletins on the radio.
- Stay behind any snow-clearing machines when clearing is in progress.
- If you are stuck in traffic, do not get out of your vehicle unless instructed to do so by the police.
DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS, OUR WELCOME TEAM IS ON HAND TO HELP YOU FIT YOUR CHAINS AND FIND YOUR WAY AROUND THE RESORT.
PARKING IN LA ROSIÈRE
In La Rosière, there is a free open-air car park at the entrance to the resort. You can leave your car there all week and use the free Skibus shuttle service in winter.
Car parks: Parking is payable during the day in the car parks at the bottom of the slopes (Centre and Eucherts) as well as in the underground car park in Les Eucherts.
Overnight parking is prohibited in the open-air car parks at the bottom of the slopes (Centre and Eucherts), so that the snow can be cleared.
Parking costs €1 per hour from 7.30am to 5pm, for up to 9-hours’ parking, then €25 for 9 or more consecutive hours. Payment can be made using the parking meters located in these car parks.
Spaces in the “blue zone”, near the shops, allow you to park free of charge for a maximum of 2 hours, providing a parking disc is displayed (available from the Tourist Office for €2). Please ask at the Tourist Office for more information.
Many of La Rosière’s apartment complexes, hotels and chalets have their own parking spaces, either outside or in a garage, which are either payable as an optional extra or included in your booking. We strongly recommend taking advantage of this service, where available.
Please note: In the event of snowfall, all vehicles parked outside must be cleared of snow by their owners to ensure they are visible to the drivers of the snow-clearing machines. You can borrow a snow shovel from the Tourist Office in exchange for a deposit (proof of ID).
Camper van parking: This is prohibited in the resort in winter. If you wish to bring your camper van to La Rosière-Espace San Bernardo, we suggest staying at the Camping La Forêt campsite, which is 1km from the resort and is open in winter.
Parking is free of charge everywhere in resort.
However, the “blue zones” are still active in summer: free parking for up to 2 hours, providing a parking disc is displayed (available for €2 from the Tourist Office).
Camper van parking : Limited to one night in the car park at the entrance to the resort.
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES
FUEL AND ELECTRIC CHARGING STATIONS:
Fuel: Located at the entrance to La Rosière, the service station is open 24/7. Please note, payment is by bank card only.
GPL and Bio-ethanol: Super U service station in Bourg-St-Maurice (23km)
Electric or hybrid vehicles: Charging station in Super U car park in Bourg-St-Maurice (23km).
NEW! Electric or hybrid vehicles: a charging point for electric vehicles has been installed in the car park situated at the bottom of the pistes of La Rosière. 2 vehicles can be charged at the same time. Credit card rate = €0.85/kWh, then €2 per 15-minutes period after 2 hours of charging. If you have a badge, the rate will depend on the badge supplier.
GARAGE AND BREAKDOWN SERVICES:
Problem with your vehicle? Need some advice on how to fit or use your snow chains? Daniel and Liliane offer a friendly service at the Garage de La Rosière.
+33(0) 4 79 06 83 76
CAMPER VAN DRAINING AND FILLING:
The Camping La Forêt campsite, just 1km below the resort, has everything you need to empty and refill your camper van.
TRAVELLING TO ITALY FROM LA ROSIÈRE
LIVE INFO: THE PETIT-SAINT-BERNARD PASS IS CLOSED FOR THE WINTER (Updated on: 3/11/2022). More information at savoie-route.fr
In summer and autumn, you can go to Italy via the Petit-Saint-Bernard pass, which connects the two countries. Located less than 10km from the Italian border, La Rosière is the gateway to the Aosta Valley, a charming and characteristic Italian region. In winter, when the road through the pass is closed, the only way to get to a taste of the Italian dolce vita is on skis!
CROSSING THE ITALIAN BORDER
Italy is a member of the European Union and Schengen Area. Anyone with an EU passport can travel with valid proof of identity.
If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:
- valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
- which was issued within the previous 10 years.
Depending on the Covid situation, special rules may be applied and may vary from one country to another. It is important to be aware of these rules, for peace of mind while travelling.
Up-to-date information is available from the relative authorities and from the official government websites https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/travel-abroad or diplomatie.gouv.fr