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Ski touring

SKI TOURING ON the ESPACE SAN BERNARDO

 

3 PERMANENT TRAILS.

Ski touring is currently enjoying a surge in popularity, but people tend to do it in sites that are not joined to a resort. In 2015, three permanent trails were created within La Rosière’s ski area. The idea was to provide a place where fans can try out the discipline or train, while making them aware of the risks involved.

Download the ski touring map here

 

The Stoat’s Trail (Parcours de l’Hermine)

Les Ecudets (Séez) -> La Rosière
740m uphill climb, open from 9am to 8pm
Start : Ecudets – Séez (1190 m)
Finish : 1930 m at the top of les Ecudets (Virage des Arcades)
Length : 3163m
Height differential : 740m
Opening times : 9.00 am / 8.00 pm (end of descent)
Marking : every 100m of vertical ascent
Downhill piste : Fontaine Froide
The route’s +’s : the ascent through the pine trees and the option to escape onto the piste at the intermediate finish!

› Should conditions be difficult (weather, avalanche risk…), we strongly advise you to stop your ascent at the “Fontaine Froide” piste crossing.
› Avalanche risk before arriving at Les Arcades.

Serge’s Trail

Les Eucherts -> Roc Noir
488m uphill climb, open from 9am to 5pm
Start : Eucherts (1845 m)
Finish : Le Roc Noir (2333 m)
Length : 3564m
Height differential : 488m
Opening hours : 9.00 am / 5.00 pm (end of descent)
Marking : every 100m of vertical ascent
Downhill piste : Gelinotte
The route’s +’s : the Plan du Repos restaurant at the halfway point for a friendly, gourmet stop!

 

The Roc Trail

La Rosière Centre -> Roc Noir
483m uphill climb, open from 9am to 5pm
Start : La Rosière – Snow front (1850 m)
Finish : Le Roc Noir (2333 m)
Length : 2448m
Height differential : 483m
Opening hours : 9.00 am / 5.00 pm (end of descent)
Marking : every 100m of vertical ascent
Downhill piste : Tétras
The route’s +’s : the uninterrupted view over the Upper Tarentaise Valley and the sunset on the surrounding mountains!

 

For your safety
  • It is forbidden by local by-law to go uphill on touring skis on the Alpine skiing pistes (during the opening hours of the ski area and outside the opening hours of the ski area).
    Except between 5.00 and 8.00 pm on the “Fontaine Froide” piste, access to the ski pistes after 5.00 pm is formally forbidden to all users: risk of collision with a piste-grooming machine or its winch cable.
  • Don’t forget to check in advance whether the ski touring pistes are open, as the pistes are likely to be closed if weather or snow conditions so require.
  • The triptych « AVD, shovel, probe » is strongly recommended when using these routes.

 

TOURING TUESDAYS !

€25 (including tuition and equipment)
Once the slopes have closed for the day, the resort’s qualified instructors (Ecole de Ski Français ESF , Evolution2 ski and adventure school) will teach you the different techniques of this discipline: how to attach the “skins” to your skis, the switchback technique to help you climb, safety tips, etc. A two-hour introduction, which includes a Savoyard snack!

 

SKI TOURING TROPHIES

On November 22, 2018, La Rosière was rewarded by France Montagnes and the Community Touring Club, the best “discovery offer” thanks to Tuesday evening introductions !