Espace San Bernardo ski area
the most italian of the french ski resorts
FANCY A FRANCO-ITALIAN SKI RESORT ?
The San Bernardo ski area links La Rosière with La Thuile (Italy) since 1984, it’s the only Franco-Italian ski area in the Northern Alps. Cross over the border on skis to discover new views and another culture, so close and yet so different.
The ski resort of the Espace San Bernardo caters for all abilities:
You can start skiing or snowboarding in a gradual way thanks to the green pistes on the snowfronts of central La Rosière or the Eucherts area. A ski carpet and dedicated beginner ski lifts are easily accessible whether you’re with a ski lesson or not.
The wide and sunny blue pistes of La Rosière, allow you to consolidate your core skills and really enjoy yourself. Modern and comfortable chairlifts are found throughout the ski area and enable you to reach the summit of the Fort where you can admire the magnificent view of the Mont-Blanc massif.
Red pistes are on hand for the thrills and they are spread out around the resort on both the French and Italian side. Take the Tétras and Rouvinettes (blue) pistes which lead you to the Fontaine Froide piste from the summit of the Roc Noir. This piste will take you to Ecudets and you’ll appreciate the rest after effectively descending 1140m.
Black pistes are made for you… and you won’t be disappointed. Given your level and your physical condition, head over to the new black piste “Etagne” (meaning, female Ibex) on the Mont Valaisan sector. With its 74% angled wall, you may warm up the thighs and it’s to be expected! You want more? Then head over to Italy and the piste number 4, named “la François Berthod”. This piste regularly welcomes stages of both the ski and telemark world cup.
La Rosière-Espace San Bernardo registers record levels of snowfall, with accumulations of more than 11m. Only a few kilometers away from Mont Blanc and the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard, the resort benefits from a favourable weather flows which guarantee an excellent snowfall from mid-December to end of April. The ski resort finds itself regularly in the top 5 of the resorts with the best snowfall in the Alps.
SKIING WITH A TOUCH OF THE DOLCE VITA !
Since December 2018, the resort culminates at an altitude of 2800 on the Mont Valaisan. You can reach it by taking 2 intermediary chairlifts: The Moulins and the Mont Valaisan.
The remarkable summits that can be seen from the pistes: The Mont Blanc, the Mont Pourri, L’Aiguille Rouge and Lancebranlette.