When reaching the top of the mountain, you can choose to ski down the French or Italian side, a unique selling point of an Espace San Bernardo property. It offers over 150km of slopes connected by 38 lifts with the capacity to carry about 58,000 people per hour.
The area promises incredible skiing and snow-kiting as well as paragliding. It is also worth noting that La Rosière is the last place in France where you can Heli-ski. Banned throughout France, La Rosière’s proximity to Italy means it’s the last place in France you can charter a helicopter for an unforgettable day of never-ending virgin powder slopes, just for you… And being able to sample French and Italian gastronomy in one fell swoop is what keeps the gourmands coming back to the region.
The two villages that make up San Bernardo provide each of their own flair, but are both generally quieter, sunnier and smaller than their neighbours. This area is largely focused on a wide single slope and a few exciting activities such as forest hiking. Both villages are built in a chalet style that offer a few shops and small but delicious restaurants. Locals add the charm, but this area tends to be on the quiet side, so don’t expect an all-nighter here.
Being small, it provides great efficiency to get to the slopes, and with the added free ski-bus you won’t have to worry about travelling up the mountain.