Espace S. Bernardo: excellent skiing in two countries
Ski resort:
Espace San Bernardo
Map:

Espace San Bernardo in brief

 

Visit Espace San Bernardo for a peaceful ski holiday, great slopes for beginners and intermediates and challenging steep black runs.  

Resort name:

Espace San Bernardo (La Rosiere and La Thuile)

Location:

South-east France and north-west Italy

Nearest airport:

Lyon, Chambery, Geneva and Turin

Transfer time:

Varies depending on airport and resort

Altitude:

1440 m - to 2610 m

Total ski runs:

160 km

Beginner runs:

8 green and 27 blue

Intermediate runs:

32

Advanced runs:

13

Activities:

Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding,

paragliding, snowshoeing, speed riding

Did you know?

La Thuile will host the downhill and Super-G races in the

Ladies Ski World Cup in 2016.

 

Skiing in Espace San Bernardo

 

Espace San Bernardo is a major ski area straddling the border between south-east France and north-west Italy. It is made up of the resorts of La Rosiere in France and La Thuile in Italy, and offers 160 km of excellent skiing, as well as snowboarding and a range of other activities.

 

La Rosiere (France)

La Rosiere is a peaceful and sunny resort built in a traditional alpine chalet style and particularly ideal for family ski holidays.

There are plenty of gentle runs for beginners to try, including nursery slopes and some more advanced blue runs. The red runs are largely fairly easy to tackle, apart from the tricky Marmotte with an altitude change of 800 m, and the Fontaine Froide run. 

For experts, there are a few short but challenging black runs to have a go at, including Ecudets. Off-piste skiing opportunities are also available.

Snowboarders can enjoy a snowcross course and the Poletta snow park, which has features for all abilities.

Of course, when skiers and snowboarders have exhausted their options in La Rosiere, there’s always the link to La Thuile…

 

La Thuile (Italy)

La Thuile offers a similar quiet skiing experience to La Rosiere. Both the former mining town and the slopes are peaceful for most of the time. It’s worth noting that the ski pass includes other resorts in the Aosta Valley, with free buses going to Courmayeur.

There are nursery slopes for beginners in the village and at Les Suches. Intermediate skiers have an excellent choice of advanced blues and reds to try above Les Suches and in the direction of Petit St Bernard .

Expert skiers will want to try two of the black runs running from Les Suches through the woods for some steep skiing, and some slightly more straightforward blacks on the way to the pass. There are also off-piste possibilities here. 

Some of the pistes are perfect for snowboarding, but boarders may well want to head to La Rosiere to try out the snow park there.

 

 

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