Our Departure Points

Coach to La Rosiere

Snow Express runs a regular coach service to La Rosiere every week throughout the season. The coach leaves from London Victoria Colonnade Coach Station with an additional collection point at Stop 24 Services in Folkstone.

To see the timetable and prices for the coach to La Rosiere use the search box below. Prices start from just £75.

The coach travels overnight from Calais, making comfort stops en-route, to our northern interchange point. After a brief stop the coach will carry on to Bourg St Maurice and from here you will transfer to a public bus service up to La Rosiere. Your transfer ticket is included in the price and will be issued along with youe Snow Express ticket. The drop off and pick up point is next to the tourist office in La Rosiere  (see map).

We only use luxury executive coaches which meet our high standards for comfort and safety. During the journey we make regular stops to change drivers and an opportunity to use the toilet and stretch your legs. You can find more information about our vehicles in the Our Coaches section and more detail about safety in the Coach Safety section.

To see the available times and prices to La Rosiere please use the search box below.

La Rosière Resort

La Rosière is a ski resort in southeastern France. It is located in the territory of the commune of Montvalezan, in the Haute-Savoie department, located at 1850 meters above sea level, and faces South with fine views across the valley to nearby Les Arcs.

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Linked with La Thuile in Italy, it is the only Savoyard resort to offer an international ski area of 150 km pisted runs: "L'Espace San Bernardo". The savours of the Italian food for a well earned lunch or the magic of heliskiing will help you enjoy the thrills of skiing without borders.

With the label "Famille Plus Montagne" thanks to the numerous facilities and services available to children, La Rosière also offers a large choice of après ski activities and entertaining nights to spend with family.

It was developed in the early 1950s on the site of an old hamlet, and was linked with the nearby Italian resort of La Thuile in 1984 via two fairly long drag lifts through the Little St Bernard Pass.

Compared to its neighbour, Val d'Isère, La Rosière is relatively small, with 150km (95 miles) of piste. The ski area of l'Espace San Bernardo (which includes La Thuile) caters for all abilities: as of early 2008, it provides 6 green and 23 blue slopes for beginners, and 32 red and 6 black runs for the more advanced skiers.

A notable feature on the higher pistes is the Redoute Ruinée, a border fort built by France in the early 1890's after the loss of Alsace and Lorraine to Germany in 1870, as part of a general strengthening of the borders. It was heavily reinforced between 1936 and 1940 as part of the Alpine Line, in anticipation of invasion from Italy. In June 1940, during the Battle of France at the start of World War II, a small force of 47 men resisted several attacks from Italy, before being allowed to leave with the flag after the Armistice with Germany. The fort suffered heavy damage when French forces attempted to retake it towards the end of the war. It is now ruined, and public access to the interior is prohibited for safety reasons.

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