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Résidence Les Cimes Blanches is a beautiful, luxurious residence in the authentic French resort La Rosière. The complex is built in traditional Savoyard style, and fits in well with the surroundings.
The spacious apartments are luxurious, and tastefully furnished with great attention to detail. They feature a fully equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom. On your balcony or terrace you can soak in the sun and enjoy the magnificent view of the valley. After an active day on the slopes, warm up again by the fireplace in the lobby or check out the spa facilities
La Rosière is a quiet, traditional village, located at an altitude of 1850 meters within the beautiful and impressive mountain region of Le Massif La Tarentaise, on the border with Italy. The village is located in a great area and has beautiful views over the valley. In the village there are several shops, restaurants and bars to relax in.
The majority of the slopes are situated on the southern slope of Haute-Tarentaise allowing the possibility of spending the whole day skiing in the sun. For children there are special kids slopes and toboggan runs. In addition, various activities such as heli-skiing and dog sledding are available here. Are you looking for some quieter activities? Around La Rosière you can find over 11 km of marked hiking trails through the forests, the village and along the slopes.
Espace San Bernardo is located on the border between Italy and France, at an altitude of 1200 meters located on the opposite side of the valley of Les Arcs. The area consists of the French and the Italian La Rosiere and La Thuile. Together, these places have over almost 150 kilometers of slopes and beautiful views. Chair lifts will take you to the slopes above the village of La Rosière and from here you can also explore the area of La Thuile.
Most slopes face south and because of the high altitude the ski area is sunny and snowy. There is a wide choice of slopes suitable for all levels and a big snowboard park. For cross country skiers there are 10 kilometers of trails with a beautiful view of the valley. There are many wide slopes as well which is great for beginners and families with children. If you want some more excitement La Rosiere is definitely recommended, because this is one of the few French destinations, where you can go heliskiing.
In short, Espace San Bernardo has everything for a great ski holiday with a combination of French and Italian slopes and great terrain for all abilities!
The capital of France is Paris
France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).
The official language is French.
The euro (€) is the official currency of France
The local emergency number is 112.
Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :
It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.
The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.
A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.
Safety on the slopes:
In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.
You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.
Food and Drinks:
Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.
As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.
Christmas Day: 25 December, 2014 (Thursday)
Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)
New Year’s Day: 1 January, 2015 (Thursday)
Good Friday: 3 April, 2015
Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015
Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015
Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.
In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
Your booking will indicate for which days the lift pass is valid (eg Sunday to Friday). If you want to enter the lift on a different day than indicated in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted. Once at the destination, it is not possible to enter the lift pass on another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked extra; the price for this can be found in the further course of the booking steps. The discount for "no lift pass" can also be found in the booking process.
On the spot you pay € 2, - deposit for the ski pass.
A passport photo is required when picking up all lift passes.
The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking. Different rates are applied on the spot.
5-day ski and snowboard lessons are held from Mondays to Fridays. 6-day ski and snowboard lessons are held from Sundays to Fridays.
When selecting your lessons you will be asked for your level:
Beginners: Select beginners if you have never skied before.
Average: Can you already turn and break? Chose average lessons.
Advanced: Can you already ski pretty well but want to improve your technique? Opt for advanced.
Ski and snowboard rental can be specified immediately upon booking.
When you book Gold or Diamond ski equipment you can exchange it once a week for free, for snowboard equipment or freeride skis (unavailable on weekends).
The following types of material can be booked:
This material is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. This material is particularly agile, so it makes turning and breaking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.
This is ideal material for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The material is agile, but also suitable to cut corners sharp. Even at high speeds these skis provide great performance.
These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. This comfortable material is suitable on all track types and snow conditions.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
TIP: Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (eg off piste skiing) so they can help you select the right material.