Hello! Contemplating La Rosiere for a trip over Christmas. My family (parents and sister) have never skied before so just wondering if this area will have other options in case they don't like it/ want a break for one or two days? I have previously visited Sestriere and Morzine/ Avoriaz and Neiderau all of which i think have other options available and so hoping La Rosiere might have an equivalent atmosphere/ nice shopts/ coffee houses and things to do. Any advice much appreciated. Thanks! Lee
Sorry for the delay in answering. I don't go on T/A very often. We have skied in La Ros for the last 2 Christmases. There has been no snow in the resort but enough on the mountains to ski. When the snow level is quite high the skiing for novices is very limited but probably adequate for young kids and very wobbly adults. The village is pretty with quite a few shops. Some of them are eye wateringly expensive (€1000 for an average ski jacket) but the cafes, patisseries and souvenir shops are lovely. The restaurants are fairly expensive as well (£50 for a simple pasta meal and drink for 4). There is a good supermarket for all the basics. There is an ice rink in the next village and plenty of walks. One evening a week they do a torchlit procession down the mountain and the instructors put on a show. There is a free bus service that runs through the village but once you get your bearings it is quick to walk when you work out the shortcuts. Uphill is a killer with the altitude. There are heated ski lockers at the bottom of the mountain for about €40 a week which we found a godsend. It has a nice safe feel and I was happy to let my kids (15 & 13) take the button lifts up the lower slopes and walk back to the chalet on their own. All in, it is a nice family resort. I hope you have fun. Feel free to ask more questions.
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