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“A lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lac de la Rosiere

Lac de la Rosiere
Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Great for walking (climb the dent du villard) or do the via ferrata or have a BBQ by the lake. A smashing place.

Visited February 2014
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Cairns
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“3 valleys circuit from Courcheval, La Tania – Meribel Mottaret – Val Thorens – Glacier de Peclet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

3 valleys circuit from Courcheval, La Tania – Meribel Mottaret – Val Thorens – Glacier de Peclet and back in a day – phew! Hard work
Whilst spending a week in Courcheval skiing we planned this excellent itinerary to get from Courcheval la Tania up to the glacier above Val Thorens at over 3000 metres and ski back in a day focusing on red and blue runs.

Great tip if you are staying at Courcheval – Saint Bon which is a lot more affordable that the chic Courcheval 1850m with its Altiport that receives royalty and film stars. Drive to La tania and park your car at the last car park before Muretta red run. Put on your skis and ski down to La tania gondola- simple! But make sure you get there before 9am when the ESF ( Ecole Ski Francais) congregates.

From the top of la Tania ski down to take le Bouc Blanc chairlift up above Courcheval 1850 – and ski red run Loze a beautiful run 1st thing in the morning before it gets churned up. From Courcheval centre take Verdons gondola up past the ‘family park’ and at the end half way up the mountain board the Saulire télépherique. This will deliver you to the top of Dent de Burgon and crossover point into the Meribel Mottaret valley. A magnificent panoramic view awaits you with Mont Blanc in the distance. Ski down red runs niverolle which turn into agile and this is a long red run all the way down to Meribel Mottaret 1750. Avoid descending down into meribel centre point if at all possible since this is teeming with novice skiers who seem to ski with their eyes shut and go crashing around. It is also quite tacky and looks like the ‘Butlins’ of the ski whorl….so motto is STAY HIGH where the snow is better and its less crowded. From Mottaret take the Plattières gondola up and at the top walk across to Côte Brune chairlift which will transport you to the crossover point into Val Thorens. lie runs Mont de la Chambre or pluviometre run all the way down into V.T centre . very crowded, especially during school holidays.In the village make your way to the Funitel Peclet either via a green run ( not advised as very busy) or over a sort beginners mogul filed. The Finitel is awesome! It looks brand new with seating and is on a circular route much like a gondola lift so despite the horrendous queues it doesn’t take too long to be rewarded with an esy long scenic blue run Tête Ronde all the way back into V.T. The rest at the top s usually very crowded but you can stop for lunch at a bistro ¾ of the way down.

Once back in V.T. centre it takes a bit longer and more skiing to get back to La Tania, so after a deep breath, take the Plein Sud chairlift out of the valley in an easterly direction. Then ski a short distance down to the 3 Vallées telepherique which will transport you back over Col de La Chambre at 2850metres into the Meribel valley. From here ski down red run Lac de la chambre and Mouflon and join onto blue run Sitelle back into the resort of Motteret.. Take Pas du Lac gondolas 1 and 2 back to Dent du berg on and voila you are back at the top of the ridge between Corcheval and Meribel. There are a number of options from the top but by now you will be tired so its straight down red run Saulire which is rather moguly at the top and then you will be rewarded by an esy green past the family park into Courcheval 1850. From her take Coqs chairlift across the valley into the top of La Tania and down the blue run Arolles or red run Launche Blanc and Muretta. There is a lovely rest about ¾ of the way back into La tania where you can stop for a beer before heading back to the car park. Its a great feeling to remove those skis and walk back to the car park…..tired but happy.

Visited March 2014
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Les Allues, France
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“Beautiful picnic spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Lovely hidden gem in courchevel 1650. Great spot for picnics, bbq's & family days out. We did Via Ferrata whilst there (like rock climbing), great course for beginners, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Only down side I'd say is it is quite dangerous next to the lake for young ones as parts are deep with quite a current so make sure you have your eyes in the back of your head when you visit!

Visited August 2013
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Secret Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

An excellent hidden gem, definitely worth the walk!

We walked down in slushy snow with the walk there the easiest following a short bus trip from Courchevel Moriond up Belverdere in the shuttle bus to first stop.

The lake has crystal clear water running through it and then down the valley it goes. Work is underway building a lake crossing though currently suspended due to winter weather and snow. It will look good once work is complete.

If one likes to venture off the beaten path, snow shoes are a must and one needs to be aware of avalanches.

Really good walk to stretch the legs in the afternoon as the weather warms up and the snow in the afternoons becomes slushy and sugary.

Look forward to returning another day!

Visited April 2013
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