- Sleeps 44
- 19 Bathrooms
- Catered chalet
Clad in traditional stone and wood, Chalet hotel Oliver has been finished to a very high standard and is dressed with locally crafted furniture and fittings.The long dining room tables and comfortable lounge areas help create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere enjoyed by guests and staff alike, while the large terrace off the dining room is the perfect place to enjoy the late afternoon sun. Chalet hotel Oliver is located at the entrance to the village, around 300 metres from the centre and a further 200 metres from the ski lifts, though it is possible to ski almost to the back door. As an added bonus, Oliver is equipped with a lift that serves all floors and indoor parking. Please contact the office to book a spot. Suitable for groups of any size and already a firm favourite, early booking is certainly recommended. Almost all of the rooms have en-suite or private facilities.
1 Family Room
Four rooms can take an extra bed
Two twins and two doubles share bathrooms
La Rosière 1850 Resort Info
La Rosière skiing
La Rosière is lift linked with the italian resort of La Thuileand has a great snow record. The two resorts, although unlikely stablemates, form a substantial ski area with plenty of long wide runs to please intermediates. La Rosière also provides a useful gateway to some exciting heli-skiing over in Italy, enabling locals and ski holiday makers in France (where heli-skiing is banned) to heli-ski in Italy to their hearts' content (bookable through the Evolution 2 ski school), before returning to France's Tarentaise Valley. The combined area has 33 lifts and 135km of pistes.
The main draw back for those wanting to ski the Italian side is that the lift link is a long pomma lift and not suitable for beginners, young children or snowboarders not proficient in riding long pommas.
La Rosière ski resort
La Rosière, although purpose built, is a gem of quintisential alpine charm. There isn't a great deal to do off snow, although visitors are happy enough whiling away the evenings in the relaxed bars and restaurants (the Petit Danoise is popular and offers sky tv sports coverage plus internet access) The locals are friendly and the prices are cheaper than most other tarentaise resorts.
More La Rosière 1850 resort information
La Rosière 1850 Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 23 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 18-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||20 cm|
|Lower slopes||12 cm|
|Upper slopes||45 cm|
|Runs to resort||Heavy|
|Off piste snow||Limited|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 26-Dec-2014)
Almost all of our featured French ski resorts are now open for snowsports. The lack of early season snowfall means that low down the cover at many resorts is not as good as it normally is at this time of year but higher up the skiing is good at the moment. Monday 22nd January was sunny across the French resorts in the Alps and Pyrenees, and it was milder than we would typically expect at this time of year.
Despite the inclemently mild weather there are reports of good skiing in France at the moment. On Sunday 21st December, the Ski Club Leader in Meribel reported some nice skiing on the upper slopes and that there was plenty of good skiing around the Three Valleys, with most of the lifts open.
If you are looking for where the best snow is then there is good cover in the Pyrenees and Southern Alps, and above 2,500m in the Alps the conditions are very good. Below 2,000m the snow cover is thin, with some patchy cover in some locations.
The forecast is for a significant drop in freezing level, which is great news. Days of sunshine are expected this week although Christmas Day could be cloudy with a chance of some light snowfall. The greatest snowfall is forecast for the weekend and this should deliver a good amount of fresh snow. The majority of our featured French resorts could receive over 30cm of fresh before the end of December which is excellent news, especially for anyone heading out to France over the New Year period.
European Weather Outlook
The warm and sunny weather is forecast to continue across the Alps until Christmas Eve, before the temperature drops significantly in the run up to the weekend. It is looking like a white Christmas is possible in the northern Alps, with Switzerland, France and Austria forecast to see a covering of snow on Christmas Day itself. Current indications are looking very positive for the coming weekend, with latest forecast models suggesting heavy snowfall and low temperatures for Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th December. It is very important to bear in mind that this may change over the coming week so be sure to check the latest forecasts.
It is forecast to be slightly less cold in the Pyrenees and the snowfall predicted is currently quite limited. But with cooler temperatures the pistes should firm up and snowmaking will be able to resume in time for Christmas.
Cold and snowy weather is forecast to continue across Scandinavia this week, with most resorts seeing new snowfall. The most is predicted for Are in Sweden (30cm) and Voss in Norway (25cm).
Warm and sunny weather is forecast to continue in Bulgaria this week, with cooler weather arriving for Boxing Day, potentially bringing with it some light snowfall.
Following Sunday’s rain, colder weather has returned to Scotland and is forecast to do so throughout the week. Changeable weather with some snow showers is predicted so hopefully there will be enough of a top up at the five resorts to operate over Christmas.