Clad in traditional stone and wood, Chalethotel 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.
Chalethotel 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 - 17 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 25-Mar-2014|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||48 cm|
|Upper slopes||190 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - France (snow news updated 17-Apr-2014)
The fine sunny weather which blessed the French resorts on Monday 14th April has lasted all week. This has reduced base depths in some locations and the snow does soften quite quickly, with the freezing level hovering around the 2,500m mark or just above it. Clouds could move in as we move into the Easter weekend, but the good news is that the freezing level is expected to drop to around 2,000m on Saturday 19th April which could result in fresh snowfall.
As you might expect for this time of year it is best to stick to the highest slopes if you prefer the conditions to be less sun affected, especially the sheltered and higher north facing slopes.
The Pyrenean resorts of Cauterets (260/360cm) and Bareges/La Mongie (65/270cm) offer some superb skiing at the moment due to the deep snow bases on the upper slopes.
Further north in the Alps there is also excellent skiing available. The classics for late season, such as Tignes (40/190cm), Val d’Isere (40/128cm) and Val Thorens (85/190cm), offer fantastic spring skiing due to their high elevations. The upper slopes at La Plagne (5/200cm) are also in very good shape. In the Southern Alps, Isola 2000 (95/270cm) has an impressive base depth on the higher slopes at the moment of over two and a half metres, providing lovely riding conditions.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.