Club Med has opened a new flagship mountain resort in the French Alps – La Rosière, in December 2020 despite the current pandemic. As we await the travel restrictions to be lifted, let us take you on a journey through this beautiful resort and we look forward to welcoming you when travel borders are open again.
La Rosière: Club Med’s new flagship mountain resort
The authentic Savoyard ski resort, Club Med La Rosière, is located in the heart of unspoiled nature with a wealth of natural and cultural heritage, just a few miles from the Italian border. It offers an exceptional panoramic view over the Tarentaise valley and the Beaufortain massif.
This south-facing resort lies at an altitude of 1,950 m on the slopes overlooking the valley. Built of wood and stone, the ski resort’s architectural style blends in with its natural surroundings.
The work of JMV Resort Architectes, the resort’s interior design is inspired by Savoyard tradition, with various cultural and geographical touches specific to the Montvalezan region.
At the reception, a fresco tells the story of the region and the ski resort, illustrating the journey of Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca through the Alps with his elephants, along the legendary Petit Saint-Bernard pass on the Franco-Italian border between Montvalezan and La Thuile, the Chanousia botanical gardens, and the old altiport, on which the resort is built.
The materials used and the various colors chosen are reminiscent of this trans-alpine region, creating a unique atmosphere in each area of the resort: the lake path adorns the spa, the Ruitor waterfalls decorate the pool, and the main restaurant takes you on a journey of discovery through the landscapes of the pass and the botanical gardens.
The resort is located in the Franco-Italian ski area of San Bernardo. At 3,000 hectares, it is renowned for being one of the most snow-covered and sunny ski areas in the northern Alps. Skiers can enjoy 152 km of slopes, divided between the French ski resort (La Rosière) and the Italian ski resort (La Thuile) via the legendary Petit Saint-Bernard pass. They will be able to experience soft and sunny slopes, as well as steeper ones – such as the black Etagne slope with a 74% wall – to practice very technical and freeride skiing.
With 395 Superior and Deluxe rooms, this premium resort will be open in winter and in summer so guests can enjoy the delights that the mountains have to offer in all seasons.
Delivering the best facilities and services to adapt to families’ new expectations
Easily accessible from the international airports of Geneva and Lyon (2.5 hours) and from the Bourg-Saint-Maurice TGV high-speed train station (35 minutes), Club Med La Rosière is a paradise for all families looking to get together to share unique experiences. With Club Med’s dedicated family facilities: the majority (75%) of the resort’s rooms are family-friendly, comprehensive childcare provided for children aged 4 months up to 17 years old, and a freely accessible “Family-Lounge” close to the Mini Club, families can enjoy a fuss-free vacation.
Everyone from beginners to seasoned experts will be able to learn winter sports or improve their skills. Due to its location on the slopes, the resort will be ski-in/ski-out. Beginners will also have access to two exclusive spaces – a children’s ski park and an adult’s area by the exit of the ski room.
From skiing and snowboarding schools to snowshoe hikes, Nordic walks and cross-country skiing, guests will get to try out a variety of new disciplines or improve existing skills, get their thrills and discover new passions, heading home with more than just memories.
After a day of hitting 152 km of slopes linking Savoie to the Aosta Valley via the legendary Petit Saint-Bernard pass, guests can wind down by admiring the peaks of Vanoise and Beaufortain through the huge floor-to-ceiling windows by the heated indoor pool. The hammam and kids’ paddling pool will also add to the fun.
Guests will be able to make this relaxing experience last longer with a facial or body treatment, with Cinq Mondes Spa by Club Med’s comprehensive wellness offer. The “Studio”, ByHeberson yoga school’s 83 m2 yoga studio, will offer guests the opportunity to learn the progressive “Vibhava Yoga” method. From sunrise to sunset, a single mantra will be all you need – “Reconnect with yourself and your environment.”
In the evening, the Gourmet Lounge San Bernardo will be the place to meet to discover the exceptional culinary heritage of the local Franco- Italian regions. This restaurant will offer guests a warm welcome and a constantly changing all-day dining menu, with a more intimate lounge atmosphere in the evening. With five rooms boasting different
atmospheres and décor inspired by mountain life, the main restaurant, Le Mont Valaisan, will delight taste buds with both its traditional and international buffet selections.
A visit to the panoramic walkway at the top of the Fort Express chairlift will be next on guests’ agenda to enjoy 360° views of the highest peaks in the Alps. This experience is accessible to all, whether you are skiing or walking.
The resort will offer a wealth of unique sports, wellness, cultural and culinary activities, giving guests the chance to appreciate local produce from Savoie and the Aosta Valley.
Thanks to the broad range of skiing and non-skiing activities offered in its All-Inclusive and À la carte offer, this premium resort is the ideal place for all tribes and generations – be it families, couples or friends – to enjoy the art of living at altitude.
Starting this winter, Club Med La Rosière will be offering guests “hassle-free” holidays that are excellent value for money. For more information on the resort, please visit https://www.clubmed.com/lroc.
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A renewed commitment to sustainable tourism
Since its creation in 1950, Club Med has been built around the dream of living together in harmony and reinvigorating yourself in an unspoilt natural environment. Club Med strives to preserve the natural heritage the mountains have to offer.
The resort is built on the concrete area of a former airfield, which had been closed for many years, and Club Med has made a commitment to the Municipality of Montvalezan to depollute and revegetate the lower part of the altiport in order to return nearly 4,000 m2 to nature.
Club Med is also committed to obtaining BREEAM certification for the La Rosière resort. This international and independent eco-construction certification is among the most demanding and well-regarded in the world. The resort also aims to eco- certify its day-to-day running with Green Globe, as with their other resorts globally. Club Med is also committed to banning all single-use disposable plastic from all its resorts by 2021 with “Bye Bye Plastics” program.
A “Safe Together” winter
Club Med is lucky to have self-sufficient resort facilities and in-resort activities within the ‘Club Med Cocoon’.
With frequent sanitization of public areas and ski lockers, safe snow lessons that are part of the all-inclusive package and safe distancing measures during evening entertainment, guests can be confident when they book a ski holiday at Club Med.
The Safe Together programme, that has been in place since last year, provides reassurance that your safety is their priority. This gives guests the peace of mind to reconnect with their families, have fun, relax, and find escape in the snow.