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Lac des Moutons, close to the Grand Col ski piste

Monday, 27 May 2013

LA ROSIERE: Round-up

Official website here

Brilliant vistas of the Tarentaise.  A big ski area, with flattering runs on the French side and steeper reds over in Italy.  Big vertical descents on both sides.  La Rosiere is a bit of a hidden gem.

The defining point is the border on the Col du Petit St Bernard, which marks the watershed between the Mediterranean (Rhone) and Adriatic (Po).  Here's a weary cyclist arriving, buffeted by the ever-present wind.



And here's the Tour de France climbing the Col in 2009, prior to its arrival in arrival in Bourg-St-Maurice:



More (from this blog) on La Rosiere here, including a brief note on plans to expand the resort - something which is not going to go unchallenged.

For more on the rather excellent skiing, have a look at the We Love 2 Ski and Where to Ski and Snowboard guides.  And during the season you can keep in touch with what's happening on Twitter via my namesake @SimonAtkinson66 - aka the Brit who runs the local ESF.


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