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Enriching quality of life through year round mountain activities, especially with life-enhancing snow-sport activities, in the interests of health and well-being.

Assisted Mountain Activities in La Rosière

Assisted Mountain Activities in the Resort of La Rosière

La Rosière is one of our top resorts for all types of adaptive skiing and winter sports. There is excellent ski instruction, equipment and a warm welcome.

It is a small resort, located on the route from Bourg St Maurice to the Col de Petit Saint Bernard and then over into Italy. Although in the winter this route is closed! There are two small ‘village’ areas – one the village of La Rosière and the other Les Eucherts which is more purpose built but also offers a great location to stay.

We know that this resort works really well for children with hemiplegia and adults who have suffered a stroke. In addition blind or visually impaired skiers are more than catered for including off-piste and ski touring. We have also had high praise from sit-skiers and those who skiing with Down’s Syndrome; skiing with Parkinson's; skiing with Cerebral Palsy; skiing with Autism or a learning difficulty.

Who Benefits

If you, a friend or family member have any of the following then La Rosière might work brilliantly for your ski or summer holiday. This is by no means an exhaustive list (it would be impossible to include every condition) but many have similar or common factors. As often someone may have a condition that we have not yet come across please do ask us if you are interested in the resort and we can try to help.

  • amputee
  • autism
  • aspergers
  • angelman syndrome
  • brain injury
  • cancer
  • cognitive
  • cerebral palsy
  • down's syndrome
  • duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • hearing impaired
  • hemiplegia
  • quadraplegic
  • orthopaedic
  • paraplegic
  • parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • learning difficulties
  • muscular dystrophy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • spina Bifida
  • stroke
  • transplant
  • rett Syndrome
  • visually impaired
  • william's syndrome

We do advise that if you have any health issues that might be affected by extreme temperatures; altitude or have had surgery or an on-going physical / neurological condition that might be or could be affected by being moved at speed, over rough or uneven terrain or being on or in a ski lift please do contact us for more advice before going ahead and booking your holiday. Another resort might work better for you.

Click here for more information on specific conditions

Places to Stay in La Rosière

La Rosière has a great selection of hotels, apartments and chalets suitable for all visitors. Accessible accommodation in La Rosière is also available for wheelchair users (dependent on type of wheelchair) and those with limited mobility.

If a place is listed below it will have been visited by Ski 2 Freedom or will be personally known to us. However, any accommodation listed on this page is by no means all that is available in the resort. To have a full list of places, please contact us, and if possible please state your preferred requirements.

Chalet Matsuzaka ★★★★

www.chaletmatsuzaka.com
Owners: Mike Jones and Faye Davison

A privately owned Chalet in La Rosiere which is suitable for disabled skiers and wheelchair users. Owners very accommodating to clients’ needs.

Tel: 0033 4 79 07 53 13
info@chaletmatsuzaka.com

L'Accroche Cœur

www.chalet-accroche-coeur.fr
Owners: Annie Folliet

Tel: + 33 (0)4 79 06 89 59
contact@chalet-accroche-coeur.fr

The chalet was built in 2007; it is located at the bottom of the slopes of Les Eucherts and is specifically dedicated to large groups. It sleeps 52 people and is divided into 18 rooms with different capacities. You can ski right back to the front door of L’Accroche Coeur and the ski front is just 150m away. You are also just moments away from snow shoes and walking tracks.

La Rosière Photos

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Mountain Activities - Sporty and Fun

Mountain based activities, whether sporting or non-sporting, summer or winter, are empowering elements to life but please note that many may not be suitable for your condition or specific need. Activity providers, guides and instructors will often go out of their way to accommodate the needs of everyone but please understand if they are unable to do so for you. Always worth making further enquiries either via the organization responsible, the tourist office or Ski 2 Freedom.

Filter activities by season:

  • air boarding
  • archery and shooting
  • bobsleigh luge and skeleton
  • bowling
  • bouldering
  • canoeing rafting and kayaking
  • climbing - ice
  • climbing - rock
  • climbing - indoor
  • curling
  • cycling
  • donkey trekking
  • e-bikes
  • fat bikes
  • fishing
  • glacier skiing
  • golf
  • horse riding and trekking
  • horse sleigh rides
  • hot air ballooning
  • husky dog rides
  • ice diving
  • ice driving
  • ice fishing
  • ice hockey
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • off road buggies
  • paragliding
  • piste basher driving
  • rafting
  • roller coaster
  • sailing and rowing
  • ski bikes
  • ski jumping
  • skidooing
  • skiing - alpine and downhill
  • skiing - biathlon
  • skiing - cross country
  • skiing - freestyle and boarder x
  • skiing - heli skiing
  • skiing - off-piste and ski touring
  • skiing - ski joering
  • snakeglisse
  • snow park
  • snow shoe walking
  • snowboarding
  • skiing - telemarking
  • tennis
  • tobogganing
  • tubing
  • via ferrata
  • walking and hiking
  • yooner
  • zip line

For more information on mountain activities in La Rosière please contact us.

Mountain Activities - Relax and Rejuvenate

Filter activities by season:

  • baroque churches
  • christmas markets
  • clinical and medical treatment
  • family fun time
  • farming and cheese production
  • film location
  • food and gastronomie
  • gentle walks
  • history and local culture
  • hydro therapy
  • literature
  • local markets
  • mountain tramway
  • music festivals - classic and jazz
  • music festivals - rock and pop
  • painting and sketching
  • photography
  • polo
  • spa and wellness
  • wildlife
  • wine tours
  • yoga

For more information on mountain activities in La Rosière please contact us.

Ski Schools and Assisted Sport Providers in La Rosière

Directer:

Office contact: info@esflarosiere.com

Website: www.esflarosiere.com**

Instructors: The ski school is fortunate in that the last Director was also a qualified adaptive ski instructor and he did an enormous amount to ensure that there is as much inclusive, social and accessible snow-sports as possible. We have had many clients using the resort and it works well for all disabilities and additional needs.

The following specialist ski instructors are more than happy to welcome you to La Rosiere: Matteu, François, Lionel, Jerome and Nicolas

Additional Information for Adaptive and Assisted Skiers in La Rosiere

ESF La Rosiere, has informed us that it is now possible to use sit-skis (both independently and guided) in the Italian ski area of La Thuile which links with La Rosiere. It is very important to remember that if you do ski over to La Thuile that you ensure leaving enough time for the return journey back by chair-lift - otherwise it is either overnight in La Thuile or a very expensive and long taxi ride back to La Rosiere via the Mont Blanc tunnel!!

Equipment Available

Please contact the ski school for more information on booking lessons and equipment hire.

  • Dual Ski
  • Dual Ski Piloted
  • Kartski
  • Stabilisers - 3 track and 4 track
  • Snow Kart
  • Tandemski
  • Uniski
Learn more about adaptive equipment

Tourist Office and Places of Interest in the Resort and Surrounding Area

To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of La Rosière and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website as every Tourist Office offers a fascinating and exciting insight into what they and the surrounding area can offer visitors. In addition many have a dedicated website or page for those who are in need of assistance, disabled, with young children and babies and those of us just getting on a bit in life!

To get a better idea and understanding of the ski resort of La Rosiere and what else they can offer you for your holiday, we suggest you look up their website.

Winter: winter.larosiere.net
Summer: www.larosiere.net/en/what-to-see-and-what-to-do/summer-sports/

Lift Operators

Many ski resorts offer reduced or discounted lift passes for someone with a disability or in need of assistance. For La Rosière the following apply. However we suggest you also contact the Lift Pass Office for further information as prices and conditions can change.

For all information on lift passes we suggest you look at the following website: www.larosiere.ski

What People Say about La Rosière and Ski 2 Freedom Foundation

The following are delighted to share their experiences with you on how La Rosière was able to assist and empower them to have a life enhancing winter and ski holiday. If you would like to speak directly with one of our beneficiaries please contact us so we can put you in touch – sometimes sharing a similar condition can be most reassuring especially for first timers!

January 2018 following their first ski holiday with Alfie who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - “I just wanted to drop you a line to tell you what a success our holiday was! Lionel, from ESF La Rosière gave Alfie the most amazing time on the snow with the Tessier Kart-Ski and Faye and Mike at Chalet Matsuzaka were absolutely marvellous; they really made it work for us. So huge thanks from us to Ski 2 Freedom for helping us to sort this amazing trip. We are hopefully going to book again for next year (if they’ll have us!!).”

News and Blog Articles

All the news, feedback articles and press releases illustrate how La Rosière helps to enhance people’s lives. Also, in many cases, showing how Ski 2 Freedom works in close association with La Rosière to help raise awareness of the empowering benefits of mountain activities such as skiing and promoting accessible, social and inclusive tourism.

If on reading our La Rosière page, you have your own experiences and feedback of the resort (winter or summer) that you would like to share or feel would be encouraging to others, please do not hesitate to send them to us for inclusion on both our website and social media – photos and film clips also welcome.

News about La Rosière

Blogs about La Rosière

Access to Our Full Comprehensive Portfolio

Ski 2 Freedom Foundation would like to make it clear that we regard everyone as an individual and that no two people will have the same needs and requirements. Therefore please note that what you see on this page regarding assisted or adaptive skiing and accommodation, may not be suitable for you, or someone you know. However, if you think this destination would be a good ski resort for you, then please contact us to discuss your personal requirements and we will endeavour to see if the resort will meet these.

We hope that you have found the information on this page helpful and a chance to make a decision on where to go for your winter holiday. However, we know that often much more discussion is required and therefore we invite you to contact us as we hold extensive information on all our ski resorts – please contact us.

Our information has and is obtained by means of extensive personal research at a cost, often to the Foundation, we only give this out to those that request it and is not for general public use. For our beneficiaries this information is free but for a company or organisation we make a nominal charge via donation.

Ski 2 Freedom provides specific information on the activities for skiers with a disability, additional need or life-challenging illness, etc. plus useful extras such as wheelchair accessible places to stay; so we are not going to also reproduce amazing information and advice on ski resorts which has been collected by ski journalists, skiers and ski companies which are dedicated to this service - what we can do is to link you to these sites which may well give you some extra background information on a specific ski resort and help you make up your mind as to where you might go!

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