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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.