The San Bernardo ski area is a French-Italian international ski area.
It is located in the department of Savoy in France and in the autonomous region of Valle d’Aosta in Italy.
It was created in 1984 when they have connected the ski resorts of La Rosière 1850 in France and La Thuile in Italy.
It’s an interesting ski area for people who like to practice off piste skiing with lots of forest skiing in the French area of Les Ecudets and in the larches forest of Les Suches on the Italian side.
We also find nice itineraries in higher altitude on slope or by doing ski touring, and two new chairlift will be available on the sector of Mont-Valaisan for the winter 2018/2019, that will allow the access to new Off-Piste and more sportive ski slopes.
The features of this ski area are the two main exposures, South on the French side and North on the Italian side, delimited by the mountain chain along the border, that why San Bernardo ski area often provides very good snow conditions thanks to the meteorological phenomenon of the “Eastern return”.
The other big advantage of this ski area it’s to be able to ski in front of the Mont-Blanc massif with a breathtaking view on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc, or the beautiful landscape over the Tarentaise valley from La Rosiere.
Culinary speaking, after a good morning of ski, it’s possible to enjoy a good meal with some Valdostana specialities and a very tasty limoncello to refresh yourself before the way back to La Rosiere to see the sun set on a beautiful terrace.