Frontenex, a village on the doorstep to the Bauges Massif Regional Natural Park, has 1,839 inhabitants who enjoy its privileged setting in the Savoie department. Less than an hour from Lake Annecy and the first ski resorts, locals and tourists enjoy a wide range of activities year-round. Frontenex moves to the beat of its 20-odd sports and cultural organisations. The town also has facilities such as a school, a swimming pool, a tennis court, a skatepark, gyms, etc. It is home to an industrial estate, a medical centre and, of course, local shops. For culture lovers, Tamié Fort and Tamié Abbey, just 15 minutes from the town, are the starting points for several hikes that offer jaw-dropping views of the Haute Combe de Savoie, with the Mont Blanc in the background. As a small village integrated into the Arlysère agglomeration community, Frontenex has the best of the urban and natural worlds!
La Rosière Espace San Bernardo's Franco-Italian ski area is ideal for both veteran thrill-seekers and rookies getting their first taste of skiing on the gentle slopes.
Perched at a height of 1,850 masl and facing south, La Rosière is bathed in the sun from the morning until the evening. A laid-back atmosphere, sun and snow are the hallmarks of La Rosière Espace San Bernardo, with a stunning view of the Mont Blanc as a bonus!
Espace San Bernardo (the sole Franco-Italian ski area in the northern Alps) is covered by a thick layer of snow from mid-December to late April, which makes it the snowiest ski area in France, with over 10 metres of snow last winter.
In December 2018, the ski area will add five new red slopes, two new ski lift lines and a new peak, the 2,800 m Mont Valaisan.
In the summer, visitors can reach Italy in ten minutes via the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard, as well as enjoying hikes, the highest nine-hole golf course in Europe, cycling and mountain biking.
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