5 Days New Year Detox, Skiing and Yoga Retreat in France

  • Chalet Rosière, Les Laix, 73700 Montvalezan, France

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  • 4 days with instruction
  • Join Chalet Rosière on this intention setting ski yoga retreat and create magical intentions for 2017. This is your chance to process what has been and to embrace the new beginnings of the year ahead. Skiing and yoga are perfect activities for bringing the rest of your life into focus. They both require concentration, courage, flexibility, and mindfulness, all essential things. Skiing and yoga enhance each other’s impact on body and mind impeccably.


    • Daily yoga practice
    • Daily meditation sessions
    • All ski passes and equipment hire
    • 60-minute holistic therapy treatment and cacao meditation
    • Airport, train station, and piste transfers
    • Welcome kombucha reception
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Daily vegan meals

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 10.


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: French, English
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    Chalet Rosière is a boutique ski chalet and retreat centre located at 1440 meters on the edge of a little French village, next to wild alpine forests. You enjoy an intense tranquillity at all times of day and breath-taking sunsets over uninterrupted mountain views. Chalet Rosière’s wild location, combined with its easy access to the incredible resort of La Rosière, makes it the perfect location for ski yoga retreats and adventure experiences of every kind.

    Chalet Rosière is a sanctuary. It has six luxury bedrooms, an explorer’s banqueting area and lounge with an open fireplace and esoteric library, a heated boot-room, a treatment room, a sauna, and an outdoor Jacuzzi with sunset mountain views. This chalet has a meditation tipi and yoga takes place in its mountain-view yoga studio with its own open fireplace.

    The team includes a talented chef who is committed to serving low impact, detox vegan cuisine, and a masseuse and holistic therapy expert, who specializes in reflexology and craniosacral therapy. Your every need will be taken care of by this dedicated team of staff. At Chalet Rosière, they run a number of Full Moon yoga experiences throughout the year. They love the magic that is created when a group of people come together with a commitment to their own personal wellbeing and to learning a new skill. Chalet Rosière hope they can share some of that magic with you in the years to come.

    Yoga and skiing or snowboarding are increasingly paired together for their complimentary effects on body and mind. Yogic mindfulness enhances both the novice and the expert’s snow sports experience, heightening awareness, and reducing the risk of injury. Yoga works on the body to ease out tension and breathing exercises are invaluable for acclimatizing the body to the thinner air and reduced oxygen at altitude.

    Morning yoga and meditation will warm up key muscle groups and wake up the mind, bringing everything into clarity so that you can enjoy a bold and focused day on the slopes. Evening yoga will concentrate on deep stretching to release muscle soreness and to capture the benefits of the days’ skiing or snowboarding. Bec’s deep, nature and intention-focussed meditations throughout the week will take you on an intense relaxation journey, allowing you space within which to dream your conscious year ahead.

    Chalet Rosière will be curating thoughtful rituals grounded in their mountain surroundings to create a supported environment for you to meditate your new year’s intentions into being, including a full moon cacao meditation on Thursday evening. Downtime will be spent in the sauna, watching the sunset over the mountains from the outdoor Jacuzzi, exploring the extensive library in front of a roaring fire, pondering the new year in meditation tipi, or simply catching up on some much-needed rest and relaxation.

    Daily schedule

    Tuesday, January 10th

    • Afternoon pick up from Bourg Saint Maurice train station or Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)
    • 17:00 Check-in, teatime, and orientation
    • 18:00 Kombucha reception in the meditation tipi
    • 18:30 75-minute welcome yoga
    • 20:00 Dinner

    Wednesday, January 11th

    • 07:15 75-minutes yoga
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 09:45 Depart for La Rosière
    • 10:00 Skiing and snowboarding
    • 15:30 Return to La Rosière
    • 15:45 Massage and relaxation time
    • 18:30 75-minute yoga
    • 20:00 Dinner

    Thursday, January 12th

    • 07:15 75-minutes yoga
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 09:45 Depart for La Rosière
    • 10:00 Skiing and snowboarding
    • 15:30 Return to La Rosière
    • 15:45 Massage and relaxation time
    • 17:30 Full moon cacao meditation
    • 18:30 75-minute yoga
    • 20:00 Dinner

    Friday, January 13th

    • 07:15 75-minutes yoga
    • 08:30 Breakfast
    • 09:45 Depart for La Rosière
    • 10:00 Skiing and snowboarding
    • 15:30 Return to La Rosière
    • 15:45 Massage and relaxation time
    • 18:30 75-minute yoga
    • 20:00 Dinner

    Saturday, January 14th

    • 05:30 Light breakfast
    • 06:30 Transfer to Bourg Saint Maurice or Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) departs

    Skiing in La Rosière for all levels and La Thuile for advanced skiers are included in the prices.

    • Bec Black

      As an avid snowboarder for over 20 years, Bec has experienced the firsthand power of yoga to facilitate snow sports, to protect against injury, and to strengthen snow sports’ powerful impact on both the body and mind. Bec is a talented Vinyasa flow teacher with nearly 10 years of teaching experience specializing in the interaction between snow sports and yoga.

    The unbroken views of the Savoie Mont Blanc Mountains remind you immediately of your place in the universe. Endless horizons, unspoiled nature, and crisp clean air are food for the soul. Chalet Rosière is located in a stunning rural setting on the outskirts of La Rosière ski resort in the French Alps, close to the Italian border. Chalet Rosière's jaw-dropping views of the Mont Blanc Massif remind you immediately of your place in the universe.

    Endless horizons, unspoiled nature, and crisp clean air are food for the soul. La Rosière, the French-Italian resort is snow-sure throughout the winter season, while its south-facing slopes often experience a sunny microclimate. Its ideal situation and charming French authenticity make La Rosière a secret gem for discerning skiers. The resort also links directly with La Thuile in Italy.

    Nearby places

    • La Rosière - 10 minutes
    • Bourg-Saint-Maurice - 20 minutes
    • Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise - 20 minutes
    • Tignes - 30 minutes
    • Val d'Isère - 40 minutes
    • Grenoble - 2 hours
    • Lyon - 2.5 hours
    • Geneva - 3 hours
    • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
    • Massage
    • Sauna
    • Skiing nearby
    • Snowboarding nearby
    • Spa
    • Balcony
    • Concierge desk
    • Dining area
    • Environmentally friendly
    • Fireplace
    • Kitchen
    • Lounge
    • Luggage room / storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Terrace
    • Yoga studio
    • Library
    • Room cleaning
    • Toiletries
    • Wireless internet

    A daily menu of delicious, detoxifying, protein-rich vegan meals using fresh local produce will be served and included in the price. This is an alcohol-free, detox-focussed experience, the perfect way to recover from the Christmas party season.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Gluten Free
    • Organic
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

    A 60-minute treatment with the holistic therapy expert is included in the price of this experience. You will be able to choose from deep tissue massage, reflexology, or craniosacral therapy.

    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Daily 75-minute morning and evening yoga and meditation in L’Atelier
    • A 60-minute treatment with the holistic therapy expert
    • Airport, train station, and piste transfers
    • All ski passes and equipment hire
    • Assistance booking ski or snowboarding lessons if required
    • Daily breakfast, afternoon tea, and four-course dinner from the detox vegan menu
    • Open fire and extensive library
    • Welcome kombucha reception
    • Yoga mats, blocks, and straps
    • Airfare to Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS)
    • Daily lunch
    • Skiing and snowboarding lessons

    Arrival by airplane

    Please book your flight to arrive at Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS), but consult with Chalet Rosière before booking any flights. Transfers from and to Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS) only are included. Chalet Rosière will pick you up from the airport.

    Arrival by train

    The train from Kings Cross Saint Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice or to Lyon is the chicest way to travel to Chalet Rosière. It is low carbon and very scenic. During the ski season, a direct snow train runs twice weekly. Alternatively, you can stop off in Paris for dinner. You will receive 2 percent of your booking fee in cash on arrival where proof of return travel by train is provided to say thank you for booking a low carbon travel option.

    • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
    • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 50 days before arrival.


    • Review by Ollie Stroud

      "Without doubt, the finest Skiing holiday we've ever had. To call Chalet Rosiere a home away from home is an understatement. Comfortable beds in beautifully appointed en suite rooms, a gorgeous lounge with an open fire, library and huge DVD collection (perfect for unwinding in the evening) and of course the hot tub with incredible views over the mountains. We were blessed with the weather, but more so with the access to a number of world class resorts all within a few minutes drive; not to mention Philip (himself a world class skier) who knows them all like the back of his hand and always pointed us in the right direction. A five star holiday, we look forward to coming back next year!"

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    • Review by Venetia Dearden

      "The rooms are delux, the fires roar, and it's blissfully peaceful being tucked away behind a traditional french village with lovely forests to disappear into. This is the kind of place you can spend a week at and not ski! Though the skiing is great and caters for all levels. Chalet Rosiere has been built on foundations of love and charm, and at the end of the day there is nowhere you would rather be than with your feet up in the bubbling hot tub soaking up the 180 degree mountain vista and sipping a cold beer. Get me back!"

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    • Review by Michelle King

      "We ran a number of winter snow and summer alpine yoga retreats at Chalet Rosière. What can I say! A stunning location with draw dropping views of the Tarantaise valley, luxurious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a cosy living space so you felt at home and a fantastic team to look after us. Philip Volkers with his exceptional knowledge of the local area made us all feel well and truly looked after on the piste and off. A must for anyone looking for a relaxing yet invigorating (and pampered!) mountain adventure!"

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    • Review by Rupert Newman

      "Our hosts looked after us extremely well, always ready to help. For experienced skiers, Phillip made a fantastic guide and he knows the mountains and all-important pit stops like the back of his hand. Our chef cooked us delicious vegetarian meals, a different treat each day. The yoga was well taught and easy to follow and what better place to practice it in by an open fire overlooking the mountains."

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    • Review by Miranda Davis

      "Every day a new delight, a softness, a kindness, a bright blue sky, and a group of sparkling eyes. Thank you so much for a wonderful snow yoga retreat. Life feels recalibrated and more whole for it. A better way to live for sure. Delicious vegetarian food, comfortable beds, and great company."

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    • Review by Angelica Sykes

      "Absolute Magic! What a great idea, and very well executed. The teacher Kelly was brilliant, clearly, a lot of thought went into picking the right instructor. The sessions were well timed and the full moon ceremony was great! Really wonderful."

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    • Review by Liz Hyde

      "Yoga, hot tub, and massage were the perfect combinations to relax and recover on a daily basis during my first week of skiing! It wouldn’t have been the same without the friendly thoughtful team. The team is the wrong word, they are more of a temporary mountain family."

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    • Review by Harry Newington from Briston, United Kingdom

      "Ten of us had an absolutely magical time in Chalet Rosiere! The snow was fantastic. In fact, there was so much that we took a day off to walk through the Narniaesque forest adjacent to the chalet! The hot tub lived up to its name and with an excellent masseuse readily available neither we nor our muscles had any complaints. Also wonderfully comprehensive book and DVD libraries to satisfy those lazy moments. Highly recommended!"

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    • Review by Emma Ryder

      "The early morning starts were welcomed with the beautiful blue light of the snow shimmering in the mornings, with pink tipped mountain tops, purple skies with a full moon beaming, absolutely perfect to be welcomed into the library room, with warm heated floor and a crackling fire to start our morning meditations, and with gentle stretches to wake us for the day ahead on the mountain! With bright sunshine with us all day to light up our way on the slopes, to return to a bubbling hot tub to ease those tired muscles, and perfect Moon salutations to end the day. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect day actually. Thank you for giving us a whole week of pure heaven. "

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    • Review by Eva Louise Miller

      "Thanks to the ingenious combination of daily yoga with the exceptionally talented Laura of Love Lemon Tree, exquisite vegetarian cuisine, complimentary therapies, and a few surprises. I have never felt fitter, stronger, and more balanced. Relaxing under the stars in the outdoor hot tub, with a glass of bubbly was an added bonus! "

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    • Review by Phils Rogers from London, United Kingdom

      "We had an amazing week here in January so much snow we even had to have a day of skiing and go discover the lovely walks around the Chalet. The location is perfect for all levels of skiers as there are so many resorts to choose from. We loved going over to Italy for pizza and skiing in the woods in Sainte Foy. The chalet is so homely and beautifully decorated. You really do feel well looked after and couldn't want anything more. Stacks of hot water, huge comfy sofas, and lovely fires. The little village is so charming and it makes such a difference not being in town. Pure luxury. We will definitely be back!"

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    • Review by Laure Sauvage

      "Une merveilleuse semaine passée à Chalet Rosière pour fêter les 70's de Minou. Pas besoin de parler anglais pour profiter du luxe montagnard qu'offre cet endroit magique. Philip maîtrise le Franglais couramment. Malta et Merlin ont eu le coup de foudre. (french kisses only, they are too young!!). On repart avec des images plein la tête: images vivantes du paysage, du chalet ET photos prises par Philip. Heaven on earth... Paradis terrestre MERCI à Alex et Philip Le petit plus non écolo mais tellement bon, le jacuzzi sous la neige!"

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    Montvalezan, France

    Chalet Rosière is a boutique chalet and retreat center in a stunning location in the French Alps and offers luxury retreats that combine yoga and meditation with music, massage, snow sports, and hiking.

    Speaks English

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