The Chalet

The first stone of the McKinley Chalet was laid during the beginning of the fifties, close to the historical road between France and Italy throught the "Petit Saint Bernard" pass. This pass is closed in winter because of the snow, and the road is not practicable beyond The McKinley. At that time, snowy mountains were unfriendly areas were life was tough with almost no human activity. The building of this chalet was a visionnary move which marked the start of La Rosiere ski resort, in the context of the French Alps development for the winter sport activity.
A little more about the road: it was used by the romans and Hannibals' troops on their way to Rome, and some romans ruins can still be seen (in summer) at the pass.

The Mc Kinley, re-built on the same old chalet basement, has an outstanding location with a south orientation overlooking the valley of La Tarentaise, and facing the ski resorts of Tignes Val d'Isère, Les Arcs, La Plagne and Les 3 valéées.
From the begining, Le McKinley has been literally embedded at the heart of the skiing area, with slopes arrivals and chairlift departure within 30 metres.


The village of the resort appeared later, some 200 meters down the road. Shops and services are located in the village. Beyond the McKinley, in winter, the road doesn't exist anymore as it is turned into a trail for skiers.


Outstanding view, open and quiet surroundings, sunbath on the terrace around ... Ski lovers as well as non skiers who wants to enjoy Mountains differently, we hope all will enjoy a relaxing stay in le McKinley.