Chalet No. 14
The owner has teamed up with Verbier's leading architect and one of London's most respected and acclaimed interior designers. The result promises to be one of stylish, yet understated, alpine chic. A mix of traditional timber and stone, complimented by the highest quality fixtures and fittings, with all furniture custom made in London.
Sleeping up to 28 in thirteen elegant bedrooms, No.14 can be taken on an exclusive use basis, but is also available for individual room bookings during most weeks of the season. Unlike many of Verbier's hotels and chalets, No.14 is also available for weekend stays as well as offering highly discounted reverse weekends (Sunday to Thursday).
One of the highlights will be the spa which has a 10m pool, steam room, cold plunge pool and large Jacuzzi, all in the coolest grey stone. In addition there are treatment rooms for every kind of massage and beauty therapy.
Outside, an expansive decked terrace is the perfect place to admire the stunning views of the Grand and Petit Combin, either from one of the comfy sun loungers or from the warmth of the large cedar hot tub - glass of vintage champagne in hand!
For those who like their movies, No.14 boasts a home cinema with an oversized U shaped sofa. This room also has the latest games consoles and a selection of children's toys and games.
All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished and each has a stylish bathroom, kitted out with Dornbracht fittings and various different types of Italian stone.
The master bedroom No.14 (there is no room 13!) is exceptional. Located on the top floor and open to the eaves, the views from either the free standing bath or the cedar hot tub on the balcony are sensational.
Amongst the other bedrooms are two further suites, family rooms with interconnecting doors and a double bunk room which is ideal for families with 3 or 4 children.
9 x Twin/super-king size bedrooms with en suite bathroom
2 x Twin/super-king size suites with en suite bathroom
1 x Master bedroom suite with en suite bathroom and cedar hot tub
1 x Double bunk room with en suite bathroom
Verbier Resort Info
Verbier is credited as being one of the best resorts for advanced skiers, off-piste and après ski. This is not without due reason, as Verbier's breathtaking scenery invites ski holiday makers to enjoy unlimited off-piste and great black runs. There is also a small snowpark with access to bigger and better ones in nearby resorts. Access to 400km of varied pistes, excellent sun and snow records and some year round skiing on the Mont Fort glacier also means that Verbier appeals to most levels of skier. The disadvantages to skiing Verbier are that skiing lower down can be poor due to the sun, and that there can be long queues for the lifts.
Verbier ski resort
Verbier ski resort offers an excellent variety of restaurants, very lively nightlife and plenty of off-snow activities. However, prices are a bit of a shocker, even for Switzerland.
More Verbier resort information
Verbier Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 06 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||90 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 06-Dec-2013)
Many Swiss resorts are already open for skiing and snowboarding with excellent riding on packed snow cover under sunny skies this week. The temperature had dropped by the end of this week, providing firmly packed snow on the groomed runs, and the temperature is forecast to remain low over the weekend before climbing again next week. The greatest snow depth in Switzerland is reported on the higher slopes at Saas Fee (25/275cm), where there is more than 2.5 metres of snow on the slopes.
There is further good news for fans of skiing in Switzerland as more resorts will open this weekend.
Crans Montana (10/50cm) will open for snowsports on Friday 6th December.
Champery (10/50CM), on the Swiss side of the Portes du Soleil ski area, Nendaz (10/90cm) and Lenk (15/50cm) will open for the season this Saturday 7th December.
The Jungfrau area, including Grindelwald (25/71cm), Murren (25/65cm) and Wengen (20/60cm), will be open for weekend skiing 7/8th December.
Les Mosses (10/20cm) is already open for snowsports although with only one piste available. Leysin (10/20cm) will open for snowsports this weekend, on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December.
European Weather Outlook
The weather over the weekend and into next weekend is forecast to remain sunny for the majority of European skiing destinations. The good news is that mid-mountain temperatures should remain around freezing over the weekend, although it is set to get mild again next week.
Strong winds have affected the Scottish resorts this week, with some damage reported at Nevis Range. Some fresh snow could land over the weekend.
Fresh snow has already been reported in Norway and Sweden too, and more snow could land over the weekend.