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 - 09 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 30-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||20 cm|
|Upper slopes||90 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Very good piste conditions, best at top|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 09-Dec-2013)
A number of Swiss resorts opened over the weekend, either for weekend riding or daily for skiing and snowboarding. This has increased the spread of resorts open for skiing in Switzerland although the conditions are overall similar; the snow cover is very good due to the excellent early season snowfall although it has been sunny over the last week and areas of high traffic are becoming polished. Expect good skiing on firmly packed runs, with the best conditions available on the upper slopes.
Saas Fee (25/275cm) reports the deepest snow base in Switzerland on their upper slopes, although Andermatt (37/200cm) and the Gstaad area (5/240cm) report over two metres of snow high up, while Zermatt (40/190cm) is not that far off two metres.
The skies are forecast to remain bright and sunny all week across Switzerland, with mid-mountain temperatures remaining around freezing.
European Weather Outlook
The sunny weather looks set to continue in Europe with France, Switzerland and Austria all expecting clear skies and dry days throughout next week. Temperatures could also rise to above 5C in some places.
While very little snow is expected to fall anywhere in Europe this week Bulgaria could receive light snow during the middle of the week in preparation for opening day at Bansko next weekend. There is also some much-needed light snow forecast for Oppdal in Norway.