Chalet Hotel Rosalp
It is equally close to the ‘Rond Point’at the centre of Verbier’s exciting range ofshops, cafés, bars and restaurants.
From the moment you step into its marble entrance hall and reception area, the Rosalp wraps you in its welcoming arms.
The well appointed bedrooms are split over two separately accessed wings of the building, one of which has a lift. The rooms are furnished in anattractively eclectic mixture of styles, and most areperfectly spacious enough to take an extra put-upbed if required. All have a flat-screen TV, mosthave a balcony or terrace, and all have stylishlyfitted bathrooms en suite.
The communal areas are equally attractive and welcoming, with old, polished wood panellinggiving a warm glow to the lovely dining-room andadjacent lounge. The lounge in turn connectsthrough to the hotel’s own residents’ bar – theideal spot for an après-ski drink by the log fire, ora fun evening with friends old and new.
As a slight variation to normal Chalet Hotel operation, meals here are prepared by the chef and team of the independently run à la carte‘Restaurant La Pinte’, which occupies part of the ground floor of the building.
The Rosalp’s sauna, steam-room and spa-bath complete the facilities for a thoroughly enjoyable stay with us here in Verbier!
Ski Area Access
The two Médran gondolas are the main accessroute up to Les Ruinettes and the heart ofVerbier’s huge ski area. From here, more lifts headon to la Chaux and Mont Gelé at over 3,000m,and the famously scenic cable-car ride to MontFort. Further piste and lift connections take you onto the Haute-Nendaz and Veysonnaz areas, and ifyou want to ski the Savoleyres / La Tzoumaz area,the ski-bus to the Savoleyres cable-car stopsclose to the Rosalp.
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 - 18 Dec 2014|
|Last snowed|| 18-Dec-2014|
|Fresh snow||16 cm|
|Lower slopes||2 cm|
|Upper slopes||37 cm|
|Runs to resort||Heavy|
|Off piste snow||Fresh|
|Comments||Fresh snow on upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 18-Dec-2014)
It was a very mixed picture on Thursday 18th in the Swiss Alps. Up to 30cm of fresh snow fell on Wednesday and overnight, but warm temperatures brought rain up to 2,500m for most resorts during Thursday. At altitude some good amounts of new snow will have accumulated, but lower down much of yesterday’s fall will be washed away.
The greatest amount of snow fell in the Bernese Oberland, at resorts such as Gstaad (0/65cm), Wengen (0/25cm) and Crans-Montana (5/40cm). However due to Thursday’s rain, only very limited skiing was available at these resorts and heavy piste conditions were prevalent below 2,500m.
The best skiing during the week has been at altitude, with the pick of the conditions at Zermatt (5/95cm) and Saas-Fee (25/190cm) up at altitude. New snow should improve the piste conditions for the weekend, but resort runs may become icy once the forecast cooler weather arrives on Saturday.
After a warm and mostly sunny Friday, Saturday should bring much colder weather and the potential for some light snowfall, especially in the north of Switzerland.
European Weather Outlook
The weather across Europe is set to be predominantly sunny as we move into next week. Some clouds could deliver fresh snow at the start of the weekend but this will mostly be in Andorra, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. This will not be enough to dramatically enhance the overall riding conditions but fresh snow is still a nice thing to receive. Next week will then be predominantly sunny with the freezing level rising to over 3,000m for Tuesday 23rd December before plummeting again to around 1,000m for Christmas. There is good news for Christmas too as further fresh snowfall is forecast on Christmas Day or Boxing Day at most European resorts.
Norway and Sweden are forecast a different week to most of Europe though, with fresh snow predicted on most days. The Swedish resort of Salen may be the exception here though as less snow may land at this resort.
The Scottish resorts should see a similarly cloudy week to the Scandinavian resorts although rain may result at times and strong winds are expected, which could affect lift operations. Fresh snowfall is forecast at times though, and Christmas visitors could be in for a great time with snow on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.