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 - 28 Nov 2014|
|Last snowed|| 17-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||35 cm|
|Upper slopes||60 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Resort open for weekend skiing|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 28-Nov-2014)
The unseasonably mild weather continued this week across Switzerland and was accompanied for most by warm sunshine and scattered clouds.
As a result of the climate, several resorts have had to postpone their opening dates and will not open this weekend. These include Adelboden, Arosa and Lenzerheide. In addition, the slopes above Wengen (0/25cm) will not open this weekend and Verbier (0/60cm) will be offering more limited terrain than last weekend.
On Thursday 27th, skiing was limited to the high-altitude glacier resorts. Zermatt (5/155cm) had 110km of open pistes and Saas-Fee (14/230cm) was reporting 10 open pistes. Riding was also available on the glacier at Gstaad (0/100cm), although no resort runs are open.
Samnaun (0/100cm) did however open for the season on Thursday, with three of the links to Ischgl prepared and open.
Unfortunately the mild weather is forecast to continue throughout the weekend, so pre-season snowmaking is likely to remain on hold.
European Weather Outlook
Europe on the whole had quite a cloudy day on Thursday 27th November with Austria enjoying the most sunshine with less cloudy spells. Italy and Switzerland were both quite cloudy and there were reports of light rain fall in Italy. France was particularly cloudy too but there were reports of sunny intervals being seen. The weekend is expected to be a mixture of sunshine and cloud across all of our featured countries but thicker clouds are predicted to move in by Sunday, which could bring fresh snow.
There is currently a warm climate sweeping across Europe at the moment and it is causing a few problems for many resorts that are planning to open this coming weekend. Resorts in Austria, Germany, France, Italy and Switzerland who are scheduled to open this weekend will almost certainly be delayed as their snow preparations are being hindered by the high temperatures. There is a potential for fresh snow this weekend as mentioned earlier so hopefully that will occur and assist the resorts who are planning on opening soon.