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 - 24 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 18-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Upper slopes||240 cm|
|Piste state||Spring snow|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Spring conditions across the resort|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 27-Apr-2015)
Limited skiing remains on offer across Switzerland, although damp weather on Monday 27th April led to some fairly unpleasant skiing conditions. The rain that was falling is expected to fall as snow to increasingly lower levels (around 1,500m) during the night, and 30cm of powder may be possible. Further spells of snow are expected throughout the week, falling to under 2,000m for much of the time.
Skiing still remains on offer in the Engstligenalp area above Adelboden (0/70cm), although the pistes are beginning to become worn. Seven lifts were running at Engelberg (0/350cm) and five were running on the glacier at Les Diablerets (0/280cm), with 10cm of fresh snow reported here on Sunday.
The biggest open ski area in the country remains at Samnaun (10/180cm), which was able to run 38/45 lifts and had 186km of pistes open. With Ischgl’s closing concert fast approaching, it promises to be a great final week of the season for the Silvetta Arena ski area.
Zermatt (0/240cm) was also offering over 100km of ski pistes, served by 21 lifts. It is no longer possible to ski back to resort but the slopes above Schwarzsee remain in good condition as do the connections over the border to Cervinia.
All of our other featured Swiss resorts are now closed for the season.
European Weather Outlook
A return to winter is forecast for the Alps during Monday night as a strong cold front is expected to arrive and lower the snow level to around 1,500m. How quickly the freezing level drops will be key to the amount of skiable fresh snow, but current indications suggest 30cm is possible across the northern Alps. More snow is expected up until Friday, potentially as much as 30cm again, with a snow level remaining mostly below 2,000m. A return to mild, spring-like weather and a freezing level of 3,000m plus is expected for the weekend.
Scandinavia is predicted a changeable week, with some good spells of sunshine expected as well as some snow showers. Some of these may be heavy and Are could pick up as much as 10cm of fresh snow on Thursday.
A return to winter has also been felt across Scotland this week and is forecast to continue over the coming days. Expect some heavy snow showers and perhaps spells of more organised snow during the afternoons and evenings in particular.