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 - 27 Mar 2015|
|Last snowed|| 26-Mar-2015|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Upper slopes||215 cm|
|Runs to resort||Packed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Good skiing/boarding throughout the area|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 27-Mar-2015)
Thick clouds covered much of the Swiss Alps on Thursday 26th March, bringing snowfall to most of our featured resorts. The best conditions are up high as the temperatures of late have been relatively mild, resulting in some heavier conditions on the lower slopes.
Zermatt (5/270cm) and Saas Fee (70/340cm) have seen the heaviest snowfall this week, with the former reporting 30cm and the latter 40cm on Thursday morning. Some excellent powder conditions have been reported at both resorts, but sadly many of the lifts at Saas Fee were closed on Thursday – but are expected to open in time for the weekend.
Elsewhere, the snowfall was lighter and much of the precipitation fell as rain/sleet on the lower slopes. Verbier (1/215cm) caught 5cm of fresh snow to go with 40cm of snow in the past seven days. The leader in resort reported some great powder up high and on the itinerary slopes such as Tortin, Mont Gele and Mont Fort.
Some of the lower resorts have suffered in the recent spell of weather as all but the very highest slopes saw rainfall. Les Mosses (10/20cm) and Anzere (0/90cm) are examples of this, with some bare patches reported on the lower slopes.
Colder air is set to spread in during Friday, dropping the freezing level to below resort level and bringing some further light snowfall. Some sunny spells are possible later on Friday and into Saturday, before heavier snow returns on Sunday and Monday, with 20-50cm forecast for much of the country.
European Weather Outlook
The Alps are currently in a very unsettled spell of weather, with rain, snow and sun all being seen in the past few days. This is expected to continue over the weekend, with the best chance of brightness in the eastern and southern Alps on Saturday. More snow is expected for the northern Alps on Sunday/Monday, with between 20 and 50cm forecast across a wide area and possibly more in some favoured spots in Austria. Watch out as the freezing level is set to rise to between 1500-2000m, so rain may fall lower down.
Mostly sunny and settled weather is forecast for the Pyrenees, with some prolonged spells of warm sunshine expected over the weekend. Temperatures are set to rise slightly above freezing at mid-mountain level, but will rise further next week – potentially hitting double digits on Tuesday.
Unsettled weather is forecast for Bulgaria, with snow expected on the upper slopes of all featured resorts. Some big totals of more than 50cm can be expected, but sadly lower down rain is likely to fall.
Following a sunny Friday, more snow is forecast for Scandinavia over the weekend, potentially bringing a further 10-20cm to go with Thursday’s snowfall. Western Norway in particular is looking very snowy next week.
Snow is also in the forecast for Scotland, with snowfall likely every day heading into next week. The heaviest falls are set for the west coast but the east will not miss out either, hopefully bringing enough snow to reopen Glenshee and The Lecht.