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 - 20 Nov 2014|
|Last snowed|| 17-Nov-2014|
|Fresh snow||35 cm|
|Lower slopes||5 cm|
|Upper slopes||57 cm|
|Runs to resort||Closed|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Resort open for weekend skiing|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 22-Nov-2014)
Many of the Swiss resorts teams have been reporting light snowfall with the occasional large drop over the past two weeks so many resorts are really starting to take shape. Thursday 20th November saw plenty of sunshine and nice fresh temperatures across Switzerland.
Winter is starting to make its mark as lots of resorts are opening for weekend skiing this coming weekend. Grimentz, Flims/Laax, St Moritz, Verbier, Wengen and Zinal are all planning on offering skiing this weekend.
There are also resorts currently open for their full season but only up on the glaciers as they wait for more snow cover on their resort runs.
Zermatt (10/160cm) is offering glacial skiing and had a total of 22 lifts in operation on Thursday to coincide with the excellent sunshine. The resort team are also reporting powdery conditions off the piste but do take care as you leave the glacier as there may be rocky patches with lighter cover.
There’s good news for those planning on skiing Switzerland this weekend as lots of sunshine is being forecast so don’t forget to take sunglasses to enjoy the bright weather.
European Weather Outlook
Europe had an excellent day for weather on Thursday 20th November with all of our featured resorts across the continent seeing mainly clear, sunny skies with the odd patch of thin cloud. There has been plenty of snow falling over the past week so conditions are looking fantastic on the higher resorts and glaciers.
If you are planning on a European skiing trip this weekend then you should be in luck as there is a lot of sunshine forecast for Saturday and parts of Sunday. On the whole it is generally quite cold as mid mountain temperatures are averaging a few degrees above freezing.