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 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 02-May-2015)
Mostly cloudy skies were in place over Switzerland on Thursday, although sadly these are expected to thicken over the weekend and lots of rain is forecast. The freezing level is expected to rise above 3,000m so rain is set to fall to all levels.
Limited skiing is on offer at Adelboden (0/70cm) and on the glacier at Les Diablerets (0/275cm). Four lifts were turning at the former and eight were running at the latter to access 9km and 22km of pistes respectively. Both are set to close this weekend, but Engelberg (0/350cm) is set to remain open well into May with seven lifts accessing a limited 20km of slopes.
For greater mileage head to Samnaun (10/180cm), where 186km of slopes remain open, including the runs back to resort. Zermatt (0/210cm) is another good option with 120km of pistes open, including the link across to Cervinia in Italy. Samnaun is closing after Sunday 3rd May, but Zermatt is set to remain open all summer.
All of our other featured Swiss resorts are now closed for the season.
European Weather Outlook
The weather in the Alps is set to take a significant turn for the worse over the coming days, as heavy rain sets in and the freezing level continually climbs upwards. Snow should initially fall on Friday to around 2,500m but will readily turn to rain up as high as 3,000m by Sunday and Monday. Current forecasts are calling for over 200mm of rain by early next week in places, so flooding may become an issue and certainly the snow conditions will deteriorate rapidly if this much rain falls.
Norway can expect great weather for its final weekend of skiing, however with cloudier skies forecast for Sweden, low light lenses might be appropriate than sunglasses.
Scotland is forecast a fantastic Bank Holiday weekend, with long sunny spells expected across the country. A few showers are possible to end the week, but come the weekend these are expected to be more scattered.