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 - 05 Mar 2015|
|Last snowed|| 05-Mar-2015|
|Fresh snow||15 cm|
|Lower slopes||60 cm|
|Upper slopes||235 cm|
|Runs to resort||Powder|
|Off piste snow||Powder|
|Comments||Loads of new snow. Fantastic skiing|
Snow Overview - Switzerland (snow news updated 05-Mar-2015)
Following the brief mild blip on Sunday, new snow has brought a return to some excellent powder conditions across Switzerland. The last of the snow was clearing through on Thursday morning, leaving behind sunny skies but also some very high winds, touching 100mph at altitude in the south of the country.
Zermatt (30/270cm) was one of the resorts worst affected by the high winds, resulting in only 19 of the 54 lifts being able to run on Thursday 5th March. Saas Fee (90/310cm), St Moritz (65/154cm) and Flims/Laax (40/330cm) also suffered from high winds, with lift closures reported in the upper ski areas. Once the winds subside as is forecast, some great skiing will be on offer at these resorts.
Lower winds and clearing skies resulted in some great skiing in the north of the country following loads of new snow. Davos (65/200cm) and Klosters (65/200cm) both have seen lots of powder and Ski Club Leader’s in both resorts have reported some fantastic off piste conditions.
Similar reports have been coming out of the Bernese Oberland, particularly at Adelboden (58/130cm) following 27cm of new snow on Thursday and across the Jungfrau Region. Grindelwald (20/210cm) was the country’s snowiest spot, picking up 45cm of powder, with Murren (90/230cm) not far behind with 36cm of new snow.
Sunny skies are forecast to take charge over the weekend so some amazing skiing should be on offer across the country, especially as the winds drop. The sun is expected to continue through the start of next week, with temperatures rising to a touch above freezing at mid-mountain level.
European Weather Outlook
A settled spell of weather is finally set to arrive in the Alps, bringing sunny skies, light winds and hopefully some great skiing weather. Temperatures are set to rise over the weekend, with freezing levels nudging above 2,000m. Therefore expect some softening of the lower and south facing slopes, but not too much snowmelt. It is certainly setting up to be a fantastic weekend.
Bright sunshine is also expected for the Pyrenees, making a welcome change following the huge snowfalls during February. The freezing level is set to rise to 2,500m so again expect some spring-like conditions on the lower and south facing slopes.
Very heavy snow is forecast for Bulgaria, with possibly as much as a metre landing on the upper slopes. Some rain may fall on the lowest slopes on Friday, but with the freezing level dropping to 500m by Saturday, snow will again fall at all levels. The weather is then expected to clear on Monday – hopefully leading to a sunny week in which to enjoy the powder.
Fairly mixed weather is expected over the weekend in Scandinavia, with the possibility of sunny breaks but also some rain/snow showers for all our featured resorts. More settled and bright weather is expected for the new week, particularly in Norway.
The rollercoaster that is the Scottish weather is set to continue this weekend. Mild conditions are forecast to move in, raising freezing levels before they drop back down again on Sunday. Some new snow is expected, but this is likely to be limited to the upper slopes and it is possible on Saturday that rain will fall at all levels. High winds are also set to be an issue.