SKI AREA

SKI AREA

SKI AREA

The slopes of Grimentz and the Val d'Anniviers are typically uncrowded, and benefit from an excellent snow record.  Well known among serious powder hounds for it's extensive off-piste terrain, the skiing in Grimentz lies mainly between 1340m and 3000m, with most of it being above 2100m.  Such is the quality and reputation of the slopes that many national ski teams often choose Grimentz-Zinal as their training base early in the race season.

The area has a great variety of skiing - from open pistes to forest runs and steep blacks to easy blues and dedicated nursery areas for children and novices.  There is a great snow park at 2500m in Grimentz and another in Zinal.  In all there are 220km of piste in the area, with 45 lifts across Grimentz, Zinal, St Luc/Chandolin and Vercorin.  Grimentz is linked to Zinal by a recently constructed cable car and to get to the other resorts in the Val d'Anniviers there is a free bus service.

If you are a competent skier then there is a fantastic long black run from Zinal back to Grimentz which starts steep and then meanders through the forest until you emerge just a short walk from the base station in Grimentz.

In addition, Grimentz and the Val d'Anniviers area offers:

45 ski lifts 35km of cross country skiing trails  120km of snowshoe trails  110km of winter hiking trails 15km of toboggan runs 4 snowparks Free-ride zone • Avalanche training centre • Ski touring Heli-skiing Ice climbing in nearby Mayoux Paragliding in both Zinal & Grimentz 11 mountain restaurants On mountain nursery & crèche 2 ski schools • 5 natural & 1 artificial ice skating rinks.