Grimentz - Zinal
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Grimentz-Zinal is a picturesque ski resort located in the Swiss Alps.
Nestled in the Val d'Anniviers , its the largest connected area in the valley. Grimentz and Zinal are two separate villages that form the resort, with narrow cobblestone streets and wooden chalets.
The ski area of Grimentz-Zinal leans towards more advanced skiing.
Introducing absolute beginners is fine, base yourself with easy access to Jardin des Neiges for first timers on the Bendolla sector. The Grands Plans and Tsarva lifts give access to a handful of blues to progress onto, but outside of that the slopes tend to be challenging.
Whilst the on piste is relatively small - There are off-piste free ride areas for more adventurous skiers seeking powder snow and challenging terrain. There's also good touring routes.
The usual added extras - Boarder cross, snowpark, speed checks exist. To connect the ski area, there is a lengthy cable car that connects Grimentz to the Zinal area from2013, providing convenient access for visitors staying in either village, or a long black run from the Zinal side.
The cable car ride itself offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Skiers also have the option to take a ski bus that connects the two villages and other nearby resorts.
When it comes to après-ski, Grimentz and Zinal offer a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Visitors can enjoy a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars, where they can unwind and socialize after a day on the slopes. The resorts prioritize a more laid-back après-ski scene, focusing on quality food and drinks rather than a lively party atmosphere.
Grimentz-Zinal is particularly suitable for those seeking an authentic alpine experience. Despite their small size, they cover off all the standard ski area offerings; Snowshoe routes, nordic ski tracks, paragliding and tabbogan runs.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
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Train + Bus Option
Geneva to Sierre (2 hrs)
From Sierre, choose your resort. all change in Vissoie (33min) - 451 Bus
Bus to Grimentz (25min) 452
Bus to Zinal (25min) 453
Bus to St. Luc (15min) 454
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