Grimentz/St-Jean (1,572 m), the pristine white peaks offer you 50km of perfectly prepared ski slopes beneath the blue sky and sunshine... and with the same ski pass, access to all the ski resorts in the Val d' Anniviers (Zinal, St-Luc/Chandolin, Vercorin), covering more than 220km.
A classic Swiss resort in the hidden away Anniviers valley offering sheltered slopes and chocolate box chalets as well as some comfortable hotel accommodation. Linked with the neighbouring Zinal, the ski area is extensive and snow conditions are traditionally very reliable.
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Grimentz/St-Jean also possesses all the necessary infrastructure to make your stay an exciting and unforgettable one. Judge for yourself: Via Ferrata, 100km of hiking paths, 100km of mountain bike trails, tennis, minigolf, swimming pool, games area, natural ice rink, climbing wall, snow garden, the list goes on...
It is possible to ski from Zinal back to Grimentz via a beautiful off piste route, a mixture of open bowls and wide off piste tracks through the woods.
Zinal the resort at the head of the valley can be accessed by car or local ski bus service in around 10 minutes by road from Grimentz. For people who enjoy off piste skiing, this excursion is a must. As of 2014, the new lift from Grimentz to Zinal opened making this even more accessible to those without a car.
Restaurants and bars
The after ski in Grimentz, is not crazy, but is certainly good fun. There are a selection of bars and restaurants available.
- Chez Florio - snow bar, at the bottom of the slopes
- Pub Domino - video, darts
- Le Country Pub - concerts, events
- Disco Shadock -darts, bar games
For restaurants there are the following options:
- Hotel Moiry – wood fired raclette
- Restaurant du Marais – cheese specialities, landscapes on the ski pistes
- La Gougra – different kind of fondue
The Val d'Anniviers
The Val d’Anniviers is a paradise for downhill skiing. In this region there are actually four ski areas based around five quiet, unspoiled very traditional villages set amongst beautiful mountain landscape, some of the finest in Switzerland.
The name Anniviers is derived from the Latin "ad nives" meaning in the snow. The sight of the eternal snow of the Valaisan Alps, contrasted against the vines in the Rhône Valley, leaves a lasting impression on all who see it.
In winter this valley offers something for everyone from the fantastic piste skiing of St Luc / Chandolin, to the wonderful piste skiing and off piste freeride skiing of Grimentz and Zinal.
This video gives you a quick insight into the area.
Zuba Ski has chosen to offer its clients a wide range of truly traditional accommodation in four of the best located villages in the Val D’Anniviers. All four ski areas are accessible on the same ski pass and all four offer excellent varied piste skiing, with Grimentz and Zinal also offering a fine range of off piste possibilities. All of the villages are connected by local bus service.
Skiing in the Val D’Anniviers from 1,350m – 3,026m offers 220km of piste skiing on one lift pass accessed by 44 lifts, along with the convenience of 11 mountain restaurants. Winter attractions include three snowparks, a freeride area and off-piste ski routes as well as opportunities for avalanche training, tobogganing, snow shoe trekking and ice skating.
Key highlights of this region in the heart of Valais are the ‘Imperial crown’ - five 4,000m mountains (among them the 4,505m Weisshorn), picturesque, old traditional villages, the St. Luc Astronomical Observatory perched high in the mountains, close to the stars, the astonishing Zinal Glacier grotto, Finges’ nature reserve where the wild Rhone flows...
Sierre-Anniviers is a holiday region, with family friendly resorts and ski areas, marked walking paths and a whole range of nature and leisure activities.
This region, which is famous for its natural beauty, is also well known for its friendly atmosphere and its wine.
The Giant X Tour freeride skiing
The Giant X Tour came to Grimentz in January and wow what a show!
See the video and then give us a call to make sure you and your family enjoy some of the fun that is to be had in Grimentz and the wider Val d'Anniviers.