The high Altitude village of Grimentz is situated in Canton Valais, the sunniest canton in Switzerland, only 2 hours from Geneva airport and 35 minutes from Sion Airport.
Set at 1570m, this traditional 15th century village, with its narrow streets and traffic free village centre, is stunningly picturesque year round especially in summer when decorated by colourful geraniums famously associated with the area. A real "Chocolate Box" feel, with a spectacular alpine backdrop.
This unspoilt mountain villages together with a modern lift system and sympathetic and controlled development around the ancient village centre, is the perfect place as an Alpine base for both Winmter and Summer holidays.
In addition to the piste skiing, the area is famous for its fabulous off piste skiing and its mountain touring. From the pistes of Grimentz there is a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Imperial Crown - five 4000m peaks - Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Dent-Blanche and the Matterhorn.
Grimentz and the other villages in Val d´Anniviers have focused on creating a friendly and safe enviornment attracting families and those who appreciate the fantactic setting and outdoor activities on offer. There is no major chains or tour operators in the village with the accommodation being available through independent providers.
The facilities in the village have been developed in response to the growing number of visitors from all over Europe. These include:
Six hotels each with restaurants and bars;
Après Ski Bar (Chez Florioz) at the bottom of the Bendolla piste;
Indoor swimming pool, tennis, mini golf, ice rink, football area;
Two supermarkets, two bakeries and a meat/fish shop;
Three sports shops with rental services for skis, snowboards and mountain bikes;
Many other services including garage, post office, hairdresser, physio, wellness/ beauty centre and gift shops.
There are also plans for a Thermal Spring Water Spa Centre. The new Cable Car connecting Grimentz with nearby Zinal opened in December 2013.
Grimentz is a GREAT base for your winter and summer holidays.
4 Season village
Sunny and warm summers
"I couldn't help but fall in love with this charming old village, but it was the skiing that knocked me out..." review from Igluski
"Ski property in Switzerland's secret resort" The Sunday Telegraph
"Underground Classic - Outstanding intermediate terrain in a picture perfect setting.. " Skiing Europe, Footprint
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