The skiing in Grimentz is mainly between 1500m to almost 3000m although the vast majority of the 50km of pistes is above 2100m making it snow secure. The area has varied skiing from open pistes to forest runs and steep blacks to easy blues. There is a great snow park at 2500m in Grimentz and additionally one in Zinal. The lift system is modern with Gondolas, Cable cars, a funicular in St Luc and fast six man chairlifts. In all there are 220km of pistes, with 44 lifts in the Val d'Anniviers. In addition there are 35Km of cross country skiing trails, 120km of snowshoe trails, 110km of winter hiking trails, 15km of tobbogan runs, 4 snowparks and 11 mountain restaurants.
To get to the other resorts in the Val d'Anniviers from Grimentz there are free buses - a regular bus goes from Grimentz to Zinal and a slightly more irregular service to the other resorts. If you are a competent skier there is a fantastic long black run from Zinal back to Grimentz which starts steep and then meanders through the forest until you pop out a short walk from the main gondola station in Grimentz. The new cable car link under construction will link Zinal and Grimentz for the 2013/14 season.
There are lots of other winter activities in the area including:
The tennis court turns into an ourdoor ice rink during the winter season. Entry is free and
skates can be rented at the local sport shops.
There are 33km of signposted walks in Grimentz but over 110km in the valley
Snow shoe walking
There are over 120km of trails (guided and self-guided)
In Mayoux there is a frozen waterfall which is illuminated at night and can be climbed.
Paragliding in both Zinal and Grimentz or try "Woopy Jump" which is a flying delta wing that
is used on skis and on a specially prepared piste in Grimentz.
Over 15km of tobogganing trails. Toboggans can be bought or rented from the local
Cross Country Skiing
There are over 35km of cross country skiing pistes in the area.
Swimming and sauna
To help relax after a hard day outdoors you can relax in the indoor swimming pool and
sauna. Open everyday between 2pm and 7pm. There are plans to construct a Thermal
water Spa in the village.
Ski School info
~ 2 ski schools
Ecole Suisse de Ski
Ecole de Ski International
~ Family Friendly
~ Group and individual lessons
~ Snow creche for young children
Highest Lift 2874m
Lowest Piste 1600m
Max Vertical 1304m
70 Snow Cannons
35km of X Country Trails