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Luxury Holiday Apartment

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Luxury Holiday Apartment

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Winter

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:

 

Ice Skating

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.

 

Winter Hiking

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)

 

Ice Climbing

In Mayoux there is a frozen waterfall which is illuminated at  night and can be climbed.

 

Paragliding/Woody Jump

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.

 

Tobogganing

Over 15km of tobogganing trails. Toboggans can be bought or rented from the local

sports shops.

 

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.

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Current conditions - click below

Ski Facts

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

6 pistes

 

10 pistes

10 pistes

lift key

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Highest Lift     2874m

Lowest Piste  1600m

Max Vertical    1304m

 

70 Snow Cannons

 

35km of X Country Trails

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