Altitude 1'570 m - 2'870 m
Grimentz is a ski resort of the valais Alps, located in the Val d'anniviers, at 1570 m altitude. Picturesque Village and flowers (in summer period), in preserved heritage, she is also a wonderful site which make it a popular place both for winter sports lovers as hikers. In the spring, geraniums (over 30 different species!) which parent of red on the balconies of houses pluricentenaires give the village a touch of humour, contrasting with the majestic white cloak that clothes the surrounding mountains.
The ski area of Grimentz extends over 20 hectares, from the Beaks of Bosson up to 2900 m altitude. From the heights, a splendid panoramic view of the Val d'anniviers and the Rhone valley awaits you. The ski area consists of 42 km of ski runs, 13 km of blue slopes, 17 km of red runs and 13 km of black runs. In addition, a same lift pass gives you access to all of the ski resorts of the Val d'anniviers (Zinal, St-Luc/Chandolin, Vercorin), which is more than 220 km of slopes. Since January 2014, a cable car directly linking Grimentz to the station Zinal. 3 km Long, it is the third longest cable-car in Switzerland!
Three toboggan runs are waiting for you to other beautiful sensations : that of Bendolla-Grimentz (4 km), Mirador-Grimentz (2 km) and that of Grimentz-Bouesses-St-Jean (6 km). You can also enjoy 14 km of cross-country ski trails and over 100 km of hiking routes marked hiking (6 paths of distances and difficulties with variables). You will find five snowshoe trails at the start of Grimentz, which is 19 km of tracks in all! A natural ice rink, a bobsleigh track, a funpark for snowboarders, and an ice waterfall complete the offer in winter. What good fill your days!
Grimentz is a beautiful village worthy of interest; if you stay there during your winter vacation, take the time to discover it by walking the streets of the Old Village and visiting the Maison Bourgeoisiale the Sixteenth century. The tour ends with a tour of the cellars and a tasting of the famous wine of the Glaciers, a nectar typically local! If you are in Grimentz in December, don't miss the winter wonderland which is held in mid-December in the Old Village, with the Christmas market, concerts and entertainment for young and old. At the end of January, a sporting event, attracts crowds on the tracks of the station: the GiantXTour. Schoolchildren and apprentices come from all over Switzerland compete during an impressive ski racing and snowboarding.
The offer of accommodation in Grimentz is very varied : several hotels, two cottages, a bed&breakfast, rental apartments or cottages, housing offers group, two rustic cabins at altitude, for the more brave... whatever your needs, the number of persons that accompany you and your requirements in terms of comfort, you will find your happiness in the village of Grimentz!