Altitude 1'663 m - 2'876 m
Zinal is a village in the valais located in the heart of the Val d'Anniviers, 1’670 m altitude, at the foot of the highest summits of the majestic Imperial Crown. This privileged location and spectacular scenery offered by the high peaks such as the Dent Blanche, Weisshorn (4’506 m, which is the 4th highest summit in Europe), Matterhorn, Zinalrothorn and Obergabelhorn make it a popular destination for hikers and lovers of high mountains. The seasoned skiers and families appreciate his offer winter and diversified, and the quality of life and services of this lively resort., which has been awarded the "Families Welcome" label by the Swiss Tourism Federation.
The ski area of Zinal-Sorrebois extends on a magnificent site dominated by the Imperial Crown of the Alps, between 1’670 and 2’895 m altitude. It offers 70 km of slopes of alpine skiing (14% of blue runs, 57% of red runs and 29% of black slopes). Since the beginning of the year 2014, the resorts of Zinal and Grimentz are connected by a cable car 3 km long, is the third-longest cable car in Switzerland ! A snow garden has been specially designed for children, with a carpet Minigliss to learn to ski safely. Instructors of the Swiss Ski and Snowboard instructors offer courses for all levels. When the followers of the off-tracks, they are far from being forgotten : they have the freeride area of the " Guards Bordon ", the first domain freeride official of Switzerland ! When the lovers of cross-country skiing, they will be able to walk the 19.5 km of tracks available in the ski area of Zinal-Sorebois.
The site of Zinal offers many opportunities for winter hiking. The area offers two snowshoeing trails tagged : Zinal-The Dishes of the ea (4.8 km) and Sorrebois-Marmot (2,0 km). But Zinal is also a descent into a giant zip line above the Navizence to offer beautiful thrill, a natural ice rink, open every day, next to the multipurpose room in the village, a public swimming pool with courses of swimming, wake-water, water aerobics and wellness center. You also have a small luge track 200 m, at the start of cross-country skiing tracks, finally you can learn to climb waterfall ice or paragliding (tandem flights).
Zinal is a pleasant village, which has adopted a policy of restricted circulation : in its center, the maximum permitted speed is 20 km/h. Zinal has several restaurants, from the creperie or the café at the hostel more typical offering local specialities. You will also find two bars and a concert hall. The accommodation offer is very diversified : several hotels, two holiday cottages, apartments and cottages for rent, holiday villas, accommodation, group rentals, cabins for altitude... Choose the one that best suits your needs, your budget and your requirements in terms of comfort!