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Whether for ski, snowboard, or telemark, the slopes of Grimentz are suitable for all levels. From beginner to free-rider, from small kids to expert skiers, the slopes of Grimentz are perfect for all ski lovers.

What's more, the same ski pass, at the same price, gives you access to 5 Val d’Anniviers resorts (Zinal, St-Luc-Chandolin and Vercorin), more than 220km of ski slopes! Between December and April, enjoy superb snow conditions and make use of the free shuttle service which links Grimentz to Zinal.

Skiing in Grimentz has always been a privilege: the ski slopes, which are north and east-facing and which reach an altitude of 3000m, together with the major investment in the lifts and maintenance of the pistes, ensure you have a ski terrain of the highest quality. The Grimentz-Bendolla ski area consists of 5 button lifts, 1 T-bar, 3 chair lifts (6, 4 and 2 seaters), 1 ten person gondola, and a snowgarden with a "magic carpet" lift for your kids. A total of 11 quality systems for your best comfort. 

Tobogganing runs
12km of thrills. Guaranteed fun in breathtaking winter scenery. A magnificent opportunity to enjoy the enthralling mountain countryside. If you wish to rent a toboggan, they are available from our sports shops.

  • Bendolla-Grimentz, 4km. Starting from Bendolla, at the top of the gondola, then downhill across the Avoin pastures and on down through the forest of Ilot Bosquet before reaching Grimentz.
  • Mirador-Grimentz, 2km. This circuit is a little more strenuous as it requires climbing the Moiry dam road on foot, but it's well worth it.
  • Grimentz -Les Bouesses - St-Jean, 6km. From Grimentz, 3,5km towards Vercorin then an exhilaratig descent to St-Jean. And to make life easy, there is a free shuttle bus from St-Jean to bring you back to Grimentz.

Winter walks
33km of well signed footpaths meandering through forests and alpine pastures. Breath in the invigorating mountain air while admiring the magnificent views of the 4000m summits. A unique opportunity to meet nature at its best…

  • Grimentz – Les Bouesses – St-Jean or Vercorin. The Roua footpath which links Grimentz to Vercorin is marked out in winter. A 3 hours and 40 minutes walk to Vercorin. For a shorter stroll (1:45), use the same itinerary up to St-Jean and return to Grimentz with the free shuttle bus. Follow the educational path “On the animals' trails” from Grimentz to St-Jean, (it is possible to return with the free shuttle bus).
  • Bendolla – Grands Plans : a short one hour walk starting at the top of the ski-lift all the way to the top of the new Grands Plans ski-lift. You can use the chair lift to go up or down. On this walk take the opportunity to stop at the Etable du Marais restaurant to savour some local produce.
  • Grimentz – Mottec (1:15) – Zinal (2:00) : enjoyable walk through the forest with a good view of the surrounding villages. Start at Ilot Bosquet and follow the forest track (you can return with the free shuttle bus).

Snowshoe Hiking Trails
Our snowshoe hiking trails offer you the chance to discover the wild and unspoilt nature of our region. Specially prepared to maximise your enjoyment, the hiking tails are groomed and secured. Of course, you can always head off the beaten track if you prefer. If you would like to enjoy a guided showshoe hike, we offer them every Thursday at dusk, or on request with one of our hiking guides.

Cross-country skiing trails
Our cross country trails are groomed and varied. Very well maintained and completely free of charge, our cross country trails are located on the edge of the village and at altitude. It's a tricky choice: the charm of the forest or high alpine panoramas - a choice of cross country trails prepared to the most exacting standards. What's more our free shuttle bus links you to Zinal, where there are 15km of groomed trails (payment required).

  • Bendolla : 2km circuit. Easy, sun drenched tour from the top of the gondola. Awe-inspiring panorama over the Val d’Anniviers.
  • Grimentz-Vercorin 12 km - well-known walk 
  • Bendolla – Grimentz (1:30)

Paragliding
Flying 100 metres above the ground, paragliding is sensational. Offer yourself the great thrill of paragliding over Grimentz and the Val d’Anniviers and benefit from a magnificent view over our region. Paragliding in the Val d’Anniviers: an unforgettable experience not to be missed!

 

Number of elevators

11

Drags

Chairs

Gondolas

7 3 1

Length of skiing trails (km)

50

Blue

Red

Black

15

20

15

The highest point (m)

2900



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