Rated #1 Ski Resort in The Alps For Families By National Geographic.
Welcome to the enchanting village of Grimentz, Valais. Upon arriving in Grimentz you can almost feel the clocks turn back as you begin to explore this traditional Swiss village. Prepare yourself to experience an area overflowing with rich a history and heritage of true Alpine living. From the architecture to surrounding mountains, you are never far from the unique cultural story that defines Grimentz.
The encompassing mountains surrounding Grimentz are not only a stunning backdrop to this charming village, but serve as host for some incredible snow sporting activities. With over 120km of pistes accessible by cable car you are spoilt for choice on the slopes. Whether you are a beginner, or at an advanced level of skiing or snowboarding, the mountains of Grimentz will not disappoint.
Welcome to Grimentz
The largest village in the Val d’Anniviers, Grimentz has something to offer for all ages and interests. The Alps are most commonly associated with their skiing scene, however Grimentz is unique in it’s very traditional nature. Take a walk through the village to admire the spectacular architecture at every turn. Charming restaurants and bars are dotted throughout Grimentz waiting to be discovered on your journey back in time through this Alpine village. Serving local delicacies, including traditional Swiss foods and wines.
Grimentz has something to offer year-round to all the family, whether you are on a journey of relaxation or thrilling and adrenaline fuelled stay.
Skiing In Grimentz
Val d’Anniviers Ski Resort
Grimentz is situated in the Val d’Anniviers ski resort, being the largest and most popular ski destination in this area. Modern ski lifts including the Grimentz – Zinal cable car provide access to over 120km of skiable routes, including both and and off piste runs.
Skiing and snowboarding in Grimentz is ideal for all levels of experience, whether it is your first time on the slopes or you’re a skiing veteran, the slopes surrounding Grimentz will be able to provide a challenging but enjoyable ski or snowboarding experience. Skiing in Grimentz will take you up to altitudes as high as 3000m with a total of twelve ski lifts to transport you over the surrounding mountains.
With cable car access to such high altitude skiing routes, Grimentz offers year-round skiing opportunities. This, coupled with the stunning scenery you will come across while skiing in the area, makes Grimentz the perfect destination for all ski and snowboard fanatics.
Rich in Tradition & Culture
Grimentz is a beautiful combination of both sports and culture, it has plenty to offer both on and off the slopes. The rich Swiss culture which is so prominent in Grimentz is what sets it apart from other Alpine areas. On arrival in Grimentz you cannot help yourself gazing in awe at the stunning and traditional Swiss architecture that surrounds you.
It isn’t just the village itself which is oozing culture. When taking a hiking in the surrounding mountains you are sure to come across buildings and structures which appear to be frozen in time, telling a story of how the settlements first formed hundreds of years ago.
Mountain biking is a popular sport in the area surrounding Grimentz, with over 300km of trails and hiking routes to discover in the summer months. All of which taking you to evermore stunning locations.
Discover Swiss Culture in Grimentz
Grimentz offers the perfect location to enjoy a totally relaxing holiday experience. A stay in Grimentz gives you a chance to unwind and enjoy things at your own pace, if snow sports is you interest just take a short walk of only 150 metres to the ski lifts. Or for something at a slower pace is what you enjoy just take a stroll into Grimentz village and the surrounding area.
In this charming village you will be greeted by various restaurants, bars, and shops, all of which have something different to offer. Why not try some of the locally produced food and drink, including Swiss delicacies. A short walk through the village or Grimentz is a journey of discovery and feels as though you have gone back in time.
Grimentz also see’s local festivals including the Ski Grimentz Festival which takes place on the slopes around Grimentz, and the Festival Val d’Anniviers.
Seasons in Grimentz
A Year-Round Holiday Destination
As with most of the Valais region, Grimentz see’s over 300 days of sunshine each year. This makes it the a wonderful destination in both summer and winter, with skiing and snowboarding available in all seasons. The unique landscape surrounding Grimentz allows for very high level skiing, up to 300m in altitude where you are sure to see snow all year.
The warmer months in this area cause the snow to melt at lower levels, revealing hundreds of kilometres of mountain biking and hiking trails to discover. The warmer weather also brings a burst of life to the meadows surrounding the village. Expect to see an abundance of flowers and wildlife as you take a leisurely walk in this picture-perfect destination.
Summer temperatures in Grimentz are usually in the twenties, making it an ideal summer destination, while also giving the option to take part in snow based activities. All while enjoying the panoramic views of the surrounding mountainscapes which encompass the Grimentz village.
Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers
Stunning high mountains surround the village of Grimentz on all sides, positioned with the Rhone Valley to the north, Zermatt (The Matterhorn) to the east, Italy to the south, and Verbier to the west, Grimentz is the true definition of Alpine living. The village offers incredible opportunities to engage in exiting snow sports a swell as being a rich cultural experience.
Access By Car
From Grimentz to Sierre : 30 minutes
From Milan to Sierre : 3h20
From Geneva to Sierre : 2h00
From Zürich to Sierre : 3h10
From Paris to Sierre : 6h50
Access to ski lifts
30 mins (Sierre)