Top 5 Reasons to Visit Grimentz
The picturesque village of Grimentz sits at an altitude of 1,564m and belongs to the municipality of Anniviers.
Grimentz has a range of cultural and natural resources that have been preserved and put to good use within the modern village,. There is activity there all year round with the terrain providing a wealth of activities, from hiking & climbing in the mountains, winter sports, cycling events and more. The village is more suited to those who like a sense of the older days, with century old buildings that create a special atmosphere and a range of tasteful bars and restaurants whilst providing great runs on the unspoiled mountainside.
Our Top 5 reasons to visit Grimentz…
Grimentz’s PistesThe Val d’Anniviers is known for it’s most extensive and untouched off-piste terrains in the Alps. The skiing in Grimentz is between 1500m to around 3000m and the majority of the 50km of pistes is above 2100m, allowing it to be snow secure. You can experience open pistes to forest runs, easy blues and very steep blacks which most of the time are in excellent condition.
Backcountry skiing is about getting away from the crowds so you can do your own thing and focus on your skiing and in the Val d’Anniviers, slopes don’t get skied out like they do in larger resorts. We suggest walking with your skis enhances your off piste opportunities and find some hidden gems yourselves.
The ViewsLandscapes and nature should always be a part of a skiing trip. The resort of Grimentz is surrounded by the highest mountains in the Alps and is therefore a perfect destination for nature lovers. There’s also great views of the Rhone Valley, that shouldn’t be missed.
Grimentz is full of unspoilt slopes and amazing Alpine views. To experience Grimentz’s landscapes fully, there are a variety of activities from; paragliding, snowmobiling and helicopter tours.
Make sure your camera is at the ready, we don’t think a mental picture will be enough during your trip.
Avoid the CrowdsGrimentz is known for it’s quieter slopes, which of course means that you can be at peace and pretty much ride wherever you want and uncover some of Europe’s best hidden slopes.
Compared to it’s neighbours, Grimentz is a secret powder haven with high mountains and an extended ski area which we think is perfect for a holiday.
With most resorts, there are always some perfect hideaway spots or hidden gems on the slopes, especially off piste so you can enjoy your runs peacefully and even perfect your technique.
Charming VillageGrimentz is a charming, cosy Swiss mountain village made up of traditional mazots and century old chalets. It provides a unique atmosphere with some awesome off piste skiing. The village is spread out on quite a steep slope and the skiers accommodation is separated from the old buildings.
When it comes to rustic charm, Zermatt and Saas-Fee can’t compare.
The village is incredibly old and the oldest chalet was built in the 12th century so they are black with age. It suits skiers and boarders who like this kind of setting and respect it’s age and history.
Freestyle & FreerideGrimentz is a resort that’s geared up for freestyle riders who want to do their own thing without getting in the way of other skiers and snowboarders. Val d’Anniviers, Grimentz, Vercorin and St Luc all have their own freestyle parks with features for all abilities so you can master turns in no time.
However, for the powder lovers, Grimentz has a free ride zone ideal for experienced riders. It’s known as “Gardes de Bordon” area has a huge area of non signposted pistes, and as you can imagine, there are many steep slopes coated in powder. An avalanche training centre is situated in Zinal which teaches the skills that every powder rider needs and that’s including avalanche safety. It’s all fun on the slopes though!