ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
The real pull of Grimentz is the off piste, with access to Zinal via the Sorebois cable-car, you will have the option to explore even more of this extensive back country terrain. This trip consists of six full days skiing off piste with your local mountain guide. Groups will be divided into ski standards. This trip is aimed at Advanced (Purple) and Expert (Gold) off piste skiers. If you are unsure of your level please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week you will receive an updated grading from your instructor or Ski Club Rep.
The 3* Hotel Alpina Grimentz is a welcoming and cosy hotel offering tasty food on a half board basis. You will be staying in twin share accommodation. The hotel is based in a great location right at the bottom of the lifts next to the Grimentz-Zinal cable car, barely 30 metres from the piste and perfectly located to begin your ski day in any direction you choose.
Flights are not included in the fee, though a point-to-point rail ticket is included in the holiday price.
Grimentz is one of 12 picturesque villages in the stunning Val d'Anniviers. The small, friendly village, dotted with sun-blackened raccards (wheat storage barns) and ancient chalets, dates back to the 15th century. Grimentz is slightly larger than its neighbour Zinal but has direct access to a smaller ski area. The terrain can be punishing and for this reason, we always ski with qualified mountain guides in this area, especially if we are going to explore the backcountry. However, if you’re up for a challenge, the skiing will be rewarding and frankly, epic. The locals here are serious about their skiing which means the bars and nightclubs of other resorts in the area are forgotten, but you will find some great sports shops selling the latest equipment with staff who are as passionate as you are. For more information on Grimentz, please see the Grimentz Resort Page.
If you require ski hire, traditionally members have used Ski Set Grimentz-Zinal Ski Safari (changed names from Val); they are located approximately 50m from the hotel and you can pre-book online through the Ski Club website. They offer a discount to Ski Club members.