Zinal Val d'Anniviers

Zinalis in the amazing Val d’Anniviers and offers 220kms of skiing to 3025m, all on one pass.

Zinal view

The Valais holiday resort of Zinal is situated at an altitude of 1670 m at the end of the Val d’Anniviers (Eifischtal) where it becomes the Zinal Valley. It nestles amidst this majestic mountain landscape crowned by the 4000-metre-peaks of the Weisshorn,Bishorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Matterhorn and Dent Blanche


The ‘Anniviards’ used to rest with their herds in the settlement of Zinal, with its typical houses made of larch wood, before continuing their journey from the valley up to the high alpine pastures. Tourism has been part of village life in Zinal for 150 years.

Zinal is one of those places you cannot help but admire. Whether you come for a relaxing family holiday or to conquer its mountains, ski pistes or unspoilt slopes, your verdict will be the same: Zinal is truly invigorating ! An abundance of nature, infinite sporting opportunities, historical sights, children’s ac­tivities … and above all, the mountains on your doorstep, for a holiday that has a real feeling of purity.

Zinal Val d’Anniviers

zinal village switzerland

Zinal is a charming village located deep in the Val d’Anniviers. It lies at the foot of the Weisshorn which—at 4506 metres—is the fourth highest mountain in Europe. Other famous mountains nearby include Zinalrothorn and Bishorn, both approximately 4000 metres in height. And let’s not forget the Zinal Glacier whose icy interior provides the perfect backdrop for a winter stroll. The slopes are delightfully uncrowded, offer varied intermediate cruising and have a good snow record. And the resort has a richly deserved reputation for its extensive off-piste. Buses serve the other main ski areas in the valley, except the new cable car linking Zinal to the Grimentz ski area.

The Village

The picturesque Valaisian village of Zinal belongs to the municipality of Anniviers in the eponymous valley. A tour of the village reveals all of its charms. Old world houses and wooden huts in abundance, this is a truly beautiful resort. A great village to enjoy the magnificent skiing and relax.

Skiing in Zinal, Switzerland

Night Life

Zinal has the most skiing and snowboarding facilities in the area, and is also a paradise for hikers and climbers. You won’t find vibrant nightlife in Zinal but you will be able to enjoy a range of intimate restaurants and cafes. There is also an ice rink and indoor swimming pool. Apres ski is fun and there are a number of bars and restaurants with music and great atmosphere.

There are some excellent restaurants with a variety of gastronomic delights and the village has a very, very, friendly feel to it.

Small Resort, Big Area Over 220kms

The skiing, especially if you are into off-piste, is epic. With the top station at just under 3,000 metres and over 1,400 metres of vertical there is plenty of everything, and the North and East facing slopes keep their snow in good condition. What’s more the back-country terrain hardly ever gets tracked out so you can repeat descents all day long with fresh tracks each time.

Grimentz piste mapLive: Open Lifts

The slopes in Zinal-Grimentz are comprised of 15kms of blue runs, 41kms of red runs and 17kms of black runs. You have a huge area of off-piste skiing and your pass covers you for the full Val d’Anniviers ski area – 220kms of pistes!

This ski pass covers all the lifts in Grimentz, Zinal, Chandolin, St Luc & Vercorin – 220km of pistes.

Ski Rental Equipment

Over the years we have managed to negotiate some superb equipment at excellent rates and have passed the benefits of this directly to you.

We use one of the top Sports shops in Zinal, Olympia Sports, they are very convenient and friendly and we can offer a massive 20% discount here.

SKIS: Top rate skis are included in the rental price with the latest brands and models.

SNOWBOARDS: No extra for snowboards with the latest bindings and designs.

Getting Here Fly, Drive, Train

We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.

Travelling to Zinal
Train Transfer Time from Basel: 4hr 11min
Train Transfer Time from Bern: 3hr 02min
Train Transfer Time from Geneva: 3hr 12min
Train Transfer Time from Zürich : 3hr 58min
Driving Distance from Calais: 552 miles

View the Swiss Rail timetable.

We offer a range of quality accommodation from apartments and hotels

Apartments (Self-Catered):

All our chalets and apartments are fully ABTA protected.


Again, we offer a range of availability on hotels. We have 2 and 3-star friendly hotels for you.


OTP Holidays – Zinal Preferred Tour Operator of Switzerland Tourism

Our prices are simple, LOW & HIGH season. We have Youth prices for up to 20yrs old, discounts for children up to the age of 16yrs and even bigger savings for Children under the age of 6yrs!

LOW & HIGH season vary for each accommodation/re­sort – we do not add any of our own surcharges onto the cost of your stay. NEW YEAR and HALF-TERM are standard HIGH Season. If you have any queries about which dates are LOW or HIGH for the accommodation level you desire, please contact us directly.

Unlike most other British tour operators, the prices above include…

  • Up to 20% discount on ski rental equipment (if required)
  • Choice of high standard and spacious apartment or hotel accommodation
  • Cross-Channel travel with car or transfers to the resort from airport on Swiss Rail
  • Services of our very own 24hr on-call experienced representatives
  • All cleaning, linen, heating & tourist tax charges

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