Val d’Anniviers Ski Resort

The Val d’Anniviers is a stunning Swiss valley surrounded by peaks over 4,000m high, which is home to a chain of authentic mountain villages. All of these offer sublime, panoramic views, and a unique atmosphere and architecture. Chandolin has the largest ski area and widest choice of slopes, whilst Vercorin is an oasis of peace and quiet adapted to provide the most relaxed of ski holidays. Zinal is situated below a glacier and is the last village in the valley, offering the best choice of activities.

For decades the valley has been something of an Alpine secret, however with the opening of Switzerland’s third longest cable car, linking the resorts of Grimentz and Zinal, Val d’Anniviers is gaining well-deserved attention in the skiing community. There are still a limited number of skiers here, which is a massive part of its appeal, as you can enjoy a truly authentic and somewhat nostalgic skiing experience. Most of the villages have also retained their unspoilt rustic charm, overall making for a refreshing change from other high-speed, ultra-modern resorts.

Val d’Anniviers Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • Hidden gem
  • Stunning scenery
  • Traditional Alpine charm

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,370m
  • Skiing Altitude 3,025m
  • Total Ski Area 215km
  • Lifts 42
  • Blue Runs 59km
  • Red Runs 112km
  • Black Runs 44km

Ski Accommodation in Val d'Anniviers, Switzerland

Our collection of Val d’Anniviers ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Val d’Anniviers

Ski Areas in Val d'Anniviers

The five resorts in the valley share a total of 215km of pristine slopes served by 42 ski lifts, providing an endless choice for winter sports fanatics. The highest resorts extend up to an altitude of 3,025m around the connected St. Luc/Chandolin area, whilst Vercorin provides a smaller, separate area with plenty of good snow. The valley is well-noted for its off-piste territory, and it is recommended to get a guide to best explore the terrain.

Skiing in Val d’Anniviers

Skiing in Val d'Anniviers

A single lift pass will provide you with access to all four ski areas within Val d’Anniviers; Grimentz, St. Luc/Chandolin, Vercorin and Zinal. The skiing on offer is sublime, ranging from long, cruising, sunny runs for intermediates, which are in excellent condition thanks to the high altitude; to a variety of 40 to 45-degree couloirs that advanced skiers will flock to. Grimentz also provides fantastic off-piste territory for advanced skiers, such as a multitude of lower down tree runs.

Snowboarding in Val d’Anniviers

Snowboarding in Val d'Anniviers

The Val d’Anniviers area boasts three terrain parks that will thrill snowboarders. The Major Park of Vercorin is particularly notable for its varied and extensive set up. In addition to this, there is access to wide open slopes, ranging from beginner to advanced, across multiple valleys, which provides fantastic territory for beginners and intermediates alike. Advanced boarders can head to the Grimentz-Zinal free-ride zone called the Gardes de Bordon for 100 hectares of steep slopes coated in powder.

Ski Schools in Val d’Anniviers

Ski Schools in Val d'Anniviers

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Val d’Anniviers

Crèches in Val d'Anniviers

The children’s crèches and snow gardens are based at the top of the Bendolla ski slopes, which works as a convenient meeting place for parents and families. A children’s ski lift and magic carpets will ensure that they will enjoy their first experiences on the snow, and can progress to the resort’s more challenging terrain after mastering the basics.

Restaurants in Val d’Anniviers

Restaurants in Val d'Anniviers

Val d’Anniviers offers a wide range of mountain restaurants, which will provide rustic and brilliantly comforting local fayre. L’Étable du Marais in Grimentz is well known for its delicious rösti, whilst Cabane Illhorn in Chandolin serves up huge portions of regional favourites, such as polenta and divine fruit tarts. Down in the towns, you will find the famous Café de Paris rib steak at Le Grand Chalet Favre in St. Luc.

Après Ski in Val d’Anniviers

Après Ski in Val d'Anniviers

Val d’Anniviers has a relatively quiet après scene, which offers a nice range of friendly, laid-back bars to relax in after a long and rewarding day on the mountain. For a music, drinks and snacks after a day’s skiing, head to Le Saint-Bar in Grimentz. Should you want to continue the evening, head to La Godille in Vercorin or Disco Shaddock in Grimentz, which is open from 10pm until 4am.

Non-Skiers in Val d'Anniviers


Val d’Anniviers offers a range of alternative winter sport activities including toboggan runs, snow-tubing, hiking routes, accessible via foot or snowshoes, and a cross-country skiing area. Off the slopes, visitors to the town can enjoy a range of natural landscapes including the amazing cave Zinal Glacier and the Finges Natural Park, as well as Zinal’s indoor pool and spa complex that offers a wellness spa room with hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi.

Map of Val d’Anniviers

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