About Grimentz - Zinal, Switzerland
Grimentz is a picture perfect Swiss village in the Val d’Anniviers, set at an altitude of 1600m with skiing up to 2900m, accessed directly from the village.
220 km of ski area
3000 m Peak Altitude
2:00 hrs from Airport
1570 m resort altitude
"I have been selling property in Grimentz for almost 20 years and it is one of my favourite resorts. This traditional, chocolate-box pretty village is part of the Val d’Anniviers ski area, which has some of the best powder in the Alps. If you are looking for somewhere charming and peaceful where the skiing is more important than the nightlife, then Grimentz is perfect. It's as lovely in summer as it is in winter too." – Simon Malster
Grimentz is a picture perfect Swiss village in the Val d’Anniviers that dates back to the 15th century. Set at 1600m at the end of a winding mountain road, the area has a great snow record with skiing up to 3000m and has some of the best off-piste skiing you will ever come across.
The centre of the old village is traffic free and full of old barns, dark wooden chalets and narrow lanes giving the village a unique atmosphere. Grimentz has a good choice of restaurants, serving traditional and rustic Swiss cuisine, as well as a couple of hotels and cosy bars.
St-Luc, only 20 minutes away by car, and Zinal, which is now linked by a new cable car, both share the same charm as Grimentz, retaining the character of the classic Swiss Alps. On the mountains there are several cosy restaurants serving Swiss dishes on terraces with panoramic views of the valley.
The Val d'Anniviers has a total of 200km of pistes spread across five main villages of Grimentz, Zinal, St Luc, Chandolin and Vercorin. A new cable car now links Grimentz and Zinal, while a free ski shuttle bus service links to the other villages.
Reaching an altitude of 3000m, there is good snow coverage while the slopes are very quiet with no crowds and no lift queues to worry about. Each area provides something different; St Luc-Chandolin is best for beginners and intermediates, while Zinal has a Freeride zone which is dedicated to extreme skiers and snowboarders. Open only when the avalanche risk is low, this 100 hectare area between 2400 and 3000m is a real delight for powder enthusiasts and aficionados of wide open virgin snow slopes.
Grimentz has a good variety of slopes for most skiers, however it is experts that will find the most enjoyment here. While there are some highly rated black runs, Grimentz has earned its reputation through the extensive off-piste on offer. Explore with a guide to discover some world class powder that keeps fans returning year after year.
The Val d’Anniviers is simply traditional Switzerland in summer. In each of the main villages the old chalets are adorned with red geraniums and quaint old Valais hay barns are everywhere. There are over 100km of hiking trails and over 350km of mountain biking trails winding between forests and lakes, all enjoying a spectacular Alpine backdrop.
Other activities in the area include rock climbing, paragliding, archery, fishing, swimming, football and tennis. There are also four golf courses within a 45 minute drive including the Championship Course at Crans sur Sierre. For the ultimate adrenalin rush head to Bungy Niouc, where you can zip-line or jump off Europe's highest bungee bridge if you dare.
Grimentz is one of the few resorts in Switzerland which still has a good selection of both new build chalets and apartments available for foreign buyers. All are built in a style befitting the resort's charming nature, with old wood and stone prevalent throughout.
Flocons de Neige is a new development of apartments just opposite the main lift and a few minutes’ walk to the centre of the village. Prices are very reasonable for such a prime location and these would rent well (although they have a rare second home status so you are not obliged to rent).
It is even possible to have a brand new traditional style chalet built to order on the ski slope high up above the village at Les Collines, or next to a new luxury hotel. When these new properties are built and sold there will not be any more as the new Weber law restricts the granting of new building permits. So now is the time to buy.
Grimentz, CarambaCHF 785,000
Caramba is a spacious two bedroom apartment, located in a quiet position outside the centre of Grimentz, that is to be entirely renovated to a very high standard.
Grimentz, Petit PontCHF 690,000
Petit Pont is a comfortable, duplex apartment situated within a traditional residence and located close to the centre of the old village of Grimentz.
Grimentz, Les ArbesCHF 590,000
Les Arbes is located in a convenient central location, close to both the ski lifts and the many shops and restaurants Grimentz has to offer.Town-Centre
Grimentz, Les AlpesCHF 899,000
Situated in an ideal ski in, ski out position right on the slopes and right next to the resort centre, you are hard pressed to find a better located apartment.Ski In, Ski Out, Town-Centre
Grimentz, Chalet Le Cerf RougeCHF 1,800,000
A large, traditionally-styled chalet nestled into the wooded hillside in Grimentz's Les Flives region.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Grimentz, Chalet ClassiqueCHF 1,390,000
A beautiful, classically-styled chalet in the heart of the historic village, Chalet Classique blends perfectly with its ancient surroundings but with all the comforts of a newly built home.Town-Centre
Grimentz, Le Couer de GrimentzCHF 598,000
A traditionally-styled 2nd floor apartment, located in an attractive chalet building in the very heart of Grimentz.Town-Centre
Grimentz, Chalet La MelisseCHF 1,300,000
Located in a quiet and private position in the hills of Grimentz, Chalet La Melisse is a beautiful and traditional residence designed and built in a local style.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Grimentz, Chalet Petit LynxCHF 850,000
Le Petit Lynx is a traditional Alpine chalet located in a picturesque position and just a ten minute walk from the centre of Grimentz.
Grimentz, Adelaide Apartments CCHF 865,000 - 1,349,000
Adelaide C is the last chalet in this development which is in a prime position just up from the centre and only a short walk to the Bendolla lift.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services
Grimentz, Adelaide Apartments BCHF 1,315,000 - 1,345,000
This is the second phase of the Adelaide Apartments development in Grimentz, built by a renowned local developer with years of experience.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services
Grimentz, Adelaide Apartments ACHF 786,000
The Adelaide Apartments are three high quality residences which are set in a ski in, ski out position just up from the resort centre and the Bendolla lift.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities, Hotel Services
Grimentz, Analiese ResidenceCHF 1,035,000 - 1,160,000
The Analiese Residence is a new development of luxury apartments situated just 150m from the central ski lift and the new télécabine linking Grimentz to Zinal.Spa & Wellness Facilities
Grimentz, Chalets AdelaideCHF 2,485,000 - 5,434,000
One of the last opportunities for foreigners to buy a new, high quality chalet in Grimentz.Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool
Grimentz - Val d'Anniviers, Les Collines ChaletsCHF 2,490,000 - 2,590,000
The Les Collines chalets are six traditionally-styled chalets to be built in a picturesque ski-in, ski-out position above the charming Swiss resort of Grimentz.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities
Grimentz - Val d'Anniviers, Chalet Petit-BoisCHF 1,950,000
Chalet Petit-Bois is a traditional style chalet to be built on the slopes in the picturesque dual season resort of Grimentz and close to the ski slopes.
Grimentz, Pied des PistesCHF 495,000
The Pied des Pistes is a fantastic first floor apartment located in an ideal ski-in, ski out position.Ski In, Ski Out, Town-Centre
Grimentz, Flocons de NeigeCHF 690,000 - 1,409,000
11 luxury apartments currently under construction in an ideal location at the foot of the slopes, opposite the two ski lifts and near the heart of the village.Ski In, Ski Out, Spa & Wellness Facilities, Swimming Pool