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Zinal Resort Overview

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Zinal is perched at an altitude of 1,670m, with the highest ski lift reaching 2,890m. Being a gateway to the extensive Val d’Anniviers ski area, the resort offers 220km of diverse, skiable terrain.

The charming mountain village boasts an array of comfortable accommodation types, including ski chalets, hotels and apartments making it perfect for different types of holiday goers. Zinal’s snow-covered slopes and vibrant atmosphere create an ideal backdrop for a memorable skiing holiday from mid-December to early April.

Skiing in Zinal

Zinal provides a broad spectrum of skiing opportunities for all skill levels. The resort offers two lift pass options: a Zinal-only ski pass, which allows access to the 13 lifts in Zinal and over 70km of pistes, and the full Val d’Anniviers ski pass, which grants access to 220km of pisted terrain.

Beginners can gain confidence on the gentle slopes near the village while intermediates can take on a variety of runs in the Val d’Anniviers area. For advanced skiers, the Corne de Sorebois offers challenging descents and powder fields. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders can have a blast at the Snowpark Zinal, which features an array of jumps, boxes and rails.

Is Zinal Family-friendly?

Zinal is an excellent ski resort for families, offering a safe, friendly environment. The pedestrianised village centre and the availability of ski-in-ski-out accommodation make it convenient for families. Additionally, the resort offers family lift pass deals and discounts for children under the age of 16, making it an affordable option for a family ski holiday.

Après-Ski Scene in Zinal

Zinal’s après-ski scene is as captivating as its slopes. The resort has a range of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes, providing plenty of options for off-slope entertainment. Bar 1 is a popular spot for a relaxing after-ski drink, while the Edelweiss and the Cabane offer a cosy atmosphere to unwind.

Dining in Zinal

Zinal’s dining scene is a delight for food lovers. On the mountain, La Marmotte serves hearty meals with a magnificent view, while in the village, La Pointe de Zinal offers an exquisite menu of Swiss specialities. For a change of scenery, visitors can enjoy a traditional raclette dinner at the charming Mayen de la Cure.

How to Get to Zinal

The quickest way to get to Zinal from the UK is to fly to Geneva Airport, which is approximately a 2h40m transfer from Zinal. Other nearby airports include Zurich Airport (3h50m) and Milan Malpensa Airport (3h). If travelling by train, Visp is the nearest station (1h40m transfer). If you prefer driving, parking is available near the resort.

Zinal Insider Tips

  • Head to the top of the Sorebois cable car and soak in the stunning panoramic views of the Imperial Crown – a range of five peaks over 4,000m.
  • Take a break from skiing and try snowshoeing or go for a winter hike on the well-maintained trails.
  • Don’t miss the chance to experience night skiing on the floodlit Piste de l’Ours.
  • Enjoy a unique dining experience at the Cabane de Tracuit, a mountain hut at 3256m, accessible by ski touring or helicopter.
  • Sample some of the finest Swiss wines at the Cave Anniviers.


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