Grimentz

Overview

Traditional old town is separate from the ski accommodation, which is conveniently close to the main gondola that whisks you up to 2130 metres.

If you like ancient, quiet, totally unspoilt mountain villages together with a modern lift system then this is the place for you. In addition to the piste skiing, the area is famous for it`s fabulous off piste skiing and it`s mountain touring. For magnificent views off one the pistes in Grimentz, there is a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of the Imperial Crown - five 4000m peaks - Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Dent-Blanche and the Matterhorn.

The village itself has tiny cobbled streets and in some places they are so narrow that the roofs of the chalets almost touch each other in the middle. Grimentz has many accolades and has been described by Where to Ski and Snowboard as "Europe's best-kept secret" and an "undiscovered gem". As Where to Ski and Snowboard says "get there fast before it has time to catch up with the 21st century!'' It has also recently been featured in the Ski and Board Magazine and many others.




Offslope/apres ski

The best apr├Ęs ski bar is Chez Florioz which is located at the bottom of the slopes in Grimentz; this has good music, serves very nice food and is always packed straight after skiing. There are two pubs; Domino and Le County (which has a pool table and table football) together with one club - Shaddock open until 3am.

There are a number of excellent restaurants. We particularly recommend Meleze which has an excellent selection, with a great hot rock or Fondue Chinos (both not oil) with endless meat, salad, chips and sauces together with a great ambience.

In addition there is the Restaurant Alpina that serves good oven baked beef with sauces; Arlequin that serves good pizzas, Becs-de-Bosson, Claire Fontaione which is directly in the centre of the old village and serves a wide variety of crepes and finally perhaps one of our favourites, Restaurant Moiry with an old world feel with ancient paintings of the famous fighting cows of the valley and an open oven that's really cosy at night.

Our View

Most definitely an undiscovered gem - visit now before the masses arrive




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
2
Hotel & Apartments:
1
Pistes:
80km locally 230km (Val d'Anniviers)
Resort height:
1570 metres
Top station:
3025 metres

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
3 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
3 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
5 stars
Nightlife:
2 stars

Positives

  • Beautiful traditional village
  • 1300 metres vertical
  • Excellent off piste
  • Good ski school
  • Great for families
  • Laid back atmosphere
  • Quiet pistes

Negatives

  • Very quiet apres ski 
  • Little to challenge piste hungry intermediates

 


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