Zinal is a village located in Valais’ region at 1670m of altitude in Val d’Anniviers (Switzerland), at the heart of a spectacular landscape with peaks higher than 4000m such as Weisshorn, Bishorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Cervin and Dent Blanche.
It is a true village of alpine shepherds full of legends : since more than 150 years they take their flocks to Zinal’s slopes where they have typical wooden huts. Zinal-Sorebois’ skiable domain offers a “Snow Guarantee” and provides you with 70km of pistes in front of a spectacular high mountain panorama.
The freeride area in “Gardes de Bordon” is a key element because Zinal is now a popular place for off-piste demarcated descents. It also offers an area especially dedicated to trainings in case of avalanche where volunteers can expose themselves to false dangerous situations, use an ARVA system to locate victims of an avalanche.
For cross-country skiing lovers, the ski resort offers 19km of maintained and prepared routes. The five skiing areas of Val d’Anniviers (Zinal, Grimentz, St-Luc, Chandolin and Vercorin) offer a common ski pass to have access to more than 200km of pistes.
The ski resort also has Zinal’s glacier, reachable if you go for a snowshoeing hike or if you practice ski touring. Every year, Zinal organises the Mauler Cup, a special meeting for hang-gliding lovers.