In winter, Ski in - Ski out from our comfortable 5 person apartment in the historic alpine village of Grimentz, in Val d'Anniviers, where the ski pass provides access to over 220km of well-maintained pistes, snow parks and acres of terrific off-piste. The stunning views, lack of queues, excellent snow record and uncrowded slopes are only part of what makes Grimentz so special. Add the warm welcome and great service you will receive from the villagers who run the resort and you are certain to have a great holiday.
In summer Val D'Anniviers is transformed into a paradise for walkers, cyclists and for those who appreciate great mountain scenery, amazing wild flowers, or just a more tranquil time enjoying the unique historic villages and mountain cafés. The main cable cars and local buses are free and provide a great way to explore.
Apartment Bon Sejour is on the edge of the old village on the first floor of Tarcianne B, a small chalet style building next to the Alpina Hotel. .
- Cable cars to both the Grimentz and Zinal ski areas are less than 50m away and have escalator access
- Main run back to Grimentz ends opposite the front of the apartment
- Ski hire/outdoor equipment shops, ski and snowboarding schools, main supermarket, butcher, baker, cash machine, cafes and restaurants all within 100m on the same (level) road as our apartment block .
- Nearest supermarket just 30m away!
- Our apartment is very suitable for couples, friends, with children and families with children, teenagers or 'grown-ups'.
- Bus stop just 100m away - on a level road
It has free WiFi, flat-screen cable TV, DVD player and CD player, plus books and games to suit all ages.
There is a spacious living area with three settees, dining table for 6 and good storage space in all rooms, including plenty of places to hang up ski jackets and salopettes.
Our well equipped 'new' kitchen includes dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, fan oven, fridge, toaster, food processor, kettle, coffee maker, fondue set, weighing scales and other baking equipment. There is china and cutlery for at least 15 people, so it will certainly be enough for 5 people for several meals.
There are two balconies, facing west and east which together give 360 degree views of the mountains, both with chairs and table.
The main bedroom has a 6' bed, the 2nd bedroom provides two single beds and there is a sofa bed in the living area. The bedrooms face east and open onto the balcony at the rear of the apartment. It is great to watch the sun rise over the mountains from your bed! Duvets (all singles), pillows and fleece blankets provided. If you have young children and need baby equipment, the Tourist Office offers cots and high chairs to rent.
The bathroom facilities include bath, high pressure shower, cupboard space for toiletries and washbags etc. and lots of towel rails, plus there is a separate toilet with washbasin. There is a pull out clothes line in the bathroom and further clothes drying lines on the balcony.
There is free allocated secure underground parking with internal access into the building and a communal boot / ski room.
As well as providing skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, ice skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, Grimentz is a great place for chillaxing! You could start by curling up in our warm and comfortable apartment or taking-in the 360 degree mountain views from our two balconies. Or why not explore the old village with its 15th century sunburnt wooden buildings or use the cable cars to reach a ski café where you can enjoy the amazing panoramic view; over coffee or whilst sampling the home made food.
Travel is easy by car, plane or train and you really don't need a car once you are here! From Geneva Airport there are direct trains to Sierre, from where there is a very reliable local bus service that takes you to within 100m of our apartment. Zurich and Basle Airports are also easy options.
If you wish to drive it is 550 miles from Calais, mainly on motorways. If you are hiring a car at Geneva Airport is takes about 2 hours to get to Grimentz. Also, there is a ski train on Saturdays from St Pancras (London), running from Christmas to March.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva (Zurich and Basle also easy), 190 km, Nearest railway: Sierre 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Grimentz is a charming old Swiss village at 1600m in the stunning Val d'Anniviers in the Canton of Valais. Surrounded by the high Alps it provides views to the magnificent peaks of over 4,000m. Val d'Anniviers contains several unspoilt historic villages each with their own unique character but all retaining their sunburnt dark wooden buildings at their hearts.
The Grimentz Tourist Office website provides information about the village and Val d'Anniviers - http://www.valdanniviers.ch/tourism/grimentz--saint-jean.html
There are also the nearby Rhone Valley ancient towns of Sierre, Sion and Martigny providing museums, shops and cultural events. You may not know that Sierre is the wine capital of Switzerland? In summer walk the wine trail from Sierre to Salgesch where wine tasting awaits! .
Grimentz has a 'TOP 15 FOR POWDER' rating by' Where to Ski and Snowboard' and has fabulous off-piste areas.
For on-piste skiers and snowboarders the lack of queues at the lifts and lack of crowds on the well maintained pistes means it is joy to be on the slopes.
Ski Club Great Britain brings its off-piste holiday makers to Grimentz twice each season.
Ski passes for the Val d'Anniviers ski area cost approximately £525 for six days for a family of two adults and two children. Adult passes for six days are approximately £190. Adult day passes are about £39. (Prices subject to currency exchange rates.) The ski pass includes free use of the local ski buses to St Luc, Chandolin and Zinal and the cable car from Chalais (Sierre) to Vercorin. There are 10% reductions on these prices in the low seasons and often savings to be had by booking on-line. Visit http://www.rma.ch/anniviers/suisse/ski-valais/tarifs-hiver.html for the tariff sheet and to access the lift company website.
In the summer there is a great offer of free use of cable cars, buses and outdoor sports facilities for visitors staying in Val d'Anniviers and paying the tourist tax. Your tourist tax is included in the quoted price.