Chalet DescriptionOur chalet was completed in January 2008.It has the look of the old traditional chalets in the village but was built to a very high specification with luxury fittings and has the benefit of modern building methods including the use of geothermal (environmentally friendly) under floor heating. WIFI internet access is available.The chalet is built on a fairly flat plot with 2 floors and a mezzanine. It is “upside down” with the entrance at the rear at the upper level. This gives the living area a feeling of space with the high roof and maximises the fantastic views of the valley all around the chalet.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 family bathrooms and 2 en suites|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sion 35 km, Nearest railway: Sierre 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Living Area Bedroom 1 – King size double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and WCBuilt in wardrobes with plenty of storageBedroom 2 – King size double bed with en suite bathroom with shower and WCBuilt in wardrobes with plenty of storageBedroom 3 – 2 single bedsBuilt in wardrobes with plenty of storageBedroom 4 – 2 single bedsBuilt in wardrobes with plenty of storageAll bedrooms are of equal size. There is an additional bathroom with a bath basin and WC The upstairs living area is open plan with a large kitchen (5.4m x 3.1m) a dining area with a large extendable oak table with seating for 10 and a lounge area with plenty of seating.There is an LCD television with DVD and satellite TV and a Bose ipod player. In the corner is a log burning stove.There is a fourth bathroom (bath, shower toilet and basin near to the entrance to the chalet.The kitchen Very well equipped with quality Miele goods, an oven, steam oven, micro-wave oven, large fridge/freezer, ceramic induction hob, and extractor, dishwasher, washing machine and drying machine.Large mezzanineAbove the living area, containing a sofa bed, satellite TV and DVD. This area is fantastic for children to use as a play area and can provide extra sleeping space for children. By using this space which is only recommended for children the chalet can sleep 10.All the furniture and fittings in the chalet are brand new of a very high quality providing luxurious accommodation. Smoking is not permitted in the chalet and pets are not permitted.TerraceOn the southern side there is a large terrace which is accessed from the lounge or the kitchen which is a great place to relax whilst admiring the beautiful view. This terrace extends around to the front of the property..Chalet Anna is situated close to the main road running through the village close to the Piste Aigle. Parking Available in front of the chalet for 2/3 cars. The village centre is about 400m and the ski lift is approximately 600m along a flat road.Unless there has been a recent very heavy fall of snow the chalet is accessible without snow chains/winter tyres although they are recommended.The chalet is in a very quiet location being on the southern edge of the village. It has the most fantastic uninterrupted views of the high mountains to the south. The road only continues past the chalet for 500m before reaching the end of the valley.
Zinal and Val d'anniviers.The Val d'anniviers is a valley which runs in a north/south direction. It is accessed from the main Rhone Valley from the town of Sierre. To the north of Sierre is Crans Montana. To the east of the Val d'anniviers is a valley in which Zermatt is situated and to the west is the 4 valleys area of Verbier.The Val d'anniviers comprises of 5 resorts: Zinal,Grimentz,St Luc,Chandolin and Vercorin. All resorts are covered by the same lift pass which also gives free access to the bus linking them. The lift pass is good value at 230chf for 6 days with discounts for families,children,seniors and students.Zinal has over 70 km of pistes and it is possible to ski off-piste to Grimentz where there is a similar amount of pistes. St Luc and Chandolin are on the opposite side of the valley facing south-west giving a total of pisted runs to 225 kms Zinal is located at the end of the Anniviers valley is French speaking and it sits at the gateway to the Imperial Crown. These are four permanently snow covered 4000m plus mountains with the Matterhorn behind.Zinal at 1670m is a real old fashioned village with traditional “chocolate box” wooden chalets.
SkiingZinal and the other areas in the valley offer superb skiing for all levels of ski ability. The resort is extremely family friendly and is an excellent place to learn to ski or snowboard. For more advanced skiers and boarders there are plenty of blues,reds and not too challenging blacks.It is an excellent place to refine your piste technique and to start exploring off-piste skiing. Many of the lower runs have snow making machines to top up the natural snow. One of the advantages of this area is that even in peak times the resort does not get too busy, unlike some of the neighbouring more famous resorts, and consequently lift queues are small.This area is fantastic for the advanced skiers/boarders. Zinal and Grimentz have large amounts of off-piste skiing close to the pistes and because the resort is quiet it doesn’t get tracked out so quickly. Zinal has a designated freeride area reserved for suitably equipped skiers/boarders (tranceivers,probes,shovels etc.) Further from the pistes there is limitless off-piste and ski touring potential. The area is massive with numerous high mountains and there are a number of high mountain huts to overnight in. This type of skiing is best undertaken with a qualified mountain guide. There is a mountain guide office in the village.Cross country skiing is available with 19km of tracks in Zinal and 29km of tracks in Grimentz. Also snow shoeing is very popular in the valley with more routes than any other area in Switzerland. Nearby resorts include Crans Montana and Verbier which are less than an hours drive. Other winter activities include mountaineering and paragliding which is very popular.Ski School / Mountain Guiding(Ecole Suisse de Ski) and kindergarten for young children. There is a Bureaux de Guide office offering expert mountain guide services. Ski & Boot rentalThere are 3 sports shops offering high quality equipmentSummer in ZinalZinal is a charming mountain village in a breathtakingly beautiful spot and unlike many other ski areas is just if not more attractive in the summer. The village is almost as busy in the summer and it still has a buzz to it.Walking is a popular activity with anything from short walks along the river to walks into the high mountains amongst the glaciers. Overnight stays are available in the various high mountain huts. Some of the walks are as spectacular as anywhere in the Alps.Mountain biking is also popular in the Summer with many mountain bike trails available and the main ski lift is open in the summer to assist with the assent.Canyoning is available nearby. Tennis is available in the village and excellent golf is available at Crans sur Sierre the home of the Omega European Masters which is less than 1 hour away.Vercorin has the largest ariel adventure park in Switzerland with 4 zip wires over 100m long plus ariel adventure courses suspended through the trees. There are different courses for different ages/abilities. (www.foretaventure.ch) The valley also has a 190m bungy jump from the highest suspended bridge in Europe. See www.bungy.ch for details.Zinal offers everything you could want from an alpine resort. There are 9 restaurants 2 supermarkets and a boulangerieOther amenities in Zinal include a swimming pool and ice rink. Prices are much cheaper than the neighbouring resorts.