Learn to Ski in Grimentz-Zinal

The ESS Swiss Ski School Grimentz-Zinal is the biggest and most popular of three ski schools operating in Grimentz and Zinal. Alternatives include Ski Zenit Grimentz-Zinal and another ski school in Grimentz.

Ski Schools in Grimentz-Zinal

ESS Swiss Ski School Grimentz-Zinal

Another benefit of the Sorebois cable car connecting two separate ski areas since 2013/14 has been the merger of the Swiss Ski Schools in Grimentz and Zinal, now operating as a single ski school with improved communication and services across the entire ski area. With offices in Grimentz and Zinal. the Swiss Ski School employs over 50 qualified ski instructors throughout the season and up to 80 instructors at peak times.

Ski School Snow Fun Park Bendolla Grimentz © Ultimate-Ski.com

Ski School Snow Fun Park Bendolla Grimentz © Ultimate-Ski.com

Lessons and courses include group ski lessons for children aged 4-16 and snowboard lessons for children aged 8-17 from Monday to Friday, for all abilities and typically 7-8 children per group. Private ski, snowboard and telemark lessons for 1-4 people of all ages and abilities are available every day. Freestyle, freeride and competition lessons are also available for teenagers.

Group lessons from 10:30 am and 1:30 pm start from meeting points as you leave the top gondola station (Bendolla) in Grimentz and the front of the ESS hut at the middle gondola station (Sorebois) in Zinal. Private lessons from 9:00 am start at meeting points at the main lift stations in the villages of Grimentz and Zinal.

Ski kindergarten (child care) on the slopes every day for children from 2 years of age from 10 am to 4 pm every day. Tel: +41 27 476 20 14 for reservations or book online.

Swiss Ski School Offices in Grimentz-Zinal
Amis de la Nature 18, CH-3691 Grimentz. Tel: +41 27 475 50 60Zinal – Rue des Cinq 4000 13, CH-3961 Zinal Tel: +41 27 475 13 73

Ski School Snow Fun Park Sorebois Zinal © Ultimate-Ski.com

Ski School Snow Fun Park Sorebois Zinal © Ultimate-Ski.com

Ski Zenit Grimentz-Zinal

Located at the Valsport Shop in Grimentz, Ski Zenit Grimentz-Zinal is a leading international group of expert ski instructors and guides. As part of Ski Zenit Switzerland, they offer kids group ski lessons for 5 days for groups of 3-7 participants from Monday to Friday in high season. Also, customised private ski lessons for all ages and abilities with options to visit nearby resorts, ski freeride and backcountry lessons with expert guides for experienced skiers and ski race training tailored to suit all ages and abilities. Group lessons are taught in English and private lessons in English, French, German, Dutch and Spanish subject to availability. Tel: +41 774 136 440. Web: skischoolgrimentz.ch

Skiset Ski School Grimentz

The Ski Set branded ski school (and ski rental) shop is located close to the old village, around 300 metres from the lift station and has a ski school meeting point close to the top of the Bendolla main gondola. Ski Set Grimentz offers group ski lessons and private lessons in skiing and snowboarding, their website is in the French language only.  Address: Route de la Laiterie 10, CH-3961 Grimentz, Val d’Anniviers. Tel: +41 27 475 24 34. Web: www.grimentz-zinal.ski

Mountain Guiding in Grimentz-Zinal

Grimentz-Zinal Backcountry Adventures

Under the leadership of Nick Parks who has lived in Val d’Anniviers for many years, Grimentz-Zinal Backcountry Adventures is among the best guides in the ski business. He has developed a team of highly experienced local and international IFMGA Mountain Guides with a passion for skiing and a proven ability to teach skiers how to improve their technique and confidence in off-piste terrain. Tel: UK +44 7900 676577, CH +41 76 823 92 81. Web: www.backcountryadventures.co.uk/

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