Ski resorts in Switzerland

Zinal Snow forecast

  • Tuesday
    0.2 in rain
    Sol och regn
    1 mph
  • Wednesday
    0.1 in rain
    Duggregn / sol
    2 mph
  • Thursday
    0 in rain
    Partly cloudy
    2 mph

Facts about Zinal

Slopes (Total: 46)
Green Learning / beginner:1
Blue Easy:4
Red Intermediate:11
Black Advanced / Expert:4
Total length of pistes:71.5 miles

Lifts (Total: 20)
Gondola lift:1
Aerial tramway:2
Chair lifts:5

Vertical drop
Zinal Vertical drop
Mountain high: 9678 ft
Vertical drop: 4199 ft
Mountain low: 5479 ft

Start:12 December
End:18 April

Cross country skiing
Tracks:7.5 miles
Lit tracks:0.6 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Country: Switzerland

Reviews for Zinal

What do you think about Zinal?
4 reviews
Tomas (Guest)
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Do not go here if you like:

Good lift system. (Same button lift from 1960 as in the Riksgränsen, x3!)
Piste skiing. (Good slopes but few.)
Being able to talk with people.
Nice places to eat and drink on the slopes.
Nice places to eat and drink in the village.
Food that tastes good.
Humana prices.
Nice atmosphere.

Instead, go to the German-speaking part of Switzerland or Austria.
In comparison, Zinal is both unnecessary money and time.
Fun to have tried though ...

Peter (Guest)
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Been in Zinal and Grimentz a few times during the 90's. Although the ride is quite thorny, I think Arolla is a better option.

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Thought Zinal had wonderful slopes. Smooth and smooth with some people despite the weekend. It's good that the village is high so it's wintertime.
Stayed however in Grimentz who had worse driving we thought.

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Zinal got better than I predicted. Certainly, the pistemaker decided to judge that the fall height was high, but in addition to well-prepared pistes, Zinal offered excellent off-piste skiing.

In Zinal you allow off-piste skiing as long as you have a spade, probe and trance. Then you can go out through a gate that takes one behind the Zinal system itself and gives a ride, partly on the backside and in the green-marked area of ​​the pistemap.

When we were there, of course, the avalanche was right high, a three, which means they do not allow much offpiste. Surely you can cheat and get out on your own. It was a man who did and he died the day after we were there. Sadly, you still have to respect the signs that are set.

To the good. Despite low alert, there are large areas within the actual piste system where you can go a lot of offpiste. The slopes themselves are mostly red and offer nice carvings if you are looking for it. Unfortunately, some of us were there when we were there, but looking a bit and after some slashing we found great nice areas to go on, which despite a few slots before we were very good.

Zinal is definitely an option to spend a day or two. In addition, there are more resorts in the same valley: Grimentz, St Luc (read article in BRANT, 1/2003), Chandolin and Vercorin.
The Valais valley usually offers good skiing and with a minimum of people.

The rating will be three, but with a big plus sign.

Most popular photo

Rider: tobias ricklin Photo: simon ricklin

Lift ticket prices

1 day:70 $ (64 CHF)
6 days:-
Season pass:-
Lift Tickets Zinal

Nearby ski resorts

Grimentz3.7 miles
St Luc5.6 miles
La Forclaz6.2 miles
Evoléne6.2 miles
Chandolin8.1 miles
Vercorin9.3 miles
Zermatt9.9 miles
Arolla10.6 miles

Airports near Zinal

Genève Aéroport
Driving time: 2 hours, 15 minutes (124 miles)
Distance: 73 miles
Bern Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 25 minutes (78 miles)
Distance: 54 miles
Milano-Malpensa Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 16 minutes (135 miles)
Distance: 63 miles
Torino Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 22 minutes (160 miles)
Distance: 65 miles
Milan Linate Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 39 minutes (167 miles)
Distance: 93 miles
Lugano Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 40 minutes (128 miles)
Distance: 62 miles
Milan Bergamo Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 54 minutes (182 miles)
Distance: 105 miles