Chalet Alpage is a fantastic 4 bedroom duplex luxury apartment available for rental in Grimentz, Switzerland. Grimentz (and the connected ski resort of Zinal) are charming resorts in the Val d'Anniviers area of the Valais region in Switzerland. In January 2014 the resorts of Grimentz and Zinal were linked by a newly built cable car. Staying at our chalet therefore means you can choose which resort to ski each day - the ski pass covers both resorts.
The duplex occupies 2 floors in the Piste Rouge building. This gives it an ideal location, approximately 75 metres from the Bendolla cable car station. In the morning it is literally a couple of minutes to the cable car station, an absolute joy when skiing with children. At the end of the day it is usually possible to ski to within a few metres of the building. In terms of accommodation available to rent in Grimentz, your location is closer to the lift than almost all of the chalets available on the rental market - some are a considerable distance by car or bus to the parking places below the lift.
Grimentz, or Grimentz-Zinal as it is now also known, is a traditional Swiss resort largely undiscovered by large tour operators, although recognised by the Swiss as one of the prettiest villages in the Valais region. We chose to buy here after literally 40 years skiing in resorts all over Europe.
Peter Hardy in the 'Where to Ski and Snowboard Guide' said this about Grimentz: "Europe's best-kept secret: five charming unspoiled villages beneath high, snow-sure slopes with spectacular scenery ... It is incredible that the ski resorts in this valley can have remained so amazingly unspoiled when they are so close to big-name resorts such as Verbier, Crans-Montana and Zermatt. The villages all have lots of old wooden houses and barns, narrow paths and lanes and few shops except ski shops and those catering for locals' needs."
We love the place and think that if you are looking for an antidote to the large and often impersonal resorts found elsewhere in Europe you will too!