Zinal ski holidays
Established in 1959 the Swiss ski resort Zinal lies at 1671 metres altitude in the Valais region of the Swiss Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2895m the area is snow sure. Over 77 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 30km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Zinal is Geneva / Geneve at a distance of 200km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
0 runs 0km
4 runs 15km
6 runs 40km
2 runs 15km
Skiing in Zinal
12 pistes and trails means approximately 70km of runs. 9 Zinal lifts have capacity to transport 9980 per hour. The longest run in the Swiss ski resort is over 7km.
The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 12% intermediate, 65% advanced slopes and 23% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 7km Descente de l'aigle run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.
Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Zinal
Of the 9 ski lifts, 6 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Zinal is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Zinal Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
2 apres ski bars 15 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 1 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 4 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities ?.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Zinal" by any other name
The Swiss resort is also known as Sorebois and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Zinal slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Zinal has slopes facing NE.
Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Mountain & Snow Sports in Zinal
Zinal snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Zinal: 19.5km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 4km Intermediate XC Trails: 8km Difficult XC Trails: 2km
Telemark Tuittion: Y Telemark Rental 2 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km
Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Zinal
Zinal snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 4 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 1
Zinal non skiing facilities also include ?.
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