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Zinal Ski Resort Guide

Zinal, Switzerland

Rated: 3/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length70km43 miles
Highest Lift2,910m9,547ft
Resort Height1,670m5,479ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Zinal is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,670m5,479ft, with 70km43 miles of marked runs.


Zinal is part of the Sierre-Anniviers ski area with access to 159km99 miles of downhill skiing, with 80 marked pistes, served by a total of 51 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Zinal itself (70km43 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Sierre-Anniviers ski resorts of Chandolin, Grimentz, St-Luc and Vercorin.

The ski resort itself is at 1,670m5,479ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,910m9,547ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


Zinal offers good sking, particularly, for Expert and Intermediate skiers.


Zinal offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Zinal.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Zinal is 7km4 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Descente de l'aigle', which is 7km4 miles in length.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Zinal?

The next notable snow forecast is 5cm2in, expected on 12 October.

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Snow Forecast by day for Zinal

Ski Area Stats

Zinal Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 15km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 6 40km25 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 4 15km9 miles
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
19km12 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Sierre-Anniviers Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
159km99 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Zinal Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,910m9,547ft
Lowest Piste1,670m5,479ft
Resort Altitude (Zinal)1,670m5,479ft
Max Vertical1,240m4,068ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Zinal
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Zinal

Ski Hire Shops in Zinal.

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Ski Lessons in Zinal

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Location and Map

Where is Zinal?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Sierre-Anniviers, Sierre.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zinal is Sion, 60 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy and Basel airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 9,980 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 30km19 miles of ski runs, with 77 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Zinal open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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