Our Grimentz & Zinal Ski School offerings include:

Private Lessons

SKIING LESSONS

All ages, beginner to expert

Private lessons take place ensuring full customization of the learning experience via a highly skilled team of international professionals. Lessons are based in Grimentz-Zinal, but we have the ability to travel to nearby resorts upon request.

Ski Zenit caters to skiers of all ages with a special multi-faceted approach for teenagers that will instill a love for skiing.

Beginners – Grimentz is a paradise for the amateur skier with five beautiful areas to explore while building a solid skiing foundation. Our lessons for beginners will give any novice skier the confidence to progress quickly while having fun.

Intermediate to advanced – The combination of Ski Zenit and the variety of runs that Grimentz has to offer will facilitate technical skiing development while exploring all types of terrain. Our instructors combine knowledge and experience to allow every skier find their true potential through dynamic lessons.

Expert – Expert skiers will discover a challenging and unique way to streamline skiing technique and all-round skills by focusing on specific skills such as carving, race performance, bumps, short turns, off-piste snow and freestyle. Our highly experienced and certified instructors will increase the skill level of even the most advanced skiers. To book a lesson with us CLICK HERE.

PRIVATE LESSONS

SKI RACING

Year round, experienced coaches

For those interested in experience racing or furthering past racing experience, Ski Zenit provides training sessions focused on ski-racing technique.

Zinal has race training conditions that rival the best in Europe. We have access to private courses on excellent long runs with a variety of terrain and ideal snowpack for racing.

Our training method strives to build a complete skier profile, including solid technical and tactical fundamentals as well as mental and physical strength both in and out of the race course.

We can customize training programs for racers of all ages and abilities. We are recognized internationally for our expertise in youth racing development programs.

If you are interested in learning more about our year-long competitive race programs, visit our specific racing website.

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PRIVATE Lessons

FREERIDE GUIDING

Discover the backcountry

Grimentz’s geographic location guarantees skiing from Christmas until mid-April. The historical valley is relatively undiscovered allowing for untracked conditionals weeks after the last snowfall.

Val d’Anniviers offers every kind of terrain imaginable, steeps, pillows, wide-open terrain and extreme opportunities. Our guides love skiing in the Val d'Anniviers and over the years have become experts in navigating its terrain. Backcountry skiers of all levels will benefit from their insider knowledge and together will share the powder stoke while skiing endless perfect lines.

Tours of different lengths accessing untracked powder are available depending on conditions.

Avalanche backpack with kit (beacon, probe and shovel) are required and touring skis are recommended.

Grimentz is situated at the heart of the Imperial Crown The imperial crown is a group of 4000 meter high peaks that go from the Weisshorn to the Dent Blanche. It has its own heli-port making heli-skiing directly from town available allowing for some of the best skiing in Europe.

For more off-piste options visit our freeride website.

Highly-qualified ski instructors in Grimentz & Zinal

Ski Zenit is based in Grimentz, the main ski resort in the authentic old-style Swiss valley of Val d’Anniviers. Surrounded by majestic 4000-meter peaks is the perfect headquarters for our racing, freeriding and private lesson programs.
With one ski pass we have the ability to explore all five resorts in the Val d'Anniviers allowing for endless options..

With consistent and top quality snow conditions and the never ending alpine terrain we made our ski school in this authentic Alps gem.
We are a hand picked international group of passionated professionals ski instructors with years of expertise and our personalised experience goes above and beyond the normal ski school product creating a lasting relationship with our guests

We offer a wide variety of lessons in more than four languages and have the ability, upon request, to offer fully personalised ski trips all over the world.

Is our Ski School for all ages and levels?

Yes, from beginner to pro level of all ages, we offer custom made ski lessons experiences to guarantee progress and overall enjoyment. If you want to ski for the first time, to ride hidden lines or to have a premium ski lesson on technique, we can tailor your experience regardless of your current ability.

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Why choose our Grimentz & Zinal ski school to learn to ski?

Because of our unique methodology. Private ski lessons with our ski school are the better way to boost your level fast. No matter if you want to improve your on piste, off piste or racing skiing skills, you will benefit from custom made lessons in a flexible environment.

Our highly formed team with wide experienced and specialized on a specific type of skiing, creates as a result a non ordinary ski lesson with a depth work in the pupils strengths and technique lacks to maintain the positive points while debugging the weakest.

Because we care. Proof of that is our 5/5 stars TripAdvisor rating, we really love teaching, the mountain is our environment and you will feel it in every lesson.

Ski Zenit also offers a flexible pricing structure to suit single skiers. Low season travellers can benefit from competitive prices and special offers.

What makes our ski school stand out? Our methodology.

Ski Zenit’s lessons ensure full customisation of the learning experience via a highly skilled team of international professionals. Ski Zenit caters to skiers of all ages. From beginners to experts, we can deliver the perfect lesson.

Our lessons are active, fun and above all take place in a safe environment. Taking on small challenges is the key to learning a solid base technique. We use progressive and adaptable methods empowering skiers of all ages to get the most out of their time on snow. We also have a different approach from classic ski schools with regards to children, adolescent and adult skier development.

We pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of learning situations focused on keeping them motivated not only throughout the ski day, but also with the intention of building a relationship with skiing that will last a lifetime.

Our group lessons are stimulating, challenging and adapted to teenagers, allowing them to progress by experience.

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“This was the second time I skied with Stefano and it’s only getting better! I am a 22 years-old skier in competitive level, and just like the first time, I enjoyed every single moment of my journey…”

CEM • LAUSANNE
SWITZERLAND, Trip Advisor

“I chose Zenit because of their approach and program. All the other schools I contacted didn’t seem to offer what I needed. Dedicated 1/2 day lesson 1 to 1 reaching.Alex was my teacher, and I felt…”

STEVEN • MOERS
GERMANY, Trip Advisor

“My son had an awesome experience. The coaches are all extremely professional, kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Our son got excellent feedback on his skiing and how to improve and he grew hugely in confidence both on and off the piste. We were very impressed by the coaches and by the whole setup. He’s looking forward to training with them again soon. Thank you!”

ALAN • ZURICH
Switzerland, Trip Advisor

Frequent
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Grimentz - Zinal is a high altitude resort with majority of the slopes north facing therefore temperatures can be quiet low especially in January. As with all mountain resorts the weather is difficult to predict however March and April tend to be sunnier months.
In a mountain environment the weather can change quickly and often. We recommend wearing multiple layers so you can add or remove a layer to adjust for this. You will need a waterproof jacket and trousers as well as helmet or hat, gloves and protective eyewear such as Goggles or Sunglasses. If the weather is snowy or foggy a low light lens (yellow / pink) is best. We require children under 16 years in lessons to wear a helmet. It is not required for adults but highly recommended.
There are multiple ski hire shops in Grimentz where you can rent all the equipment you will need for the type of snow or skiing you want to perform.
If you have booked private lessons our instructors can meet you in a variety of locations in the resort, normally we meet at the end of Bendola chairlift. But please confirm your meeting point with the office when booking.
Our children’s group lessons are all taught in English. Private lessons can be booked in English, German, French, Dutch and Spanish subject to availability.
Grimentz and Zinal has several restaurants around the mountain from self service to full service gourmet meals for full details check the link below. https://www.valdanniviers.ch/en/food-drink-191.html There is also a number of restaurants at the base of the nursery slopes with large terraces overlooking the slopes. We are happy to book restaurants on your behalf. If you would like us to do this please inform the office or your instructor at least 1 day in advance.
We can teach children as young as 3 years old in private ski lessons.
All visitors to Grimentz - Zinal who are paying the tourist tax at their hotel or apartment receive a citizens / bürger pass. This pass entitles you to discounted ski passes and other activities and products in the village.
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