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Val d'Anniviers

Bureau des Guides
Need a guide in Val d'Anniviers? Contact Bureau des Guides, which puts you in touch with one of the 40 or so guides in the resort.
The Herens Cows
Famous throughout Switzerland, the Herens cow is known for its cheese and fighting prowess; watch them battle it out in this uniquely Swiss sport.
L’Eau des Cimes
L'Eau des Cimes is a five-star spa with sumptuous surroundings and world-class treatments.
International New School
Val d'Anniviers's new kid on the block is International New School, which offers tuition in skiing, snowboarding and telemark skiing.
Ecole Suisse de ski et de Snowboard
Those who want to get up and on the slopes do so in style at Ecole Suisse de ski et de Snowboard.
C’est que du Bonheur
Find the best in the beauty biz at C'est que du Bonheur, where five-star treatments turn frumps into fabs.
Alpina Hotel Spa
Small but perfectly formed, the Alpina Hotel Spa offers rest and relaxation in its sauna and whirlpool bath.
Zinal
Zinal offers some of the highest skiing in Val d'Anniviers, with its lifts going to a dizzying height of 3,000-metres.
Vercorin
The runs aren't long and the skiing may may not be steep, but the routes around Vercorin are some of the most picturesque in the region.
St-Luc
St-Luc promises plenty of fresh powder across a new of exciting off-piste runs.
Grimentz
Grimentz provides a slew of tricky runs that would challenge even the most seasoned skier.
Zinal Sports
Stock up on ski gear here; whether it's buying or renting, you're sure to find it at Zinal Sports.
Sport 4000
Small but perfectly formed, Sport 4000 has all the ski equipment one could ever need.
Chandolin Sport
Rent the sleekest ski equipment from Chandolin Sport; if you can't find it here you won't find it anywhere.
Tzambron
Found in-house at the four-star Hotel Bella Tola, Tzambron is all about hearty mountain food and warm, wooden interiors.
Restaurant des Mayens
The eponymous restaurant at Hotel des Mayens specialises in hearty homemade fare and lipsmackingly good Alsatian specialities.
Le Prilet
Mountain fare is the order of the day at Le Prilet, all served up in sumptuous Swizz chalet-style surroundings.
La Poste Restaurant
Guests at Hotel La Poste don't have to go far to sample the culinary delights at La Poste Restaurant; downstairs, in fact, where a decadent dining experience awaits.
La Gougra
Step into fondue heaven at La Gougra, which offers more fabulous varieties than you could ever sample in any one visit.
Hotel Europe
Crêperie La Versache
Pancake day comes but once a year for the most of us, but at Cr̻perie La Versache it's an everyday occurrence. Indulge, and then indulge some more the very next day.
Café/Restaurant du Téléférique
Expect laid-back dining at Café/Restaurant du Téléférique, with a small but perfectly formed menu of traditional mountain cuisine.
Becs de Bosson
Found in-house at the Becs de Bosson hotel, this foodie favourite has a small but perfectly formed menu of mountain classics.
Arlequin
Arlequin serves up Italian fare with flair; weight-watchers beware!
Weisshorn Hotel
Weisshorn Hotel is set away from the hustle and bustle of Val d'Anniviers, which makes it the perfect place to get some much-needed peace and quiet.
Le Beausite
Creature comforts abound at Le Beausite, as do jaw-droppingly beautiful views.
Hotel les Bouquetins
Hotel les Bouquetins is a family-run hotel with a home-away from home feel. Just what you want to come back to after a day on the slopes.
Hotel Europe
There are two restaurants at the three-star Hotel Europe; a casual pizzeria for the day and a more upscale restaurant for the evening. We know what we prefer.
Hotel de Moiry
Despite having only two stars, Hotel de Moiry has been recently updated with rooms fit for discerning guests. Reasonable rates add to its popularity.
Hotel Cristal
Hotel Cristal is a sensible choice on the slopes, with all the amenities any seasoned skier could ever hope for.
Hostellerie d’Orzival
Hostellerie d'Orzival boasts 16 individually themed rooms and 360-degree views of the surroundings peaks. What's not to love?
Hotel – Restaurant Au Manoir d’Anniviers
More house than hotel, Hotel - Restaurant Au Manoir d'Anniviers oozes Swiss charm. A brasserie-style restaurant with al fresco terrace adds to its allure.
Grand Hotel Bella Tola
One of our favourites; Grand Hotel Bella Tola is one of the most historic places to stay in Val d'Anniviers.
Alpina Hotel
Alpina Hotel is one of the resort's newest hotels, with clean, modern interiors that lends themselves to a good night's sleep.
Pascale Delaloye
Fluent in English, French and German, Pascale Delaloye is the perfect guide to show you around the mountains.
Mountain Reality Bergschule Uri
Despite being based in Switzerland, Mountain Reality Bergschule Uri organises guides in Val d'Anniviers with a number of contacts in the region.
Restaurant de Sorebois
Found at 2,440-metres, Restaurant de Sorebois is a restaurant with serious altitude.
L’Etable du Marais
Out of sight doesn't necessarily mean out of mind, as L'Etable du Marais proves; despite being at the far of the ski area, it's more than worth the effort.
Buvette d’Orzival
Self-service doesn't mean a lack of substance, as Buvette d'Orzival proves.
Cabane Illhorn
Cabane Illhorn is a must-eat, with a location 2,147-metres high and a sun-soaked terrace on which to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

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