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This hidden valley sits almost dead-center between Verbier’s Val de Bagnes and Zermatt’s Mattertal, and has managed to escape the hype and renown of its neighbors, but not for a lack of world-class mountains, skiing, and hiking access – nor hospitality. The Val d’Anniviers is perched up a winding access road above the wine –producing city of Sierre, and comprises the 5 villages of Chandolin, St. Luc, Vercorin, Grimentz, and Zinal – all tourist-friendly, but also as authentic as an alpine Valais village can be. Narrow streets, lined with 200-plus year old barns and chalets, 4000m peaks, and sparkling glaciers provide the scenery and setting.


Each of these villages boast their own ski resort, with Zinal and Grimentz at the head of the valley connecting via a new cablecar, and offering the biggest skiing. Off-piste powder runs here are among the best in the Valais region, without the crowds of more popular resorts. And the small-village feeling takes you back to another time where life was simpler, before the advent of mega-resorts and the crowds they contribute.


And in the summer, Val d’Anniviers is an ideal starting point for some of our favorite hikes and bike rides in Switzerland. A well-laid out trail system, combined with the possibility to use existing ski lifts and the ubiquitous mountain huts and refuges, makes for accessible alpine walking and more adventurous point-to-point traverses for any age, fitness level, or ability. 

  • Authentic alpine valley with deep-rooted traditions
  • Uncrowded slopes
  • 4000m peaks hiking trail
  • Legendary “Vin du Glacier” (Glacier wine) is an integral part of the Anniviers heritage
  • St-Luc/Chandolin bike park and Enduro trails in the whole valley
Val d'Anniviers


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Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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