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For the village in Iran, see Zinal, Iran.
Former municipality of Switzerland
Zinal -
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Sierre
Municipality Anniviers
Coordinates 46°08′N 7°37′E / 46.133°N 7.617°E / 46.133; 7.617Coordinates: 46°08′N 7°37′E / 46.133°N 7.617°E / 46.133; 7.617
Area 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,675 m (5,495 ft)
Postal code
Zinal is located in Switzerland

Zinal is a village located in the municipality of Anniviers in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. It lies at an altitude of 1,675 metres in the Swiss Alps in the Val de Zinal, a valley running from the Zinal Glacier, north of Dent Blanche to the village of Ayer, part of the Val d'Anniviers. With the Dent Blanche four other 4000 metres peaks are located around the valley: Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn and Ober Gabelhorn.


The village is a small ski resort with 70 kilometres (43 mi) of ski slopes and 19.5 kilometres (12.1 mi) of cross-country skiing. In summer the area has 300 kilometres (190 mi) of marked trails and some mountain huts such as the Grand Mountet Hut in the middle of glaciers.

View from Sorebois

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