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Former municipality of Switzerland
Zinal-Eglise (1).jpg
Zinal is located in Switzerland
Location of Zinal
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Zinal is located in Canton of Valais
Zinal (Canton of Valais)
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
Country Switzerland
Canton Valais
District Sierre
Municipality Anniviers
 • Total 0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,675 m (5,495 ft)

Zinal is a village in Switzerland, located in the municipality of Anniviers in the canton of Valais. It lies at an elevation of 1,675 metres (5,495 ft) above sea level 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 additional 4,000-metre (13,120 ft) peaks are located around the valley: Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, and Ober Gabelhorn.


The village is a typical Swiss ski resort with 120 km (75 mi) (linked with Grimentz since 2013 to form a greater skiing area)[1] of ski slopes and 19.5 km (12.1 mi) of cross-country skiing. In summer the area has 300 km (190 mi) of marked trails and some mountain huts such as the Grand Mountet Hut in the middle of glaciers.

View from Sorebois


  1. ^ "Bienvenue dans le Val d'Anniviers :: Anniviers Valais :: Suisse". www.rma.ch. Retrieved 2015-09-23.

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