A nice and comfortable practice of mountain skiing in a remarkable location. This valley on the back of Zermatt allows for varied skiing with character. From the Moiry hotel located in Grimentz at the foot of the slopes, we will explore the most beautiful routes in the ski areas of Vercorin, Chandolin / St Luc and Zinal / Grimentz. The "Free-Rando '' practice consists of making skinning / off-piste combinations using the ski lifts and undertaking reasonable climbs with skins. This makes it possible to promote the most beautiful descents of the moment while remaining in the mountain atmosphere but also to practice quiet ski touring in high places. The proximity of the five 4000 meter summits of the imperial crown, the multiplicity of terrains as well as good snow cover open up high-class routes. This part of Valais is a ski gem. A program focused towards the pleasure of skiing and measured efforts.


Activité : Ski hors piste
Nombre de participants : 4 min - 8 max
Dates :
Du 27-01-2024 au 03-02-2024
Durée : 8 jours
2500 €

Free-Rando ski stay base in a hotel - 8 days (6 days of skiing) 

Day 1 - Meeting

Meet in Grimentz at the Hotel Moiry at 5:00 p.m.
  • Night at the hotel

Day 2

Mixed off-piste ski touring in the Zinal / Grimentz area
Cornes de Sorebois route 2895m> Moiry 2248m> Grimentz 1587m
Orzival ski lifts 2800m
Ascent to Roc d'Orzival 2854m
Descent on St Jean 1400m
  • D + 300m
  • D- 2800m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 3

Mixed off-piste ski touring on the Chandolin / St Luc area
Bella Tola / Illhorn Loop:
Departure from the top of the Pas du Buf ski lift 2680m
Ascent to Bella Tola 3025m
Descent to Mretschisee 2300m
Ascent to Parilet 2549m
Upper Illhorn descent
Descent to Illsee 2336m
Ascent Illpass 2487m
Ascent to Illdhorn 2717m
Descent corridor NW on Chandolin1930m
  • D + 750m
  • D- 2850m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 4

Rchy valley loop
Mixed off-piste hike in the Grimentz / Zinal area 1600 m
Becs de Bosson 3149m ski lift
Descent to Pichioc 2161m
Ascent and crossing of the Brinta pass 2599m
Descent to St Jean 1360m
  • D + 700m
  • D- 2290m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 5

Mixed off-piste ski touring from the Saint-Luc / Chandolin area
Tono crossing 3017 m
Ascent by ski lift of the Pas du Buf 2680m
Descent to Combavert 2200m
Ascent to Tono 3017m
Descent of the beautiful and deep north corridor then down to Prilet 1700m
  • D + 817m
  • D- 1800m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 6

Mixed off-piste hiking in the Zinal / Grimentz area
From the top of Roc dOrzival 2820m
Descent to Vercorin 1320m
Ascent by ski lifts to Mont Major 2373m
Ascent to point 2620m
Descent to St Jean 1360 via the Rauja
  • D + 350m
  • D- 2760m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 7

Mixed off piste ski touringh in the Grimentz / Zinal area
Climb to Bec de Bosson then to the pass
Descent on Lake Lona 2650m
Ascent to Diablon 3053m
Descent to Grimentz via the Moiry Lake 1600m
  • D + 600m
  • D- 1900m
  • Night at the hotel

Day 8 - End of trip

Back home after breakfast.

This program can be modified depending on climatic conditions and the physical and technical abilities of the participants. The final decision always belongs to your Guide who can make program changes for security purposes.

The strong points
  • Ski pass included
  • Accommodation in an authentic Valais village
  • High mountain atmosphere - close to the five 4000 Bishorn, Weisshorn, Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Dent Blanche
  • Varied Free-Rando itineraries to discover several sites
  • Skiing with character with not demanding climbs (altitude difference of 350 to 800 m)
  • Mountain typical food 
  • Very little portage, day pack
  • Easy access by train + bus
  • Good snow conditions in general

Level required
Reasonable climbs 350 to 800 meters per day skinning then 1800 to 3000m of off-piste descent + the junctions on the piste. For skiers comfortable with all types of snow and all terrain, with experience in ski touring. Good ski level in all terrains.
Any questions or advice, feel free to contact your Guide, Jean-Marc PIC on 0033 (0)6 80 42 59 47  or by email ( for any information regarding the progress of your stay.

The price includes
Supervision by Jean-Marc Pic and Jean-Ren Minelli, mountain guides / accommodation in a 2-star hotel with half-board / Anniviers Ski pass / collective equipment (DVA, shovel probe, let us know if you need this equipment).

The price does not include
Repatriation assistance insurance - emergency costs and / or cancellation / Drinks, tips and personal expenses / personal equipment / transport to the meeting place / transport during the stay / picnics lunch or snack.

7 nights in a two-star hotel in double and triple rooms, Moiry hotel in the village of Grimentz
Half-board : Breakfast and dinner in the in the hotel.

Meeting point : Moiry hotel in Grimentz on Saturday January the 27 th at 5:00 p.m.
End of trip : On Saturday February the 3rd after breakfast.
Access Mode : from Geneva airport, train to Lausanne, Sierre then postal bus to Grimentz via Vissoie.

Booking procedures : Complete a registration form via the register for this trip tab at the top of this page and send us a 30% deposit. The balance is due 30 days before departure. For payment by credit card, please contact us by telephone. If you have a high-end bank card (such as Visa 1er or Mastercard Gold), be aware that it can cover you for cancellation provided you pay for your stay with it upon payment of the deposit).
Do not hesitate to contact SERAC on 0033 (0)4 76 86 46 84 for anything concerning your billing/insurance and any other information on your reservation.

You must have a valid ID.
Insurance : You must have a repatriation assistance and compulsory relief costs.

Gear list 
  • light crampons, couteaux, 30-liter bag, ski touring equipment, warm clothes.
  • Maps : 1/ 50,000th skier route: Arolla 283 S & Montana 273 S

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