With much concern in recent years about early season snowfall, it already feels like things will be much better this coming season. Two storm cycles have already blanketed many parts of the alps, and the weekend of 18/19th November should see the third storm cycle in a row arrive in the form of a Northern Stau. A Northern Stau typically deals the best snow to Austria, but many parts of Switzerland will see light snowfall in the next 6 days. Great news for a real snow base this season.
Zinal offers a huge ski area with mulitple aspects. The whole area is characterised by stunning high alpine terrain, deep valleys and charming villages. The main ski domains of Zinal, Grimentz, St Luc-Chandolin and Vercorin are well-connected by local buses. The area also has the advantages of being relatively unknown (and therefore not so busy) and easily accessible from Geneva, Zurich or Sion airports.
IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV
The IFMGA / UIAGM / IVBV symbol is the logo of the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.
Nick, Olly and Matt are all fully-qualified UIAGM Mountain Guides and members of the British Mountain Guides Association.
The International Ski Instructors Association is the world body for professional ski instructors.
The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 39 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.