My wife and I are planning a backcountry/resort ski trip during the last two weeks of March to the Val d’Anniviers, in the Valais. We decided on this region, because it seemed to have good off-piste skiing and off the beaten path. We arrive in Zurich late morning and will take the train to Sierre and then bus to either Zinal or Grimentz.
After a few days of skiing at either resort (mostly off-piste, if conditions allow), we would like ski to some of the nearby huts and make day trip from each hut (say two or three huts in one week). I have the huts located on Google Earth, but I still need topo maps.
Can anyone recommend touring options or information about the Zinal, Grimentz, or nearby huts? Nearby we could stay few days at the Cabane de Moiry or a three day trip to the Cabane de Petit Mountet and Cabane de Grand Mountet. Or even better touring options.
We are looking for fun back country/off-piste skiing, without glaciers (rather not wear a harness all the time), since we really do not have local knowledge. Post ski trip, we have a long train ride (11+ hrs) to Vienna, where I will attend a conference.
Any and all information will be greatly appreciated. I hope snow conditions improve.
Thanks in advance for your help.