Anniviers is apparently derived from Latin "ad nives", which means "at the snow". The eternal snow of the Valaisian Alps forms a stark contrast to the vineyards in the Rhône valley.
Traditional and renovated SAC Hut at 2800-meter altitude that was recently subject to a modern extension. Despite high Alpine scenery, the hut is relatively easy to reach with 1.5-hour climb passing several glacial lakes on the way. A total 108 sleeping places & eight 4-bed rooms. Restaurant with organic products from the region, sun terrace and spectacular views over the glacier – and above the hut, lovely views of the Weisshorn. Attended from mid June until the end of September.