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The mountain village of Vals is located at an altitude of 1250 metres above sea level, deep down in the Vals Valley, a side valley of the Surselva south of Ilanz. The village square is still surrounded by original Vals houses roofed with stone tiles made of Vals quartzite. The peaceful Grisons holiday resort offers hiking pleasure, wellness at the thermal spa and winter sports opportunities on the Dachberg.

The Vals Valley owes its wilderness and diversity in a tiny area to the forces of water. In millions of years ice and rain shaped the deeply-cut mountain valley. Vals' most important trump card is the 30-degree thermal source, the only one in the Grisons which springs straight from the ground. The thermal spa designed by star architect Peter Zumthor and built out of local quartzite showcases the elements of water and stone and blends them to create the perfect wellness experience. The building oozing timeless quality and subtle elegance has become a bit of a place of pilgrimage for people interested in architecture.

Intact agriculture characterises the valley and delights alert mountain walkers: a few years ago the Vals farmers decided to produce exclusively organic.

Winter

The peaceful ski region with five lift facilities at the Dachberg is located at altitudes between 1270 and 2941 metres above sea level and is regarded as snow-sure. The sheltered climate in the Central Alps and high-Alpine scenery add to the attractiveness of the Dachberg. Skiers, carvers and snowboarders can enjoy themselves on pistes catering for all abilities. Cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter walking and snow-shoe trekking are possible too.

Summer

The wild, rocky Vals Valley and its side valleys are an absolute hiker's paradise. The Vals Mountain-Hiking Bus (Berg-Wanderbus) takes visitors to the starting points of their tours. And steep trails over high passes lead to the neighbouring valleys: Val Lumnezia, Safien Valley, Val di Blenio and the Rhine Forest. Vals is not least a central stop on the "Big Walser Trail" which runs from Zermatt through the Alps all the way to the Kleinwalser Valley in Vorarlberg region.

The Adula Massif with its 50 peaks is a particular treat for mountaineers visiting the Vals Valley. Searching for crystals is another popular pastime in the Vals Valley as it is well known as a place where magnificent and rare minerals can be found.

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