TThere are worse places to lockdown here than the village of Grimentz in the Swiss Alps. Located high in the Val d’Anniviers, roughly equidistant from Zermatt and Verbier, it was overshadowed for a long time by its A-list neighbors and has nothing of their high-season hype. People come for peace and quiet rather than spot celebrities. Some are so enchanted by the glorious seclusion that they buy land and put down roots.
So it was with Steve Barber and his wife Suzanne. Steve, 69, a London-based company director, had spent ten years looking for the right location to buy a ski property. He bought a newly built chalet, rich in brushed wood and granite, and the couple moved in before Christmas 2019. Then just like her