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Nendaz Ski Resort

Stunning skiing set in the heart of the 4 Valleys

Nendaz Ski Resort Chalets
  • Overview
  • Our Chalets
  • The Skiing
  • Restaurants
  • Non ski activities
  • Weather
  • Getting there

Overview

The picturesque resort of Nendaz overlooks the Rhone Valley, offering fantastic views across the Alps. Not only does the area host beautiful views, it is also known to be one of the sunniest regions in Switzerland. Nendaz is a modern holiday resort has grown up all around the centre of this delightful old Valais village with its traditional timber houses, barns and grain stores. Siviez, eight kilometres to the south in the Nendaz valley, also belongs to this community. It is sometimes also called ‘Super Nendaz’, due to its easy access to Mont Fort, at 3330 m the highest peak of the ‘Les 4 Vallées’ ski resort.

Although not as well known as neighbouring Verbier, Nendaz is in the heart of one of the biggest ski domains in Europe; the 4 Vallées, with 92lifts and 412 km of pistes. The best access to the vast 4 valleys is from Siviez. There are also off-piste activities with 12 km of cross-country ski trails, 100 km of winter hiking trails and 40 km of snowshoe track. Nendaz offers a richly varied children’s programme and has been awarded the ‘Families Welcome’ seal of quality. The Nendaz town offers some great amenities including a number of cafés and restaurants, with a number of good ski schools in Nendaz, making the resort great for beginners.

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Our Chalets

Marianne

Sleeps: 10

A traditional alpine chalet, with stunning views of the Rhone valley, located in the centre of Nendaz. It’s enviable location enables easy access to the 4 Valleys via either Nendaz or Siviez, by bus or car.

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Condor

Sleeps: 10

Condor is ideally positioned in a tranquil location only a few minutes walk from Haute-Nendaz centre, making it one of the few chalets in Nendaz where a car is not necessary.  This luxury chalet offers superb comfort and represents excellent value for money, in one of the World’s finest ski domains: The 4 Valleys

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Ighzer

Sleeps: 12

Ighzer is an exclusive, luxury new-build chalet located in the resort of Nendaz. The chalet covers 400 sq meters, spread over 3 floors, and comes complete with private swimming pool, jacuzzi, hot-tub and fitness room. Welcome to the world of pure luxury.

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Kalibu

Sleeps: 12

Kalibu is a luxurious  chalet, with high quality interior, located right next to the piste in Nendaz. It has 6 en-suite bedrooms but the Perhaps the crowning glory of this chalet is the large indoor swimming pool which is housed in its own dedicated chalet.

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Wildhorn

Sleeps: 13

Wildhorn is a luxurious free-standing chalet, with breathtaking unobstructed 270 degrees panoramic views across the Rhone valley. The chalet is finished to a very high standard, benefits from having a hot-tub on the private balcony, and represents exceptional value for money.

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The Skiing

Extraordinary skiing, set in the heart ofthe 4 Valleys

Nendaz offers a unique and exceptional ski area surrounded by marvellous high mountain scenery. From the resort set at 1400m to the Mont-Fort glacier at 3300m, you will spend an unforgettable vacation. Two different sectors are available to best match your needs:

1.SECTOR PRINTSE The sector Printse is the combination of the resorts of Haute-Nendaz, Siviez (without Mont-Fort), Veysonnaz, and Thyon / Les Collons. A single pass includes 220 km of ski-runs convenient for all levels. We guarantee that every member of the family will have their bit of fun ! THE SECTOR PRINTSE INCLUDES : – 220 km of ski-runs – 50 mountain-lifts – 35 km of covered runs

2. THE 4 VALLÉES The sector 4 Vallées covers the entire ski-area. In addition to the sector Printse, the 4 Vallées skipass opens you the doors to Mont-Fort, Verbier, La Tzoumaz and Bruson. With 412 km of ski-runs, it is the biggest ski-area fully set on Swiss territory : plenty to give you the very best skiing, as well as the opportunity to take unforgettable tours in the mountains ! THE 4 VALLÉES INCLUDE : – 412 km of ski-runs – 92 mountain-lifts – 47 km of covered runs

Restaurants

Nendaz Restaurants

Take a well-deserved break and enjoy lunch at Cabane Balavaux. Located above Prarion, at an altitude of 2042m, this popular traditional ‘mountain-hut’ restaurant is surrounded by some of the highest Larch trees in Europe. Enjoy breath-taking views from the sunny terrace and a host of traditional dishes with regional produce, including rosti and numerous cheese dishes. If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, then head to Hameau Les Cleves. Located in the middle of the ski runs at the Clèves, just above the cablecar, this cozy restaurant serves a varied menu, including steak, fish, burger and pasta dishes… plus a variety of mouth-watering desserts to give you that all-important ‘sugar-rush’ before hitting the slopes again. For stunning views, a cozy lounge and delicious Valais cuisine, head to the top of the Novelly chairlift in Siviez and experience Restaurant Combatseline. This sun soaked restaurant is well priced, perfect for Swiss fondue and dominated by magnificent mountain views from the middle of the 4 Valleys… a winning combination for any mountain restaurant! Last, but no means least, we highly recommend Chalet Des Alpes. Location in Prarion, at the bottom of the Pararion chairlift, this typical style restaurant boasts a wonderful array of locally produced dishes and stunning panoramic views of the Alps.

Village Restaurants 

Taverne de l’Alpee is family-friendly and represents good value, especially the daily “menu”, with a decent selection for everyone. Located next to the “Tchin-Tchin” bar, L’Arom’antique provides excellent daily homemade pasta dishes – essential skiing fodder after a full day on the slopes. Les Etagnes is run by a lovely Dutch husband-and-wife team, which doubles up as a great après-ski bar stop too, but also good for lunch or dinner and strategically well-placed at the foot of the Tracouet run. For the authentic melted cheese-fest, La Cabane is the place to be. Pricey but good food. Next door to Co-op on the Nendaz lower-road. Chez Edith (“Au Vieux Nendaz”). Edith is a local skiing legend and runs the cosiest “schtubli” on the hill. A tiny log-cabin half-way up the Siviez road, so in need of a drive or taxi, but absolutely worth it. Traditional dishes with an authentic alpine ambience. Looking for something a little simpler? For great takeaway pizza, at great value, head for the shopping level opposite Espace Vacances, next to the Canadian Pub.

Non ski activities

Spa des Bisses

Recharge your batteries and allow yourself to be carried away by the magic of the ‘Spa des Bisses’. Located in the heart of Haute-Nendaz, this exceptional spa is nearly 2’200 m2, of which 1’530 m2 is indoor and 670 m2 is outdoor. This Spa, which is open to the public, consists of :

• 1 pine sauna
• 1 rose steam bath
• 1 rock pool
• 1 Finnish sauna
• 1 salt grotto
• 1 heat grotto
• 1 ice grotto
• 1 children’s zone
• 1 float pool
• 2 pools with moving current
• 1 indoor jacuzzi
• 1 outdoor pool (16m) with water jets and jacuzzi area 
• 1 gym
• 7 treatment rooms
• 2 private spas with sauna, hamam, jacuzzi and private winter garden

Nendaz Ice Rink

Whether you are new to the ice, wanting to practice your triple somersault or fine-tune those ice hockey moves, the Nendaz ice rink is the perfect place to participate in your favourite ice sport. In season, this popular non-ski activity hosts ice-disco evenings and is open daily from 10:00 to 11:45 and again from 14:00 to 16:30. Rates are 6 CHF for adults and 4 CHF for children. Ice skating boots are an additional charge, at 4 CHF

Sledging

Become ‘King of the Sledge’ and tackle the 3km long sledge run of Tortin, offering a track full of fun for all ages.

Snowtubing What can be more satisfying than sliding downhill on giant tyres? The area of the Tracouet Lake is perfectly suited for family activities: sunny and quiet, it ideally accommodates both the snow garden for kids and deck chairs for their parents! The use of the snowtubing and the other attractions around the lake is free. After all the fun, don’t forget to visit the Lake’s Bar!

Weather

Nendaz Snow and Lift Report

Getting there

By Air We recommend flying into Geneva, with many scheduled and chartered airlines frequently flying into the ‘Gateway to the Swiss Alps’. Getting to Nendaz from Geneva Airport is simple, with a transfer time of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. Other options include the smaller regional airport of Sion. Transfer times from Sion to Nendaz are only 20 minutes by car. Due to Nendaz’s location, close to the French and Italian borders, other airport gateways include Zurich, Bern and Milan Airport Transfers We work with a reliable, local service to provide you with a stress-free journey to and from resort. From individual transfers to group bookings, shared transfers to private transfers, we are able to recommend the best way to get to Nendaz. Please contact us for prices and to book. By Rail If you would prefer to make your own way to the resort, then take advantage of the direct train from the Geneva Airport to Sion, which takes approximately 2 hours. From Sion, less than 20km from Nendaz, you can take either a local bus or private taxi up to resort. Geneva has excellent railway links with numerous European cities, so getting to Nendaz couldn’t be easier. By Road Calais to Nendaz takes approx. 8 to 9 hours to drive and we recommend that you drive via Geneva. Nendaz is 166km from Geneva and driving from the airport to Nendaz takes about 1 hour 40 minutes or more on busy transfer days. Take the A9 motorway to Sion and take the exit Sion-Ouest towards Nendaz. From there it takes about a quarter of an hour to resort along hairpin bends. If driving to Nendaz from outside Switzerland and don’t forget to buy a road tax vignette, available at garages and motorway service stations Car hire from Geneva Airport can be very reasonable and often works out cheaper than a private hire transfer, with the added benefit of giving you the extra flexibility of, for instance, taking a day trip to Verbier, Chamonix or Zermatt. Not all of our chalets offer parking spaces, so please let us know if you are travelling by car so we can make the necessary arrangements.

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