- Our Chalets
- The Skiing
- Non ski activities
- Getting there
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’ and cableways run from here to Mont Fort, at 3330 m the highest peak of the ‘Les 4 Vallées’ ski resort.
Although one of the smaller Swiss resorts, Nendaz is in the heart of one of the biggest ski domains in Europe; the 4 Vallées, with 92 transport facilities and 412 km of pistes. The best access to the railways 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
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:
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
Take a well-deserved break and enjoy lunch at Cabane Balavaux. Located above Prarion, at an altitude of 2042m, this popular mountain 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 a more relaxed dining experience, and something that the children may appreciate a little more, we highly recommend Restaurant de Tracouet. This panoramic restaurant, located at the top of the Tracouet Gondaola offers a large choice of food, from self-service to a-la-carte, to satisfy all appetites and budgets. Children’s menu’s and children’s entertainment, such as swings and tobogganing, will ensure that your little ones are kept happy and entertained whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy some of the finest views of the Rhone Valley
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!
Taverne d’ 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 Etanges 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 Cabanne 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 with diverse attractions – 16m pool
• 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
Become ‘King of the Sledge’ and tackle the 3km long sledge run of Tortin, offering a track full of fun for all ages.
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!
Nendaz Snow and Lift Report
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
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.
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.
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.