Nendaz lies on a sunny terrace above the Rhône Valley near Sion, the capital of the Valais. In winter it has everything a winter sports enthusiast could want, being at the heart of the 4 Vallées ski region. The terrace stretches from 1,300m to 1,400m in altitude and offers fantastic views of the Bernese, Valais and Vaud Alps.
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 is 8kms to the south in the Nendaz valley and also belongs to this community. It is sometimes also called ‘Super Nendaz’ and cable cars run from here to the great peak and skiing area of Mont Fort, at 3,330m the highest peak of the 4 Vallées ski resort.
Nendaz is a fairly large village and is made up of mainly chalets, small hotels and apartments. The main streets lead off the roundabout next to the tourist office which is topped with a traditional gondola. Although cars are allowed in the villages, all the amenities are off the main streets and a brief 10 minute walk will see you the whole length of the main street. There are buses that can transport you to Siviez but the main gondola is at the top of the main street and you can ski over into Siviez from there.
The town is a very lively place and is the home to many people who love the 4 Vallées ski area. Unlike Verbier, Nendaz is grounded and offers a more honest ski resort scene. The food, bars and shops are still normally priced and the whole atmosphere is more about people there to enjoy the mountains and snow and not about how much money you have and what you do with it.
The true charm of the area is based in the old part of vilage which is a little further down the hill and started as a farming community. There are still the traditional cowsheds and Stadels you can visit and take in the heritage of this group of villages.
All the restaurants are based off the main road and there is a huge choice all within 500m of each other. There are the obvious Swiss classics, all reasonably priced, and there is also a huge range of international foods on offer. Transport to the restaurants is very easy so they all stock fresh products and serve a very high standard of cuisine.
The nightlife in Nendaz is a lively scene. There are plenty of bars squeezed in between all the restaurants and also quite a few large nightclubs. The restaurants all stay open late, so if you just fancy a quiet drink in the evening then that is also very possible. There is something for everyone in Nendaz.
Nendaz lies in the huge 4 Vallées ski area. It is the biggest ski area fully in Switzerland. It is made up from Verbier, Veysonnaz, Nendaz, La Tsoumaz and Thyon. In the whole area there is over 415km of pistes. The best access is from Siviez and you can get there by bus. Ski runs to the resort allow you to ski to within a few metres of your apartments and there are a number of snow parks and half pipes for snowboarders, it’s also a paradise for powder hounds and off-piste enthusiasts.
There are 36 beginner runs 36 intermediate runs and 16 advanced runs. Oh and 1 World Cup Downhill Run! There are also off-piste activities with 12km of cross-country ski trails, 100km of winter hiking trails and 40km of snow-shoe tracks.
Over the years we have managed to negotiate some superb equipment at excellent rates and have passed the benefits of this directly to you.
We use one of the top Sports Shops in Nendaz, Neige Adventure and you can leave your skis / snowboard & boots overnight in lockers near the slopes!
SKIS: Top rate skis are included in the rental price with the latest brands and models.
SNOWBOARDS: No extra for snowboards with the latest bindings and designs.
We include Cross-Channel Ferries for those who are self driving or Airport Transfers for those flying, so you can choose the best option that suits you.
|Train Transfer Time from Basel:||4hr 15min|
|Train Transfer Time from Bern:||3hr 00min|
|Train Transfer Time from Geneva:||2hr 30min|
|Train Transfer Time from Zürich :||4hr 00min|
|Driving Distance from Calais:||540 miles|
View the Swiss Rail timetable.
We have 2-person studio apartments and every size, right up to 14-person apartments. They are spacious and convenient to amenities, the ski lifts and free village ski bus.
In this resort we can also offer Catered Options which includes…
• Comprehensive breakfasts every morning
• 5 filling 3-course evening meals with good Swiss wine in the accommodation
• 1 Fondue night meal out in a top quality restaurant
Again, we offer a huge range of availability on hotels. We can offer any level from our 2, 3 or 4-star hotel selection. In some resorts we can even 5 star hotels.
If you have any specific requests such as swimming pools, childcare etc, please also mention this on the Personal Quote Page and we will do our utmost to quote you the ideal place to suit your needs.
(Comprehensive breakfasts every morning, plus 5 filling 3-course evening meals with good Swiss wine in the accommodation, 1 Fondue night meal out in a top quality restaurant)