Ski holidays in Nendaz

Right in the heart of the 4 Valleys with access to some of Europe's best ski slopes

  • 410 kilometres of ski slopes
  • Skiing up to 3,330 metres 
  • Transfer approx. 2 hours 20 minutes 

Located in the heart of the Valais region of the Four Valleys, Nendaz is a large and modern resort offering some of Europe's best slopes for all abilities. Located next to it's loud and lively sister resort of Verbier, Nendaz is known for its contrasting laidback atmosphere and is the perfect choice for family and friends looking for a more chillaxed ski experience. The resort lies on a sunny terrace near Sion, and you'll find the views here are incredible, with lots of opportunities for some fantastic photos overlooking the Rhône Valley. And when you're not hitting the slopes, we're sure you'll also enjoy the range of off slope activities including dog sledding, ice skating, tobogganing and a huge 130 kilometres of winter trails to explore.

Skiing and snowboarding in Nendaz

Nendaz is a fantastic option for you if you're an intermediate skier or boarder who has confidence when it comes to hitting the slopes. The majority of the runs here are made up of long reds slopes with a nice selection of blacks too. The off pisting here is also some of the best Europe has to offer, with access to some fantastic freeriding terrain and incredible snow up in the Mont Fort area.

That being said, this does not mean you can't book a holiday to Nendaz if you're wanting to learn how to ski, or simply want to get more experience perfecting your technique. For those just starting out, there are numerous drag lifts up the top of the Tracouet gondola, plus a snowtubing section for the little ones. There are some nice blue slopes to practice on - head over to Siviez on the sun drenched slopes, and enjoy relaxed blue runs with amazing views. When you return back to Nendaz, you can enjoy a long cruisy blue through the trees and chalets or take your time perfecting your turns on the winding red run. The ski schools here also cater to all abilities and have English speaking ski instructors.

Where to stay in Nendaz

Nendaz has a wide range of accommodation options and many of these are located in the centre of resort close to the main gondola that takes you up to the ski area. The Nendaz 4 Vallées & SPA hotel is a great choice if you're looking to pamper yourself, with a great location, comfortable rooms, good food and fantastic spa facilities all included in your stay. 

Bars and restaurants in Nendaz

Nendaz is filled with a variety of bars and restaurants, all of which are slightly cheaper than the ones found in Verbier. You'll have the choice of dining in the selection of restaurants in the resort centre, or stop off in one of the many mountain restaurants located on the pistes and have lunch with a view.

Although Nendaz is quieter than the other resorts in the Four Valleys, the resort centre still provides a good selection of bars and a couple of nightclubs too. You'll also have the opportunity for an afternoon après drink at Le Grenier, a bar located at the bottom of the piste offering a fine vin chaud just when you need it most. 

What's included on an Inghams holiday to Nendaz

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on half board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Added value

Save £100pp on your 2024/25 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (Book by 3 June 2024)

Ski hotels in Nendaz

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H4V Batiment Exterieur Hiver Nuno Acacio RVB

The Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées & Spa is a charming hotel furnished in a modern Valasian style. Cosy bedrooms on a Half Board basis, plus a lovely wellness area, this hotel ticks all the boxes for a Swiss holiday. 

 

Skiing and snowboarding in Nendaz
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Nendaz is located in the vast ski area known as the 4 Vallées, which also includes the resorts of Verbier, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz and Thyon. This area is fantastic for intermediate and expert skiers/boarders with more than 82 lifts and 412 kilometres of piste for you to explore. 

Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Nendaz 

Thanks to the infrastructure available between Haute-Nendaz, Tracouet and Siviez, both children and beginners can enjoy learning to ski in a safe and fun setting. Start your day by heading up the Tracouet gondola, and either warm up your legs on the nearby beginner slopes with drag lifts, or head towards Siviez on the long cruisy blues and gentle, wide red runs. Once in Siviez you can head up to Tortin for a gentle blue run, or take the Combatseline chairlift up for more challenging slopes. At the end of the day you can either take the gondola back down to Nendaz, or take your time carving down the long blue run through the forest and chalets of Nendaz.

Ski schools in Nendaz 

Whether you're learning to ski, or want to explore some unmarked back country, Nendaz offers a range of ski schools and tours suited to all abilities. You can choose to either have group tuition, or book a private lesson for some more one on one tuition with an English speaking instructor.

Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Nendaz 

Nendaz offers good skiing for intermediates with the longest descent being 15 kilometres long. With around 20 red pistes and a handful of black pistes, there is definitely enough variety to keep you entertained for the whole week. The lift pass also gives you access to the larger Four Valleys, where you'll find even more reds and blacks for you to perfect your technique and challenge yourself.  The pistes towards Veysonnaz and Thyon are ideal choices for intermediates, with long red runs down from Combatseline and Col des Gentianes. 

Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Nendaz 

Advanced skiers and boarders are in for a treat when visiting Nendaz. Not only will you have a large range of black runs to soar through, including the Plan du Fou - Prarion ski slope, but Nendaz is also home to one of the most exciting ski slopes in the Four Valleys. Take the gondola and head up to the summit of Mont-Fort - 3,330 metres above sea level - the highest point of the whole ski area and dare to make your way down the challenging unpisted black run back to Tortin. The thrill this slope offers is unmatched, and also provides some of the best views of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and the Combins massif. This slope is considered to be very difficult and is ungroomed due to its steepness, so makes it a challenging opportunity for those of you with years of experience under your belt.

Off piste and snow parks in Nendaz 

The Four Valleys offers some of the best off-piste in the world, and you'll have this right on your doorstep during your stay. If you're an expert in the snow sports field and want something exciting and new, the biggest attraction here will be the seven marked freeride areas, including Eteygeon, Plan-du-Fou, Mont-Fort, Chassoure and Mont-Gele. 

There are no snow parks located directly in Nendaz, the closest one being in Thyon. This snow park is located alongside the Theytaz 2 lift and is called Centralpark. No matter your skill level, you'll find something of interest here, with rails, boxes and kickers available to use. You can also head over to Verbier where you'll find a freestyle park in La Chaux - this park is pretty big and has 4 different lines with jibs, volcanoes and table tops.

Cross country skiing in Nendaz 

Cross country skiing is not as big in Nendaz as it is in some other resorts, but that said, there are still 2 areas that offer some peaceful and gentle tracks. The first is located in Prachavio and is accessible to all, allowing beginners to give this version of skiing a try on an easy track that follows the forest.

The second track is Pra da Dzeu. Pra da Dzeu is a dialect name that means 'meadow in the forest' and the track certainly lives up to its name. This idyllic places provides a calm and peaceful track in a protected natural setting and allows you to first walk around the gouille d'Ouché before heading to Pra da Dzeu.

There is a free shuttle bus (number 5) that takes you from Nendaz to Pracondu, where both trails start from. 


Mountain facts
Area 410 km
Resort Altitude 1400m
Ski Alt. From 1400m
Ski Alt. To 3330m
Lifts Lifts 20
Lift Ski LockersNo
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Things To Do

Things to do in Nendaz 

Restaurants, food and drinks 

During your stay in Nendaz, there will options to dine both on and off the mountain.

For some good mountain dining, we'd recommend Combatseline, located at 2,200 metres at the top of the Combatseline chairlift. This restaurant has a large terrace perfect for those blue bird days and also offers a family-friendly menu. Cabane de Balavaux is also a must - located in the middle of the slopes in the Tracouet area, this pit stop is surrounded by some of the oldest larch trees in the whole of Europe. Or, if you are feeling wild, have lunch around a giant tipi at Le Tipi in the middle of the slope of the Plan du Fou at Siviez.

As for resort dining, Nendaz has a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes for you to choose from. Restaurant Mont-Rouge provides a comfortable and rustic atmosphere specialising in local Swiss cuisine - this restaurant also has a great assortment of Valaisan wines. 

Après, bars, clubs and nightlife 

Although Nendaz is not a party resort, there are still some great opportunities for some après ski.  Located at the base of the slopes, Bar Edelweiss is a popular spot for a drink and is usually quite lively when the lifts start to close. There is also Cheersbar located at the bottom of the Tracouet Ski slopes if you would like to switch it up throughout the week. 

If you plan on partying late into the evening, The Gallery located in the gondola base station is your best choice for a high energy night filled with lighting and a live DJ (on peak season dates). Cactus is also a good choice if you'd like more of a live music and dancing vibe.

For more of a wine and dine experience, head over to La Cave a Lait, which operates as both a café and a wine bar - you can also treat yourself to some Swiss cheese and other local products here too. 

Shopping 

In the resort centre, you'll find all the essentials for a shopping trip. There is a coop supermarket located in the centre, providing a full range of groceries. There is also a Migros supermarket a little further out of resort. You'll also find a range of bakeries, butchers, pharmacies and a post office in resort. 

If you'd like to treat yourself, there are also a range of clothes shops available as well as a handful of gift shops - so you can take a little part of Nendaz back home with you.

Spas and relaxation 

Many hotels in Nendaz offer spa facilities included with your stay. The Nendaz 4 Valleys Hotels has great spa facilities included for guests, and non-residents can use the spa for a local fee. Built across two floors, Spa des Bisses invites for relaxation and features a 2,200 squared metres area with a pure zen atmosphere. The space is dedicated to water, offering a range of facilities to recharge your batteries including a bio-sauna, dew steam bath, outdoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi. There are also opportunities to have a beauty treatment or massage in one of the two private spa areas. 

Nendaz resort activities

Tortin sledge run 

Over 3 kilometres long, this sledge run is separated from the main ski area and offers a different kind of slope fun for all ages - and the best part is you can take the chair lift up and come down as many times as you like. 

The Mont-Fort Zipline

Don't feel like skiing down one of the most notorious slopes in the 4 Vallées? No worries, you can fly down it instead! Take off from the top of the Mont-Fort towards Col des Gentianes and soar down 1,400 metres of zipline, over snow covered mountains and the Tortin glacier. 

Winter hikes and snow shoeing

If you'd prefer to explore the mountains by foot rather than slopes, there are many winter trails that'll let you do just that. Pop on a pair of snow shoes and head through the peaceful forests for some amazing scenery. There are trails available ranging from 30 minutes to 3 and a half hours, so whether you want a leisurely stroll or an opportunity to get your steps in, there's definitely something that'll tick your boxes.

Ice skating 

The ice rink located in the centre of resort, Plaine des Ecluses, is a great winter activity for the whole family. There'll be opportunities to simply skate, try some figuring skating or have some fun with hockey sticks. 

Paragliding 

Take the opportunity to get a taste of how the birds see and experience the ski area at a higher altitude than the peaks. You'll be able to overlook the Rhone Valley from above and have exceptional panoramic views from first flight. 

Snowtubing 

Located in the Tracouet area of resort, snowtubing is an ideal activity for children (and parents alike). Race each other as your slide your way down the track. There are also sun loungers available for those of you tired from the slopes so you can watch the little ones let off some steam. 

Other activites in Nendaz

  • Cross country skiing
  • Nînd'Art (a cultural museum showing of the heritage of Nendaz)
  • Ski touring 
  • Escape rooms
  • Breweries
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing
  • Extensive ski area with links to Verbier
  • Après-ski entertainment
  • Family friendly atmosphere
  • Scenic transfer by rail & bus from Geneva
  • Telephone rep service 
What We Say
  • Make sure you take the gondola up to the top of the Mont-Fort for some unforgettable panoramic views of the highest peak in the 4 Valleys.

  • For cross country skiing, the number 5 bus is a free shuttle service that takes you from Nendaz to Pracondu, where both trails start.

  • Access to some amazing freeriding areas including Eteygeon, Plan-du-Fou, Mont-Fort, Chassoure and Mont-Gele. 

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