Nendaz - Center of the 4 Vallées Nendaz (1400 m)


The history of Nendaz, one of the most famous ski resorts in the Valais Alps, dates back to the 10th century. Only in the 1940s, however, began the tourism development of the region, which continues since then continuously.

Today, Nendaz consists of a total of 18 smaller and larger districts, which are located at different altitudes between the Rhône plain and the highest village Siviez at 1730 meters.

The main town of the station, which is one of the sunniest regions in Switzerland, is Haute-Nendaz at 1400 meters altitude. Ski holidaymakers can enjoy a unique view of the Bernese, the Valais and the Vaud Alps.

From Haute-Nendaz, you can also take a gondola directly to the Tracouet altitude station at 2200 meters and from there to the giant ski area 4 Vallées. Highlight of the plain between Tracouet and the local mountain Dent de Nendaz (2463 m) is the small lake Lac Noir, which is probably fed by an underground glacier on the northern piste of the Dent de Nendaz.

Ski resort Nendaz Detailed information:

  • Cross-country skiing
  • Halfpipe
  • Snowpark
  • Ski school
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Day nursery
  • Restaurant
  • Ice rink
  • Disco
  • Bar
  • Sport shop
  • Toboggan run
  • Supermarket
  • Bank
  • Cashpoint
  • Wellness

Further information

Fun parks for boarders and skiers

Thanks to the 3330-meter Mont-Fort summit, Nendaz ski fans can expect guaranteed good snow conditions from November to the end of April. From the Tracouet high-altitude station, winter sports fans can choose from 2 ski areas. The Printze ski area in an easterly direction, which connects the Haute-Nendaz, Siviez (without Mont-Fort), Veysonnaz, and Thyon / Les Collons ski resorts and, with 220 kilometers of pistes, accounts for around half of the 4 Vallées.

Towards the west, the second half of the XXL ski area extends around the stations La Tzoumaz and Verbier. In total, the 4 Vallées have 412 km of pistes, 3 snow parks and 32 kilometers of routes to offer.

Skiers of all levels will get their money's worth in the area of Nendaz. An ideal area for beginners and families can be found around the Lac Noir at the Tracouet altitude station. Here a ski kindergarten with carpet lift as well as a Snowtubing course, on which with large pneumatic tires is gerodelt, wait for large and small winter sportsmen. Another generous beginner zone can be found at Siviez. In general, beginners in Nendaz have four ski schools as well as several kindergartens for skiing, where children from the age of 3 onwards can work half-day or full-time. It is not without reason that Nendaz was awarded the "Families Welcome" seal of quality by the Swiss Tourism Association. Offside the piste is also a nursery available, the small tourist from 18 months half day or full day are welcome.

Professionals can also look forward to a few highlights. In addition to several routes for ski tourers, the Nendaz area also has an official high-speed piste. Here every year a professional race takes place, where even "normal" skiers can measure their top speed.

Among the novelties of the Nendaz ski area is a ski cross park on the L'Alpage piste. Skiers as well as snowboarders are invited to master a challenging course of steep curves, jumps and bumps in this new sport, all in competition with other winter athletes. A maximum of 4 riders can compete with each other at the Nendaz Ski Cross Park.

For beginners and advanced alike, the Snowpark of Nendaz, consists of the Advanced Park for professionals and the Burton Progression Park for prospective professionals. In both areas there are numerous kickers, rails and boxes for the respective levels. The offer for boarders is supplemented by the WoodPark on the piste of La Jean-Pierre, which is equipped exclusively with wooden modules.

A special experience that should not be missed by skiers, snowboarders, beginners or professionals is one of the legendary Fullmoon parties in Nendaz, which invite you to fun on the slopes in full moon.

Supporters of the Nordic discipline will find around Nendaz 2 trails with a total of 10 kilometers, a beginner track and a more experienced runners.

Leisure activities for the whole family

As far as off-piste entertainment is concerned, Nendaz has something for every taste. Nature lovers will find, for example, 100 kilometers of marked hiking trails and 6 snowshoe tours between 2 and 7 kilometers in length.

Fun for all ages is guaranteed on the ice rink of Nendaz as well as on the two sledding line of the ski area. A smaller one is available in Haute-Nendaz, while the Tortin-Siviez route offers 3 kilometers of sledging fun.

Adventurous people can book tandem flights, introductory courses and complete training courses at several paragliding flight schools. And in the middle of Nendaz, a fitness center with hammam, sauna and solarium awaits wellness enthusiasts.

During the evening, skiers in Nendaz can choose from numerous cozy restaurants, bars and nightclubs.