Nendaz Ski Resort

Nendaz ski resort, the friendly but less fashionable neighbour of Verbier and linked to it, caters for skiers and boarders of all ages and offers easy access to the massive 4 Valleys ski area at an affordable price. It's also one of the quickest ski resorts to reach from either Sion or Geneva airport.

Nendaz has  its own north-facing runs immediately above the village. These tend to be wide motorway-style slopes that are fun to cruise down and hold their snow well even down to a low altitude of 1,400m because of their North-facing orientation. There are excellent facilities for beginners and children and the option of a cheaper Sector Printse ski pass which covers 'only' Haute-Nendaz, Siviez (without Mont-Fort), Veysonnaz, and Thyon / Les Collons. That amounts to 220kms of pistes and 50 lifts which is more than enough for a novice, or a fairweather skier who is easily tempted by the many mountain restaurants.

But for keen intermediates and above, the Sector Printse is just a starter. One of the main reasons for choosing Nendaz is that it is at the heart of the massive 4 Valleys area, which covers Verbier, Bruson and the mighty Mont Fort glacier as well - over 400km of ski runs including some famous ungroomed but marked trails and epic off-piste itineraries. And the whole area is now linked by lifts, although it's a very long journey from Les Masses and Veysonnaz in the North East (the left-hand edge of the piste map) to Le Grand Tsai at the top of the Bruson sector on the far western extremety (the right hand edge of the piste map). And this is where Nendaz's central location is such a major advantage, because skiers based here really can reach, ski in and return from anywhere they can see on the piste map before the lifts close, although an early start and a very quick lunch are much recommended.

And the 4 valleys is not just a big ski area, it's also a high one. The peak above Nendaz (Dent de Ne Nendaz) might be a comparatively modest 2463m, but Greppon Blanc above Siviez reaches 2700m and Mont-Gele and Mont-Fort above Verbier exceed 3000m. And the runs going into Nendaz itself are North-Facing, so the area as a whole is pretty much snow-sure.

And as an affordable base within the 4 Valleys area, Nendaz takes some beating. There's good après ski in town at a variety of bars and restaurants, and prices are low in comparison to Verbier. Accommodation in and around Nendaz is cheaper too and there are plenty of hotels, apartments and chalets to choose from.

Nendaz is also one of the easiest resorts to get to. The resort is just outside Sion which has its own airport, and Geneva airport is within 2 hours drive.

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Nendaz Statistics

  • CountrySwitzerland
  • StateValais
  • Region4 Valleys
  • Base1,400 metres
  • Summit3,330 metres
  • Vertical1,930 metres
  • Ski area extent331 km
  • Beginner135 km
  • Intermediate170 km
  • Advanced26 km
  • Longest run10 km
  • Number of ski lifts88 
  • Cable cars
  • Gondolas10 
  • Chairlifts27 
  • Surface lifts46 
  • Riders per hour79,710 
  • Day lift passSfr 65
  • 6 day lift passSfr 337

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Recommended Hotels in Nendaz

  • Edelweiss Hotel Nendaz

    Edelweiss Hotel

    The 3-star Hotel Edelweiss offers comfortable accommodation in Nendaz. This popular small hotel provides direct access to main cable cars and charming village life.

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  • Nendaz 4 Vallées & SPA

    Nendaz 4 Vallées & SPA

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  • Hotel Les Etagnes Nendaz

    Hotel Les Etagnes Nendaz

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  • Chalet Christy Nendaz

    Chalet Christy

    Chalet Christy provides 4-star accommodation in Nendaz. Guests can fully relax in their own space in the smartly designed chalet, adjacent to the main cable car. 

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    Les Cedres Nendaz Station

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    Apartment Le Rocher Nendaz

    Apartment Le Rocher Nendaz Station offers excellent accommodation in Nendaz. Le Rocher is a charming apartment set in the countryside just outside of Nendaz.

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  • Holiday home Les Roches Nendaz

    Holiday Home Les Roches

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  • Hameau les Clèves Nendaz

    Hameau les Clèves

    Hameau les Clèves is offers modern apartments in Les Cleves, a small hamlet above Nendaz. The apartments offer excellent dining at the Bistro and ski to door access.

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