Nendaz, the most charming 4 Vallées ski resort
Right in the heart of 4 Vallées, Nendaz is without a doubt one of the most charming ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. At an altitude of 1400 m, it lies in the Swiss Valley on a plateau in the 4 Vallées ski area, one of the largest and most famous in the whole of Europe. With its incredible snow conditions, its enchanting landscapes, its cosy lodgings and its fantastic pistes, there is no doubt that you’ll fall in love! You will be blown away by its authentic, modern and unspoilt character. Alongside the iconic Zermatt and Chamonix resorts, Nendaz offers a fantastic base for exploring the Valais, Vaud and Bern Alps. Come unwind and enjoy an unforgettable stay surrounded by pristine nature and snowy landscapes! This mountain resort has plenty of surprises in store.
The weather in Nendaz, Switzerland
At the Nendaz resort, and throughout the Haute-Nendaz valley, you can enjoy the snow from the end of November until the end of April. At high altitudes, its vast and varied pistes open up to reveal some exceptional landscapes. The winters are very cold and the temperatures can reach as low as -10 °C. From May to September the average maximum temperature is often around 18 °C. In November, December, February, March and April you can ski with no worries whatsoever. The resort guarantees optimal snow cover and is also equipped with snow cannons. In summer it is a fantastic location for hiking. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay on your holiday, take a look at our various accommodation options.
The different activities available in Nendaz
Nendaz is the leading destination for all families in search of fun and excitement! The Valais resort offers a huge range of activities, allowing you to unwind in the most charming of environments. Aside from just skiing, you can also come and enjoy a multitude of other sports activities during your next winter holiday!
The Japanese Gardens in Nendaz
At the Japanese Gardens in Nendaz you can enjoy a walk in a stunning environment! This natural setting nestled at the foot of the snowy mountains is home to some beautiful treasures and is a must-see. From Siviez, follow an invigorating walking route in a picturesque natural setting.
Planchouet Restaurant in Nendaz
At the crossroads of the 4 bisses of Nendaz you will find the Gîte de Planchouet, a comfortable, relaxing and cosy restaurant. In addition to the superb view of the peaks, it also offers a lounge, terrace and garden where you can sit and unwind. Here you can taste all the region’s best culinary specialties.
The highest zip-line in Europe
When you come to Nendaz, make sure you don’t miss the chance to fly over the snowy landscapes on one of the highest zip-lines in the world! At an altitude of 3,300 m from Mont-Fort, it extends for 1.4 km right through the middle of the mountains. This exhilarating activity has views that will take your breath away.
Try your hand at freeriding
Freeriding is a must in Nendaz. If you’re looking for nature, freedom and adventure, this is the activity for you! Discover the powdery snow on the natural terrain of this off-piste ski resort. With all the best equipment on offer, mountain lovers and thrill seekers will have the time of their lives here.
If you come to Nendaz with children, you can enjoy a snowmobile ride around the snowy gardens of Tracouet.
The Nendaz ski resort
The Nendaz resort offers a ski area at altitudes of 1,350 m to 3,330 m. It is in a privileged location right in the heart of one of the largest ski areas in Europe.Les 4 Vallées connects the pistes from the ski resorts in Thyon, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, Verbier and Nendaz. Nendaz can be easily accessed from the town of Sion and is divided among its various hamlets, each more charming than the last.
This resort is modern, chic and charming, and offers some wonderful opportunities for socializing on its 412 km of marked and perfectly-maintained pistes. You can ski from December to April with family or friends, regardless of your level. The resort offers snow cannons and 94 different ski lift facilities. Come and fly down the snowy slopes at Mont-Fort then recharge your batteries in this magical setting. Enjoy some exceptional views of the Valais, Vaud and Bern Alps as they reveal themselves in front of your eyes!
Ski on the 412 km of pistes in Les 4 Vallées
Located in one of the largest ski areas in Europe, Nendaz offers perfect conditions for skiing. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, there is something for all levels. Enjoy various pistes adapted to your age and skill level.
Ascend the iconic Mont-Fort
Located at an altitude of 3330 m, Mont-Fort is the highest peak in the 4 Vallées area. Here you can experience incredible views of Matterhorn Mountain and the surrounding nature. It’s a destination that you should not miss if you’re looking to enjoy an invigorating hike.
Events in Nendaz
The warm and welcoming mountain resort in Nendaz attracts families that are looking for an enjoyable shared experience. This lively location offers unforgettable moments with its wide array of events.
The Nendaz Festival
The Valais Drink Pure Alphorn International Festival is a very popular celebration in Haute Nendaz! It brings together alphorn players from all over the world and puts on a wonderful folk performance. Aside from all the competitions, you will also be able to enjoy concerts and watch the fantastic traditional parade.
The Haute-Nendaz Swiss national holiday
On 1 August you can join in the festivities for the Swiss national holiday in Haute-Nendaz. There are whole host of activities for the occasion. You will find an exciting program of activities at Tracouet, with beautiful performances and some incredible fireworks!
The Nendaz Snow Vibes Festival
On 8 April 2023, the Nendaz Snow Vibes Festival will take place. This is a waterslide competition held to celebrate the end of the season, where you can have fun and enjoy some free concerts!
The Nendaz Market
The Nendaz Market is available during the summer season, on Wednesday evenings. It offers the chance to discover the culinary specialties and traditions of the region. It is held on a pedestrianized square where you can meet the locals with their artisanal market stands. You can also discover different special activities in Nendaz.
Holiday rentals in Nendaz
Located in the heart of Les 4 Vallées in Switzerland, Nendaz is famous for being both an exceptional ski resort and a perfect summer holiday destination for the whole family. Our holiday rentals in Nendaz allow you to enjoy a fantastic stay, where you’ll feel right at home. Take a look and find the accommodation to suit your needs.
Recommended stays in Nendaz
Nendaz is surrounded by an alpine paradise. Some of the best things to do around Nendaz are:
- Hiking the amazing Mont Rouge
- Hiking route to Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges
- Going on a bike tour to Lac de la Brèche
- Visiting the beautiful town of Saillon
- Road Cycling to Verbier
- Hiking tour Grand bisse de Lens
As holiday rental specialists in Nendaz, we would love to recommend a few of our favourite holiday homes and chalets: