Car is not necessary
Nendaz is one of the best kept secrets in the alps, it lies at the centre of the Verbier - Mont Fort 4 Valley ski area and one of the only seven ski areas worldwide to hold 5 stars of excellence.
From WINTER 19/20 - a new lift from Prarion to the top of Plan de Fou, replaced the Plan de Fou Gondola and Les Fontaines drag lift. (great for returning skiers with tired legs, no longer have to ski the black run of Fontaines!)
It sits at an altitude of 1400m offering excellent skiing and boarding from early December until late April.
Nendaz is just over the mountain from Verbier and just 160km from Geneva airport (1 1/2 hours by car / 2 hours by train into Sion) It is a pretty village with outstanding views of the Valais region of Switzerland.
Unlike many resorts Nendaz is alive all year round and in Winter hosts various world cup snowboarding as well as ski races. During Summer there are beautiful walks along ancient bisse trails, extensive Mountain Biking trails and Golf courses to name but a few. It really is the ideal adult and family playground.
The full area lift pass gives you access to Mont - Fort 3330 mtrs, Verbier, Siviez Veysonnaz, Thyon, La Tzoumaz and more, with some of the finest off piste skiing in the world.
Activities in and around Nendaz
250 kilometres of walks to reach the summits. Discover the natural wealth of the region at your own pace. Guides can offer an unforgettable experience with overnight stays in mountain cabins...more info
The paths that run alongside these Bisses have the advantage of being slightly inclined, passing through very varied locations and always providing surprising detours through the valleys, villages and mountains...more info
Nendaz has many varied itineraries for all riders at all levels, from the beginner to freeride and downhill. E-Biking has proved popular, with bike hire available in local sport shops. For those who only want to ride downhill, you can get back up via the ski lifts.
Specialised itineraries and Competitions include...
Tour de Printse: exploring Veysonnaz and Thyon 35-40km.
The Tour du Mont-Fort is a bike route that offers the opportunity to visit the ski areas of Nendaz, Verbier and La Tzoumaz. There are two levels of difficulty to choose from, moderate and advanced .... 75-80km
Grand Raid Cristalp:
At 132km long and a change of altitude of 4,600m, the Grand Raid Cristalp is the longest race in the world. With more than 4,000 participants, including some of the best cyclists in the world in this field, this race attracts many spectators every year who gather along the route of the race to encourage the sporting people. Leaving from Verbier and passing through Nendaz, this event will captivate a huge crowd of spectators ...more info
The course at Sion is just 20 minutes away and is open practically all year round.
There are 5 other golf courses within around a 1 hours drive. The 18 hole courses are at Verbier, Leuk Seuston and Crans-sur-Sierre, with another two 9 hole courses at Sierre and Crans-sur-Sierre.
There are a further 2 nine hole golf courses within 2 hours drive at Matterhorn, the foot of the Alestch glacier in Riederalp and Source du Rhone.
Sion Golf Club - 18 holes, Par 70. Driving range.
Activities near Nendaz
There are many festivals throughout the year, with the hi-light of the summer, the Cor des Alpes, festival of the Alphorn. Held towards the end of July, you will experience many Swiss traditions.
August the 1st, Swiss National day, with activities on the top of Tracouet, culminating in a colourful firework display.
Vineyards cover most of the opposite sides of the valley, you can sample different wines at the wine festival held in Sierre, the first Saturday in September, or the Fête du Goût, in Sion, where restaurants propose small dishes with accompanying wines.
August brings the sporting events such as Grand Raid, a mountain bike race, with different starting points, Verbier, 125km or Nendaz 93km, to Grimentz.
Nendaz trail, a mountain race on foot, again with 3 different levels, not for the faint-hearted.
The beginning of August also hosts a bike event at a more gentle pace, but still 125km through the vineyard down in the valley.
|Local sports activities
Within 15 minutes: Mountain biking, Swimming, Cycling, Skiing, Walking, Tennis
Within 45 minutes: Golf
|Local leisure activities
Within 15 minutes: Food shop, Restaurant, Shopping
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