WEsayA family friendly resort giving the chance to ski the great Mont Fort region without paying Verbier prices.
Nendaz is a friendly and relaxed village in the Four Valleys. It offers great access to the skiing as well as providing plenty of activities for the non-skier. Rising high above Nendaz at 3,300m, the Mont-Fort symbolises the peak of the 4-Valleys domain that offers 412 km of pistes and 92 ski installations. Due to its exceptional scenery, the Mont-Fort is also an excursion point for non-skiers. It also meets the needs of freeriders who are in search of freedom, untouched nature and powder snow. In Nendaz, freeriding has formed part of the local culture for a number of years. From Nendaz it’s possible to get to Siviez by shuttle bus service included in the all-inclusive ski package or by car. A veritable crossroads of ski domains, Siviez allows you to ski in the direction of Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon or Verbier.
The slopes are many and varied in this area, with the nursery slopes situated high above Nendaz at 2'220m on the frozen lake at Tracouet. Intermediates, with well over 200km of terrain, will never be bored or without a challenge either close to Nendaz or in the wider area of the Four Valleys. Similarly experts have 12 black runs to choose from, as well as an expanse of off-piste. Pop over to Siviex via the ski bus to experience some challenging black mogul fields and itinerary routes. Snowboarders have a choice of parks or alternatively can take advantage of the area's naturally varied terrain and acres of untouched powder.
Back off the slopes there are plenty of other activities - walking, paragliding and tobogganing, to name a few. The apres ski is pretty lively for a small resort and features a range of piano bars, discos and relaxed cafes.
New for 2017/18
The Mont-Gelé cable car in Verbier, which services steep off-piste runs only, was constructed in 1959 and has reached the end of its legal life. So a new cable car of similarly small capacity (45 people per cabin, 400 people per hour) is taking it's place. A new snowmaking network is being established in the Savoleyres sector of Verbier.
New for 2016/17
The sluggish chair lift at La Chaux (Verbier) is being replaced by a six-seater chair, with its starting point closer to the bottom station of the Jumbo cable car to Col des Gentianes. The old gondola at Mayens de l Ours in the Veysonnaz sector is being taken place by a 10-seater gondola, more than halving the ride time.
- Fairly large modern village, more affordable than Verbier
- Stress-free transfer from Sion and Geneva
- Excellent views across the Rhone valley
- Vast array of range of accommodation