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 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 ancient 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. Work has started on a replacement for Verbier s Mont Gelé cable car, but it will not be in service until late 2017.
New for 2015/16
A new 10-room B&B hotel (A Larze) opened in Le Châble, in the valley below Verbier.
New for 2014/15
A dispute between the lift companies has been resolved and a 4 Vallées area pass will be offered as usual in 2014/15.
New for 2013/14
A new gondola from Le Châble linked Verbier to the heart of the Bruson ski area. An old chairlift at Les Masses, beyond Thyon, was replaced by a quad. The chairlift from Siviez to Plan-du-Fou (for access to Nendaz) was replaced by a gondola. A cutting-edge 5-star hotel W Verbier opened in December, as part of a new development at Médran.
New for 2012/13
A new mountain restaurant, La Vache, part owned by celebs such as singer James Blunt and rugby player Lawrence Dallaglio has opened. A new ice rink opened in the town square at La Tzoumaz.
- Fairly large modern village, more affordable than Verbier
- Stress-free transfer from Sion and Geneva
- Excellent views across the Rhône valley
- Vast array of range of accommodation