The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 2 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Gallery

  • Nendaz Village

Key facts covers:

  • 4 Valleys area

Key facts

Resort1350 m
Slopes1500-3330 m
Lifts92
Pistes412 km
Price index120

Linked resorts

Nendaz

Switzerland

Nendaz Village

The upside

  • Sizeable modern village, cheaper than Verbier
  • Easy transfer from Sion and Geneva
  • Great views across the Rhône valley
  • Wide range of accommodation
  • Linked Verbier offers extensive, challenging slopes for experts

The downside

  • Piste map and piste signing still have a long way to go
  • Not the best base for exploring the whole area
  • Local slopes rather limited

Latest user reviews

Nendaz and the Printse ski area are certainly the poor…

no more headplants 2 Feb 2011 

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News – 2017/18

The Mont-Gelé cable car in Verbier, which serves steep off-piste runs only, was built in 1959 and has reached the end of its legal life. So a new cable car of similarlty small capacity (45 people per cabin, 400 people per hour) is replacing it. The WTSS editors won’t be risking their lives by taking it (though our younger web editor will probably become addicted to it).

A new snowmaking system is being installed in the Savoleyres sector of Verbier.

News – 2016/17

The slow chair lift at La Chaux in the Verbier sector was 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 was replaced by a 10-seater gondola, more than halving the ride time.

Summary

Nendaz is a sizeable place linked to the Verbier ski area. The resort is mainly apartment-based but built in traditional chalet style around the old village of Haute-Nendaz – with its narrow streets, old houses and barns. The local slopes are north-facing, with snow-sure nursery areas and a handful of gentle blues and shady reds. Although Nendaz appears centrally set, getting to and from the other sectors is a slow business unless you drive/take the bus to Siviez. Key links have no snowmaking and the return slopes involve an itinéraire and black run.

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The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 2 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 2 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 4 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Gallery

  • Nendaz Village

Key facts covers:

  • 4 Valleys area

Key facts

Resort1350 m
Slopes1500-3330 m
Lifts92
Pistes412 km
Price index120

Linked resorts