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The 4 Vallées is the biggest ski area in Switzerland, offering more than 400km of ski runs, guaranteed snowfall and skiing between 1,350 and 3,330m. The resorts of Nendaz and Veysonnaz, set amidst stunningly beautiful scenery in the heart of the Valais, above the Rhone Valley, offer one of the best bases from which to explore this ski paradise, home to some of Europe’s best freeriding.
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While the charming resort of Veysonnaz is known thanks to its legendary Piste de l’Ours World Cup run and its traditional and rustic atmosphere, guests in Nendaz, can make the most of a modern ski holiday destination which is no less charming.

Family skiing

Both are recognised as a great choice for a family ski holiday with a host of superb facilities aimed specially at the youngest skiers.

Nendaz is one of only 23 resorts in Switzerland which has been awarded ‘Families Welcome’ status by Suisse Tourisme.

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In Nendaz-Veysonnaz those with young children will love the magic carpet lifts, a snow garden for infants, free lift pass for children under seven, special film shows, guided snowshoe hikes, dog sled rides, tubing, a toboggan run, indoor-heated pool and an ice rink.

Every Tuesday evening throughout the high season, Veysonnaz gives you the chance to take part in a torchlight descent. When you arrive at the bottom of the run, you are welcomed by music and served with hot wine.

Nendaz and Veysonnaz also offer winter walks, snowshoes hikes, cross country skiing, and ski touring by night on the Piste des Mayens and Piste Jean Pierre (800m).

And if, after all this activity, you fancy just spending time in the ski-bars, numerous sundrenched terraces can offer you a relaxing moment or a fun time with friends during the beautiful sunny winter days.

So, don’t miss the Tipis on the Piste de l’Ours and Tortin piste, the Chottes de Novelli on the Combatseline run or the Yourte de Siviez – especially on the last run of the day.

Freeride in Nendaz and Veysonnaz

Big snow skiers will be in heaven as they ski through powder on terrain of all levels in Nendaz and Veysonnaz.

Freeriding has been part of the local culture for many years, with 7 marked-out and secure zones. Nowhere else can you find as many freeride zones within a single ski area.

Nendaz Mont-Fort-Copyright Etienne Bornet

Discover the Eteygeon, Plan-du-Fou, and the Gentianes, the Mont-Fort, Chassoure and Mont-Gelé zones which will satisfy even the most accomplished freerider. The Mont-Fort descent in particular is one to be relished by experts. From its high point at 3,330m with unrivalled views from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc, this legendary steep and deep un-pisted itinerary run winds down through Gentiane to Tortin offering an unforgettable ski experience.

Also not to be missed is a run down the legendary Piste de l’Ours (the Bear’s Track), one of the most famous of World Cup Ski runs and regarded by many experts as one of the finest! It’s a red run, so even adventurous intermediates can tackle this 2km romp with 900m of vertical!

Nendaz also offers a brand new playground for freestyle addicts. The Wood Park brings skiers back to the roots of freestyle, from the Jean-Pierre run with its original modules made out of wood, to the Alpage, where you can test yourself on the raised curves, jumps and bumps of the skicross course.

For more information;
  • Nendaz Tourisme This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |
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