Nendaz

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Not as smart as Verbier, but you can ride the 4 Vallees for a lot less”

Freeriding

90%

Big off piste

Freestyle

60%

Natural rules

Pistes

80%

Have it fast

Beginners

60%

Spralling area

Mountain stats

Top lift:2900m
Vertical drop:1535m
Bottom lift:1365m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Cable-cars   3 x Gondolas   8 x Chairlifts   29 x Drag-lifts  

175km of pistes

Easy
42%
Intermediate
53%
Advanced
3%
Total Pistes:45
Longest Piste:15km

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £31.74 Day, £165.57 Week

Where? Nendaz is never mentioned when talking about the worlds best resorts, but take a look at the Verbier piste map and you’ll see a little village to its left. Sitting at 1400 meters Nendaz is right at the heart of the 4 Vallees ski area, which has 96 lifts and over 250 miles of piste. It's a short drive, or a few lifts, to Siviez which links straight to the areas highest point, Mont Fort 3300 meters and oodels and oodels of off piste. It’s not cheap, but you’ll save a packet staying here rather than Verbier and you won’t have to mix it with the trust fund kids. Freeriders will be pleasantly surprised when they arrive and see what this area has to offer, both on and off-piste. Advanced and old school riders will find a weeks stay an absolute pleasure and thrill seekers can test themselves to the limits. They have installed snowmaking facilities all the way from the top back to the base station if snow scarce, if not Nendaz also offers Heli-boarding with passenger collection and mountain guides. You can fly to the heart of the Rosablanche glacier and ride major backcountry powder but if the snows good you won’t have too as there’s plenty of off piste serviced by the modern lifts. If you want to ride Verbiers pistes but don’t want to pay the dollars then Nendaz is for you.

Resort Information

Other resorts in the Les 4 Vallees

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World Ranking

28th

Overall in the world

  • #5 best freeride
  • #122 best freestyle
  • #8 best piste riding

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