Nendaz is a great destination for ski holidays. Somewhat lesser-known than its more famous counterparts, this Swiss resort has a lot to offer skiers of all abilities and ages – and much moreides.
Situated in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, Nendaz is part of the 'Four Valleys' ski region. Home to pistes suitable for beginners and experts alike, people staying in ski apartments in the area will find that the quality of the slopes is matched by a good apres-ski atmosphere in the town.
With a range of challenging off-piste courses, well-seasoned skiers will find much to test and hone their skills. The back of the Mont Fort Glacier, stretching some 3,330 m into the air, is said to be a particularly difficult run – and those wishing to attempt it should not do so without a guide.
Meanwhile, Nendaz has areas perfect for learning on, be you a beginner or have children eager to take to the slopes. The plateau located on top of the Tracout bubble is ideal, and many people starting out in the sport can be seen here daily.
Those keen to try something new on their skiing holiday may enjoy a night ski, which is available during the winter months and offer an experience a bit different from the norm.
For a new experience on the slopes, why not try a winter hike? Nendaz has many routes marked out specifically for the purpose, as well as trails for snowshoeing.
During your visit, try to explore the town itself. Filled with rustic charm, it features many old and traditional buildings, as well as a great range of restaurants offering tantalizing fare both local and diverse.
And those interested in learning a bit more about the region and its delicacies, such as cheese fondue, have a variety of options available to them, such as heading to the town's cowsheds for a guided tour.
Those will children need not worry about their little ones during their trip – there are crèche facilities available as well as activities such as treasure hunts, so should they not want to spend a day on the slopes there will be plenty else they can do.
Nendaz is a great destination for skiers who want to get away from the more well-known slopes and has a wide range of pistes and activities on offer to make your holiday truly memorable.