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Five Reasons Why Nendaz is Awesome

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Did you know we’re going to be operating in a new resort this year? From Winter 2017 / 18 we’re going to be running an ES ski school in Nendaz, just a short ski away from our base in neighbouring Four Vallées resort, Verbier. We think Nendaz is great, but don’t just take our word for it! We asked Patrick Schlup, from our Nendaz base and shop partner, Premier Alpine Centre, to give us a quick rundown of what the resort has to offer. Over to you, Patrick…

“The beautiful ski resort of Nendaz sits in the heart of the canton of Valais, on a plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley. Offering beautiful views and incredible skiing, the resort is easily accessible thanks to its proximity to the city of Sion. Sion has its own airport and is only a thirty-minute drive away.

Nendaz is one of the five resorts that makes up the Four Vallées along with Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Veysonnaz and Thyon. It also provides super easy access to the highest peak in the area, Mont Fort.

It’s a great resort for families, and also offers quiet pistes and a tranquil atmosphere that’s ideal for those wanting to get away from the busier resorts in the area. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do! Here are my top five reasons why Nendaz is the best place to ski.


Our base and patner shop, Premier Alpine Centre in Nendaz.

Have a Hassle-Free Holiday with PAC 

Premier Alpine Centre offers a unique service in Nendaz: we’re a one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs and activities. 
Order your equipment, organise your ski lessons with ES, book your chalet and even reserve your ski pass online. This way, all you have to do when you get to town is stop at our shop. Save yourself the hassle of queuing for all these different things after a long trip; we give you your equipment, key and ski pass, so you can get your holiday off to the best possible start!
  We can also organise lots of other different activities for you, like ski touring, snow shoeing and paragliding.


Visit some of the most beautiful resorts in Valais. Image: Etienne Bornet / Nendaz Toursime

Discover More Valais Ski Resorts from Nendaz

Why ski in only one ski resort? The resorts in the Valais region have so much to offer, it would be a shame not to enjoy it! This is why Premier Alpine Centre offers you custom ski safari days. Skiing in the Swiss mountains and experiencing their beautiful views and landscapes is an amazing experience not to be missed. Premier Alpine Centre and European Snowsport organise everything and you just turn up and enjoy! Wherever you want to go, all organised for you; a great day out.


Visit Zermatt by helicopter for an unforgettable day out.

Take a Helicopter Day Out in Zermatt

Want to go to Zermatt? No problem! Wow your friends, family, or your partner with a custom heli trip with aerial views over the Matterhorn. A helicopter will be waiting for you in the morning to drop you off directly on the slopes of Zermatt for a day of skiing, food and fun. This unforgettable day out includes a direct flight to Zermatt from Nendaz, a drop-off on the slopes with your ski pass in your pocket, plus your day is organised from A to Z. A private instructor will guide you throughout the day and show you the outstanding ski resort of Zermatt, including its very best restaurants. At the end of the afternoon, the helicopter will take you back to Tracouet.

Things to do in Nendaz

Full moon parties take place at the top of the Tracouet. Photo: Jean Cingria / Nendaz Tourisme

Go to a Full Moon Party

Nendaz is famous for its full moon parties. Roughly once a month over the winter, make your way up the Tracouet gondola and enjoy a welcome drink under the stars at the Tracouet Restaurant followed by a themed self-service dinner or steak entrecôte. Live music and a great atmosphere are a given. After dinner, you can ski back down to town in the moonlight or take the gondola if you don’t ski. Either way, it’s an unforgettable night offering a chance to ski and enjoy a meal in a unique location.


Play ice hockey or go to an ice disco at the ice rink in Nendaz. Photo: Mauro Rongioni / Nendaz Tourisme

Go Skating at the Outdoor Ice Rink

If you’re not too tired after a day on the slopes, come down to Nendaz’s huge outdoor ice rink and practice your skating skills! Much bigger than your standard ski resort ice rink, it offers an incredible winter experience for kids and adults alike. Throughout the winter season you can have a go at ice hockey by day and come to the amazing ice discos by night!”


You can find Patrick in Premier Alpine Centre in Nendaz. To book ski lessons in Nendaz, don’t hesitate to get in touch! You can contact us by email or phone seven days a week and we’re always happy to hear from you.

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Five Reasons Why Nendaz is Awesome
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Five Reasons Why Nendaz is Awesome
ES is in a new resort this winter! Patrick Schlup from our new partner store, Premier Alpine Centre, tells us why our new resort, Nendaz, one of the best in Switzerland.
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