Nendaz Resort Guide
Insights and recommendations to make the most of your ski holiday
Getting to Haute-Nendaz
Getting to Haute-Nendaz
This Haute-Nendaz resort guide is just a start. If you would like help organising your trip to Haute-Nendaz please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Take the A9/E62 highway to Sion, and then take the Sion-Ouest exit towards Nendaz. Then it’s just a short drive up the mountain to Nendaz, through Basse-Nendaz, and up to Haute-Nendaz.
Trains run frequently from Geneva to Sion; there are two per hour. Train times and connections can be found on the website www.sbb.ch/home.html
Geneva international airport is the closest airport for regular commercial flights. Most UK and European airports fly regularly throughout the season into and from Geneva.
From December 2017, you will be able to fly directly to Sion with Powdair. Check out the website for more details about flight availability: https://www.powdair.ski
If you are travelling from Geneva airport to Haute-Nendaz you can take the train. Alternatively if you want to hire a car you can do so from the Swiss side of Geneva Airport.
Below are a few of the Haute-Nendaz taxi numbers. Remember to use the code +41 if calling from the UK.
Taxi Nendaz: +41 79 220 08 43 (www.taxinendaz.ch)
Taxi Vision: +41 78 866 41 55 (www.taxivision.ch)
Trans-Alpes: +41 79 901 25 75
Taxis Officiels de Sion: +41 27 322 32 32
Taxi Adino: +41 79 332 14 14 (www.adinotaxi.ch)
Taxi Dean: +41 78 600 36 27 (www.taxidean.ch)
Resort and local area buses are run by Car Postal, further information can be found at www.carpostal.ch
During the winter season, there are regular shuttle buses (‘navettes’) that run throughout the day, which can take your around the village, to the main Tracouet télécabine, and to the neighbouring villages and ski areas such as Siviez, and Veysonnaz. There are bus stops all around town with more information about the buses. Schedules and maps are available in the tourism office.
WHERE TO EAT
There are plenty of culinary options in Nendaz, from local dishes, to more international cuisines. Try the Swiss specialities of raclette, fondue, and charcuterie with a wine from the valley for a traditional experience. There are also fantastic burgers available, which can be washed down with locally brewed beers. There are many gastronomic options in Nendaz, here are a few of our favourites. If you’re looking for advice then feel free to ask the ES team.
Traditional dishes combined with an extensive wine list, makes for a fantastic evening. The restaurant is in a beautiful chalet with a cosy alpine décor.
Telephone: +41 27 288 20 11
This hotel, restaurant, and bar located in the heart of the village across from the Tracouet télécabine is a must. Come for a hearty lunch on the sun-drenched terrace and enjoy the view of the mountain, or enjoy the international menu in the cosy restaurant. The burgers are a local classic.
Telephone: +41 27 565 93 93
This cosy alpine restaurant in the four-star Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées & Spa has a traditional menu of local dishes. Come sit by the wood fire, and enjoy the rustic atmosphere while relishing the raclette, and the assiette valaisanne.
Telephone: +41 27 611 11 11
Restaurant Les Etagnes
Come enjoy the warm atmosphere at this piste-side Hotel-Restaurant. The ski-in, ski-out location makes it a must for lunch. Try the menu du jour for a taste of the international cuisine on offer. At night, the restaurant offers a rich, and exciting menu complete with a diverse and expertly crafted wine list.
Telephone: +41 27 565 90 00
Taverne de l’Alpée
The friendly atmosphere combined with a fantastic view of the valley makes for a fantastic restaurant experience. They offer numerous fondues, and the grill dishes are a carnivore’s dream. Finish up with one of their homemade crêpes.
Telephone: +41 27 288 60 00
The terrace is a veritable sunspot, and so attracts the locals at lunchtime. Inside, there’s a fantastic wood-burning fire, and cosy tables. Enjoy the various fondues as well as the traditional raclette for a truly luxurious evening.
Telephone: +41 27 288 15 43
Osteria Il Trullo
If you’re a fan of pizza with a thin crispy base, then look no further than Osteria Il Trullo. This Italian restaurant has a wood-fire oven, and offers a wide selection of pizzas.
Telephone: +41 27 288 55 00
Restaurant Le Mont-Rouge
For Swiss cuisine with a twist, come to Le Mont-Rouge to enjoy the surprising menus, and the selection of great wines. If you are a looking for a sophisticated evening of refined gastronomy, then be sure to visit this local gem.
Telephone: +41 27 288 11 66
For a luxurious lunch, enjoy the sunny terrace, and the fantastic burgers. Finish up with crêpes, and the best coffee Nendaz has to offer. Alternatively, come at apéro time for a drink in the warm convivial atmosphere.
If you’re around Siviez, then check out Chez Odette for a relaxed meal with a fantastic view of the mountains. Another sunspot, this restaurant offers rich local dishes, as well as stone-baked pizzas, and juicy burgers. It does not disappoint. Make sure to book as it gets busy at lunchtime!
Telephone: +41 27 288 19 82
For The Kids
SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS (and adults…)
There are numerous activities to entertain kids and adults during the day, and after a day on the mountain. Nendaz Tourism Office also organises numerous events, and activities. Check out their website for more information: https://www.nendaz.ch/tourism/agenda-3797.html
The Plaine des Ecluses in the centre of town has a large playground to entertain kids after a day on the mountain. There is also a play area on the mountain near Tracouet.
Just by European Snowsports in the centre of town are some giant trampolines with harnesses especially for the kids. Need we say more!
The Spa des Bisses of the four-star Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées has a kid’s zone so you can relax, while they play.
Tortin, the 3km-long sledge run in Siviez offers hours of fun for kids, and adults alike. Free snowtubing is also available in Nendaz by the Tracouet lake. You can grab snacks and drinks at the Lake Bar, while kids enjoy the fun and games.
There is an extensive network of snowshoeing trails around Nendaz, and Siviez. Grab some shoes, and enjoy the tranquillity of the local landscapes. You can also hire a guide to show you around the stunning local flora and fauna.
The tourism office organises moonlight skiing throughout the season. Check out the website to find out about the next Full Moon Party (https://www.nendaz.ch/tourism/moonlight-skiing-1092.html).
If you still have energy after a day on the slopes, or you’re looking for an alternative activity during the day, then check out the local ice-skating rink. It is open late during the winter, and there are numerous events such as ice-discos. Check out the Nendaz Tourism website for the full programme.
AND WHILST THEY ARE OUT HAVING FUN….
Spa des Bisses, Hôtel Nendaz 4 Vallées
Relax and recharge in the Spa des Bisses with a fantastic pool-side view of the mountains. With two terraces, Jacuzzis, grottoes, numerous saunas, and swimming pools, the spa has everything for a day-off, or for after a long day on the slopes. You can also book beauty and relaxation treatments. While you’re on holiday, remember to treat yourself at the Spa des Bisses. Check out the website for more information: https://www.hotelnendaz4vallees.ch/en/the-spa/spa-des-bisses/
OUT ON THE TOWN
After a long day on the hill, nothing is better than strolling round Nendaz village, enjoying the shops, and perhaps indulging at apéro time. Here are our top spots for Nendaz après-ski, and nightlife.
Cheers Bar, Les Etagnes
This piste-side après-ski joint is a must during your holiday to Nendaz. Come enjoy the lively atmosphere, the music, and the bar snacks. The classic Dutch bitterballen are not to be missed.
Edelweiss Après-Ski bar
The central location of Edelweiss après-ski bar means you can settle down for a drink after a long day on the slopes in either the cosy in-doors bar, or the outdoors terrace with blankets. There is regular live music, and visiting DJs so come for the fantastic music selection.
Cave à Lait
This sophisticated bar offers an extensive wine list, and locally made cheese. Come along for a relaxing evening with a planche of cheese or charcuterie, and a drink.
With locally-brewed beers, a warm terrace, and a buzzing bar area, 3330 is a fantastic way to chat and relax after a long day. If you’re feeling hungry, then grab one of the tasty burgers.
Le Verre d’Ici
If you’re a budding oenologist, then head to Le Verre d’Ici to sample their carefully chosen wines. They have more than 300 on the menu including 30 from Switzerland.
Piano Bar, Hôtel de Nendaz 4 Vallées
If you’re looking for cocktails and a cosy atmosphere then come to the Piano Bar. Located in the Hôtel de Nendaz 4 Vallées, you can move on to the Carnotzet L’Aigle restaurant for dinner.
Come to the cosy 7A bar for a night of tapas, wine, and cocktails in the centre of Nendaz village.
Located just off the main Tortin piste in Siviez, come for a sun-soaked lunch during the day, or swing by for a drink after a day on the mountain.
On the way down the mountain back to Nendaz, stop by Le Bob for a drink, and watch the sun set with a fantastic view down the valley.
Later on in the night…
Come party until the early hours in the premier nightclub of Nendaz. With a wide menu of beers and cocktails, and a chalet-themed interior, it is a truly alpine nightlife experience.
Le Lapin Vert
Le Lapin Vert is a club and bar with numerous concerts, and events throughout the season. Check out the website for more information about their seasonal programme: http://www.lelapinvert.ch/