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Nax Ski Resort Guide

Nax, Switzerland

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Resort Height1,300m4,265ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Berne
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Nax, Balcony of the Sky, is located in Kanton Valais overlooking the gate to Val d'Hérens, a side valley to the Rhone-Valley. This charming mountain village is only 20 minutes from Sion, the picturesque and medieval capital of Kanton Valais. Sion has a rich historical background and is well-known for its warm hospitality. Nax is a paradise for skiers who come here to rediscover what is missing in many other winter resorts. The skiing adventure in the heart of untouched nature in the immensity of white landscape. Nax is a place lost in time where you can have relaxed holidays in the centre of natural wilderness. An old typical village with traditional architecture. You will enjoy discovering Nax and its natural and cultural sights as well as the many possibilities for hiking. At the top of the chair-lift Dzorniva the resort's restaurant is the best place to enjoy a good meal with friends or to taste one of the Valais specialities. The terrace with its 320 places is ideal for sunbathing over a drink you can order at the Snowbar.


The Swiss ski resort of Nax is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,300m4,265ft.

Nax has direct access to 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m8,530ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Nax.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Nax?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm1in, expected on 21 June.

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Snow Forecast by day for Nax

Ski Area Stats

Nax Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
4km2 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Nax Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Lowest Piste1,900m6,234ft
Resort Altitude (Nax)1,300m4,265ft
Max Vertical1,300m4,265ft

Nax Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Nax is 4km2 miles long.

Location and Map

Where is Nax?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Hérens, Valais.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Nax is Sion, 30 minutes drive away.

Berne, Geneva, Annecy, Chambery, Basel and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts are able to uplift 6,300 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Nax open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Nax, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Nax Tourist Office for the latest.