Skiing & Snow Boarding

For ski and snow boarding enthusiasts, the area offers superb and reliable snow conditions with all resorts over 1600m and six popular ski lifts within a few minutes drive of the house. Skiers can also easily access other parts of Les 4 Vallées – Nendaz, La Tzoumaz and Verbier (the town of Verbier is a fabulous 90-minute ski away). Further afield in the Valais region are nine resorts that reach over 3000m, including Arolla, Crans-Montana, Saas-Fee and Zermatt.  

For more details, see main Skiing section.

Other Winter Sports

Les 4 Vallées has more to offer the winter sports enthusiast than just downhill skiing and snowboarding. We encourage guest to try snowshoe walking (raquette), husky riding, tobogganing or cross-country skiing, all of which can be arranged by the Tiger's Nest team.


While Sion (20-minutes from Tiger's Nest) offers guests good shopping options, there are fabulous boutique and designer stores in the resorts of Crans-Montana (55 minutes), Verbier (60 minutes) and Zermatt (80 minutes).

With over 150 brands, few ski resorts in the Alps can match Crans-Montana for shopping, with names such as Bulgari, Chanel, Hermes, Hublot, Ladurée, Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Prada represented. In addition to the major luxury brands the shops in the centre of Crans include high-end art galleries and antique shops, chocolatiers, delicatessens and chic cafes and restaurants.

Verbier also offers excellent shopping with exclusive boutiques, well-stocked alpine sports shops, jewelers, book shops, art galleries and high-end cheese shops and delis.

The town of Zermatt offers non-skiers plenty of choice in the way of restaurants, bars, and shops. Though having less luxury brand names than Crans, this small car-less town has a good mix of watch and jewelry outlets, and high quality ski and outdoor equipment suppliers. In addition there are a number of art galleries and antique shops. Many of the shops are open on Sundays.


Choose from a wide selection of Blu-ray discs and DVDs for children and adults. These can be watched on the three high definition televisions in the bedrooms. Additional movies and TV shows are also available on our house iPad.


The house is stocked with a wide range of board games and playing cards. We also have Wii. For the summer months we have access to two tennis courts 5-minutes from the chalet. In addition we have badminton, pétanque and Kubb.


Tiger's Nest is a wonderful experience for slighly older children. Given our fairly steep staircases, we do not recommend Tiger's Nest for children under the age of eight years old.

For older children, we have numerous books and DVD's, sledges (can be used with care in the gardens), and a beautiful dolls house.