The apartment is situated on the 3rd floor and comfortably sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms, with the option to sleep 2 further people on the sofa bed. The bedrooms are configured as follows: master en-suite bedroom with King sized bed, 1 x twin-bed room and 1 x bunk-bed room, which sleep 6 comfortably.
The bright and airy Living / dining room opens out onto a large south and east facing balcony which provides views up to Tracouet (2200 metres) and views to the east down the Rhone Valley. The living area has an open fire and benefits from a TV, DVD, iPod docking station and a selection of board games. The apartment also benefits from free wi-fi.
The accommodation also comprises a separate fully fitted kitchen (including a dishwasher, all kitchen utensils and 2 x fondue sets), an additional bathroom and plenty of storage.
Other key points include lift access, 1 dedicated car space, ski & boot room, laundry room, travel cot, high chair & a fitness room incorporating a sauna, steam room, cycle machine & cross trainer.
Winter activities: Nendaz is part of the world renowned 4 Vallees ski area which also includes the villages of Verbier, Les Collons, Thyon, Veysonnaz and La Tzoumaz. The area, which is one of the largest skiing domains in Europe, extends to 412 km of ski runs served by 92 lifts and rising to a high point above Mont Fort Glacier at 3,300 metres above sea level.
Skiing/Snowboarding is the main attraction for most visitors during the winter months, however there are plenty of other activities/attractions for non-skiers or for those who simply fancy doing something different including snow-shoeing, sledging, snow-tubing or cross country skiing.
Summer activities: The summer months in Nendaz are an exceptional experience with temperatures regularly around the mid 20's degree Celsius and (according to the Tourist Office) it has the same number of sunshine hours as the French Riviera.
Whether you chose to relax beside the heated outdoor swimming pool, take a walk along the highly acclaimed Bisses or take part in more energetic pursuits such as Mountain Biking and Hiking there is something for everyone in Nendaz.
Families: Nendaz has been given the “Families Welcome” Award. This label is accredited by the Swiss Tourism Federation to resorts that are particularly convenient for families and focus on the needs and wishes of parents, children and people who accompany them.
In the winter, the top of the Tracouet has a Snow Garden which is perfectly suited for family activities. It allows children to be introduced to the joys of skiing in a fun and friendly way, whilst being sunny and quiet with a picnic area to relax in.
In the summer, children will love Nendaz – there are so many options and activities to enjoy. From the open air swimming pool to the very well catered swing park to the numerous walks along the Nendaz Bisses. Every week there is an entertainment programme organised by Nendaz Tourism with a great variety of activities to enjoy (including walks, treasure hunts and much more).
Chris & Gillian come from Scotland, where we've been skiing, hill walking and mountain biking for over 30 years.
We now have 2 young children who are learning to ski in Nendaz (as well as Scotland), and we love the way the village is set-up for families with good childcare facilities and several quality ski schools.
In the summer, we enjoy walking along the various Bisses, mountain biking around the 4 Vallees and going to the weekly Market for a glass of local wine!
We hope to welcome you to Residence Busards soon.
Chris Brydie purchased this apartment in 2010
We chose Nendaz as it forms part of world class 4 Vallees ski area, whilst being cheaper all round and benefiting from easy access to the European motorway network as well as Geneva and Zurich Airports.
The property is situated in the middle of the village close to all the main shops (including 2 supermarkets), restaurants and bars, yet it is set back from the main road and therefore benefits from a peaceful location with great views up Tracouet/Dent de Nendaz.
Access to the nearest ski lift is just 300 metres away.
The apartment has balconies on 3 sides and therefore benefits from some great views up Tracouet/Dent de Nendaz and to the east down the Rhone Valley. There is free wifi, TV, iPod docking station and a DVD player, plus many DVDs for people to watch.
As we have a couple of young children, we know what it is like to travel with them and the challenges this can bring, so offer a travel cot, high chair, change mat, children's crockery, plus many games, toys and DVDs to keep them entertained!
Residence Les Busards is an attractive 3 bedroom apartment in the Swiss Alpine resort of Nendaz. This family friendly resort is a delightful French speaking village which lies on a sunny terrace above the Rhone Valley within the Valais region of Switzerland. It is situated in the heart of the 4 Vallees, one of the largest ski areas in Europe with 412km of piste covering Nendaz, Verbier, Veysonnaz, La Tzoumaz, Thyon and Les Collons.
Nendaz is also a great summer holiday destination with numerous mountain biking and walking trails along with an outdoor swimming pool. The weather is particularly amiable and boasts as much sun as the French Riviera and given its location the views of surrounding scenery are spectacular.
The apartment provides good quality self catering accommodation capable of sleeping 6 to 8 people and is situated only 300 metres to the nearest ski lift, 500 metres from the Tracouet telecabine and is adjacent to all the main shops and restaurants. There is a open fire in the sitting room and balconies on 3 sides of the apartment with views up Tracouet. There is also free wi-fi, DVD player and an iPod docking station available.
See our website www.residencebusards.com
Other Activities: Snowshoeing, ice skating, luge, squash, sports centre
Golf: There are 3 good quality 18 hole golf courses all within easy reach of Nendaz including Crans Sierre, home to the Omega European Masters Championship.
Ski: A telecabine links the village of Nendaz to Tracouet at 2,200 m, which in turn links into the rest of the 4 Vallees lift system via Siviez. Alternatively, a regular free bus service runs between Nendaz and Siviez providing direct access to the other parts of the 4 Vallees.
Most of the ski runs are over 1700 m in altitude and those leading back to the resort are equipped with artificial snow canons, which guarantees high quality snow conditions from December to April.
The pistes across the 4 Vallees are vast and extremely varied. For beginners, areas around Tracouet and Siviez offer excellent slopes for learning. For the more experienced, runs such as Mont Fort, Col des Gentianes and Chassoure offer some testing and often bumpy conditions.
First Tracks - Every Thursday, you can be the first on the pistes with the early lift up Tracouet, taking in a hearty breakfast before flying down the deserted pistes. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information.