The Neige Aventure story begins in 1989, when Fred Mariethoz, a young, free spirited and ambitious local boy from Haute-Nendaz, Switzerland, decided to quit the competitive ski race scene and embrace the changing tide of snowboarding and off piste skiing (or freeskiing as it is known today), by opening the Neige Aventure Ski and Snowboard School
Building on this impulse and breath of fresh air, the Neige Aventure sport shop, school and mountain guide office started developing at a rapid pace, soon to be followed by the creation of the legendary Cactus Nendaz Saloon après ski bar and Cactus Cantina restaurant.
Another of the Neige Aventure milestones was the recent opening of the brand new and pioneering OnTheMountain Outdoor and Rental Store, one of the best and biggest equipment shops in the 4 Vallées: 500 sqm dedicated to skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, safety and outdoor equipment and accessories and the only type of store above 1,350 meters to be open all year round whatever the weather!
All the past seasons have brought a succession of millions of customers from around the world, different generations with different abilities, whether tiny Mini Kids just starting out, to adult intermediates, all the way up to die hard helifreeski/boardie veterans.
Thanks to the ongoing development of snowboarding, freeskiing, ski touring, telemark, mountain biking and all other mountain sports and the magnificent outdoor playground of Nendaz and the 4 Vallées, Neige Aventure is able to create seasonal or long term jobs and establish a loyal, multilingual, strong and competent team.
Today, the Neige Aventure team continues to trailblaze with the NEVER STOP RIDING vibe:
Stoked About Riding And Celebrating Life!
Our Schools & Shops
Neige Aventure has several ski and snowboard schools, mountain guide offices and mountain equipment hire sport shops across the 4 Vallées, in Haute-Nendaz, Siviez and Veysonnaz.
We are proud to be one of the leading Swiss ski and snowboard schools and to be recognized and affiliated to ISIA (International Ski Instructors Association), Swiss Snowsports (Swiss Snowsports Association), Burton Snowboards (Official Learn to Ride Centre) and BASI (British Association of Snowsport Instructors).
Customers are able to book ski lessons, snowboard lessons, mountain bike coaching, equipment and mountain guides from any of our 3 locations or our online shop.
Over the past 25 years we have developed and refined our training services. Now with a team of over 60 multilingual, highly qualified and super friendly instructors, we can match you with the perfect person for your ability level and language.
Our instructors will help you to realize your full potential and to enjoy the pure fun of mountain sports, whether skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, heliskiing or paragliding. With our instructors, the breathtaking 4 Vallées are open to explore in winter and in summer!
The NA Team
Why Choose Us?
20 things that make Neige Aventure different:
- We have 25 years of experience and have served 1.8 million delighted customers since 1989
- We are the leading “one stop shop” network of mountain snow sport schools, equipment sale and rental shops, mountain guide offices, après ski bars and world cuisine restaurants in the 4 Vallées, Switzerland, meaning that you can find all the necessary services to ensure the success of your holiday under one roof
- We are one of the best adult and kids ski and snowboards schools in Europe with an excellent reputation based on high quality, world renowned teaching methods
- We are the only school in Europe to cooperate with, and be recognised by BASI, the British Association of Snowsport Instructors, Swiss Snowsports, SSBS, ISIA, Burton Snowboards (We are a Burton Learn to Ride Centre) and the UIAGM/IFMGA (International Association of Mountain Guides)
- We have a vibrant and motivated team of over 60 international, multilingual and highly qualified instructors trained by various international federations all dedicated to helping our customers reach their full potential, whatever their level or mountain sport: skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding etc. Our team includes French, English, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian and Swedish speakers
- We offer our special “one stop shop lesson and rental discount deal” (ideal for a week in the mountains) at a very advantageous price, which becomes available just by purchasing a lesson
- Our instructors and mountain guides know the 4 Vallées inside out in winter and summer: every piste, every lift connection, every bump and mogul, every off piste track and every mountain bike path
- We have over 20 dedicated equipment advisors who choose, test and select the top skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, e-mountain bikes, technical clothing and accessories in our OnTheMountain Outdoor and Rental store and other shops
- We put safety first! Helmets are provided for free to all kids in ski school and we sell and rent the complete range of security and safety equipment: wrist protectors, snowboard gloves, avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes and we also have an avalanche training centre
- We run the legendary Neige Aventure Kids Club and Riders Club: a coaching program especially developed for young skiers and riders to teach them excellent technical skills and to respect and love the mountain
- We pioneered the innovative "Your Life, Your Planet" concept
- We run the Neige Excursion days: a chance to explore the incredible "4 Vallées" region, either on skis or snowboard. Get to see Verbier, Veysonnaz or Siviez, and, weather permitting, the highest peak in the "4 Vallées": Mont Fort
- We developed and founded the innovative “Expert Mountain Rider” program: 9 separate training disciplines with the opportunity become a fully qualified instructor in one, several or all of the disciplines
- We have 3 branches in Nendaz, Siviez and Veysonnaz
- Our OnTheMountain Outdoor and Rental store is one of the best and biggest equipment rental and sale shops in the 4 Vallées with 500 sq m dedicated to skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, safety and outdoor technical equipment and accessories
- We have an online shop with top equipment especially selected by riders for riders
- We have 3 equipment test centres and conveniently located ski lockers
- We have the largest ski/snowboard workshop in the 4 Vallées
- We are Valais Excellence certified
- We are Quality for Suisse Tourisme certified