Why Choose Us?

Our Quality Awards

Neige Aventure is always looking for ways to improve and progress, whether by joining quality assurance schemes (such as Valais Excellence or SQS), or joining renowned groups (such as BASI, Burton Learn to Ride, Swiss Snowsports, SSBS, ISIA and UIAGM), investing in innovative IT solutions, or just spotting new product and trends.

We continue to make progress year by year by our ongoing policy of improvement at the environmental, social, ethical, economic and qualitative levels.

Our ongoing investment in quality has been recognised by our clients, who choose to return to Neige Aventure year after year: CLICK HERE

Neige Aventure works with several entities and has received a number of accolades and certificates as highlighted below...

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SQS Certificate

Certified in the Swiss Association of Management Systems: 

ISO 14001:2004

ISO 14001 forms the basis for the optimisation of processes relevant to the environment and for the minimisation of risks and environmental pollution in companies.

ISO 9001:2008

ISO 9001 forms the basis for the continuous improvement of the management system and the process management and has a cost-cutting function.

 

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Valais Excellence

The Valais excellence label was created to distinguish the Valais companies through their efforts towards efficiency the social and environmental role of a company and willing to strive for continuous improvement of their products and services.

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Quality for Suisse Tourisme Certificate

The Swiss tourism quality program encourages the development of quality and quality assurance in tourism businesses. It recognizes companies who care permanently for quality and give the best of themselves every day to guarantee the best services for their customers.

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Burton Learn to Ride Center

Special programme and adapted gear to get you and your kids on a snowboard. Snowboarding is a great way for families to spend time together and build memories that will last a lifetime. 

 

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BASI Partner

BASI's Business Partners (BBP) are a carefully selected group of professional operators who all offer instructor training programmes following the BASI Qualification Pathway.  

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Swiss Snowsports

Recognised and a member of Swiss Snowsports.

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SSBS

SSBS is the association for all snowboard instructors and winter sport schools.

Organising trainings and clinics to become a Snowboard instructor.

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ISIA

The International Ski Instructors Association, known better by the acronym ISIA, is the world body for professional ski instructors. The ISIA was formed in 1971 and there are currently 40 member nations representing the very best in ski instruction around the world.

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IFMGA

The IFMGA is an international association of mountain guide associations from all over the world. They represent all mountain guides of their particular country, which are qualified according to the IFMGA guidelines.

'Your Life, Your Planet' concept

Neige Aventure has been thinking about how to minimise its impact on the environment as much as possible ever since our doors first opened for business in Haute-Nendaz way back in 1989. 

A few years back we pioneered the innovative “Your Life, Your Planet” concept, designed to teach children and adults alike about how to respect and care for the environment and the planet we live on.

It consists of activities designed to draw children’s attention to and develop their know-how of how to ski/snowboard safely and respect for the environment.

These themes are shared with children and juniors by using innovative materials and interactive games during our ski/snowboard lessons.

The games focus on safety and the environment and are always adapted to reflect the skiing/snowboarding level and age of the children in the group.

So as well as improving their riding technique, children have chance to discover various facts about the alpine environment and important everyday mountain safety.

SUMMIT FOUNDATION:

Since last year Neige Aventure has decided to collaborate with Summit Foundation (an independent non-profit organisation - its mission: to reduce the environmental impact of human activities) as part of the Your Life, Your Planet concept.

We are working together with Summit to create an interactive Smartphone app to use whilst teaching on the mountain. As well as helping children become more aware about the local environment including local flora and fauna and the impact of waste and transport on the environment and recycling techniques for winter equipment, it aims to make it fun with games on the snow!

Our Environmental Responsibility

As riders, we all have a duty to educate ourselves about the importance of looking after our environment.

Neige Aventure has been thinking about how to minimise its impact on the environment as much as possible ever since our doors first opened for business in Haute-Nendaz way back in 1989, long before global warming became a household term and before most companies started jumping on the “green initiative bandwagon”.

Neige Aventure has also pioneered the innovative “Your Life, Your Planet” concept, designed to teach children and adults alike about how to respect and care for the environment and the planet we live on.

Examples:

  • Summer initiative to clean 4 valley ski slopes  from litter and cigarette butts
  • Changing our cookers from electricity to gas
  • Renovating our buildings taking environmental norms into account
  • Energy reduction audits

Key Result Areas:

  • Energy

We are committed to reducing our consumption of fuel and electricity through behavioral changes, retrofits and clean technologies. We have reduced our energy consumption by 15% and continue to implement energy efficiency projects across our operations.

  • Mountain Ecosystems

We encourage a respectful relationship between the experiences of our clients with the health of the mountain ecosystem. 

  • Waste

We are constantly implementing responsible purchasing, innovative waste solutions and reuse and recycle policies.

  • Awareness and Education

We believe that education about the environment is vitally important for the next generation. We actively encourage our team to be environmentally responsible on the mountain and in their daily lives and to pass the message on to our customers.

  • Social Involvement

We are active partners, ensuring open communication, cooperation and have positive impacts.