Mont Fort – almost in the high mountains


The panoramic view stretches across large parts of the Valais Haute Route: to the west, the Dents du Midi and Mont Blanc; to the south, the Grand Combin with the Val de Bagnes and Mauvoisin reservoir; to the east, the Weisshorn, Dent Blanche and Matterhorn; and northwards across the Rhone Valley to the Vaud and the Bernese Alps.
The ride on all the different cableways is an adventure by itself. It takes four cable cars from the village of Verbier to reach the summit: three of them depart from Siviez, accessible by bus from Haute-Nendaz.

The final 400m over the glacier to the 3,329m Mont Fort are also covered by a cable car from Col des Gentianes. A 20m stone stairway leads up to the peak itself with a summit cross and a clear view of the glacier and high mountains.

Particularly attractive are the notorious full-moon and sunrise trips to Mont Fort for early risers!
The cableways can be used for a round trip through Verbier and Nendaz; mountain bikers take on the “Tour du Mont Fort” ( with long descents and spectacular passages. Altitude: 3329m


Verbier: Gondola rail and chairlift to La Chaux, cable car Col des Gentianes on to Mont Fort
Haute-Nendaz: Bus to Siviez, chairlift Tortin, cable car Col des Gentianes on to Mont Fort
View: Over Val de Bagnes with Mauvoisin reservoir, Weisshorn, Matterhorn, Grand Combin, Mont Blanc, Dents du Midi and the Rhone Valley as far as the Bernese Alps
Attractions: Mountain summit experience
Culinary aspects: Col des Gentianes: Cheese and Valais specialities
Igloo-Buvette by the Mont Fort mountain station at 3300m
Overnight stays: no possible accommodation
Groups: Col des Gentianes: Restaurant 160, terrace 300 places (Igloo Mont Fort 25 places)
Winter: At the heart of the 4 Vallèes ski region with all facilities in operation during winter (reduced travel schedule in summer)
Special comments: Cable rail Nendaz–Verbier connection

General info

  • Experience Type: Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Suitable for: Couples, Children, Families, Groups, Individual
  • Needed time: 4 to 8 hours (full day)

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