WELCOME TO CRANS-MONTANA.
Crans-Montana has long been one of Switzerland’s most famous resorts. With it’s close proximity to major transport links in the nearby city of Sion it makes for the perfect location for your next ski property investment.
Crans-montana is under a two-hour’s drive from Geneva and sits on a sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,500m with a ski area hosting 140kms of world class skiing at a top altitude of 3000m. Crans-Montana is a true all-season resort, with visitors flocking year-round to enjoy the top quality skiing as well as world-class golf.
THE CRANS-MONTANA REGION
At altitudes of 1,500 to 3,000 meters above sea level, the Crans-Montana ski area positions itself in front of a breathtaking panorama across 140 kilometers of dedicated slopes facing south. With runs for all types of skiers, ranging from the peaks overlooking the Plaine-Morte glacier to the golf course on the high plateau, passing by the snowpark and its superb halfpipe, the area is varied and promises days of unforgeatable skiing and snowboarding.
After a long days ski, relax in more than 20 mountain restaurants, some run by renowned chefs, and during the day there’s no shortage of opportunities to stop on a sunny terrace.
Crans-Montana is also the host of the Alpine Skiing World Cup events. Each year, the best athletes compete on the formidable Mont-Lachaux piste, offering a thrilling spectacle and great atmosphere.
SKIING IN CRANS-MONTANA
Lift infrastructure at Crans Montana is of a quality expected in a large Swiss Alps ski resort. There are the three main access gondolas from the villages, with two in locations difficult for pedestrians to easily access.
Across much of Switzerland, dynamic lift pass pricing (based on demand) is being introduced to encourage skiers to visit the resort throughout the breadth of the season. Crans Montana has introduced the system from season 2019/20. You can purchase Crans Montana lift passes online.
SKIING SEASON: Mid November – Mid April
ALTITUDE: 1500 – 3000m
BEGINNER SLOPES: 55km
INTERMEDIATE SLOPES: 70km
DIFFICULT SLOPES: 15km
T-BAR LIFTS: 8
MOVING CARPETS: 4
NIGHT SKIING: YES
NEARBY VILLAGES: CRANS (0.6KM), MONTANA (0.9KM), BARZETTES (0.3KM), AMINONA-SUR-SIERRE (4KM)
Children and beginner skiers are well catered for with dedicated nursery slopes and relaxed slopes, whilst intermediate skiers have a choice of endless green, blue and red runs to perfect their technique or simply cruise from one mountain village to the next. For those looking to test themselves, Crans-Montana has plenty of mogul fields, powder covered couloirs and the infamous Mont-Lachaux piste.
With the majority of the pistes lying above 1,500 metres, Crans-Montana is one of the snow-sure resorts in the Alps with the lifts running from mid November through to the middle of April.
NON-SKIING ACTIVITIES IN CRANS-MONTANA
Not just a ski resort, the winter season in Crans-Montana has many a great surprise in store for fans of outdoor activities and extreme sports! Choose from hiking, nordic skiing, dog sledding, paragliding through the mountains or even ice skating. Safe to say, regardless of the ski, you have endless opportunities for incredible experiences.
Hiking is a unique way to navigate the mountain and its forests when snow is covering everything. Explore the unexplored with the right equipment.
Crans-Montana offers 15 new ski touring routes on more than 40km of marked and secure paths. Unique in the world, this hike park offers a elevation of more than 8,000 meters.
Take a dog sled ride in the grandiose winter setting, an experience on the Plaine Morte glacier at an altitude of nearly 3000 meters, a new way to explore the area.
There are a range of ice-rinks across the Crans-Montana resort. Perfect for a day off from skiing.
Come For The Skiing, Stay For The Activities
There’s no surprise that Crans-Montana is one of the most famous resorts in Switzerland and why Crans-Montana attracts so many, year after year. With the amount of exclusive and unique experiences that the region offers, it’s hard to beat the range of activities and things to do in Crans-Montana.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN CRANS-MONTANA
The fun doesn’t need to stop when the snow does. Crans-Montana is the perfect summer playground for thrill seekers, explorers and even people wanting a relaxing break. The scenery remains just as stunning, the cosy atmosphere remains in town and the activities are still endless.
With a network of 200km of road bike routes, 177km of mountain biking, cross-country and enduro, three downhill bike trails and dedicated e-bike routes, Crans-Montana offers possibilities for every cyclist.
Three quality courses, a prestigious club, an indoor center and host of one of the most prestigious tournaments , the Crans-Montana plateau offers one of the best golfing experiences.
Crans-Montana is an ideal place to spend great holidays, where young and old will find what they are looking for amongst the many activities on offer year-round.
Thanks to its topography, from the Rhone Valley up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3,000m, Crans-Montana is an ideal playground for trail running.
WHERE IS CRANS-MONTANA?
Ideally located close to rail and air connections means you can be in the mountains in no time. Situated just 15 minutes from Sion which hosts a private airport and major rail station, and 2hr 15 from Genève airport for major international connections.
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