Altitude: 1500 Meters

Crans-Montana in short

  • Huge infrastruction with lots of facilities
  • Large connected ski area
  • Good facilities for children
  • Good choice of excellent restaurants

Perched on a sunny high plateau in the heart of the Alps, Crans-Montana offers visitors a magnificent panorama of 200 km over the Alps. These extraordinary surroundings serve as a backdrop to four golf courses including the mythical Severiano Ballesteros. During winter, the 140 km ski area and its famous “national piste” will satisfy any ski or snowboard fan. Renowned since 1893 for its extreme pure air and ideal climate, the family friendly resort of Crans-Montana offers 30 hotels and 2000 apartments and chalets to rent. Five lakes, 134 restaurants and bars, a great choice of shops, a Casino, a Congress Centre, a vibrant nightlife and a wide range of cultural and sports activities for the whole family bring Crans-Montana to the top of the Alpine resorts list. Open all year round, Crans-Montana hosts many cultural and sporting international events as prestigious as the Omega European Masters, the Ski World Cup, the Caprices Festival and the Cristal Festival.

The ski area Crans-Montana at the foot of the Plaine Morte glacier in Switzerland (3000m) is very versatile. It offers many well maintained ski runs for all levels, as well as many cross-country skiing trails that are particularly appealing because of their breathtaking views. There is also an excellent snow park with all the amenities that you would expect from an infrastructure worthy of the name. Non-skiers can also spend a wonderful time here thanks to a host of activities which they can access: exploring the area by hot air balloon, toboggan runs, sled dog rides, high-wire forest adventure trails, etc ... Apres-ski and nightlife in Crans Montana are like everything else - chic and fashionable with some excellent restaurants. Expect to pay chic and fashionable prices too!

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Fantastic snow this year again! Last year stayed in Crans, this year in Montana - certainly noticed the difference in prices and think we'll be returning to Mo...

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 Apres-ski & entertainment Crans-Montana

Restaurants 70 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 30 Casino
Nightclubs & discos 4 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Crans-Montana

No. of ski schools 2Private ski lessons CHF 450
No. of ski instructors 250Ski lessons5 Days, 15 Hours, CHF 280
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 15 Hours, CHF 280
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 Book ski schools in Crans-Montana online

Kids-Ski-Lessons 6 Offers available
Adult-Ski-Lessons 2 Offers available
Snowboard-Lessons 2 Offers available
Off-Piste-Skiing 4 Offers available
Ski-Touring 1 Offers available

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 Facilities Crans-Montana

No. of hotels 30 Supermarkets 5
Total no. of hotel beds 2500 Banks
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 Tourist information for Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana Tourisme
0041 - 027 - 4850404

 Distances from Crans-Montana

Railway station
Sierre approx. 15 km by bus
Genève approx. 180 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 15 km 15 minuten by car

 Crans-Montana for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Crans-Montana

Public saunaFootpaths 71 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descentfakkeltochten worden georgamiseerd door de skischolen
Public solarium Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning Dog sledding
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about Crans-Montana

7 August 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Geneva is a wonderful jumping-off point for many ski resorts. Located on the border between France, Switzerland and Germany, it is within short reach of some of the best skiing in the Alps. And with many budget airlines offering cheap flights into Geneva, there has never been a better time to plan your ski holiday starting from this international city. Once you’ve landed, renting a car is an easy way to get to your destination with all your ski gear, but it’s also possible to take trains. Here i... More ›
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Ski area

Total slopes 140 (km)
Blue slopes 55 km
Red slopes 70 km
Black slopes 15 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (19 )
Drag lifts 8
Chair lifts 7
Gondola lifts 4
Train 1
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