The sun-soaked ski and leisure paradise in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Crans-Montana is a place to experience what “carpe diem” truly means. Two neighbouring towns in the Swiss canton of Valais, Crans and Montana merged together to form the largest luxury ski resort in Switzerland, nestled on a south-facing plateau 1500 m high above the Rhone Valley. It is world-famous as the sunniest resort in Switzerland, with the purest fresh air, enviable Mediterranean climate and impressive panoramic vistas stretching from the Matterhorn to Mont-Blanc. Crans-Montana offers a wealth of natural attractions, upscale resort amenities, lively atmosphere and fun-filled activities all year long. Luxury chalets, residences and hotels of this alpine village with an urban lifestyle fuse in an idyllic ambiance with five swimming lakes, fragrant mountain forests and vineyards.
Well-heeled and health-seeking international clientele, renowned athletes and celebrities flock to this fashionable, dynamic and family-friendly resort for a chic and healthy alpine lifestyle with an incredible diversity of sports and leisure activities.
The centre of golf in summer, hosting the annual Omega European Masters, Crans- Montana is a real ski haven in winter, a venue for international sporting events. Its ski area comprises 140 km of marked ski pistes with 27 modern ski lifts for skiers of all ability levels, including excellent nursery slopes for beginners, broad carving pistes and 12 km run from Plaine Morte Glacier to Les Barzettes, perfect for intermediates.
Advanced skiers, freestylers and adrenaline seekers will enjoy off-piste and World Cup downhill course as well as one of the best snowparks in Switzerland with an Olympic halfpipe and a boardercross course. Families with kids will have fun in a ski
kindergarten at Arnouva, on a Snow Island with tubing, button lifts, magic carpet and the Bibi Fun Park.
Diverse activities like tobogganing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, curling, hot-air ballooning, and heli-skiing will amuse non-skiers. Many holiday-makers here prefer simply walking or crisscrossing the mountains, and then basking in over 25 mountain restaurants and traditional huts. Back in the resort, an amazing après-ski scene will await you: gourmet dining in 70 restaurants, a “retail therapy” in 168 designer shops, wellness and spa, glitzy bars and nightclubs, a casino, a 3D cinema and American bowling.
Summer in Crans-Montana will be filled with all the family activities at the lakeside, mountain biking, hiking, paragliding and wine tourism. The resort features equestrian school, tennis and squash centres, multipurpose congress centre. Cultural life in Crans-Montana is a terrific swirl of museums, exhibitions and galleries, international congresses, concerts and festivals.
The nearest international airport is Geneva Airport (GVA) located just 180 km away.