The Ski Area

The Ski Area

Crans Montana is situated on a sunny plateau, dotted with larches and lakes, and the view across the Rhône Valley is the most spectacular of all Alpine panoramas. There are 140km of groomed pistes, ranging from 3,000m at the glacier summit down to 1,500m. The 34 modern lifts ensure there are very few queues. The installation of snow cannons help ensure optimal snow cover and a longer season. The resort is ideally suited for both beginners and intermediates, providing long cruising blue and red runs. Intermediates will rate this as one of the greatest places they’ve ever skied; it has been described as ‘heaven on the slopes’. The long open cruising runs in the sunshine leading to the tree-line, followed by winding trails through the woods make this a truly fantastic experience.

After a challenging morning, spend a relaxing lunch on the sunny terrace of one of the many mountain restaurants. Look out for former 007 Roger Moore who is a long-term resident. Unusually, there are several designated picnic sites, some of which are inside restaurants.

The advanced skier will find the slopes limiting, but there is plenty of opportunity for skiing off piste.

There are 2 snow parks for snowboarders and a half-pipe at Cry d’Er.

Crans Montana offers varied and challenging skiing and is an excellent resort with many facilites for people of all ages and interests.

Crans Montana is an excellent location for non-skiers:

  • Casino
  • Cinema
  • Ice Skating
  • Bowling
  • Boutiques
  • Winter walking trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Husky-drawn sledge rides
  • Hot air balloon rides
  • 6km sled run
  • Swimming

Crans Montana is famous for its Spa and Wellness centres. Please contact us for details.