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Crans Montana – Better Than you could Imagine
CRANS MONTANA – SWITZERLAND AT IT’S BEST
SKI & SNOWBOARD
A VAST SKI AREA WITH A BREATHTAKING VIEW
From 1,500 to 3,000 meters above sea level, the Crans Montana ski holidays area offers itself in front of a breathtaking panorama through its 140 kilometers of marked trails facing south. With slopes for all levels 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 skiing and unforgettable snowboarding.
And after the effort, the comfort! With more than 20 mountain restaurants, some of which run by renowned chefs, 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.
HIKES & WALKS
WALKING ROUTES FOR ALL TASTES
In Crans Montana, there are a thousand and one ways to enjoy winter and snow. Many paths await walkers and families, from short walks in the resort to more remote excursions, at altitude. The Aminona region, a paradise for life in the wild, will make you experience particularly magical hikes, with a breathtaking view of the mythical alpine peaks. On snowshoes, on foot or even in sealskin, there is something for everyone!
WINTER CARD (HIKING, SNOWSHOEING, TRAIL, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING)
And for ski touring enthusiasts, our hiking park offers 15 routes of different levels (blue, red and black). Unique in the world, it offers an elevation gain of more than 8,000 meters over more than 40 km of marked and secure paths and includes three introductory courses as well as a course called “La X’trême”. These sealskin trails were developed in collaboration with Séverine Pont-Combe, ski mountaineering champion. They are reserved exclusively for the practice of ski touring.
A VAST PARK HIKE
Crans Montana offers 15 new ski touring routes (blue, red and black) on more than 40km of marked and secure paths. Unique in the world, this gigantic hike park offers a positive elevation of over 8,000 meters. Suitable for beginners and advanced alike, it includes three introductory courses as well as a course called “La X’trême” with 3,000 d + and four climbs. These sealskin trails were developed in collaboration with Séverine Pont-Combe, ski mountaineering champion.
The Rando Parc is only open during the opening hours of the ski area. The routes are therefore closed and unprotected outside of the ski lifts’ operating hours. Before leaving, all users must consult the opening of the planned route.CONSULT THE OPENING OF THE COURSES
AN ISLAND OF LEISURE AND SLIDING ON THE GOLF COURSE!
The Bibi Snow Island, from December to March, an island of leisure and sliding on the flat of the famous Severiano Ballesteros golf course! It is the meeting place for families in winter: snowtubing and carpet lift for beginners and sleders. There is also an indoor and outdoor refreshment bar, where it is good to stop, facing the majestic Alpine panorama.
Be sure to stop by the Maison de Bibi to visit Bibi, the famous mascot marmot of Crans Montana who welcomes children of all ages to his house on the golf course all winter. Many events and activities are on offer, all supervised by the staff of Crans Montana Tourism and Congress.
IMPORTANT NOTE: CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS.
In Crans Montana in winter, action sports are practiced both outdoors and indoors.
A MYTHICAL SNOWPARK
Freestyle enthusiasts will find in the Cry d’Er area one of the best snowparks in Switzerland. Experienced riders and freestylers can try their hand at one of the 10 permanent Olympic-sized halfpipes around the world, as well as numerous rails, boxes, jumps and more. An airbag and an “easy snowpark” section allow beginner skiers and snowboarders to learn about the pleasures of freestyle. A ski and snowboard cross of professional quality is also available to lovers of skiing and thrills.
The density and quality of the facilities offered by the Crans Montana snowpark is absolutely unique and will delight all adrenaline enthusiasts!
ALAÏA CHALET, THE TEMPLE OF ACTION SPORTS
And if the weather is bad, or you just want to have fun in your favorite action sport, the Alaïa Chalet will welcome you with open arms. Alaïa is the first indoor and outdoor action sports center in Switzerland, with more than 5,000 m 2 . High-quality infrastructure such as trampolines, indoor ramps with airbag, bowls and an outdoor skatepark will meet everyone’s needs.
IN SUMMER , the Crans Montana Parks is also a WAKE PARK and a BIKE PARK waiting for freestylers and riders to demonstrate their most beautiful figures in an exceptional panorama.
ESCAPE WITH GRANDEUR NATURE
The Grandeur Nature space is a real place of renewal and escape. This is the opportunity to take a breath of fresh air a few minutes from the resort and enjoy the calm in the heart of unspoiled nature and facing an exceptional panorama.
Grandeur Nature is also a program of free weekly activities, which allows you to discover all the richness of the natural landscapes of Crans Montana. Whether along a bisse, in the forest or on an alp in summer, or on snowshoes in the mountains during winter, passionate locals show you their favorite places through an enriching experience.
From December to April, Grandeur Nature invites you to discover the routes of the new ski touring park, introduce you to sealskin or yoga hikes, walk in the company of dogs or enjoy a snowshoe ride in the moonlight. .
Lovers of wide open spaces will not be disappointed and will also be able to savour local specialties in an idyllic setting or immerse themselves in the alpine life of yesteryear at the Colombire ecomuseum.
WELLNESS & FITNESS
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
With its exceptional sunshine and the purity of its air, Crans Montana is the ideal place to take care of yourself. Indoor or outdoor swimming pools, fresh or salt water, massages, hammams or jacuzzi, it is a wide choice of spas with varied infrastructures and attentive service that visitors in search of well-being will find in Crans Montana . Beauty centres, yoga classes and natural therapy practices complete the stays under the sign of fitness.
Ycoor is located in the center of the Crans Montana resort, bordered by the Casino, numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Let yourself be charmed by this district …
The Ycoor Center offers spectators, skaters, hockey players and curlers modern and high quality infrastructure.
An illuminated outdoor ice rink, a curling hall with 3 tracks, a café with terrace as well as the 800 m 2 Place de Montana make it a dynamic meeting space with many activities and events all year round.
Outdoor ice rink: 2,640 m 2
Indoor curling hall: 700 m 2
Track length: 44.5 meters
Indoor cafeteria: 50 places
Outdoor terrace: 100 places
Public place in the 800 m 2 curling hall dedicated to events and demonstrations
HISTORY TO DISCOVER
Crans Montana is a destination full of history and popular Valais traditions. Culture is admired, savoured and shared here in all its facets. Many museums, festivals, exhibitions, galleries are some representatives of the cultural diversity offered by the region. Music, from popular to classical to electro, is also in the spotlight with numerous concerts, events and festivals throughout the year. Different quality cultural players meet regularly in order to offer visitors and inhabitants of the region a diversified and qualitative cultural offer. #CransMontanaAbsolutely
Whether it is the Opale Foundation, which intends to establish a permanent dialogue between aboriginal art and contemporary art through exhibitions, but also workshops, meetings or publications, the Art and Collections Museum of the Bernard Foundation and Caroline de Watteville, which presents a sumptuous collection of works of Inuit Art or Crans Montana Classics, whose rich annual program promises concerts as sublime as each other, through the important variety of cultural events offered by Swiss Made Culture, without forgetting the enriching conferences of Montagn’Arts, and many others.
But culture is also the popular culture of a region with a strong identity, in the heart of the Alps, in the canton of Valais. You can find traces of this enriching heritage in the Grand-Lens Museum, by visiting the castle of Vaas, or even by discovering the Ecomusée de Colombire. And since Crans Montana is nestled in the heart of Valais, you cannot end your stay here without realising the importance of wine in this region where the vines climb on the slopes along the mountain sides. Guides are therefore at your disposal to better understand the soul of the Haut-Plateau, and to take advantage of these astonishing instructor walks.
Find out more about these key players, and find here the places and cultural events not to be missed under any circumstances.
FIND ALL THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES IN CRANS-MONTANA
In Crans-Montana, winter is conducive to many activities and experiences other than skiing. Crans Montana is also a place full of magic. Immerse yourself in its magical world by strolling along the path of the lanterns, by sliding on the skating rink or by walking in a dog sled.
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FIND ALL THE INDOOR ACTIVITIES IN CRANS-MONTANA
Crans-Montana offers a myriad of activities to enjoy the mountains indoors!
Rather sport? The Moubra room allows you to practice climbing, badminton and tennis while snow sports enthusiasts will find their happiness in Alaïa.
With family? Numerous experiences or workshops will occupy young and old alike while bowling will allow you to test your skills.
Amateurs of card games and strategy, you will also find in Crans Montana many clubs to play Backgammon, bridge, or even chess.
WHAT TO DO IN BAD WEATHER?
YOUR INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Capricious weather? This is no reason to stay locked up at home! When the sun is unfortunately not bright, Crans-Montana offers a myriad of indoor activities, to enjoy the mountains indoors!
Rather sport? The Moubra room allows you to practice climbing, badminton and tennis while snow sports enthusiasts will find what they are looking for in Alaïa. With family? Numerous experiences or workshops will occupy young and old alike while bowling will allow you to test your skills. Rather culture? Push the door of one of our many museums, or immerse yourself in one of the comfortable seats of the Crans cinema.
Want peace of mind? The hoteliers of the destination make their magnificent wellness areas available to the public. A touch of madness? Try your luck at Montana Casino.
Bad weather? You have no more excuses: everything is possible in Crans Montana. Absolutely!
HIKES & WALKS
WALKING ROUTES FOR ALL TASTES
The great diversity of the natural landscapes of the Crans Montana region makes it a favorite destination for hiking. From the picturesque vineyards to the green meadows fed by the bisses, forests and limpid lakes to the alpine peaks and the eternal snow of the glacier, through the historic villages and the alpine meadows, all you have to do is choose your route!
In total, a large network of 320 km of marked trails offers endless possibilities for relaxing walks or more sporting discoveries. Lovers of hiking will be able to relax in the heart of nature, while enjoying the sun and the panoramic view of the most beautiful peaks in the Alps.
LOCAL PRODUCTS AND GLOBAL GASTRONOMY IN THE VALAIS ALPS
In Crans Montana, when the taste buds wiggle, whether in the resort or on the slopes, every gourmet will find what he is looking for among a varied choice of restaurants from take-away to the tables of starred chefs.
Quality local products, many events around taste, craftsmen and passionate chefs illustrate the richness of the gastronomy of our region. It is also a great joy for Crans Montana to count among its many restaurants, two starred establishments, l’Ours by Franck Reynaud and LeMontBlanc at Le Crans Hôtel & Spa, run by Yannick Crepaux. Thanks to their crazy talent, the Chefs of the destination, from Valais by origin or by adoption, delicately interpret each flavor of local products. If their creations keep a little southern accent, their tasting is done naturally with a good Valais wine.
If it’s exotic cuisines that make your mouth water, you’ve come to the right place. Crans Montana is the ideal start for a gourmet world tour that allows you to get away from it all for a meal in the colors of Lebanon, Japan or Portugal. And when you are bored of raclette or another Valais specialty, many cabins and restaurants are happy to welcome you for a traditional mountain dish.
URBAN LIFESTYLE IN THE MOUNTAINS
Crans Montana is a place where we forget the daily stress and where we fully enjoy the present moment. Labeled “Family Destination”, the region pampers families with many activities and entertainment. Fans of well-being and shopping are invited to relax in one of the magnificent spas and to indulge themselves in the rue du Prado which brings together the most beautiful luxury brands. As for gourmets, they delight in a varied and international cuisine, from the cabin offering traditional dishes to starred tables. A casino, a bowling alley, a 3D cinema and numerous bars and clubs make Crans Montana a popular place for visitors looking for a dynamic and lively destination.
AN IDEAL GEOGRAPHICAL SITUATION
The Regent Congress Center is an ideal place to organise all types of events. In the heart of the Valais Alps, in an idyllic setting, it enjoys all the infrastructures and amenities necessary for the organization of conferences, incentives, assemblies but also exhibitions, gala evenings, shows or concerts. . The versatility of this place can accommodate events ranging from 10 to 2000 people. A team of dynamic professionals offers you all kinds of services tailored to your needs to make your event a great and successful experience.
It is no coincidence that such prestigious events as the Omega European Masters, the Ski World Cups, the Caprices Festival, the Quadrimed, the Cristal Festival, or even the Nuit des Neiges have chosen Crans Montana and the exceptional facilities at the Le Régent Congress Center.
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Fantastic Resort all year round.
This resort leaves nothing on the Table.
Food and choice of accommodation is extensive.
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