For an absolute experience in the heart of the Swiss Alps
On a high sun-drenched plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley at an altitude of 1,500 m, Crans-Montana is one of the major tourist destinations in Valais. The panoramic views over a series of peaks that stretch from the Matterhorn to Mont-Blanc, as well as a particularly diverse choice of activities all year round, are sure to win you over.
With its pleasant sun-drenched climate, Crans-Montana is a destination that gives you an absolute experience in spring, summer, autumn and in winter. Since 1893, Crans-Montana has also been famous for its sunshine and its fresh air, which is the purest in the Swiss Alps.
Nature lovers will find themselves « Facing freedom », enjoying vast natural areas which stretch from the vineyards to the Plaine-Morte glacier. They will be entranced by the beauty and wealth of its lakes, forests, mountains and scenery.
The great diversity of sporting activities on offer in the region in any season invites sports fans to push their limits and express their feelings through their passion.
The subtle mix of tradition and modernity awakens the curiosity to explore a wealth of high quality culture.
A real haven of peace for relaxation and entertainment, the easygoing lifestyle here enables you to grasp the deeper meaning of Carpe Diem « For precious moments ».
In the heart of Valais, Crans-Montana is the ideal destination to spend unforgettable family holidays. Young and old will find what they're looking for amongst the many activities that are on offer year round.
Thanks to its many playgrounds and picnic areas, its sledge runs, walks suitable for pushchairs, its cinema and lots of other activities, the whole family can have fun in Crans-Montana. And to learn at the same time as having fun, there are lots of classes and camps for children available.
A real island of leaisure and entertainment, Bibi's house welcomes all children,in both winter and summer, for lots of events, entertainment and laughs.
The Etoile Bella Lui festival invites you to discover the magic of winter in the heart of Crans-Montana, illuminated by the light of the Lantern Path, with a craft market and big wheel. In a convivial and family spirit, walk the Lantern Path, enjoy the delicious flavor of local produce, discover wonderful creations, artists or light shows, admire an illuminated Christmas tree, or visit Father Christmas. Etoile Bella Lui is much more than a Christmas Market, it is a real festival illuminating the holiday period, with the magic of winter.
Crans-Montana offers parents a childminding service in Bibi's nursery. Entertainment, games and activities led by professionals, both indoors and outdoors.
Several restaurants, hotels and holiday apartments are perfectly adapted to welcome familes with children. Play areas, pushchair storage, and highchairs for the youngest are just some of the things that make access easier for families
The Crans-Montana ski area in the Swiss Alps enjoys 140km of marked ski pistes, 24 modern ski lifts and some fifteen sunny terraces. From the Plaine Morte Glacier at an altitude of 3,000m d'altitude down to the resort at 1,500m, set off to explore a huge variety of pistes that are accessible to all levels.
The best female skiers in the world meet in Crans-Montana every year for the Ski World Cup on the legendary Mont-Lachaux piste, for a very technical Downhill and a dizzying Slalom.
Adrenaline seekers can enjoy one of the best snowparks in Switzerland with over 100,000 m2 of kickers, rails, jibs and boxes, as well as one of 10 permanent Olympic halfpipes in the world. A modifiable infrastructure that answers the needs of all freestylers.
Beginners and children can try skiing for the first time at Arnouva, where there is a ski kindergarten with magic carpets and lots of fun modules. Ski schools offer private and group classes and cable car access is free from the centre of Montana.
Thanks to its prestigious Golf Club and its courses with exceptional views, Crans-Montana has become a popular destination for golf lovers in the Swiss Alps. Two of its courses are located right in the heart of the resort, offering breathtaking scenery overlooking the Rhone Valley.
Four courses, an historic club-house, a high-tech indoor centre open year-round, and several practise areas; this is the exceptional choice on offer in the Crans-Montana Haut-Plateau region to golfers from all over the world .
Since 1939, one of the most prestigious tournaments on the PGA European Tour has taken place in Crans-Montana every year. Players such as Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood and Severiano Ballesteros have previously won this internationally renowned tournament.
11 routes (177km) of enduro & cross-country offering a perfect playground for mountain bikers of all levels.These mountain bike tours, which include single trail technical parts, will take you through vineyards and forests but above all up in the mountains, where there is the bonus of majestic views over the Alps.
For thrill seekers, take the cable cars and enjoy three downhill runs: a dizzying black run, a technical red run, and a blue run for those who want to explore the world of downhill. The routes offer panoramic views over the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, before a part in the forest where there are technical sections.
In addition to downhill runs, the Crans-Montana Bike Park also features a north-shore zone, flowlines and a pumptrack which await the brave near the cable car departure station.
With over 200 km of road routes which have been carefully designed by a Tour de France regular, Crans-Montana is emerging as a reference forAlpine cycling in Switzerland. Steve Morabito, a great connaisseur and lover of the region, proposes 10 extremely varied routes for all levels, crowned by the route across the Crans-Montana pass.
Cycling fans can ride along roads enjoying breathtaking views, and with a spendid panorama of the Alps. Kilometres of positive height gain offer cyclosportive fans the valley up to the mountains, via vineyards,historic villages, the Haut-Plateau region, lakes and the dam.
A wide network of paths, from vineyards to mountain pastures via irrigation canals, lakes, waterfalls and forests, are a delight for hiking fans. Looking out over magnificent views, in the middle of extremely diverse flora and fauna, the possibilities for walks or more demanding excursions are infinite.
Whichever walk you choose from the many possible routess,you will definitely enjoy magnificent viewpoints over the Rhone Valley. From the Matterhorn to Mont-Blanc, you'll enjoy breathtaking views in radiant sunshine.
Explore one of Crans-Montana's five bisses, truly historical monuments in the Valais landscape. These irrigation canals today offer wonderful walks on gentle slopes which are an opportunity to discover pristine natural surroundings and exceptional views.
The Grandeur Nature area offers a programme of free weekly activities including guided walks in order to explore the most beautiful spots in the local area
The topography and pure air in Crans-Montana are perfectly adapted to trail running and offer runners lots of height gain. From the valley up to the mountains, 15 routes are available, any they are amongst the most beautiful in Valais.
When the first snow makes an appearance, young and old can enjoy the delights of winter and winter sports. Whether you enjoy skiing, freestyle, snowshoe walks or ski touring, cross-country skiing, ice skating or even curling, Crans-Montana is definitively an absolute Alpine paradise for snow lovers!
With over 140 kilometres of ski pistes for all levels, reaching up to the Plaine-Morte Glacier at an altitude of 3,000m, and with impressive views over the most beautiful peaks in the Valais Alps and high quality infrastructure, the Crans-Montana ski area meets all of your expectations.
Whether you're accompanied by a high mountain guide or within the Rando Park, Crans-Montana offers multiple options for ski touring. The Rando Park is an area that is unique anywhere in the world, designed by the ski mountaineering champion Séverine Pont-Combe, multiple winner of the Patrouille des Glaciers race, and which offers 15 routes adapted to all levels, spread out over more than 40km of signposted and secured pistes.
The Grandeur Nature area welcomes visitors who want to unwind in the heart of pristine natural surroundings, in powder snow and with exceptional views. A programme of free weekly activities which offers snowshoe and ski touring excursions, yoga hikes, or walks accompanied by huskies.
An island of leisure activities and downhill fun on the flat of the golf course ! Snow Island is the meeting place for families in winter: snowtubing, T-bar lifts and magic carpets are a joy for beginner skiers and sledgers. You'll also find an indoor and outdoor café, which is a great place to stop, and which offers splendid views.
Top restaurants will thrill foodies in Crans-Montana, notably thanks to the many restaurants featured in the Gault&Millau guide. With Frank Reynaud (L'Hostellerie du Pas de l'Ours) and Pierre Crepaud (LeMontBlanc), the Valais destination also has two Michelin star chefs. Thanks to their crazy talent, these two chefs interpret the flavours of local produce with great finesse.
If exotic cuisine makes your mouth water, Crans-Montana is the ideal departure point for a gourmet world tour that will enable you to be transported as you enjoy your meal, whether it's Japanese, Thai, Argentinian or Italian. A renowned chocolate maker and award-winning baker-confectionersalso feature in the gastronomic choice in Crans-Montana. And when you fancy a raclette or other Valais specialities, lots of terraces, mountain huts and restaurants offer traditional mountain dishes.
Wine, cheese, a variety of dried meats, rye bread, cordials and liqueurs are all quality local produce with AOC and AOP labels, which will delight your tastebuds. Lots of tasting events and passionate artisans illustrate the riches of the local gastronomy in beautiful Valais.
Crans-Montana is a first class wine growing region, which offers a vast range of wine tourism experiences as well as lots of events on the theme of wine. The Open Cellars, Temps du Cornalin, Wine and Local Produce Fair and the Château de Vaas provide opportunities to discover and taste vine-based products.
Freestyle fans, you'll find one of the best snowparks in Switzerland in Crans-Montana. Experienced riders and freestylers will find one of 10 permanent Olympic-size half-pipes in the world, as well as lots of rails, boxes, jumps and more. An airbag and an « easy snowpark » section allow beginner skiers and snowboarders to be introduced to the pleasures of freestyle.
Whether you choose a wakeboard, wakeskate, water skis or even an inflatable, come and cool down by riding in one of the highest wakeparks in the world in a breathtaking setting. Constructed with two T-bar pylons, the Crans-Montana wakepark is the ideal and fun way to enjoy an adrenaline rush and watersports in a sensational setting.
The Crans-Montana Bike Park has three runs (black, red and blue) for all levels. are you a thrill seeker? Sections in the forest offer very technical sections to test your skills, whilst the pumptrack and North Shore allow you to put your balance and agility to the test.
Alaïa Chalet is the first action sports centre in Switzerland which is both indoor and outdoor, with over 5,000 m2 of high quality infrastructure such as trampolines, indoor ramps with an airbag, bowls and an outdoor skatepark which meet everyone's needs.
An historic destination in the Alps, Crans-Montana has always stood out with its innovation and urban art of living in the mountains. Fashion and shopping fans are invited to enjoy themselves in the boutiques in the Rue du Prado, where you'll find luxury brands. A casino, a bowling alley and a 3D cinema complete the huge diversity of activities.
A wild atmosphere is guaranteed at an unforgettable après-ski at Cry d'Er Club on the pistes or in one of the many après-ski bars in the resort. The party continues until late into the night and until the early hours in one of the clubs in the Alpine destination,which are always just as lively and vibrant.
With the Fondation Opale and many different art exhibitions, culture is highlighted in the Valais destination, which is a truly an open-air museum. But music, whether classical or pop, is not overlooked, as there are concerts and masterclasses every year. Contemporary circus arts are also highlighted every summer, with acrobatic and comedy shows, thanks to Cirque au Sommet.
The Beach Club, a real white sand beach in the mountains, means you can fully enjoy the summer season. The more active can challenge themselves with beach volleyball, water games or cablewake, whilst the rest can relax on deckchairs, swim in mountain lakes or enjoy a moment sunbathing and relaxing whilst sipping a cocktail at the bar.
With an exceptional amount of sunshine and the purity of its air, Crans-Montana is the ideal place to look after yourself. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fresh or saltwater, massages, hammams and jacuzzis, a wide choice of spas with a variety of infrastructure and attentive service await visitors searching for well-being in the Valais resort. Beauty centres, yoga lessons, and natural therapy practices complete wellness stays.
Whether your event is private or professional, Crans-Montana has the necessary infrastructure and amenities to organise it. While our congress centre is the ideal place to organise your seminars, conferences or other meetings, lots of other alternatives can satisfy even the most unusual of requests.
With easy access, Crans-Montana is the ideal destination for any meeting or professional event. Classic or unusual places, from conventional activities to adrenaline rush experiences, everything is possible in Crans-Montana. The varied and quality possibilities for accommodation as well as a wide choice of activities will no doubt make your MICE unforgettable.
A team of dynamic professionals offer a personalised service, ranging from modern audio-visual services to catering, so that your preparations will allow your business to flourish, enable you to network and enjoy a great experience.