Crans-Montana – A paradise in winter, in summer too
On a sunny plateau, high above the Rhone valley at 1500 m, Crans-Montana is one of the best destinations in the Valais.
The impressive view of the chain of mountains summits from the Matterhorn to the Mont Blanc and the diverse activities during the year are the assets of Crans-Montana.
Idyllic mountain village or alpine town? Crans-Montana is both at once. It combines the amenities of a modern vacation resort with the benefits of nature with a panoramic view on the Alps Valais. By far, the best shopping opportunities in the Alps, is the cultural center, the world-renowned congress, with a diversified lodging offer, of the outstanding sports events, known for the Mecca golf , it represent the modern side of Crans-Montana that attract the foreign guests. Five idyllic bathing lakes, mountain forests of spicy scents, the vast network of hiking trails or a fondue evening in the privacy of a local lodge, illustrating the family side close to the nature of Crans-Montana.
Summer activities in Grans-Montana
In Crans-Montana, in addition to the known sports like hiking, tennis or squash, you can try canyoning, climbing, water skiing and paragliding. The glacier plateau of Plaine Morte offers in summer also a magnificent snowy field. In summer, the five lakes close to the village are particularly appreciated.
Winter Activities Program
The ski area rises to Plaine Morte at 3000 m altitude. Directly above the edge of the forest, the ski pistes are wide and open, which is ideal not for beginners only, but also for off-piste descents. The experienced skiers take the La-Toula chairlift to find a ground to their measurement. The wide carving pistes and the descent to the valley by the Piste Nationale which, with 12 km long, is the longest in the region, are particularly appreciated.
In winter, the golf courses become a paradise for skiers and walkers. In addition to the tracks for the classic style, there is a track specially reserved for lovers of skating.