Regarded as one of Switzerland’s best kept secrets, Crans-Montana offers inspiring views of the distant Matterhorn and surrounding mountains and delightful skiing for intermediates. Nestled in a south facing position overlooking the Rhône Valley, Crans-Montana is known for its sunny outlook; think long leisurely lunches and après-ski sundowners. In a woodland setting, a mile apart, chic boutiques abound in the two hubs of Crans and Montana. Restaurants are plentiful both on and off the slopes alongside outdoor ice rinks, a 3D cinema and American bowling. Traditional mountain huts serve heart-warming rösti, raclette and steaming mugs of hot chocolate. New après-ski venues can be found at the foot of the slopes. A superb area for intermediates with hugely enjoyable long red runs, largely south facing sunny slopes and spectacular views. The modern and well-designed lift system means that queues are generally short, providing trouble-free access to the large and varied piste area including the snow-sure Plaine Morte glacier. Gentle nursery slopes for beginners are complemented by a Snow Island for families with button lifts and a magic carpet.
|Altitude of resort||1500m|
|Highest skiing point||3000m|
|Number of lifts||27|
Beginners *** | Intermediates **** | Advanced ** | Families **** | Non-skiers **
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