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Crans Montana - Switzerland

  • Crans Montana
Snow Sure
Snowpark
Family Friendly
Alpine Charm
Romantic Getaway
Vast Area

Average snow history

2012/13
635cm
2013/14
600cm
2014/15
368cm
2015/16
285cm
2016/17
346cm
2017/18
454cm

Weather    6 October 2017    8:00AM

Temperature
0 to 1 degrees
Snowfall
None

10 reasons to visit Crans Montana ski resort

  1. 140km of largely intermediate pistes
  2. A great range from pretty wooded pistes up to the open glacial slopes
  3. Largely south facing means the resort has more than its fair share of sun - bluebird skiing anyone?
  4. A family focussed festival, Etoile Bella Lui runs from early december through to January each year - paths around town are illuminated by lanterns leading to the craft market and ferris wheel
  5. Ice rink in the town centre
  6. 5,000sqm Alaia Chalet indoor/outdoor action sports training complex in nearby Lens - perfect your tricks in the foam pits
  7. Stunning views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, you'll struggle to find better
  8. Great standard of hotels leans itself to indulgent holidays
  9. Easy access from Geneva by train makes weekend skiing here very attractive
  10. The resort has been awarded the 'Family Destination' label by the Swiss Tourism Federation for exceptional facilities

Resort overview

Crans Montana is technically two villages linked by a trickle of low-rise buildings, Crans and Montana. Crans is more upmarket with designer shops and plenty of glitz, whilst Montana has a younger atmosphere with some lively apres bars. Both have striking views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Crans claims the centre of the joined resort full of chic boutiques, jewellers and art galleries as well as a huge choice of bars and restaurants.

Easy access from Geneva airport makes the resort attractive for ski weekends as well as longer breaks. It's a 2 hour direct train from the airport to Sierre where you catch a funicular up to the resort.

Apres ski

Apres is split between the two village centres. Crans bars and clubs tend to be more upmarket and expensive attracting a typically older crowd, the Huge Pacha nightclub and Sky stay open until 4am. Over in Montana, the vibe is younger and also a more traditional apres scene with cheaper options available. However, there's plenty of overlap. Zero Dix is the slopeside spot that gets busy around 3pm on the terrace with live music and DJs or Apres-Ski Signal is another lively choice.

10 reasons to visit Crans Montana ski resort

  1. 140km of largely intermediate pistes
  2. A great range from pretty wooded pistes up to the open glacial slopes
  3. Largely south facing means the resort has more than its fair share of sun - bluebird skiing anyone?
  4. A family focussed festival, Etoile Bella Lui runs from early december through to January each year - paths around town are illuminated by lanterns leading to the craft market and ferris wheel
  5. Ice rink in the town centre
  6. 5,000sqm Alaia Chalet indoor/outdoor action sports training complex in nearby Lens - perfect your tricks in the foam pits
  7. Stunning views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, you'll struggle to find better
  8. Great standard of hotels leans itself to indulgent holidays
  9. Easy access from Geneva by train makes weekend skiing here very attractive
  10. The resort has been awarded the 'Family Destination' label by the Swiss Tourism Federation for exceptional facilities

Resort overview

Crans Montana is technically two villages linked by a trickle of low-rise buildings, Crans and Montana. Crans is more upmarket with designer shops and plenty of glitz, whilst Montana has a younger atmosphere with some lively apres bars. Both have striking views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Crans claims the centre of the joined resort full of chic boutiques, jewellers and art galleries as well as a huge choice of bars and restaurants.

Easy access from Geneva airport makes the resort attractive for ski weekends as well as longer breaks. It's a 2 hour direct train from the airport to Sierre where you catch a funicular up to the resort.

Apres ski

Apres is split between the two village centres. Crans bars and clubs tend to be more upmarket and expensive attracting a typically older crowd, the Huge Pacha nightclub and Sky stay open until 4am. Over in Montana, the vibe is younger and also a more traditional apres scene with cheaper options available. However, there's plenty of overlap. Zero Dix is the slopeside spot that gets busy around 3pm on the terrace with live music and DJs or Apres-Ski Signal is another lively choice.

Weather

2012/13
635cm

2013/14
600cm

2014/15
368cm

2015/16
285cm

2016/17
346cm

2017/18
454cm

6 October 2017    8:00AM

Temperature
0 to 1 degrees
Snowfall
None

Pistes in Crans Montana

The 140km of slopes start with pretty wooded slopes above the village to broad mid-mountain slopes and up to the Plaine-Morte Glacier and the highest skiable altitude of 2,927m.

Being predominantly blue and red it's perfect for intermediates looking to cruise around a large ski area. More advanced skiers will relish in the off-piste opportunities but may struggle to find serious challenges on the pistes.

The snowpark is a highlight, however. With 100,000 sqm of jumps, rails, berms and all manner of trickery spread over 2 sites you'll be hard-pressed not to find something you can enjoy, including sections built for beginners.

Our favourite runs at Crans Montana

Green

A good area to start with the gentle terrain

Le Signal
Le Signal

Blue

It's a wide one with a fantastic panorama

The Boulevard
The Boulevard

Red

Host to the Audi FIS Ladies World Cup race.

The Nationale
The Nationale

Black

Steep and quite narrow, very technical.

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Crans Montana piste map

Crans Montana piste map

Hotels In Crans Montana

Hotels In Crans Montana
Hotels In Crans Montana
Hotels In Crans Montana

Don't just book a room, discover the Powder White difference

Powder White works with 6 ski hotels in Crans Montana, all conveniently located in a central position and selected for their charm & reputation.

Our hotels in Crans Montana range from affordable 3-star hotels to luxurious 5-star hotels to suit all budgets and needs.

Hotels In Crans Montana
Hotels In Crans Montana
Hotels In Crans Montana

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Additional Info

Ski passes

We know how valuable your skiing time is to you so that is why we can to pre-book your lift passes for you, to save you the time and hassle of doing it once in resort. No additional charge!

The lift passes will be ready and waiting for you in your chalet/hotel/apartment, so you can hit the slopes immediately! You can book these at any time after you've booked.

Ski & equipment hire

The last thing you want to do at the start of your holiday is queue up in a crowded ski hire shop. We understand this and that is why we offer to pre-book all your equipment so that it is ready and waiting for you. You can either collect it from the shop yourself or some shops even offer a chalet fitting service, where all the equipment will be brought around to the chalet, thus avoiding the ski hire shop completely.

Ski school

Ski school can be a real hassle to organise so let us do all the hard work for you. We have built relationships with the top ski schools in Courchevel and we can book lessons for all ability levels, both private and group lessons.

For Christmas, New Year, Russian New Year and February Half Term, we strongly advise pre-booking your lessons as soon as possible as the group lesson and private lesson slots gets booked up very quickly! You can book lessons at any time after you've booked.

Powder White is an Independent Tour Ski Operator offering our guests an informative, personal and tailor-made service. Our friendly & knowledgeable Ski Specialists are here to help, so if you have any questions, need further information, or if you have specific requirements you'd like to discuss with us, please feel free to just get in touch and we have every confidence we will be able to find the perfect skiing holiday for you.

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