Ski Crans Montana for a classic Swiss ski holiday experience thanks to over 100 years of history. Offering wonderful views of the mountains, and the notorious Matterhorn, it's accessible in a little over 20 minutes.
Perched high above the Rhone Valley, the two towns of Crans and Montana have 5 gondolas servicing a vast and varied area. You'll also find the top ski resorts of Zermatt, Saas Fee and Verbier are easily accessed by road or rail. Access is via local airports at Sion and Geneva, the transfer time from Sion is 20 minutes, from Geneva approximately 2 hours.
On the slopes
Ski holidays in Crans Montana offer over 160 km of terrain and with 5 gondolas servicing the area, there's always good snow somewhere on the mountain. Advanced skiers will enjoy tackling the World Cup pistes, while intermediates will find plenty of long, wide red and blue runs. There are three nursery slopes for beginners, plus a ski school at Grand Signal. And finally, snowboarders can enjoy snow parks at Pas du Loup and near the Plumachit ski lift.
If you ski Crans Montana you are also in the Swiss ski region of Valais .
Off the slopes
The ski resort is made up of two villages, Crans and Montana, linked by a free bus service. Eating out is not cheap (this is Switzerland!), but the food is excellent. For a taste of traditional food try La Cave or Le Mayan. There are also numerous shops and sporting facilities including ten pin bowling, ice skating, curling, a fitness centre, indoor tennis, squash courts and tobogganing. The town also offers great non ski activities including the balloon festival in February.