Why Ski Crans Montana?

The resort is made up of three villages; Crans Sur Sierre, Montana and Aminona. Crans is considered to be an extremely upmarket area, whereas Montana is quieter and more family focused and Aminona is home to the snow park. Surprisingly the majority of winter guests are not here to enjoy the outstanding slopes but to take part in the many other activities the resort has to offer, including cross country skiing, ski touring, snow shoeing, ice skating and curling. The resort is also host to numerous popular events throughout the year and is home to a championship 18 - hole golf course. Crans Montana has over 250 boutiques for shopping and over 50 restaurants, there are also 63km of walking paths to provide relaxation in the mountains amid absolutely stunning scenery.

Skiing in Crans Montana

Crans Montana is predominantly south facing and has one of the most dazzling 360 degree panoramic views of the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the mighty Matterhorn. Despite being south facing, the ski area from the Glacier Plaine Morte at 3000m down to village level at 1500m, is generally high enough to maintain steady snow conditions and is cold enough for snow cannons if necessary. The slopes are relatively quiet and queuing for 27 ski lifts is rare apart from during exceptionally busy periods. In the area of Aminona there is an impressive 50,000m2 snow park, which offers boarder cross, quarter pipes, big air, rails and its own bar in the middle of the park. Every Friday night from 19:00 – 22:00hrs you can take part in night skiing on 4km of floodlit pistes.

In good snow conditions there are plenty of challenging off piste runs for expert skiers to enjoy and the marked runs are also enjoyable and good for working on technique. However the resort is better suited to intermediate skiers with its numerous red runs and only one notably simple black run. Le Signal area is ideal for beginners, with its wide uncrowded pistes you can learn to ski or board at your own pace without disruption. There are also a good number of restaurants in this area making it ideal for families. To top it off there is 35km of cross country skiing on trails leading through picturesque forests and providing outstanding views.

Location and Access

Crans Montana is a resort in Switzerland, it can be reached easily by car from Geneva airport in around 2 hours, 173km of the journey is mostly motorway to Sierre then there are 14km of winding road from here to Montana and Crans. Bern airport is 190km away and has approximately the same transfer time. The nearest train station is located at Sierre and from here you can catch a bus taking around 45 minutes, call a taxi or take the funicular which is by far the quickest means of transport, as well as being the easiest way to enjoy the views across the valley.

Accommodation

Crans Montana offers 46,500 tourist beds mainly in ski chalets and apartments and there are lots of rustic chalet style apartment blocks. Most accommodation is privately owned and family run adding to its charm. Alternatively there are a further 2,200 beds in 28 hotel, made up of three 5 star hotels, nine 4 star hotels, fifteen 3 star hotels and one 2 star hotel.

What to Pay

A free ski bus runs between the different areas of the resort meaning once there travel costs are minimal. Lift ticket prices cost up to 25 CHF per day for children and 41 CHF per day for adults. A 6 day pass will cost up to 185 CHF for children and 307 CHF for adults. Accommodation costs vary greatly although the family run chalets provide the best value for money.

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Submit one single ski accommodation request form, Your requirement is shared with all relevant and registered ski accommodation providers. Individual Crans Montana ski accommodation owners can submit a quote and you can pick the one that does suit you. Even if it is not the Crans Montana accommodation you initially planned to book.

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Ski Accommodation Finder is the only site that allows you share your ski accommodation requirements with all registered Crans Montana owners and ski accommodation providers. There are no middlemen and there is no commission to pay. This should enable you to get the cheapest Crans Montana ski accommodation possible.

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