The two neighboring resorts of
Crans and Montana are situated at an altitude of 1500
m on a sun-drenched plateau high above the Rhone
Valley. Together they form one of the biggest holiday
destinations in the Valais.
In addition to well-known sports like hiking,
tennis and squash, Crans-Montana has facilities for
canyoning, mountain climbing, water skiing and
paragliding. The attractive skiing areas of the
Plaine Morte glacier plateau are also ideal for
summer hiking. Particular summer favourites are the
five swimming lakes right next to the village.
Crans-Montana has a long golfing tradition. The
18-hole Severiano Ballesteros Golf Course with its
breath-taking views is situated on the high plateau
of Crans. The international elite meet here every
year for golfing tournaments.
The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to
the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000 m. Directly beyond
the edge of the forest the pistes are broad and
open, ideal for beginners and deep-snow skiers.
Advanced skiers will take the chairlift to La Toula
to find a really challenging descent. Particularly
popular are the broad carving pistes and the valley
descent down the Piste Nationale which, at 12 km,
is the longest in the region.
In Winter the golf courses become a paradise for
cross-country skiers and hikers. In addition to
classic cross-country ski trails, there is also an
extra piste especially for skaters.