Crans-Montana is a ski resort in southwestern Switzerland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the canton of Valais. It is located on a plateau above Sierre at an elevation of about 1,500 m above sea level, allowing good view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn in particular.
Crans-Montana is famous in alpine ski racing for the 1987 World Championships and is often on the World Cup schedule, usually for women's speed events. It also hosts the only winter mountain pop rock festival Caprices Festival and the second largest European golf event Omega European Masters, which takes place in the Summer.
The resort is situated just above some of the best Swiss vineyards and offers excellent conditions for walking and trekking in the summer and autumn seasons. An innovative foundation opened in 2013 in the village of Lens offers well-thought out exhibitions.