Why Crans-Montana?


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 a good view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn in particular.

The skiing area of Crans-Montana is composed of 140 km of pistes and includes the glacier of Plaine Morte. It is topped by the Pointe de la Plaine Morte at 2,927 m.

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.