Crans-Montana has one of the most beautiful settings in the Alps. Sitting at 1500m on a large south-facing plateau, the panorama is simply stunning with views from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn and the wide Rhône valley below. The resort is made up of the linked villages of Crans and Montana and has an animated atmosphere.
Known as "the largest alpine shopping facility in the world”, with a mix of cosmopolitan boutiques, gastronomic restaurants and health clubs, the resort's proud heritage spreads back for 100 years. Fashion, style and class are high on the agenda as the famous names such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton and Hermes attest to. International clientele can be found soaking up the sun in the many bars, cafés and restaurants.
On the mountain, the ski area offers 140km of pistes, which are ideally suited to intermediates. For absolute beginners, who can enjoy lessons on the town's snow covered golf course, this is a superb resort, whilst for advanced skiers, the World Cup pistes are challenging and the off-piste skiing extensive.
The large varied piste area is spread over a wide mountainside with lift access up from four valley bases. The rewarding blend of tree-lined runs and wide-open pistes will reward you without too many challenges.
The lift network is excellent with high-speed chair and bubble lifts connecting the ski domain. The 12km slope that starts with stunning views from the Plaine Morte glacier at 2925m and ends amongst pretty woods at Les Barzettes is a must do. With 23 mountain restaurants and huts to sample this is a resort that knows how to mix skiing with total indulgence.
A certified Family Destination, Crans-Montana is an ideal place to spend great holidays, where young and old will find what they are looking for amongst the many activities on offer year-round. Bibi’s House welcomes the youngest family members, both in winter and summer, with plenty of entertainment, games and laughter. In winter, the golf course is transformed into an island of leisure activities and 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.
A luxury ski chalet holiday should all be about being spoilt and our collection of the best Crans-Montana chalets will do just that. Chalets in Crans-Montana have a refined style that matches the elegance of the resort. A luxury self-catered chalet gives you added privacy and also the freedom to enjoy the resorts many excellent restaurants in the evening, or to bring your own chef with you. Add in ski in ski out access and you have an unbeatable blend for your next luxury ski holiday.