Crans Montana Ski Resort

Crans Montana ski resort, Valais Switzerland
Powder skiing Crans Montana
Crans Montana ski resort
Montana village near the access gondola (hidden from view)
The funitel carries snow riders up to 2927m at Crans Montana
Crans Montana off-piste powder skiing
Crans Montana skiing - from glacier to forest
Look out for Crans Montana 'lift station art'
Relax at Crans Montana ski resort
Crans Montana ski resort sits high above the Rhone River valley
Freeride powder skiing Crans Montana
Mountain restaurant La Vache Noire at Crans Montana
Early birds catch the worm at Crans Montana ski resort
Crans Montana has a wide range of steep skiing terrain for experts
Crans Montana skiing
Modern lifts are a feature of Crans Montana, as its terrain park
Crans Montana ski terrain
The facilities at Cry d'Er will accommodate all tastes!
Long return trails are another feature of Crans Montana
Crans Montana ski resort, Switzerland

Crans Montana Ski Resort

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     Crans Montana Ski Trail Map
  • Crans Montana Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,510m – 2,927m (1,417m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    8m
  • Lifts (19)
    4 Cable car/gondola
    6 Chairlifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Early Dec to Early April
    8:45am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 140km
    Longest run – 12km
    Advanced -12%
    Intermediate - 50%
    Beginner - 38%
  • Lift Pass Price (Day Ticket 18/19)
    Adult – CHF69
    Child – CHF39
    Child u/6yr – Free

Crans Montana Ski Resort Switzerland

Crans Montana ski resort is perched high on a snow filled, sun-soaked bench above the Rhone Valley in Switzerland. if the statistics don't lie, Crans Montana is a delightful proposition for any prospective Powderhound looking for a perfect Swiss ski holiday. During our recent visit, the resort passed the ‘busy weekend high season powder day test’ with aplomb.

Ski terrain at Crans Montana includes a wide diversity on over 1400m of skiable vertical & a massive 140km of trails. From a high alpine glacier at around 3000m elevation down to gorgeous forest lined trails leading to the villages, it’s not hard to locate your own quiet piece of paradise, even on the busiest day. Long runs of over 12km are a feature of the resort as is the superb snow park. Check out the Crans Montana ski trail map here.

Where is Crans Montana, Switzerland?

Crans Montana is above the Rhone River valley in the French speaking region of the Valais, Switzerland. The ski resort is perched above the major valley town of Sierre (Siders). Sierre is 171km by road west of the closest major airport at Geneva.

The railway station at Sierre can be reached by train in less than 2.5hr from Geneva airport or even from Milan via Brig. A funicular running directly up to the ski resort village of Montana is a 300m walk from the railway station. Buses, taxis or walking gets one to the accommodation of ski lift.

Search & book train tickets to Sierre & Crans Montana here.

Crans Montana Accommodation

The Crans Montana ski resort comprises three main village areas, none of which are particularly alluring, each with its own gondola lift access to the ski slopes. Central Montana is the most accessible from the valley by funicular from Sierre / Siders. Montana is bookended by Crans to the west & the smaller Barzettes to the east. All are linked by bus & ski trail.

Search & book all Crans Montana ski accommodation here.

If the resort is booked out or too pricey, staying in the Rhone valley at Sierre or any of the towns between Martigny & Brig allows for a convenient day trip to Crans Montana or any of the nearby Val d’Anniviers ski resorts including Grimentz Zinal. Note that the valley towns, whilst providing convenience, are no substitute for staying high up in the mountains. Why come to Switzerland & just stay in the valleys?

Review

The Powderhounds had a fabulous time at Crans Montana in 2019. More information is coming soon.

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