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Mountain Stats

  • 475 in of annual snowfall
  • 0 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 9842 ft, base 4921 ft
  • 0% beginner, 39% intermediate, 50% advanced, 11% expert
  • Projected opening: 11/26/2014
  • Projected closing: 04/26/2015

Crans Montana Beginner Skiing

Beginners will love learning on Crans Montana’s sunny, warm “learn to ski” slopes, located at the base of the resort. The Cry D’Er area also offers more seasoned beginners even more options, including convenient access to the on-mountain restaurants and great views of the terrain parks. The Cry D’Er area provides the perfect stepping-stones for beginner skiers to become intermediate skiers.

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Crans Montana Dining

The Crans Montana dining scene enjoys the variety of a big city, offering vacationers everything from Mediterranean to Asian-fusion to traditional cuisine.

You’re in the Swiss Alps after all so don’t miss at least one, “haute” meal. La Descalpe serves up some incredible, traditional Swiss and Alpine Italian fare. But this among the city’s most popular spots, so make a reservation and save yourself from a headache.

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Crans Montana Expert Skiing

Aside from the excellent off-piste skiing, the Crans Montana expert skiing may be found lacking.

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Crans Montana Family Ski Vacation

The sprawling city of Crans Montana presents some challenges for families, however the friendly-family terrain does not. In fact the Crans Montana family skiing is one of its biggest draws. The Cry D’Er zone, accessed from the tram, offers families the perfect Launchpad to pass all their on-mountain experiences out of. Here, beginners will find an ideal “slow skiing” zone perfect for learning some new skills. Cry D’Er also provides aspiring jibbers and freestyle skiers with a 107,600-plus-square-foot terrain park, with features for every level. This area also offers a convenient on-mountain restaurant. The resort’s ample southern sun makes skiing enjoyable for little ones who easily get cold. You’ll have a hard time dragging them off the mountain at the end of the day.

The Crans Montana family lodging offerings aren’t quite as ideal, but Ski.com’s tracked a top-of-mind choice that provides families will some fun après-ski amenities.

Families will most appreciate four-star Hotel Helvetia Intergolf’s superb, meal-inclusive rates and amenities. The kids will enjoy swimming in the hotel’s indoor swimming pool, while parents relax in the nearby indoor hot tub. Ski storage facilities also eliminate the stress of schlepping the whole family’s gear around the hotel.

To learn more about the Hotel Helvetia Intergolf, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

To learn more about Crans Montana family ski vacation call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

Crans Montana Intermediate Ski Vacation

There’s a lot to do, including some notably long runs. The 12km run from Plaine Morte to Les Barzettes starts with top-of-the-world views and powder, and finishes among pretty woods. The Piste Nationale downhill course is a good fast cruise.

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Crans Montana Lodging

Below you’ll find Ski.com’s top Crans Montana lodging picks.

An eight minute walk to the chairlifts, the four-star Hotel Helvetia Intergolf is well placed in the sprawling Alpine city of Crans Montana. Room rates include an inclusive breakfast buffet and dinner. Relax your ski-weary muscles at the hotel’s indoor hot tub and sauna/steam room.

Located at in the heart of the city, five-star Grand Hotel du Golf has been a favorite among the world’s royalty throughout its almost 100-year history. The hotel takes advantage of the southern sun, with perfectly placed terraces and patios, ideal for sun bathing. The hotel offers guests an onsite restaurant and bar as well as a recently renovated indoor heated pool and a full-service Swiss Health Centre.

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Crans Montana Luxury Ski Vacation

Those seeking an indulgent stay during their Crans Montana ski vacation, won’t be disappointed with five-star Grand Hotel du Golf’s offerings. This 100-year-old hotel has played host to the world’s royalty and provides exclusive, sunny terraces and unrivaled views of the Rhone Valley. Guest will enjoy relaxing in the well-appointed, heated indoor pool and onsite Swiss Health Center, which offers a variety of treatment.

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Crans Montana Nightlife

Crans Montana is particularly known for its wild après-ski and nightlife, but this is Europe, so you’ll find plenty of places to enjoy drinks, a great social scene and perhaps some live entertainment—including cabaret at Aux Noctambules. When the bull wheel stops running, skiers and snowboarders looking to throw back a few head to Zerodix at the foot of the Crans Montana slopes. If you’re still up later in the night—after 10 p.m.—you’ll want to make your way to Monk’ish, a popular dance club, or Harry’s Club.

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Things to do in Crans Montana

As one of the sunniest ski resorts in the Alps, south-facing Crans Montana is a sun worshippers winter mecca. Sunbathing on an off the slopes—year round—is a popular activity in Crans Montana, but if you’re looking for some more excitement head to the city’s ice rinks, enjoy the region’s 40 miles of winter hiking trails, as well as dog sledding, tubing and snowshoeing. More leisurely off-mountain activities include a night out at the Crans Montana’s movie theater or one of cocktails and gambling at the city casino.

Cross-country skiers have 10 miles of pristine trails to enjoy.

Things to do in Crans Montana

As one of the sunniest ski resorts in the Alps, south-facing Crans Montana is a sun worshippers winter mecca. Sunbathing on an off the slopes—year round—is a popular activity in Crans Montana, but if you’re looking for some more excitement head to the city’s ice rinks, enjoy the region’s 40 miles of winter hiking trails, as well as dog sledding, tubing and snowshoeing. More leisurely off-mountain activities include a night out at the Crans Montana’s movie theater or one of cocktails and gambling at the city casino.

Cross-country skiers have 10 miles of pristine trails to enjoy.

To learn more about things to do in Crans Montana call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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