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    Terrain Park
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    Shopping
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    Spa
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    Access
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Expert reviews are written by Ski.com seasoned mountain vacation specialists based on their first-hand experiences.

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Niki Harris
Niki Harris
Mountain Vacation Specialist
1-800-908-5000
X 3307
04/22/2017

Amazing views, amazing resort

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Located in one of the French-speaking cantons of Switzerland, Crans Montana is actually two towns that share the same ski area, and within these two towns, provide everything you could want for the perfect vacation: from a casino to a curling rink to golf to skiing, and everything in between. Most of the slopes are south-facing, so they get a lot of sun, which can be both good and bad. You might not get a lot of ice here, but the snow can turn slushy very quickly, especially in the spring, which is when I visited.

Crans Montana is a more upscale and urban resort than others, and you will certainly feel more in the middle of a bustling city than in a quiet, traditional alpine village. There are five-star hotels aplenty in Crans Montana, and some great high-end shopping as well. Since the towns are spread apart quite a bit, a car may be a benefit for families here, though there is a shuttle bus service that runs between the towns and the slopes. When I visited Crans Montana, I did so as a nonskier, so I enjoyed a great snowshoe on top of the glacier – just one of many different enticing nonskier activities. 

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