Crans-Montana is one of the most famous ski resorts in Europe, located in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the French-speaking part of the canton of Valais. It is on a plateau above Sierre at an elevation of around 1,500m above sea level, which offers a fantastic view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn, in particular.
The resort is a fusion of Crans and Montana and belongs to 6 municipalities (Chermignon, Icogne, Lens, Mollens, Montana and Randogne). Its skiing area is composed of 140 km of ski courses and includes the Plaine Morte glacier.
The slopes are spread over a broad mountainside, with lifts from four valley bases. Lifts from Crans and Montana meet at Cry d’Er – an open bowl descending into patchy forest. A third lift accesses the next sector, Les Violettes. A further six, from the mid-station links with Cry d’Er. Above Les Violettes, a jumbo lift goes up to the Plaine Morte glacier. The fourth sector is served by a lift from Aminona. So many choices for the ski lovers to enjoy the best moment of the day.
The next Ski World Cup race that Jacuzzi® are sponsoring is at Crans-Montana next week – will you be tuning in?