Ski holidays Crans Montana

Crans Montana Ski Resort Guide

Why Ski in Crans Montana?

The five gondola links from different parts of the resort are the starting point for the well connected ski area, which is regularly host to world cup events.

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Crans Montana Piste Map
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  • Weekly Snowfall
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Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018

Pistes

  • Km of Piste
    140km
  • Black
    11%
  • Red
    50%
  • Blue
    39%

Altitudes

  • Resort Altitude
    1500m
  • Highest Piste
    3000m

Expert Ratings

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Snowboarding

Beginners skiing in Crans Montana

There are nursery slopes at Grand Signal, above Montana. With the expert guidance of the local ski-school, you will soon be climbing to the slopes of Cry d’Er and Chetseron.

Intermediates skiing in Crans Montana

There are a huge variety of long red and blue runs on which to practise those turns. Try the beautiful long, wide red run from the glacier at Pointe Plaine Morte to Les Violettes, which then connects with the quieter area of Aminona.

Advanced skiing in Crans Montana

There are few steep pistes. Experts will appreciate the area of La Toula or the different pistes used on the World Cup circuit. The gradients of many red runs more than make up for the lack of official black runs. There are also plenty of off-piste opportunities.

Snowboarding in Crans Montana

This is a great place for freeriders to hook up with a guide and check the powder on the Plaine Morte Glacier. Freestylers will not be grumbling, there is a good pipe and boardpark at Pas du Loup containing rails, spines and kickers. There are plenty of blues for beginners to cruise on, and the tuition is said to be of some of the best in Europe.

Après ski in Crans Montana

There is a variety of cafes and restaurants as well as different bars and clubs. Many are informal and lively and there is also a casino, but many report that the nightlife isn’t as lively as expected.