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Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana Ski Resort Guide

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length160km99 miles
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Resort Height1,500m4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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Crans-Montana

The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,500m4,921ft, with 160km99 miles of marked runs.

Summary

Crans-Montana has direct access to 160km99 miles of downhill skiing, with 50 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,000m9,843ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Skiing

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Crans-Montana is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Crans-Montana.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Crans-Montana is 12km7 miles long and the most difficult run is the 'Toula'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Crans-Montana?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 20 October, with around 18cm7in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Crans-Montana
SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
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2,669m8,757ft
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1,577m5,174ft
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Ski Area Stats

Crans-Montana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 15km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2070km43 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1755km34 miles
Downhill
Total Length
160km99 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
34

Altitudes

Crans-Montana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m9,843ft
Lowest Piste1,500m4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Crans-Montana)1,500m4,921ft
Max Vertical1,500m4,921ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Crans-Montana
Freeriders
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Ski Hire

Location and Map

Where is Crans-Montana?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Sierre, Valais.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Crans-Montana is Sion, 40 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Basel and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 34 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,520 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 17km11 miles of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Crans-Montana open?

 Open from : December 18, 2021.

 Closes : April 18, 2022.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Crans-Montana, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Crans-Montana Tourist Office for the latest.

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