Welcome to Crans-Montana

Your Alpine Paradise

Discover the unparalleled beauty and luxury of Crans-Montana, a charming alpine city nestled in the heart of the Swiss Alps. As part of the Crans-Montana vision, the city is undergoing a transformation to become a leading destination for sustainable tourism, sports, culture, and innovation.

With an extensive range of activities, events, and facilities featured on Crans-Montana Tourism’s official website, you can experience breathtaking panoramic views of the Rhône Valley, the majestic Matterhorn, and the Mont Blanc massif while enjoying a sophisticated and modern lifestyle in your very own alpine retreat.

The Stage is Set, The Snow is Fresh

Just announced:
Crans-Montana to host the world's finest at the Alpine World Ski Championships 2027!

Crans-Montana has officially been selected as the host for the 2027 World Alpine Ski Championships. This exciting announcement has put the spotlight on Crans-Montana, the charming and picturesque ski resort that is a favorite among skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.

With its spectacular scenery, world-class facilities, and challenging slopes, Crans-Montana is the perfect destination for the most prestigious skiing event in the world.

The World Alpine Ski Championships bring together the best skiers from around the globe to compete in a variety of disciplines, from slalom to downhill racing. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness history in the making and experience the thrill of the World Alpine Ski Championships in Crans-Montana.

City Highlights

 

  1. Skiing and Snowboarding – Crans-Montana boasts one of the largest ski resorts in the region, with over 140 km of pistes for all levels of skiers and snowboarders. The resort has also hosted numerous international ski events, including the FIS Alpine World Cup.
  2. Golfing – If you’re a golfer, you’re in luck! Crans-Montana has one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world, designed by the legendary golf course architect, Severiano Ballesteros. The course is located at an altitude of 1,500 meters and offers stunning panoramic views of the Alps.
  3. Hiking and Biking – Crans-Montana is the perfect destination for hiking and biking enthusiasts. With over 200 km of marked trails, you can explore the stunning natural beauty of the region on foot or by bike.
  4. Wine Tasting – The Valais region is known for its excellent wines, and Crans-Montana is no exception. Take a tour of the local vineyards and enjoy a tasting of some of the best wines the region has to offer.
  5. Stunning Scenery – Crans-Montana offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Whether you’re taking a leisurely walk or going on a challenging hike, you’ll be surrounded by stunning natural beauty every step of the way.

What Makes Crans-Montana So Special?

Events and Celebrations

 

  1. Caprices Festival – Held in April, this music festival features some of the biggest names in electronic and techno music.
  2. Montagne en Scène – This film festival, held in May, showcases the best mountain films from around the world.
  3. Swiss National Day – Celebrated on August 1st, this national holiday is marked by fireworks, concerts, and other festivities.
  4. Christmas Market – Held in December, the Christmas market in Crans-Montana is a must-visit for anyone looking to get into the holiday spirit.
  5. Omega European Masters – One of the most prestigious golf events in Europe, this annual tournament brings together the world’s best golfers to compete on one of the most beautiful courses in the world.

Explore Nearby

Experience the best of alpine living: discover the local attractions of Crans-Montana Valais, Switzerland. From world-class skiing to breathtaking hiking trails and award-winning vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

It's Always Sunny in Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana and the wider Valais region of Switzerland are known for their pleasant climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. With an average of over 300 sunny days a year, residents and visitors alike can enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the region in all its glory.

Summers are generally mild with temperatures hovering around the low to mid-20s Celsius, while winters are cold and snowy with temperatures dropping below freezing. However, even during the winter months, there are plenty of sunny days to enjoy outdoor activities like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. Overall, the weather in Crans-Montana and Valais is perfect for those who love outdoor adventures and appreciate the beauty of nature.

Above the Clouds - Mountain Top

No matter what time of year you visit, Crans-Montana has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes, explore the great outdoors, or simply relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, you won’t be disappointed. So what are you waiting for?