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Selection of luxury chalets in Crans-Montana resort

Our full guide to Crans-Montana resort and best ski chalets to rent


Crans-Montana ski resort video, ski areas, piste map, reviews & ratings, ski season & live snow forecast, après ski, restaurants, nightlife, and Luxury chalets in Crans-Montana

Crans and Montana are two swiss ski resorts next to each other, also known as the Crans-Montana Lies in the Swiss canton of Valais. The British visitors are just beginning to discover this vast region, and for Both winter and summer, there so many activities and sites to explore for skiers and Non-Skiers. CransMontana Ski resort sits at an altitude of 1500 meters (vertical drop) on a sun-drenched plateau high above the Rhone valley to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000m (highest elevation) in the canton of Valais, Switzerland.

At this Elevation of Skiing, this French-speaking area offers some of the best views of Europe’s spectacular Moutniatin peaks. From the Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn – 19 peaks above 4,000 meters are facing Crans-Montana. Luxury Chalets, Apartments, and Hotels are dotted in town. From a ski-out Residence in Crans-Montana to a more modern than a traditional chalet-style accommodation option can be found in one of these resorts. Nature lovers can look to explore lakes, forests, vineyards, and Glaciers are just around the corner. So come explore this sunny valley region of Switzerland.

Video of Crans-Montana for summer and golf holidays

Crans Montana is also a great destination for summer holidays in Switzerland: set on a sunny south-facing plateau in September the resort host the European golf championships. Crans is famous for holding the European Masters golf tournament every September, which can only be compared with the British Open for its standard and top names. As Greg Norman said the course is “by far the most spectacular tournament site in the world” It was then reshaped in 1999 by Seve Ballesteros, and presently show-offs fabulous backdrop but fiendishly complex upturned-saucer greens.

Ski holidays in Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana has excellent large open runs for intermediate skiers. The resort also offers impressive off-piste itineraries for the sure intermediates and Advanced skiers. Crans Montana has more than 150 shops and 100 restaurants, casino and cinema will round out skiers visit Crans-Montana. The first impression of Crans-Montana is that there is a huge amount of terrain here. So when you head to this sunny southern swiss ski terrain you have got your shades, sun creams, and have access to plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Crans Montana tourism office

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Crans-Montana ski resort video

Where is Crans-Montana?

How to get to Crans-Montana?

Crans & Montana is just under 2.30 hours from Geneva (Switzerland), if you wish to take the route with tolls. 2 h 20 min (184 km), via A1 and A9, The fastest route. You can also fly into  Sion airport, which may require some search due to its irregular or lesser number of flights. Train transfer is another option, which ends the trip on the funicular railway from Sierre to Montana Gare.

Nearest airports to Crans-Montana

  • Sion Airport: 28-34km /34 minutes by Car with tolls.
  • Geneva Airport: 179km / 2 hours 03 mins by Car with tolls.
  • Zurich: 304km /3 hours 21 mins via A1 and A12 by Car with tolls.
  • Milan Malpensa: 204km / 3 hours 12 mins by Car with tolls.

Ski area & runs of Crans-Montana ski resort 

Important ski resorts stats for Crans-Montana

  • Piste Guide: Skiable area – 140km of well-groomed sunny pistes.
  • Lifts: 24, click here to find out more.
  • Resort Altitude: 1500m – Skiing Altitude: 1500-3000m
  • Runs: there are 14 blue runs, 38 red runs, and 9 black runs.
  • Region: Crans-Montana-Aminona
  • Country: Switzerland

Ski areas, Ski runs, and Off-piste – Who is Best for?

Crans-Montana for different levels – Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced/Experienced, Off-piste

Experienced skiers will find exciting pistes

Crans-Montana offers a complete range of experiences for visitors to find relaxation and diversity, from winter sports to cultural programs. Crans Montana offers the visitors 3 main access points to the mountain: the Merbé/Cry d’Er gondola in Crans, the Arnouva gondola in Montana, and Les Violettes, at 2,220m in the centre of the ski area.

Off Piste Skiing in Crans-Montana

Off-piste opportunities are plenty, accompanied by an experienced Mountain Guide: some exciting off-piste chances are located in the eastern areas of the resort. Ask the guide for some splendid routes on the glacier and around Chetzeron.

Skiers and snowboarders guide to the slopes of Crans Montana

The skiing area of Crans-Montana is composed of 140 km (87 mi) of pistes and includes the Plaine Morte Glacier. It is topped by the Pointe de la Plaine Morte at 2,927 m (9,600 ft). The Ski Area has 24 lifts, 14 blue runs (55 km), 38 red runs (70 km), 9 Black runs (15km) ten testing itinerary runs, which are marked in yellow. Crans-Montana is probably the best place in Switzerland for cross country (or Nordic) skiing (40km).

Crans Montana has introduced online pricing for lift passes, meaning that buying online and in advance gives the best prices. So before you travel to the access points mentioned right above, it is worth checking out your online deals. Its always good to save some money when you go skiing in Switzerland!

Here are our ratings for Crans-Montana

• For beginners: it’s a 5
• For intermediate: 9
• For advanced: 7
• For snowboarders,7
• For freestylers, 6
• For free riders, a perfect 7
• For Nightlife: another 7
• Après ski: it’s a 7
• Resort Charm: 9

Ski seasons: What is the best time to ski in Crans-Montana?

The ski season in Crans-Montana runs from mid-November to mid-April on average, dependent on snow cover and conditions. The best time to ski in Crans-Montana is from January to the end of February, with most South-facing slopes slush is a problem towards the latter part of the season. Snow conditions are pretty reliable. The best snow can usually are on the glacier.

However, before making plans for ski holidays in Crans Montana we advise you to see the snow condition of Crans Montana.

Live snow forecast in Crans Montana

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Crans Montana Piste Map 2020

Après Ski in Crans-Montana

Cafes, bars, restaurants (best Michelin star & fine dining), food, drinks, and Nightlife 

While there are a handful of night clubs, a casino, restaurants, bars, with some live music and a buzzing apres-ski scene to pick from in Crans-Montana, it’s not always on a high note as many ski resorts in Switzerland or Europe. The high street mirrors the haute couture culture of Paris and Milan, from the elegant boutiques that make up the shopping to stylish cafes and superb food.

Of the two main resorts, there are more smart boutiques and restaurants (Click on each name to make a reservation or to find out more about the restaurant or bar) in the glitzy Crans, while Montana is primarily skier focused. On the mountains, there are over 20 restaurants and bars, including the stylish Chetzeron restaurant and hotel.

The nightlife in Crans Montana is divided among the two distinct villages rather than focused in a central location. Montana attracts the younger crowd, who seeks a livelier atmosphere and cheaper venues; while in Crans bars and clubs are more to the older ages and attract those who wish to pay a little more. However, there is a good mix in both resorts. In the centre of Crans, try the Monks Bar after 10 pm. The resort has plenty of restaurants with over 100 offering a wide range of cuisines such as French, Italian (le farinet / Le Michelangelo), Argentinian – Parrilla Argentina chez Chico, if you are a meat lover then try the Asado (must try), Bife de Lomo (Filet de Boeuf) ) or Bife de Cuadril (Rumpsteak), then there’s the Lebanese, Value for money Auberge de La Diligence is well-known for its Lebanese cuisine, for sushi try the Edo Tokyo. If you are in the mood to spend a little more, experience fine dining/Michellin star cuisine then worth trying Le Greni.

Guide to Crans-Montana luxury chalet accommodation & Private apartments

Insider’s guide to exclusive standalone ski chalets in Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Crans-Montana is a mountain destination in the heart of the Swiss Alps that never sees to surprise its visitors with both Winter and Summer activities. Biking, skiing, Golf, or snowshoeing and treks and hikes all awaits in this spectacular destination and combine this with some world-class hotels and Luxury Chalets in Crans-Montana, making it a perfect ingredient for a true luxury experience in the Swiss Alps.

Where to stay in Crans-Montana?

Whether it is one of those best hotels with 5 stars in Crans, or a Luxury Lodge (Nightly price From € 14,300 to 17,000o) or even an Ultima Collection Property for which you have to pay on Self-catered basis somewhere between CHF 65,000 to 145,000 a week, that you are after, Crans-Montana will surely match up to other resorts in summer and winter in Switzerland like St. MoritzVerbier or Zermatt.

From our top picks in Crans-Montana, you are sure to enjoy a quiet location surrounded by forests,  with slopes not far to access. There is even accommodation with a balcony overlooking the Matterhorn from here. All Chalets come with Free WiFi and some chalets come with a fireplace and swimming pool. If you are specifically looking for certain amenities such as a private bathroom, a DVD player, CD player or A flat-screen TV or even a spa area which offers a sauna and panoramic mountain views, and services like private chef and butler services, don’t hesitate to ask our team and we will be happy to select the exact chalet for your holiday.

You can view our collection of ski chalets and Luxury Apartments below Crans-Montana. They are among the Best of the best in Europe.  Our chalets in Europe can be chosen simply by the amenities you wish. Like all our chalets in the Alps, they Include family Friendly Options with amenities like Hot tubSauna, steam room & HammamSwimming poolGym,  Indoor Fireplace chaletsCinema, with complimentary breakfast or Self-catering chalets. For those who want spend more time skiing and less time in the kitchen, there are the fully catered chalets, and to add to this you can even book a Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out chalets or check into a VIP Chalet in any part of the Alps.

Crans-Montana Chalets sleep two adults to Large groups. And If you are planning to have a Special event Birthday Celebration, White wedding, VIP Luxury Corporate Ski Chalet for Business, and Incentive Trips, we are a Ski company that can arrange all these with you not having to lift one finger. Our In-house concierge is at hand to assist you with anything you wish for during your stay Luxury ski holiday in Crans-Montana.

These handpicked traditional Alpine Luxury chalets and Modern apartments in Crans-Montana offer a wider selection of options to pick from. The combination of a stay with the charming chalets and some of the finest skiing in Europe makes Crans-Montana one of our Top-selling ski resorts.

If you are looking for Ski lodges specifically with certain amenities, it is best you get in touch with us, so we can tailor-make your search. We can suggest or even contact the owners to discuss certain features such as Disabled Friendly Chalets or Pet-Friendly chalets.

Top 3 Luxurious ski chalets in Crans-Montana

How much does it cost to rent a luxury chalet in Crans-Montana?

Looking for a Ski-in/ski-out chalet in Crans-Montana with a swimming pool for large groups? You just got one here, Chalet comes with 10 rooms and sleeps 26 Guests, and combined with the 2nd chalet, it sleeps in a Total of 38 guests can sleep. The first chalet is 3,850m² and with the 2nd chalet is 820m² – it’s more than 4500m². Is this Switzerland’s biggest ski chalet?

Ski chalet 5 | Crans-Montana | 10 bedrooms

Sleeps 20 to 38 Guests – Available as a Self Catered chalet or fully serviced on request – Price on application.

WEEKLY PRICES: Self-catered: CHF 65,000 to 145,000 per week for chalet -1 – both chalets together prices go up to CHF 235,000 in the Peak seasons

Facilities – Ski-in/ski-out, Swimming pool, Sauna, Steam room, Cigar room, Fireplace, Gym/Fitness, Integrated sound system, Massage/Treatment Room, Sat/Cable TV, Terrace/Balcony, Wellness/Relaxation, Room, Wi-Fi, and Parking

Ski chalet 3 | Crans-Montana | 14 bedrooms

Sleeps 12 Guests including children – Available as a self-catered chalet only from Sunday to Sunday

  • Self-catered: CHF 105,350 to 118,250 per week

Sleeps 24. Facilities – Swimming pool, Hot tub, Steam room, Cinema/tv room, Elevator Fireplace, Garage, Garden, Gym/Fitness, Integrated sound system, Laundry Room, Massage/Treatment Room, Ski Room Terrace/Balcony, Wellness/Relaxation & Wi-Fi.

Ski chalet 4 | Crans-Montana | 4 bedrooms

A budget chalet in Crans-Montana, which is ideal for smaller groups that sleep up to 10 guests. 

  • Self-catered: starts at CHF 2,999 per night.

This stunning luxury chalet in Crans-Montana has Ski-in/ski-out access and great for golf lovers as much as skiers. Facilities – Swimming pool, Hot tub, Suana, Fireplace, Garage, Garden, Gym/Fitness, Sound system, Terrace/Balcony & Wi-Fi.

Crans-Montana Ski Chalets FAQ’s 

What is a ski chalet holiday in Crans-Montana?

Basically, a ski chalet holiday is booking your own private home – most times with staff, housekeepers and chef included and at other times as a self-catered option. Ski chalets are freestanding properties, which in most cases are made out of Stone and/or Wood and has homelier look from outside, the interior however is very luxurious with Alpine charm. However please check at the time of booking, as things have changed and not all chalets stand alone, so it may be called a ‘chalet’ as there could more than 2 ‘chalet apartment’ style properties in large building construction.

What is a Fully serviced or catered chalet? And how does it work?

Catered luxury ski chalets are a great choice for those who wish to spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the slopes.

In Crans-Montana, Catered can mean either part of your meals or all your meals is included catered price. However, you should not have this confused with some chalets that say Accommodation only or included Breakfast. It’s Wise to check this at the time of enquiry or prior to your booking.

When you book a ski chalet in Crans-Montana on a catered basis, upon arrival the chalet host will welcome you and make sure to take full charge of your accommodation, this means from keeping the chalet neat to arranging your meals. Catered ski chalets usually if not always have a chef to prepare meals, a chalet host who will provide housekeeping services and who will serve your meals. These meals will usually include breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner canapés, and a 4-course dinner, as well as unlimited wine, you will find in each property chalet page all these inclusions.

Depending on the chalet. Either a day or two the host may not be in the chalet, as a day off. During this period, you can help yourself with *breakfast and dine outside, trying the local cuisine available around. From budget to Michelin star restaurants are easy to be found. It is good to take a note, that some chalets may share the dining area with others. When booking a catered ski chalet holiday, you can book the chalet just for your group. Nevertheless, some chalets are available to book by the room during less busy times, this can be great for those seeking a holiday for a smaller group or a couple. Remember to always book ahead of your restaurant table, best when you arrive to book this (especially if you are a larger group), during the season restaurants are usually full.  The Chalet staff is always available to lend you a hand during your ski holiday stay in Crans-Montana; it is always wise to get first-hand information of the town.

Usually, chalet menus have Menus for Children and you can also have early dinner arranged for children, please check at the time of booking.

for Adults Breakfast Served between 8-9 am. Croissants & pain Chocolat, traditional French bread, cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurts. A cooked option (except staff day off) and Fresh coffee & tea, fruit juices.

* Staff day off service- your chalet hosts will leave breakfast and afternoon tea for you to help yourselves to. Fresh bread & croissants will be delivered to your chalet in the morning. Please check if your chalet includes this service.

Hosts Day/s Off afternoon tea and dinner won’t be served, giving you the chance to explore the local restaurants

Afternoon Tea: depending on the chalet 5 or 6 days of a seven-night stay, afternoon tea is provided when you come in from the slopes (often things like cake, cookies, toast, soup, and hot drinks like Hot chocolate, tea & coffee).

Pre-dinner & Dinner: Home-made canapes served with pre-dinner drinks ( See each chalet page for more information). For Dinner with Selected red & white wines to complement the meal or champagne: Meals are served in the evenings, usually many courses and, in most catered chalets, free-flowing wine/champagne, pudding and then coffee is served. The ‘free wine/champagne’ component is not universal, so check before you book if this is a significant part of your holiday.

We have more than 50 Top Notch catered luxury ski chalets and apartments in European ski resorts.

Listings in Crans Montana

From € 1,480 to €3,325 /night
From - POA - € 3,199 to CHF 7,000 /night
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