Luxury Ski Chalets Crans Montana, Switzerland

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Crans Montana is one of the ski world’s best-kept secrets. On a south-facing plateau overlooking the Rhone Valley, it’s a beautifully sunny spot with a host of luxury ski chalets and designer stores, you'll find the likes of Gucci, Hermes and Prada.

The slopes offer fantastic gentle cruising, with lots of easy blues. There’s also plenty going on off the slopes, including an ice rink, spa, casino and cinema and more than 70 restaurants – from traditional Swiss to Italian, Chinese, even Lebanese – as well as a good clutch of bars. Everyone will find something to do on a luxury ski holiday in Crans Montana.

Chalet Benou
Crans Montana, Switzerland

Perfectly placed and stylishly decorated, Chalet Benou is a little gem both inside and out. Perched (with a certain smug jauntiness, we think) right on the slope, this luxury ski chalet in Crans Montana is ski-in-ski-out, giving you the speediest...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From CHF5,087 per week

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Chalet Le Torrent
Crans Montana, Switzerland

The rustic charm of a shooting lodge meets the quiet sophistication of an English country house in this luxury ski chalet in Crans Montana. Beautifully rich wooden beams and pillars bring real warmth and a very welcoming atmosphere to the...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
From CHF5,087 per week

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Chalet Renee
Crans Montana, Switzerland

As cosy as it is classically contemporary, this luxury ski chalet in Crans Montana is a real winner. Perched right on the slope it is ski-in-ski-out so there’s no time wasted dragging your ski gear to and from your destination, and its slope-side...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From CHF5,087 per week

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Chalet Eugenie
Crans Montana, Switzerland

Location, decoration and jollification… this luxury ski chalet in Crans Montana has it all in spades. Perched right on the slopes, Chalet Eugenie is ski-in/ski-out so you won’t waste a moment getting out on the snow in the morning and when you’re...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
From CHF5,087 per week

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Chalet Vieux Bisse
Crans Montana, Switzerland

This stylish and sophisticated luxury ski chalet in Crans Montana is all things to all people. Generously sized and thoughtfully designed, there’s something for everyone at Chalet Vieux Bisse and space for your whole party to ‘do their own thing...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
From CHF5,087 per week

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Destination Guide: Crans Montana

About Crans Montana

This chic Swiss ski resort is a well-kept secret among those in the know. Formed by the merger of two small towns - Crans and Montana - on a sunny plateau above the Rhone Valley, this particularly sunny corner of the Alps has a very high end reputation with some fabulous luxury ski chalets to match.

The quaint little shopping streets are filled with boutique shops such as Hermes and Prada, as well as wonderful local cheese shops and patisseries. Non skiers will find plenty of things to do, from upmarket spas and beauty salons to skating rinks, a cinema and a casino. There is something for everyone on a luxury ski holiday in Crans Montana.

Crans Montana is a very popular summer destination as well as a winter sports resort. In the warmer months the plateau is buzzing with people enjoying the mountain sunshine and the swimming lakes. A wide range of events take place here, including music festivals, food festivals and sports competitions.

Activities for children include tobogganing runs, ice tubing and even visits to the miniature railway centre. Skiing is only a small part of what goes on here, you can play golf, go horse riding in the summer, dog-sledding and ice skating in winter, and paragliding all year round.

Getting There:

You can reach Crans Montana by train, the station is at Sierre, a 30 minute taxi ride away, and the closest airport is Sion. Geneva is 2 hours away.

The skiing:

The skiing at Crans Montana is mostly intermediate, with plenty of red and blue runs and nothing too steep or scary. The area has some good off piste trails, is popular with snowboarders and offers gentle glacier skiing. In fact, there’s only one black run in the whole ski area. There are several easy beginners areas to suit novices on a luxury ski holiday here.

High on a sunny plateau in Switzerland, Crans Montana stands at 1500m and its highest lift is at 3000m. The ski pass covers the four districts: Crans, Montana, Bazettes and Aminona, totalling 140km of pistes, plus three nursery areas.

Best places to eat and drink in Crans Montana

Gourmet diners will not be disappointed with the restaurants in Crans Montana. From five star dining rooms such as the Bistro in the Pas de l’Ours Hotel, to simple pizzerias – the choice is wide.

Unlike many smaller Swiss ski resorts, Crans Montana offers plenty of alternatives to the traditional Alpine dishes such as rosti, fondue and raclette. You can taste delicious Asian flavours at Le Thai, and classic Chinese, Lebanese, French and Italian food in the myriad local eateries. In fact there are over 70 restaurants in town and at least 25 bars offering plenty of choice for an evening meal on the chefs night off at your luxury ski chalet.

The nightlife in Crans Montana is generally laid back and sophisticated but there is plenty on offer if looking for a night out of your luxury ski chalet. For après ski, the popular places are La Grange and Amadeus, while late night drinking tends to centre on piano bars such as the Memphis Bar and the Punch Bar. Wine lovers should make sure they try the excellent local wines, from the Valais region, such as Petite Arvine, Humagne and Cornalin.

Crans Montana has a great selection of cosy mountain bars and restaurants too, such as the traditional style Merbe and Cabane CAS, and the modern cool of Chetzeron.

Best time to visit Crans Montana

As an all year round resort, Crans Montana is fairly busy most of the time. It is known for being one of the sunniest places in the Alps so you are likely to get a tan whenever you visit. In winter and Spring, the resort has plenty of snow cannons to cope with the sun’s effects on the snow. Thanks to this and the nearby glacier, the ski season extends from December right through to late April.

What we love about Crans Montana

We love the family friendly, traditional Swiss charm of Crans Montana, and the wide range of activities and events means that boredom is never an option. We also love the ‘undiscovered gem’ appeal.

Quick Facts:
Resort altitude: 1500m
Skiing Altitude: 1500m – 3000m
Ski Area: Crans Montana
Ski Area: 140km of pistes
Lifts: 26