Canton Valais

The two neighboring resorts of Crans and Montana are situated at an altitude of 1500 m on a sun-drenched plateau high above the Rhone Valley. Together they form one of the biggest holiday destinations in the Valais.

About Crans-Montana

These twin towns have much to offer, including an impressive view of the chain of mountain peaks from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and a particularly wide programme of activities all year round.

Idyllic mountain village or alpine town? Crans-Montana embodies both and combines all the comforts of a modern holiday resort with an expansive natural landscape and panoramic views of the Valais Alps. The modern side of Crans-Montana offers the most extensive alpine shopping for miles around. It also boasts a renowned cultural and congress centre; and a wide range of accommodation. As a venue for major sporting events, and with a reputation as a golfing Mecca, Crans-Montana draws visitors from all over the world.

Commune with nature in this family-friendly resort, where you can enjoy five swimming lakes; walks through aromatic mountain forests along an extensive network of footpaths; and cosy fondue evenings in rustic inns.


The ski slopes stretch from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000 m. Directly beyond the edge of the forest the pistes are broad and open, ideal for beginners and deep-snow skiers. Advanced skiers will take the chairlift to La Toula to find a really challenging descent. Particularly popular are the broad carving pistes and the valley descent down the Piste Nationale which, at 12 km, is the longest in the region.

In Winter the golf courses become a paradise for cross-country skiers and hikers. In addition to classic cross-country ski trails, there is also an extra piste especially for skaters.


In addition to well-known sports like hiking, tennis and squash, Crans-Montana has facilities for canyoning, mountain climbing, water skiing and paragliding. The attractive skiing areas of the Plaine Morte glacier plateau are also ideal for summer hiking. Particular summer favourites are the five swimming lakes right next to the village.

Crans-Montana has a long golfing tradition. The 18-hole Severiano Ballesteros Golf Course with its breath-taking views is situated on the high plateau of Crans. The international elite meet here every year for golfing tournaments.

Our personal highlights

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Chalets & private Villas

Consider a stay at one of Suisse Selection’s Private Chalets, thoughtfully selected for their stunning locations, individual design and discrete service.

Ultima Crans-Montana

The Crans-Montana complex consists of two ultra-luxurious private chalets, located in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens. Providing all the additional service options of a 5-star superior hotel, this haven of tranquillity offers ample space at 4,500m2 and is composed of two completely independent chalets. Both benefit from all the signature experiences of the Collection range, with a concierge dedicated to the chalets, a monumental spa covering 1,000m2 , an in-house chef, and a high-tech cinema. The first chalet consists of ten bedrooms, including two children’s sleepover suites which can each host up to five children each. At the peak of luxury, both chalets provide direct access to the Spa & treatment rooms and an entirely equipped fitness gym. While the first chalet has a yoga studio, the second chalet remains more intimate, while maintaining all the luxury codes of Collection. Crans-Montana is the perfect place to enjoy with friends and family as it has six large bedrooms, direct access to the spa, and a completely open kitchen creating an inviting atmosphere for hosting celebrations and events.

Preferred hotels

Browse Suisse Selection’s favored luxury hotels, carefully chosen for their unmatched excellence in architecture, service, gastronomy, and comfort.

Crans Ambassador

The Crans Ambassador, Luxury Sport Resort, immerses guests in the heart of the Swiss Alps. The Crans Ambassador’s rooms and suites treat guests to refined comfort in a warm setting. There are various rooms available including superior rooms with forest views, deluxe rooms, and suites with forest and mountain views, premium rooms with mountain views, romantic suite with The Alps view and top suites with The Alps view. The resort's four restaurant areas, Le Texture, Le 180° Bar Lounge, La Terrasse Valaisane and Le Carnotzet by Hublot meet every need. These venues also host the hotel’s concerts and cultural events. Everything at the Spa has been designed for people who love sports and wellness, including those who may be seeking support and advice. The 1,300m2 club has dedicated areas (balneotherapy, hydrotherapy, etc), a 17m heated indoor swimming pool and a gym. The Performance Lab is a place where people with a passion for sports can assess their performances, train and rest.

Hotel Guarda Golf

Hotel Guarda Golf is situated in the center of Crans and is open during summer and winter months. The hotel sits on a sunny plateau overlooking the golf course, in a seamless merging of hospitality and golf. The hotel’s Giardino Restaurant features breathtaking views over the Swiss Alps, while offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Cross country skiers have access to an extensive network of tracks directly from the hotel, while the challenging downhill is a gondola ride away. For relaxation, there is the ultra modern spa zone with four treatment rooms and an indoor lap pool.

When to go

Switzerland has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons, making it an attractive year-round travel destination.

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