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.

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Preferred hotels

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Six Senses Crans-Montana

Six Senses Crans-Montana boasts Swiss chalet architecture and Alpine sophistication in Valais, Switzerland. Accommodation is provided in 46 Terrace Rooms and one- and three-bedroom Suites offering a Swiss chalet feel and connecting guests to nature through their light and airy style, huge bay windows, and doors leading to private terraces. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to onsite dining, with two restaurants serving delicious meals from Japanese-influenced specialities to an evolving menu to compliment seasonality year-round. The wellness spa features an indoor pool, a rooftop swimming pool, 9 treatment rooms, state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a yoga studio, an Alpine garden, and an open-air cinema.

Ultima Crans-Montana

Ultima Crans-Montana is home to two ultra-luxurious chalets completely private for absolute intimacy. Ideally located in the altitude of Plateau de Plan-Mayens, Ultima Crans-Montana offers all the services of a superior 5-star hotel with the Ultima signature design. Both chalets benefit from all the Ultima Collection range's signature experiences, with a dedicated concierge, a monumental spa, an in-house chef, and a high-tech cinema. The first chalet comfortably accommodates 26 guests in complete privacy. Comprising 8 master suites with private dressing rooms, bathrooms and balconies, as well as two children dormitories which can host up to ten children. A private dining area compliments the chalet and can be used for special occasions and celebrations. In addition, the chalet has a spacious living room, a billiard room, an arcade game room, a professional kitchen and underground parking. The second chalet comprises 6 master bedrooms with dressing rooms, ensuite bathrooms and private balconies. This chalet offers luxury design in utter privacy. With an open space kitchen creating a social atmosphere for hosting friends and family, a library, a private office and a lounge area, this chalet is ideal for sharing with family and friends. Additional facilities include a fitness gym, ski school, a private lake and an outdoor heated swimming pool.

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.

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.

When to go

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

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