PRESSKIT SUMMER 2019 - EVENTS
Omega European Masters
Top Event - Sport
The Omega European Masters is one of the most prestigious golf competitions played in Europe. This internationally-renowned golf competition, played on the same course for the 73rd time in 2019, has seen players such as Spain's Severiano Ballesteros, José Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, South Africa's Ernie Els and Britain's Lee Westwood win the coveted trophy. The professional players will meet again in Crans-Montana from August 29th to September 1st, 2019, and each one of them is hoping to add his name to the winner list of this prestigious tournament. Some of the best players of the world like Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia and Tommy Fleetwood have already confirmed their participation to this year's tournament.
Am Stram Gram
Am Stram Gram : A favourite festival in the mountains for families !
The first edition of this family festival is happening this summer, from 19th to 21st July 2019 ! Sporting the "Family Destination" label, Crans-Montana is proud to have created a paradise for children in the mountains: Am Stram Gram. The aim of the festival is to transport children into a world of games and immersive and participative adventures. Whether it’s on board a pirate ship, in the middle of a water fight on pedalos, or in a giant kitchen, Am Stram Gram is a place for all those who love games. Three days, nine worlds, some fifteen workshops and lots of shows await you in the resort. And, it's free!
Federal Folk Music Festival
Top Event - Culture
Between 19 and 22 September 2019, Crans-Montana will be the epicentre of Swiss folk music, with some 1,500 musicians and 80,000 spectators expected over four days. This highly traditional event will take place in the magical setting of the Valais Alps.
The only cowfighting event to take place in summer will be held in Crans-Montana ! The Corbyre Alp has managed to bring this event to the Arnouva site, which will be hosting some 96 cows on 11 August 2019.
Jumping Longines Crans-Montana
Top Event - Sport
From 11 to 14 July 2019, at the Cry d’Er car park, the Jumping Longines of Crans-Montana welcomes the best riders for one of the toughest competitions in the international equestrian calendar. With an ideal setting and strong shared values, namely elegance, refinement, tradition and a high level sporting performance, Crans-Montana is delighted to host this wonderful event.
Alpine Cycling Festival
This year, experience the Alpine Cycling Festival from 8 to 11 August 2019. For 4 days, entertainment, exhibitions, tests, workshops, demonstrations and concerts will delight cyclists and families. In addition, a series of conferences will be held as part of the festival, with celebrities and experts present, highlighting the different issues linked to cycling in the Alps. In this context, on 10 August 2019, the second edition of the ‘Tour des Stations’ will link together key destinations in central Valais. This very special sporting challenge, which is open to all cycling fans, includes 3 routes which range from 130 to 220km, 2 of which pass through Crans-Montana and its pass. Participants will explore breathtaking scenery in the as they cycle through vineyards, pastures and picturesque villages. www.tourdesstations.ch
Ambassadors of music USA
Groups of young American musicians from some 15 states will be meeting in Crans-Montana for a music camp set in the heart of the Valais Alps. From 14 June to 20 July 2019, all of the groups will be performing free-entry concerts in the Orangery, Ycoor.
Cirque au Sommet
After the public success of previous editions, the famous Canadian troupe, Barcode Company, is joining forces with the Swiss comedian Karim Slama to create a dizzying new family show which is funny, spectacular, performed without words and set to music. From 31 July to 18 August, the comedian Karim Slama will subtley and poetically interfere with the spectacular universe of the Barcode Company and their guests. 15 unique performances, in a big top in the heart of Crans-Montana, in a magical green space which is specially created for the occasion.