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.
An assault course in organic mountain mud, at an altitude of 1,500m, a dozen obstacles spread throughout Crans-Montana, a huge party in the centre of the resort; take part in this orienteering race in natural surroundings, on May 25 2019, in aid of the association « L'Etoile de Gaël », which fights for organ donation.
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.
Sport Talents Charity Day
On 7 June 2019 it’s already time for the fifth edition of the Sport Talents Charity Day. A memorable day with exceptional personalities united to support young sporting talents. This friendly competition unites a host of celebrities who have come to take each other on in a friendly atmosphere on the magnificent Severiano Ballesteros golf course.
From May 30 to June 1, 2019, come and discover new products from our local vineyards, and share a convivial moment in an exceptional setting in the heart of the vineyards, without worrying about transport! During the open cellar days, special free shuttle buses departing from Crans will take you directly to the cellars in Flanthey.