WINTER 2019/20 PRESSKIT - EVENTS
Etoile Bella Lui
The days are getting shorter, temperatures are dropping, and the first snowflakes are falling. It’s the beginning of the most magical of all seasons. The Etoile Bella Lui festival invites you to discover the magic of winter in the heart of Crans-Montana, illuminated by the light of the Lantern Path, with a craft market and big wheel. The festival is based on the story of « The Shepherd and the Bella Lui Star » and honours the magic of winter lights in the mountains. Explore the pristine Nature surrounding the centre of Crans-Montana in a convivial and family spirit, as you walk the Lantern Path between Lake Moubra and Lake Etang Long.
In the snowy streets of the village, winter takes on the delicious flavour of local produce, its taste enhanced by our exceptional chefs, bakers, cheesemakers and winemakers. A central gastronomy area invites you to share an aperitif. Artisans will also be present, specifically in the « Land and Nature » area, which highlights the region’s built and cultural heritage. Take time to stroll around and discover their wonderful creations, which will perhaps inspire a few gift ideas for Christmas. Stories, street artists, light shows, a big wheel, figure skating, an illuminated Christmas tree, a visit from Father Christmas; is there a better way to enjoy the holiday season and its magical moments ? Know that from 6 December 2019 until 5 January 2020, Etoile Bella Lui will illuminate the holiday period in this innovative festival that pays tribute to the magic of winter in the mountains.
Winter Golf Cup
The Wintergolf Cup in Crans-Montana will take place from 30th January to 2nd February 2020. As part of the Wintergolf Cup, which passes through Megève and Val d'Isère, the 9 hole Jack Nicklaus course will welcome golfers of all levels on a snow-covered course. With over 100 years of experience in the world of golf, Crans-Montana is the first destination in French-speaking Switzerland to create a golf tournament on snow. In a friendly and magical atmosphere, on a snowy golf course with exceptional views, golf fans will enjoy a unique experience.
Salon des Vins et Terroir
Meet our 15 local winemakers at the Wine and local produce fair. From March 6 to 8, the Wine and Local Produce Fair offers a chance to come and discover wines from local winemakers in the Haut-Plateau region, and also typical produce from the region. A moment to discover and share, with a presentation of local producers and their love for our beautiful region.
Crans-Montana has a long and rich tradition of organising events and a big number of events, from local to international gatherings, take place each year in the resort. You'll fin the list of all events of the upcoming season here: Events
Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup - Women
Top Event - Sport
From 22th to 23th February 2020, the world’s top female skiers will gather in Crans-Montana to test their skills in the Super-G and Alpine Combined disciplines on the challenging Mont Lachaux piste. This run has now established itself as a World Cup classic. Don’t miss this legendary event, which will offer great entertainment for the spectators who come to support the athletes.
Top Event - Culture
Elected the best international electro festival in the world, Caprices Festival opens its doors once again from 16 to 19 April 2020. Be swept away by mesmerizing sounds from some of the best DJs on the planet, in a dream setting at an altitude of 2,200m. A magical experience for festival-goers, in the heart of the ski area !
Winter Trail des Patrouilleurs
A memorable day is in store on 19 January 2020, it’s the Winter Trail des Patrouilleurs race. Running, walking, or even on a Fatbike, give it your all to beat the clock whilst exploring magnificent surroundings. There are two different routes, choose the one that’s best for you !
Chocolate, everyone’s favourite weakness, takes centre stage once again this year in Crans-Montana. This edition will bring together the best chocolate makers in Switzerland, who are gathered to share their art and passion for their profession. A rich and captivating programme all about chocolate will be specially prepared for the occasion. This will be sure to awaken the senses of young and old, and will delight the whole family as you enter a universe of pleasures and tasty discoveries, which will unfold before you on 29th February and 1st March 2020.