WINTER PRESSKIT 2021/22 - EVENTS
AUDI FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women
Top Event - Sport
Crans-Montana is delighted to be hosting two women's World Cup downhill races again this year, on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 February 2022 on the challenging Mont Lachaux piste. This run has now established itself as a World Cup classic. Good news: in the current COVID-19 situation, the women's events that will take place this winter on the Mont-Lachaux piste will finally see the return of spectators.
Barnes Winter Golf Week
Sport - Golf
The Barnes Winter Golf Week returns to Crans-Montana from 8 to 13 February 2022. This golf tournament on snow, which is unique in French-speaking Switzerland, offers everyone the opportunity to enjoy the joys of golf in February. Part of this week entirely dedicated to golf will see the course open to the general public by prior booking, while the rest of the week will be set aside for the competition days. In a friendly and magical atmosphere, on a snowy golf course with exceptional views, golf fans will enjoy a unique experience.
Défi des Faverges
Sport - Ski mountaineering
The “Défi des Faverges” is a downhill skiing competition that aims to develop a sense of endeavour, strengthen team spirit and mutual support, promote fair play between competitors, organisers and spectators, and make people aware of the beauty of the mountains, all the while allowing accomplished athletes to test themselves in an exceptional Alpine environment. It will take place in Crans-Montana on 19th March 2022.
Festival Etoile Bella Lui
Family - Carpe Diem
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, and the Ferris 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. A story, a Chef’s market, a village, an aperitive plaza, and of course the lantern path, and the Ferris wheel… is there a better way to enjoy the holiday season and its magical moments? Know that from 3 December 2021 until 9 January 2022, Etoile Bella Lui will illuminate the holiday period in this innovative festival that pays tribute to the magic of winter in the mountains.
Top Event - Culture
Elected the best international electro festival in the world, Caprices Festival opens its doors once again from 8 to 10 and 15 to 17 April 2022. 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!