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News

News

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VISUAL MATERIAL

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HIGHLIGHTS

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SPORT

Get into the swing of things

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NATURE

Get away from it all

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CULTURE

Hidden treasures await

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CARPE DIEM

Time to relax

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125 YEARS IN CRANS-MONTANA, A HISTORY OF PIONEERS

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WINTER PRESSKIT

Nursery for visitors


Crans-Montana has been awarded the «Family Destination » label, and offers childcare facilities at the Bibi nursery. Families who pay visitor tax can enjoy a childcare service for their children within the Hotel Etrier, a Families Welcome hotel.This nursery for visitors to the resort, which is designed to reflect the universe of Bibi, the famous Crans-Montana marmot mascot, offers children different indoor and outdoor entertainment, games and activities all led by professionals.The nursery opens its doors between 22 December and 31 March. Places must be booked one day beforehand, before 18.00, at any of our tourist offices or at the Hotel Etrier reception.

EUROPEAN BEST DESTINATIONS


Crans-Montana has received a wonderful award, taking 5th place in the prestigious contest organised for the past 6 years by European Best Destinations. The resort even took first place in the Swiss nominations selected to take part in the vote. In the contest, European Best Destinations select 15 ski destinations in Europe that stand out for the quality of their infrastructure, their investment and also their online reputation. Out of the 120,000 travellers from all over the world who voted between 5 and 15 November 2018, 10,022 voted for Crans-Montana.

SIX SENSES


Six Senses Crans-Montana marks the first resort and residential project in Switzerland for Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, in the picturesque Alpine destination of Crans-Montana. Slated to open in 2021, the resort and residences will both be managed by the award-winning Six Senses hotel group. Construction of the resort began in October 2017, and the development partner on the project is 1875 FINANCE, an independent financial advisor and international leader in wealth management. With its sumptuously furnished 47 apartments and 17 residences, Six Senses Crans-Montana will be a unique comprehensive offering in what is one of the finest and most beautiful ski areas in the Alps – as desirable in the height of summer for walking and cycling as it is during the ski season.

Six Senses Crans-Montana will feature two restaurants, a bar and a magnificent terrace with awe-inspiring views. Six Senses Spa Crans-Montana will measure 21,527 square feet (2,000 square meters) and focus on uniquely adapted alpine therapies and treatments. Guests and residents will have access to a gym, a swimming pool and a relaxation area. A separate spa area for children and teenagers will also be included with treatments adapted for younger guests. Six Senses Crans-Montana will also offer unforgettable and unique off-site experiences, individually adapted to the wishes and requirements of guests, whether it be bespoke excursions into nature, sports activities, social or cultural events moments and experiences that will be remembered forever.

Crans-Montana, which is already renowned for its parks (snowpark, bikepark and wakepark), is continuing to develop its choice for thrill-seekers. The latest is Chalet Alaïa, a true temple for action sports, which will be opening its doors during February 2019. High quality infrastructure such as trampolines, indoor ramps, foam pits, bowls and a magnificent outdoor skatepark mean it will be possible to enjoy different sports year-round. Passionate children and young people can take part in winter and summer camps, practising tricks learned at the Chalet in the different parks in Crans-Montana. With over 5,000 m2 of indoor and outdoor infrastructure, French-speaking Switzerland will be able to enjoy the biggest and most complete action sport centre of its kind. https://www.alaia.ch/

FONDATION OPALE


From 16 December, the Opale Foundation is hosting two photography exhibitions, which both tackle disturbance in our environment. The first, by Aboriginal artist Robert Fielding, explores the changes in traditional culture in the central Australian desert. The other, a retrospective of the militant French ecologist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who has been travelling the planet for decades, will highlight the beauty and fragility of our planet. From June 2019, contemporary Aboriginal art will feature in the exhibition « Before time began ».

LANTERN PATH


As soon as night falls, be guided by the enchanting spirit of the lantern path. This magical walk, which is freely accessible on the Jack Nicklaus golf course, will make you feel like a child again. At the end of the path, a hamlet of huts and a box which is ready to receive the dreams that you hold closest to your heart, as you dive into the universe of the shepherd.Don't forget to print the story before you visit, or pick a copy up from the Tourist Office.