SUMMER PRESSKIT 2022 - PERSPECTIVES
2025 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has awarded the organisation of the 2025 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships to Valais, and will be bringing all events together in the same region for the first time ever. It is an honour for Crans-Montana to be one of the 8 host destinations, and to host the cross-country event. The entire Crans-Montana area is covered with a wide range of infrastructure dedicated to mountain bikers of all levels:
- 177km of certified and signposted enduro and cross-country tracks for all levels
- 11 routes with a total vertical height difference of 2,350m
- 3 downhill tracks
- Unlimited mountain access, with the ski lifts open 365 days a year
This is a major international event that positions Crans-Montana as the ultimate bike destination.
Improvements in public areas
Construction work ahead
In a constant effort to improve the quality of life in our destination, the municipalities of Crans-Montana, Lens and Icogne undertake a series of improvements to public areas every year.
This summer, the market square in the centre of Montana will be transformed and planted with greenery, offering a real oasis of calm from July 2022. In the Ycoor plaza, greenery will be added on the eastern side, with planting taking place before summer. As for Crans, development work continues on Rue du Prado, with a new section of pavement and the installation of street furniture.
FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2027
That’s it! Forty years after 1987, Crans-Montana is once again the epicentre of world skiing.The International Ski Federation (FIS) council awarded the organisation of the 2027 World Championships to Crans-Montana on Wednesday 25 May 2022. The world's best skiers will once again compete on the Haut-Plateau - 40 years after the memorable celebration of skiing in 1987. Thanks to a strong bid and excellent teamwork between the Bid Committee, the political authorities, the ski lifts company and Swiss-Ski, Crans-Montana was rewarded in Milan. The Valais resort prevailed in the 1st ballot with a majority of 11 votes.
One of the key points of the bid is the complete transformation of the finish stadium area, which will be remodelled and refurbished into a semi-permanent and multifunctional arena, with modern infrastructure for athletes, media, sponsors and the public, as well as an underground car park designed for TV trucks and team vehicles, and also a whole area with tourist infrastructure. This transformation, as well as all the other elements of the bid, is very much in line with sustainability principles. In fact every effort is being made to allow a harmonious development of resources, and to facilitate use for future generations.
New accommodation projects
The offer is increasing
The hotel industry plays an important role in the development of tourism, and Crans-Montana is pleased to announce the opening and construction/renovation of several new hotels.
Six Senses Crans-Montana ***** is the first resort and residence project in Switzerland for Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas, right at the foot of Crans-Montana’s ski area. Its 28,000m2 area make it one of the largest construction sites in the Alps. The complex is planned to open for the 22/23 winter season, and includes 47 suites, 17 residences, a 2,000m2 spa, two restaurants, a bar and a magnificent terrace with breathtaking views.
The luxurious Rhodania Hotel will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt in 2023. Conveniently located just a short walk from the centre, on the third tee of the famous Severiano Ballesteros golf course, where the Omega European Masters takes place every year, it will offer superior high-end service. The 41 rooms will feature elegant and luxurious décor, and the dining outlets will offer high quality local produce and regional cuisine.
The Alaïa Lodge is a hip hotel located in the heart of the resort, 2 minutes walk from the Cry d’Er ski lifts. There are large communal areas, including a bar with an après-ski terrace and a lounge. The «Swiss Lodge» hotel offers 142 beds in several different room categories: doubles, family rooms or shared rooms. Alaïa Lodge is open since December 2021.
The Hotel Aïda & SPA, Relais & Châteaux «Only Adults», offers exclusive 5 star accommodation, and opened its doors this winter. With 3 superior rooms, 15 junior suites and suites, a magnificent Spa & Wellness, not to mention its restaurant "Le Partage", run by the Michelin-star chef Franck Reynaud, the Aïda Hotel & Spa is an authentic mountain resort where tradition, comfort, sharing and the art of living come together harmoniously.
The Panorama is a completely renovated boutique hotel which opened its doors this winter in Mollens, very close to Crans-Montana. Aimed at guests looking for a healthy and active lifestyle, the hotel promises a break centred around nature, wellbeing and sport. Its environmentally friendly restaurant "Le Cozor" offers healthy and exclusively local cuisine.