SPORT - GET INTO THE SWING OF THINGS
Here, sports fans will discover an idyllic setting and first-class amenities. Besides the four golf courses which make Crans-Montana a world-famous destination for golfing aficionados, there are many other summer sports that will appeal even to the sportiest of visitors. It’s fun all the way up, whether it’s hiking or biking on the trails, wakeboarding on the lake or paragliding. Later in the year, at the first signs of snow, the winter sports take over with 140km of ski runs, snowshoeing and ski mountaineering, numerous cross-country ski runs, a large skating rink and one of the most beautiful snow parks in Switzerland. Crans-Montana is sheer paradise for sports lovers throughout the year.
140KM OF SKI AREA
The Crans-Montana ski area has some 140km of pistes, and 24 modern ski lifts. From the Plaine Morte at 3,000m down to the resort at 1,500m, set off to explore a wide variety of pistes, also with different levels, and with views to take your breath away. In fact just opposite, you’ll find a crown of summits that are over 4,000m high. Enjoy this view on one of 15 sunny mountain terraces, where you can savour delicious traditional dishes. Freestyle fans will find one of the best snowparks in Switzerland, with an Olympic-size Halfpipe. You’ll find children learning to ski at Arnouva, where a brand new covered magic carpet, a ski kindergarten and a restaurant will make their first experience an unforgettable memory, in addition, access by cable car from the centre of Montana is free. At the end of the day, you have to stop at the Cry d'Er Club on the pistes, or call into one of the après-ski bars at the departure point of one of the 3 cable cars in the resort, where a great atmosphere is guaranteed. www.crans-montana.ch/
YCOOR ICE RINK
The Ycoor Ice Rink, ideally located in the centre of Montana near restaurants and shops, offers skaters a wonderful outdoor ice rink that is over 2,000m2, with a 3 lane indoor curling hall. Plenty of activities and entertainment is organised all winter long, such as white nights at the ice rink, evenings where you can get down and dance in a different ambiance, decor and music each time. Two evenings will be set aside for Carnival, don’t forget to dress up !
From 7 to 9 December, Crans-Montana presents the 3rd Winter Opening. On the programme; on Friday night at the Ycoor ice rink, a magnificent ice skating gala with the Swiss champion Stéphane Walker, followed by a Silent Party on ice and in the square, and an after-party. Saturday is the day for free skating, whilst food lovers can head to the Rue du Prado for an extraordinary food market . In a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for the end of year celebrations, 12 chefs and artisans will introduce their specialities, accompanied by a glass of local wine, for CHF 10.-. To end the weekend in style, a wacky Sunday is planned for families at the ice rink, with lots of games and challenges on ice skates, giant skis or fatbikes. Programme
From Saturday at the Winter Opening through until 6 January, a fairytale walk awaits visitors to the lantern path , where you can dive into the magic of Christmas in the idyllic setting of the snow-covered golf course.
Ab diesem Winter bietet Ihnen Crans-Montana 15 neue Tourenski-Strecken (blau, rot und schwarz) auf mehr als 40km gespurten und gesicherten Wegen an. Dieser weltweit einzigartige Touren-Park umfasst einen Höhenunterschied von mehr als 8000 Metern. Er ist geeignet für Anfänger wie auch für Fortgeschrittene und besteht aus drei Einführungs-Parcours sowie einem Parcour mit dem Namen „La X’trême“ mit 3000 D+ und vier Anstiegen. Diese Skitouren-Parcours wurden ausgearbeitet in Zusammenarbeit mit Séverine Pont-Combe, Ski-Alpinismus Champion. www.crans-montana.ch/de/randoparc
LADIES' EUROPEAN CUP
Before hosting the Ladies’ World Cup races, Crans-Montana will be welcoming two Downhill events as part of the 2019 Ladies’ European Cup, on 16 and 17 February. They will be preceded by two training sessions, on 14 and 15 February.
CRANS-MONTANA AUDI FIS LADIES' ALPINE SKIING WORLD CUP
The reputation of Mont-Lachaux’s demanding piste is already well-established. With great joy, Crans-Montana is getting ready to welcome two races for the Women’s World Cup again this year. On Saturday 23rd, skiers will be launching themselves on the Downhill, whilst on Sunday 24th the famous Alpine Combined race will take place, featuring the famous Combined Alpine, with a Downhill/Slalom. Don’t miss this legendary event, which will offer great entertainment for the spectators who come to support the athletes. www.skicm-cransmontana.ch
As Crans-Montana is a destination which is just as popular for its golf in summer as for its winter sports, it seemed obvious that it should offer visitors an event to link these two undeniable attractions. 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. The Wintergolf in Crans-Montana with the support of Barnes, will take place from 1 to 3 February 2019. As part of the Wintergolf Cup which passes through Megève and Val d’Isère, the competition will welcome golfers of all levels on a snow-covered course. www.wintergolfcup.com/
SKI FOOD SAFARI
The Crans-Montana Guest Tables is offering 4 gastronomic events throughout the year, so that you have an opportunity to discover Nature’s tastiest gifts each season. The best local chefs, Michelin starred Franck Reynaud and Pierre Crepaud, will be unleashing all their creativity and talent to showcase the high quality of local produce. This experience will prove to be even more astonishing as each season it will take place in a different, unusual location. On the banks of a lake, on a mountaintop, on a golf course or in the heart of a vineyard, the atmosphere will always be friendly, and the day will feature original entertainment which is sure to leave you with lasting gastronomic memories. The Guest Tables event in March takes you to the magnificent Crans-Montana ski area. On Saturday 23 March 2019, enjoy speeding down the pistes, and intersperse your day with gourmet breaks in different establishments that will offer you one of their specialities accompanied by a glass of local wine
WINTER TRAIL DES PATROUILLEURS
A memorable day is in store on 20 January 2019, 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 ! http://www.wintertrail.ch/
After its success last winter, the Magic Pass, which is now annual, returns for 2018/2019 with even more advantages ! Over 30 resorts, including Crans Montana, await you, ready to spend an exceptional winter. If that’s not magic… ! On sale here for 499.- ! www.magicpass.ch