SUMMER PRESSKIT 2022 - TOP EVENTS
A DYNAMIC DESTINATION
Crans-Montana is fortunate to host major events throughout the year. In summer, the Omega European Masters, the Enduro World Series, Crique au Sommet, the Am Stram Gram Festival and the Caprices Festival give the destination worldwide exposure and set the pace for the destination's calendar. In addition, they allow guests to discover its various attractions.
Cirque au Sommet
Discover the circus arts
Discover the magical world of contemporary circus arts in the heart of the Alps, with Cirque au Sommet. It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in this magical and committed artistic universe in the dream setting that is the Crans-Montana region. New artists and a new show await you from 4 to 13 August 2022, and the Cirque au Sommet Academy will once again be offering advanced and introductory courses in the circus arts.
Enduro World Series
The best enduro athletes gather in Crans-Montana
Crans-Montana is a limitless playground offering a variety of possibilities for all cyclists. Between 15 and 18 September 2022, and for the second time, the destination will host the Enduro World Series, an international competition that is the equivalent of the world cup in the discipline. The programme includes pro-races and an e-bike stage, but there are also several opportunities for amateurs to test the course and measure themselves against the world's elite.
Cycling and enduro have developed enormously in the destination, and have taken on a major importance in the summer season. This event fits perfectly into Crans-Montana’s "bike" strategy, and the organisation of the 2025 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships cross-country races.
Electro at the top
Elected the best international electro festival in the world, Caprices Festival opens its doors once again from 16 to 18 September 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!
Am Stram Gram
The family favourite festival in the mountains
Am Stram Gram is back with fresh new look from 14 to 17 July 2022! In the heart of the Alps, this family favourite festival in the mountains invites young and old to celebrate the nature that surrounds us while having fun. Immersive game worlds, original shows, wooden games, and also sensory and educational workshops, and local and healthy food and drink... By raising awareness of sustainable development among the very youngest, and by protecting our natural environment, Am Stram Gram aims to be actively environmentally responsible!
Omega European Masters
The prestigious international tournament
Located in Crans-Montana, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club hosts the annual Omega European Masters at one of the most spectacular venues on the European Tour.
This world-renowned golf competition, which will take place between 25 and 28 August 2022, has seen players such as Spain's Severiano Ballesteros, José Maria Olazabal, South Africa's Ernie Els and Britain's Lee Westwood win the coveted trophy.
Three quality golf courses, a prestigious club, an indoor centre that is open all year round, a golf academy for all levels and ages…this is what is on offer for golfers from all over the world on the Crans-Montana plateau.
Wildstrubel by UTMB®
A new trail event in Crans-Montana
Between 8 and 11 September 2022, a new UTMB® World Series trail event will be held in Crans-Montana, the Wildstrubel by UTMB®. This brand new event will offer runners a unique experience in the cantons of Valais and Bern, running through high mountain landscapes in unspoilt natural surroundings. It goes through 2 cantons, 2 linguistic regions and 5 internationally renowned destinations: Crans-Montana, Leukerbad, Kandersteg, Adelboden and Lenk. Three distances will be on offer for athletes:
- 106km (start and finish in Crans-Montana),
- 50km (start in Adelboden and finish in Crans-Montana)
- 23km (start in Leukerbad and finish in Crans-Montana).