Tourists love to come to the ski resort of Crans-Montana for several reasons. The first is its location at an altitude of 1400 meters above sea level. The second is the presence of 140 tracks, of which 15 are “black”. There are separate areas for freestyle, and Kri-Der is designed for children. There are 28 lifts on site. Hotels are ready to receive guests throughout the year. The ski season lasts from December to March.
What to see?
The most popular tours are:
- Castles of Zion – 4 medieval castles built in the 13th century, remarkably preserved, the tour is accompanied by an interesting story about the history and legends of the place;
- raclette cheese factory with tasting and purchase opportunities;
- Wellness in Loikerbard – 30 thermal springs are located 13 km from Crans-Montana.
Some hotels offer a free shuttle service to all places of interest. this is worth paying attention to when booking rooms.
Where to stay?
To book accommodation in Crans-Montana in advance means to get the room you like at an adequate price (sometimes at a discount) and for the right period of time. Resort hotels are often crowded. It is better to take care in advance and organize a vacation, as you really want.
In the building of the former cable car station at an altitude of 2112 m is the hotel Chetzeron. 16 rooms of three categories of comfort are prepared for guests. The south-facing windows overlook the Rhone Valley, others overlook the Alpine peaks of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. The transfer is free, there is no parking. A continental breakfast is served. A restaurant serving local cuisine is available throughout the day. Near the hotel there are ski tracks, there is a ski lift. The thermal springs of Loikerbad are 13.4 km away. It features a spa, a swimming pool and a bar. Owners strive to protect the environment. To meet the needs of vacationers installed:
- 50 m2 of solar panels for water heating;
- 200 m2 of photovoltaic panels for power generation;
- pellet boiler;
- heat recovery of the refrigeration system;
- Minergie badge for insulation of a building with low energy consumption.
“Everything is perfect, I don’t have any comments but lots of compliments, especially to the staff, they are extremely professional and friendly. They provided us with a great unforgettable holiday” Zhipeng, Switzerland
This 5-star hotel is 70 metres from the Cree d’Air Cable Car in Crans-Montana. Guests are attracted by natural light due to panoramic windows, the warmth of wooden decoration, minimalism in interior design. Luxury is embedded in every detail. Already in the lobby of the hotel offers excellent views of the stunning scenery. The terrace with a view of 1800 is the heart of the whole complex. Breakfast/lunch/dinner is available on request. Half board is possible. It offers a spa area with a swimming pool, a fitness club, beauty treatment rooms. Their programs include innovative cosmetic products with highly concentrated anti-aging ingredients. Cosmetologists use the nescen scientific method in cell reconstruction.
“First of all, I want to note the exceptional staff. I’d even say it’s the best service I’ve ever visited – really exceeded my expectations. Everyone was very kind and friendly. The room itself was excellent, with an exceptional view. The staff at the bar/restaurant are also very nice, I was told what to order. The spa is great, not too crowded and very well maintained” Paul, UK
A 3-minute walk from the village centre is the small, cosy Hotel Splendide. The cable car is 400 metres away. Within walking distance is a ski bus stop. The house is located near the golf course. Golfers like to stay here. An additional covered area is available for the game. Parking is free, breakfast is buffet. The restaurant specializes in European cuisine. The nearest ski lift, Crans-Cry d’Err, is 500 metres away.
“Small hotel in a great central location overlooking the golf course and the distant mountains. Dinner and breakfast are both first class. Nearby there is Lake Grenon. A picturesque place, especially in summer” Timothy, UK
On the shores of Lake Grenon is the Hôtel du Lac,which specialises in family holidays. In summer, guests can relax in the lawn, kaikas, pedal boats, hiking trails. In winter – skiing, snowshoes, mountain trails. The hotel has its own bus, which will take guests to any place on request. As in the previous hotel, you can come here with pets. A continental breakfast is served in the restaurant. The restaurant serves local cuisine.
“The owner is a real mountaineer! He is fond of skiing, and knows almost everything about alpine trails. As we walked along wildstrubel’s ring road, he warned us of the next stage of our journey. We were very tired when we arrived, so we immediately agreed to eat at the hotel. The fixed breakfast offered was good, although I was so hungry I was ready to eat even a tablecloth! We got a gorgeous room, with a view of the lake and a nice balcony. Very comfortable bed. The hotel brews its own beer! We tried it before dinner. Very, very good. The set menu was great and since the owners knew we had just walked 30km and were starving to death, they offered us more soup and curry! What else I liked was the fancy décor” Michael, Switzerland
A great place for casino lovers. It is only 150 metres away. To the ski lift Montana Grand Signal will have to walk more than half a kilometer. Nearby there are a large number of restaurants, bars, shops. In the dining area of the hotel, breakfast is served according to the classical scheme or in the format of a buffet. Parking is free and pets are accepted. On-site facilities include a spa area with sauna, steam bath, swimming pool. A children’s play area is available. You can sunbathe on the special terrace.
“The food is definitely the highlight of this hotel as well as the humble kind staff, the receptionist knows several languages to welcome foreign guests. For me, this is the best hotel in all of Crans-Montana” Owen, Switzerland
One of the relatively inexpensive accommodation options in Crans-Montana is the country chalet Le Mayen de Colombire. This is a two-storey house with a mezzanine. Accommodation is more like a hostel: 14 beds in a common room on the 1st floor, a couple of double bedrooms on the 2nd floor, 3-4 mattresses in the attic. Parking is free and pets are welcome. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served in the living room on the top floor. There is a restaurant nearby, but guests can take care of the food themselves. The dining chalet has a fridge and microwave.
“Very authentic place, from the sounds of cow bells to the landscape views of the Rhone Valley. The hiking trails start right from the door. Unforgettable holiday» Monika, Switzerland
This stylish chalet claims to be a boutique hotel. The interiors are used wood, animal skins, natural stones. Rooms have fireplaces. The balconies are equipped with dining or lounge areas. Upon request, breakfast can be served in the room, served on the terrace or dining room of the restaurant. The chef has already earned him one Michelin star, and the restaurant itself has a rating of 18 points on the Gold Millo scale. If there is no desire to pay a lot of money for haute cuisine, then the hotel’s bistro serves pleasant and inexpensive dishes. It offers a spa and wellness center, free parking, currency exchange. You can come with animals. The nearest ski lift is 700 m far.
“This is a TOP hotel. Reception and service is great. The food is fantastic. Stylish rooms and very comfortable beds» Jazzy, Switzerland
Not far from the city center on the border with a 9-hole golf course is the hotel complex Guarda Golf Hotel Residences. He is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Guests are greeted and taken here in a limousine. The driver will personally take away and bring the guests, if they leave a preliminary application. The nearest ski lift is 500 metres away. The number of rooms includes options of different price categories, including apartments. There are two restaurants on site. Both specialize in European and Japanese cuisine. It offers a spa, swimming pool, 2 terraces, garden.
“Very convenient location. Facilities, excellent entertainment, cuisine is at a high level. The staff is extremely polite. Definitely a five-star hotel” Valentina, Belgium
Exquisite chalet in the Alps is positioned as a luxury spa hotel of 5 stars. The house is surrounded by mountains and forests. The elite restaurant is awarded a Michelin star. Antiques and furniture are used for interior design. Each room is an immersion in a separate journey through the famous mountain ranges of the world. The hotel’s nightclub has its own wine cellar with a very good assortment. In the spa visitors are waiting for a complex of saunas, hammam, hot tubs, oriental massage treatments. Only natural wood and stones are used in the decoration of the premises.
“One of the best hotels I’ve ever been to (and I’ve seen quite a few). The feature that really stands out is that you feel at home!” Ellen, Netherlands
The four-storey hotel complex works like all Alpine hotels, but with its own gastronomic features. Much attention is paid to healthy eating. AdEldorado is popular with families with young children. Breakfast is a must-eat with organic ingredients, fresh juices and homemade jams. Dinner consists of 5 courses. Evening meals on the terrace are brightened up with locally produced wines from its own cellar. The kitchen is made of raclette cheese, and on weekends guests are pampered with a fresh barbecue. On these evenings, musicians are invited to the hotel and dance evenings are arranged for guests. The building has beauty parlors that provide Ayurvedic treatments and aromatherapy.
“First of all, breakfast! It’s really awesome and so much better than all the other hotels in Crans-Montana where we’ve stayed before. On a par with 4* hotels in Saas-Fee and Zermatt. There are several hot options on offer, as well as freshly squeezed orange juice, honeycombs, a bunch of delicious spreads, a juicer and a really good coffee (not to mention all the standard dishes). The receptionist in the breakfast room is the most hospitable in the world. Secondly, the view from the room is really beautiful. Thirdly, the ski bus – we were offered trips to the slopes and back, and this is very convenient, as the hotel is not very close to the slopes. We were quite satisfied with the size of the room, a large number of television channels, friendliness and cleanliness” Piotr, Ireland
If we consider all hotels in Crans-Montana from the point of view of a healthy holiday, then it is best to choose the latter option. Half board, which offers the complex, as well as a clear position of owners on proper nutrition, can become fundamental for many travelers.