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Crans-Montana Ski Resort Guide

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 7 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForFreeriders, Expert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length160km
Highest Lift3,000m
Resort Height1,500m
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,500m, with 160km of marked runs.


Crans-Montana has direct access to 160km of downhill skiing, with 50 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 3,000m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Crans-Montana is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Crans-Montana.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Crans-Montana is 12km long and the most difficult run is the 'Toula'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Crans-Montana?

The next notable snow forecast is 7cm, expected on 4 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Crans-Montana

Ski Area Stats

Crans-Montana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 15km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Crans-Montana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift3,000m
Lowest Piste1,500m
Resort Altitude (Crans-Montana)1,500m
Max Vertical1,500m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Crans-Montana
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Crans-Montana

Ski Hire Shops in Crans-Montana.

For more information, see our page about Crans-Montana Ski Hire.

Location and Map

Where is Crans-Montana?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Sierre, Valais.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Crans-Montana is Sion, 40 minutes drive away.

Geneva, Berne, Annecy, Basel and Chambery airports are all within three hours drive.

Sion is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 34 ski lifts are able to uplift 36,520 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 17km of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Crans-Montana open?

 Open from : 18 December 2021.

 Closes : 18 April 2022.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Crans-Montana, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Crans-Montana Tourist Office for the latest.

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