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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 Length99 miles
Highest Lift9,843ft
Resort Height4,921ft
 Nearest AirportsSion and Geneva
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The Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 4,921ft, with 99 miles of marked runs.


Crans-Montana has direct access to 99 miles of downhill skiing, with 50 marked pistes, served by a total of 34 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 9,843ft, 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 7 miles 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 1in, expected on 27 September, with around 4in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow Forecast by day for Crans-Montana

Ski Area Stats

Crans-Montana Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2043 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
1734 miles
Total Length
99 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Crans-Montana Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift9,843ft
Lowest Trail4,921ft
Resort Altitude (Crans-Montana)4,921ft
Max Vertical4,921ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Crans-Montana
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Rental in Crans-Montana

Ski Rental Shops in Crans-Montana.

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Ski Lessons in Crans-Montana

Find a Ski Instructor

To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Crans-Montana Ski Schools and Crans-Montana Ski Instructors.

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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 11 miles of ski runs, with 200 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Crans-Montana open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


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

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

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