Skiing & Snowboarding in CRANS-MONTANA

Crans-Montana Skiing

On a sun drench plateau the Crans-Montana ski resort is situated at 1,500m and surrounded by world-class skiing routes. The resort is surrounded by a total of 140 km of slopes presenting plenty of options when it comes to snow sports – all easily accessed via dedicated ski lifts. The Crans-Montana ski slopes stretch high up to the Plaine Morte Glacier, which itself sits at 3,000m above sea level. From here you will be able to access a variety of slopes, all of which vary in difficulty.

Ski Hire

Crans-Montana Ski Equipment Hire Information

Skiing Portes du Soleil

Hitting The Slopes

Ski, snowboard, and equipment hire options are available throughout the Crans-Montana ski resort. Arranging your kit hire before your trip can save you time and avoid disappointment while also saving you money. Hire options are flexible to give you total freedom when it comes to choosing how you and your family would like to enjoy the slopes around Crans-Montana. The resort hosts a selection of equipment hire shops that offer straightforward hire options. When hiring your skis, snowboard, or equipment, just select the date of first hire and the amount of time you would like to hire for, pick up your kit and head for the slopes. For further information regarding some of the ski shop hire options in Crans-Montana see details below.
Ski hire shops around the Crans-Montana resort offer a great selection of ski and equipment hire options. Some shops may specialise in different types of skiing kit and equipment. If you are interested in taking part in more specific activities such as cross-country skiing or freestyle we would recommend visiting a shop that specialises in the relevant area to get the most out of your time on the slopes. Crans-Montana ski shops will usually offer different kit qualities and levels depending on your ability. This allows you the option to rent anything whether that’s beginner focussed skiing kit or professional grade equipment which can help save you money if you are new to the ski scene. An example of the pricing structure for ski shops in Crans-Montana is shown below.


Skis & Snowboards

Skis & Poles 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days What You Get
VIP (Pro) 48 CHF 100 CHF 240 CHF First class skis.
Top (Premium) 38 CHF 88 CHF 120 CHF High-quality skis.
Basic (Eco) 28 CHF 67 CHF 95 CHF Budget focused skis.
101-150cm 18 CHF 44 CHF 62 CHF 101-150cm skis.
70-100cm 12 CHF 25 CHF 35 CHF 70-100cm skis.
Snowboards 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days What You Get
Adult 28 CHF 67 CHF 95 CHF Adult snowboard.
Junior 18 CHF 44 CHF 62 CHF

Childs snowboard.

Extras & Accessories

Boots 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days What You Get
Over 39 15 CHF 35 CHF 50 CHF Any boot over size EU 39.
35-38 12 CHF 25 CHF 35 CHF Boot sizes from EU 35-38.
34 & Below 9 CHF 20 CHF 28 CHF Boots size EU 34 & below.
Helmets 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days What You Get
Adult 10 CHF 23 CHF 29 CHF Adult helmet.
Junior 5 CHF 12 CHF 18 CHF

Childs helmet.

Cross-country 1 Day 3 Days 5 Days What You Get
Adult 28 CHF 67 CHF 95 CHF Adult cross-country skis.
Junior 15 CHF 35 CHF 50 CHF

Childs cross-country skis.

Ski Passes

Ski Passes For Crans Montana & The Surrounding Areas

Crans-Montana SKI PASS

Enjoy the versatile Crans-Montana ski pass throughout the ski season. This dedicated ski pass gives you access to all of the best slopes around Crans-Montana totalling 140km in length. 19 skin lifts in the areas give you direct access to the slopes that range up to 2927m in altitude. The slopes of Crans-Montana are an excellent destination for all ages and abilities, offering a large selection of grades and difficulties.

Crans-Montana Lift Pass

Crans-Montana lift passes can be bought in a variety of durations to suit your time in the resort. Below is a selection of some of of the most popular ski lift pass durations and the corresponding price. All prices in CHF.
Duration Adult Child
1 Day 46 25
3 Days 166 90
5 Days 245 132
7 Days 274 132
14 Days 393 221
180 Day Ski Pass 699 579
Ski lifts in Crans-Montana

The Resort

Resort information for Crans-Montana & the surrounding areas

Located on the north side of the Rhone Valley Crans-Montana ski resort is a welcoming resort of beginners and intermediates. Most slopes sit in the blue and red difficulty rating making this area perfect for the whole family. The resort offers skiers off-piste opportunities below La Tza or Chetzeron.
Crans-Montana Ski Map

Resort Statistics

SKIING SEASON: Late November- Late April ALTITUDE: 1510 m – 2927 m BEGINNER SLOPES: 55km INTERMEDIATE SLOPES: 70 km DIFFICULT SLOPES: 15 km Number of lifts: 19 Number of Runs: 61 Downhill Runs: 140km Location: Swiss Alps

Popular Ski Areas

The Cry d’Er

  ALTITUDES: 2164 m – 2258 m RUN LENGTH: 339 m The Cry d’Er ski run sits just above Montana and offers runs down towards Crans, Montana, and Barzettes. It is serviced by a J-type lift with a great variation of runs to choose from.


  ALTITUDES: 1534 m – 1722 m RUN LENGTH: 554 m Situated above Montana you will find the Montana-Arnouva ski run. This 554m run takes you down to the heart of Montana through a variety of slope grade (mostly blue & red).


  ALTITUDES: 2168 m – 2528 m RUN LENGTH: 1513 m One of the highest altitude runs in the Crans-Montana area is the Bellalui ski run. Its substantial length of 1513m makes this run more suited to skiers of higher ability.

Restaurants On The Slopes

Whether you’re up first thing in the morning and looking for breakfast, or just wanting somewhere to recharge your batteries after a day on the slopes, restaurants and bars are a great place to get a bite to eat or have a drink with some friends. Restaurants and bars around the Crans-Montana resort offer an excellent atmosphere with beautiful views of the mountains beyond. Venues offer fantastic dining opportunities, serving delicious Swiss and world-inspired cuisine. Some of the larger venues on the slopes host Après ski events, activities, and parties to be enjoyed after a long day of fun on the slopes. Family-oriented restaurants can be found all over the slopes that provide extensive menus to suit all ages and tastes.
Le Mont Blanc

Cabane des Violettes

Cabane des Violettes is a beautiful restaurant located at 2,208 metres and accessible on foot or by cable car in all seasons. The restaurants menu consists of simple, traditional dishes such as fondue, rösti, pasta and salads. Meals can be enjoyed while soaking up the sun on the terrace or in front of the warm stone fireplace.

Chez Erwin

The Chez Erwin tavern is a great destination on any sunny day. This tavern can be found on the descent from Chetzeron to Crans at 1,700m. Enjoy picture-perfect views from the outdoor terrace as you browse the menu of simple but delicious Swiss inspires cuisine including soups, raclette and meat platters accompanied by a selection of fine Valais wines.

Le Mont Blanc

The Le Mont Blanc Michelin-star restaurant is the ideal venue to celebrate any occasion. This beautiful, Swiss-inspired restaurant offers incredible 180-degree views of the surrounding Alps that can be enjoyed as you take your tastebuds on a delicious journey. The menu offers a combination of Swiss and classic French dishes with a modern twist.


Crans-Montana, Sierre

Crans-Montana is one of the most popular ski destinations in Valais, with exceptional access by both car and train. Access Crans-Montana directly from Geneva by car in less than two hours. Discover this stunning Alpine destination for yourself, and find out why it makes a fantastic break all year round.

Access By Car

  From Sierre to Crans-Montana : 20 minutes From Geneva to Sierre : 2h From Milan to Sierre : 3h20 From Zürich to Sierre : 3h30 From Paris to Sierre : 6h30

Ski Slopes



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