Luxury ski chalets to rent in Crans Montana, by Lodge Destinations
Crans Montana is located on a broad south-facing plateau and provides a magnificent setting for a relaxing winter vacation in the Rhône Valley. The trendy foreign clientele appreciate the wonderful panoramic views and a vibrant environment which makes it ideal for families and newcomers to explore. It offers excellent children’s routes.
In reality, Crans and Montana are two different cities, their centers is a mile from each other and their boundaries fuse to create one of Switzerland’s largest ski resorts. Crans is the most fashionable city, with a large number of luxurious ski chalets and apartments, designer shops to enjoy, various gastronomic restaurants, bars and clubs to dine away in the evening. Montana is the quieter part of the resort, more comfortable for families.
Crans Montana’s slopes span 140 km across a large mountain chain with lifts from four bases in the Valley. The Intermediates will love the large carving tracks, particularly the 12 km downhill track from Plaine Morte to Les Barzettes and the Piste Nationale. There are plenty of off-piste for very good skiers and soft kindergarten pistes for beginners.
Apart from hiking, many other means of exploring the area are accessible including biking, Nordic cycling, paragliding and hot air balloon trips. Kids have plenty of amenities including an ice rink and climbing center and an adventure group on a golf course. Many people can walk, shop or ski at leisure rather than walk up in the morning to cope with the steeper black routes. A wide range of spas including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hammams and whirlpools can benefit those who are finding relief.
Ski area: Crans Montana
Resort altitude: 1500 m
Top altitude: 2925 m
Pistes: 140 km
Nearest airport: Geneva – 2h10 by car / 185 km