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Vue sur Crans Montana Crans-Montana is an internationally famous ski resort that operates all year long. This place is located 1,500 meters above the sea level on the southern slope of Berlin Alps. This town is traditionally chosen as the place for conducting international congresses and famous sports competitions. Each year this town hosts International FIS Cup Competitions.
Holidays in the Swiss city of Crans-Montana are ideally suited for fans of active pastime. It lies on the very slope of the Bernese Alps, in the Rhône Valley. This location makes the region … Open
Crans-Montana features modern simplified architecture organically fits mountain landscapes. Starting from 1893 this town attracts various tourists from wealthy visitors to companies of youth who come here to enjoy skiing. In this wonderful snowy region everyone will fall in love with panoramic views of Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, Rona Valley and Dent Blanche.
Winter rest season starts from the beginning of November and lasts till middle April.

In Crans-Montana you will find a large territory for experienced skiers. The system of ski funiculars is very thoughtful here. Besides ski slopes there are wonderful opportunities for cross country skiing. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The resort hosts more than 80 attractive restaurants and cafes that will surprise gourmets with a variety of branded treats. Fans of fine dining have to visit the Pas de l'Ours restaurant … Open
Crans-Montana will perfectly suit beginners and skiing fans with average skills. Snowboarders will find here high-quality territories just for them (half-pipes and snow parks).

Advanced skiers will also not get bored here, as there are such complicated routes as La Toula and Bella Lui.
Besides this several years ago here was organized a fan-park, the square of which estimates 25,000 sq. m. Mountain slopes have 4 special zones for picnics.

Besides skiing you will find interesting night- and cultural life in Crans-Montana. Here are often conducted festivals and large exhibitions.
Crans-Montana is known to many travelers as a permanent venue for interesting sporting events and celebrations. Most sports competitions and relays are held here in the winter, they have … Open
In the city is the famous Le Regent Congress Center, which regularly hosts important political and social events. At certain times, everyone can visit this center. For tourists, it will be an exciting excursion. They can look into the halls where famous politicians' speeches take place, and also learn many interesting facts from the history of the congress center.
In the immediate vicinity of the resort, is the famous entertainment center Evionnaz. On its territory is the largest labyrinth in Europe. Also, there are interesting entertainments for the whole family. This entertainment complex will appeal to lovers of outdoor activities. In it, one can comfortably rest all day.
Apart from the picturesque mountain landscapes, Crans-Montana is notable for its interesting cultural and historical attractions. One of the most beautiful historic buildings in the region … Open
No less interesting will be a trip to local salt mines. A few decades ago, they were actively mining salt, and now the mines have been converted into a museum. Its visitors will be told about the development of mines at different stages, and they will also be able to see some elements of equipment left in the mines.
Fans of walks in historical places should go to the nearby village of Mund. For several hundred years, the main livelihood for her people remains the cultivation of saffron. In this village, there are many beautiful old buildings that you can admire during a walk. In one of the beautiful historical buildings today, is the Museum of Saffron. In this village, travelers should definitely visit one of the specialized shops and buy themselves a small bag of the world famous seasoning.
The world famous ski resort is an attractive holiday destination for both professional skiers and ordinary tourists. Here you can relax with children and learn skiing skills in a local … Open
A very unusual natural attraction can be seen in the town of San Leonard, which is also close to the resort. Here is the largest underground lake in Europe. Its surface area is about 6,000 square kilometers. This lake is located in a huge cave, whose length is more than 300 meters. Here interesting excursions are conducted for tourists, during which they can admire not only the peaceful surface of the lake, but also the main inhabitants of the cave - bats. This cave was discovered by researchers recently in 1943. In recent years, the water level in the underground lake has significantly decreased.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Crans-Montana and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Crans-Montana
♥   Castle 'Tourbillon Castle Sion' Switzerland, 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Valère Basilica Switzerland' , 10.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aigle Castle' , 37.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gruyères' , 43.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chillon Castle' , 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Crans-Montana
♥   World Heritage Site 'Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch' , 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale della Val Grande' , 80.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Gran Paradiso' , 87.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Crans-Montana from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Aiguille du Midi

From the series “The World's Highest Observation Decks”
You can not only walk through the tunnels between levels, but also use a special lift that is much more convenient and faster. There is a special plate with the exact height of the platform and its number at each level. It's also worth to have a long and incredibly interesting tour to Aiguille du Midi that many tourists tend to visit in the summer. The fact is that it’s always very cold and very windy at the top, so it would be more comfortable to climb it in the summer, when it's not so chilly. … Read further

Eiger Run Ski Slope

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
At present, the dangerous runway under the leadership of the Jungfrau Railroad, whose specialists claim that there are enough warning signs on the ski slope. The skiers, who are skiing for the first time on Eiger Run, should do the best with the guide. Here one can literally stumble on flat ground and be seriously injured. And the reason for this is not slippery ice, but the old railroad tracks. … Read further

Wengen Resort

From the series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
One of the most attractive features of Wengen is its unique ecology. There is no traffic on the health resort, so the air is always very fresh. Usually, the ski season starts in the middle of December and lasts until the end of April. The guests of the spa resort have a great choice of entertainment, which is not limited to skiing. All year round, the special curling hall and ice rink are open. And in the summer, the tennis courts and the Minigolf fields are available to the health resort guests. Wengen also has the typical entertainment infrastructure and is a location for restaurants, colorful bars and discos, a cinema and even a concert hall. … Read further
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