Luxury holidays in Crans-Montana
Sun-drenched slopes, mirror-still lakes and views all the way to Mont Blanc: even for a Swiss ski resort, Crans-Montana is an overachiever. Its merits haven’t gone unmarked; the region’s restorative Alpine air has been relished by the rich and famous since the 19th century, and today glitzy bars draw an A-list après-ski crowd. Come summer, switch the salopettes for golf slacks and take your pick of the four prestigious, peak-ringed courses, or take to twisting trails for a pine-scented hike.
When to go
Skiing season runs from December to April, but golfers, cyclists and hikers won’t be short of sport in summer.
PlanesGeneva Airport is the nearest major hub, around a two-and-a-half-hour, very scenic drive from Crans-Montana.
TrainsDirect trains run from Geneva Airport to both Sierre and Sion. Sion is a 25-minute drive from Crans-Montana; from Sierre it’s around 15 minutes. Alternatively, hop on the funicular train from Sierre to Montana station.
AutomobilesThis popular skiing spot is a straightforward drive from Geneva Airport, past a glassine lake and soaring Alpine scenery. If you’d rather look at the view than the road, hotels should be able to arrange transfers.