The Setting

 

If you had to design a ski resort for a short, relaxing break, you would come up with Crans-Montana, it is highly civilised, rarely crowded and extremely friendly.​

The resort is spread along a south-facing balcony halfway up the 3000m massif that soars above Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais.  With clear skies above and fresh snow – Crans-Montana takes some beating, the pistes are mostly gentle blues and reds, better suited to graceful cruising than thigh-burning descents, though there is plenty of variety. The mountains you bounce down with the midday sun full on your face are charmingly scenic, the mountains you gaze at – Zermatt’s Matterhorn just discernible among them – are mind-blowing.

 

The resort is actually two villages, Crans and Montana, that over time have effectively merged into one. Crans is the more upmarket  – shops include Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bally and Montblanc – Montana is younger and livelier, especially later in the evening.

The Skiing

When a ski area’s one of the world’s sunniest and has a skiable glacier to boot, the season sees some incredible mountain conditions.
Crans-Montana’s top point is a mighty 3000m, where the Plaine-Morte glacier covers a whacking great 10 square kilometres. A fabulous red run snakes down to Les Violettes at 2250m – but before you ski it, the ‘Imperial Crown’ of surrounding 4000m summits are well worth a gawp at.


Though famed for its sunny disposition, the top half of the area is high enough to hold onto the white stuff all winter, with the rest of the slopes getting a discrete top up via 200+ snow cannons.​

Resort height:

1500 m

Top station:

3000 m

Glacier skiing:

Yes, Plaine Morte

Doorstep skiing:

No

Distance from slopes:

5 mins

Transfer by:

Private bus

Lifts:

34

Total slopes:

140 km

Blue slopes:

39% / 55 km

Red slopes:

50% / 70 km

Black slopes:

11% / 15 km

Snow cannons:

 200+

Average snowfall

(Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr):

155/223/309

/297/287 cm

The Accommodation

La Moubra offers great value accommodation for groups. Rooms are sunny, most with wide balconies and sleep a maximum of  4 persons in bunk beds, all have a wash-hand basin with large vanity unity, each floor has numerous showers and bathroom facilities.


The main building includes a panoramic dining hall, a clubroom, a camp lounge, a sauna and a five minute walk away an indoor tennis centre with 4 tennis courts, 4 badminton courts and table tennis all available.


W-Fi is available free of charge throughout the building.​

Book now

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Christmas / New Year

2021-2022 Ski Trip

Crans-Montana 

Make your own way to resort

Arrivals from 18th December

Departures by 2nd January

For example

Mum + Dad + 2 Children

Sharing a room, 7 nights full board

6 day ski pass, free equipment hire

£495 pp

Welcome back to hopefully something like a normal Christmas and New Year ski with your family and friends.

 

If you decide to book deposits are just £25 per person and come the 1st November, if Covid still concerns just cancel and receive a full refund.

 

Once again hire of ski equipment is free of charge and prices are very sensible.

 

Just two choices, you can make your own way to resort or take the coach service we are running.

 

If you want to take our coach transfer the cost is £95 pp return, departing late afternoon of the 26th December 21 and returning late morning on the 3rd January 22.

 

If you are making your own way to resort by car, parking is plentiful and free of charge, you can arrive from the 18th December 21 through to the 2nd January 22 and stay for between 2 and 15 nights.

 

If you are flying out to Geneva there are still many sensibly priced flights available but make sure you leave enough time for your resort and airport transfers in Switzerland, call us on 020 8858 9535 if you are not sure.

 

Alternatively, hire a car from Geneva Airport and drive yourself through to resort, in many cases hiring a car for 3 or 4 persons is cheaper than taking the train through to resort and you can then take advantage of the best prices for those early morning and late night flight departures.

 

If you do this hire a car from the Swiss side of Geneva Airport, you can hire from the French side, it can be a bit cheaper there but I have always found this to be a bit of a nightmare !

 

All prices include breakfast, picnic lunch, afternoon tea and cakes and 4 course evening meal with of course a bit extra for Christmas Day and the New Years Eve meals. Tea and coffee foc 24 hrs as usual.

 

Hope you can make it - any questions, please give me a call.

 

Gerry

Take our coach

Departs UK evening of 26th Dec.

Arrives UK midday 3rd January

For example

Mum + Dad + 2 Children

Sharing a room, 6 nights full board

6 day ski pass, free equipment hire

£590 pp

Exceptional skiing

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+44 (0)20 8858 9535

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