Rosemead Families & Friends

Ski Trip

Crans-Montana 

1st - 9th April 2022

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The Coach

Save Carbon - save just under 1 ton of carbon per family of 4 by taking the coach.

 

Reduce your Travel Stress - drive to the airport, park the car, check in (allowing at least 3 hours now), fly, find your bags, walk to the train station, wait for your train, travel to Sierre, walk to the next train station, wait for the train, take the funicular to Montana, call the Ski Company, wait for your lift to La Moubra, travel to La Moubra AND you have made it 

OR

Get on the coach at Rosemead Prep School and get off at the other end.

 

The coach - there are only 5 of these Luxury Club Class Premier coaches in the country. Super Plus Recliners, Great Leg Room with aircraft style In Seat Entertainment.

Perhaps now is the time to ditch the plane, take the coach and save a ton of CO2 per family of 4 - Greta Thunberg will love you!

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.​

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.

Save Carbon and Reduce your Travel Stress

when you travel with our Luxury Club Class Premier Coach.

If you travel by air the nearest airport is Geneva, for transfers to resort you can use public transport or hire a car at Geneva Airport. For transfers by public transport visit www.sbb.ch/en, you can book the train from the airport to Montana Gare via Sierre, we will collect you from Montana Gare.

 

Before you book your flights make sure the connections to and from the resort are running, remember late night flights out and early flights back are the least expensive - the connections from the airport to resort and from the resort back to the airport may not be running, please visit www.sbb.ch/en to check your train times. If travelling with a family, please visit www.myswissalps.com/swissfamilycard for special offers such as the Swiss Family Card, which allows children 6 to 15 years old to travel along for free with adults.

 

Flyers, please note, Saturday to Saturday flights ( 2nd to 9th April 2022 ) are expensive, Friday to Friday flights ( 1st to 8th April 2022 ) are much better value, you are more than welcome to arrive on Friday 1st April and save a bundle ! Once you have booked your flights simply send me an email with your flight details so we can make preparations.

 

If driving to the resort, allow 10 hours to comfortably drive the 560 miles, there is plentiful parking at La Moubra and it is free of charge.

 

If you want to take our "Luxury Club Class Premier Super Recliner Coach" there are 62 seats available, first come first served! Coach to depart Rosemead Prep late morning / early afternoon on Friday 1st April and gets into resort very early on Saturday, in time for breakfast, ski fit. There is also a free ski pass and equipment hire for that extra day on the slopes!

 

The coach will depart on the evening of Friday 8th April for an overnight journey back to the UK arriving at Rosemead Prep midday / early afternoon on Saturday 9th.

We are delighted to once again be organising a visit to Crans-Montana for the traditional Rosemead Families & Friends ski week for Easter 2022.

 

For those joining us for the first time we have again arranged for our early bird coach transfer to depart Rosemead School midday'ish on Friday 1st April getting into resort in time for breakfast on the Saturday and as a reward you will receive a free ski pass for that day, so take the coach and ski for 7 days for the price of 6 and ....

 

NEW FOR 2022

 

Children under the age of 9 years will receive a free ski pass for the week.

The Travel

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