In the Valais mountains, comfortably nestled on a sunny plateau at 1500 m altitude, Crans Montana is one of the most prestigious ski resorts in Switzerland. It is made up of the two villages of Crans and Montana, linked by a free shuttle service to help holiday makers get around. The large wooden chalet-style residences provide accommodation for families and celebrities alike - drawn there by the luxury boutiques and the fun-filled atmosphere of the resort.
But without a doubt, the spectacular ski area is the star of the resort. 140 km of wide, perfectly maintained slopes snake up to 3000 m altitude, on the Plaine Morte glacier. So plenty of natural and good quality snow is guaranteed from November to April, supported by a number of snow cannons on the lower parts of the ski area if need be.
The area has the facilities to meet all skiers' expectations. The exceptional snow park hosts the world's greatest freestylers and the national run starts at the top of the area and offers a descent 10 km long.
A 6 km sledging slope, snowshoeing routes, marked cross-country skiing trails including a loop on the glacier with breathtaking views - the alternatives to Alpine skiing are not in short supply. The same goes for activities: wellness centres, paragliding, hot air balloons... You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
In the evening, choose from 90 restaurants of all types, offering fine dining, local delicacies, exotic cuisine and more. Piano bars, cool clubs and pubs or cabaret evenings provide evening entertainment to give your holiday an extra special touch.
So what are you waiting for? Spend your holiday in Crans Montana and hire your equipment on www.snowrental.com.