: Genova, Italy
: Genova, Italy
: Le Belvedere, Rte de la Combaz, Montana
: Barzettes (Violettes) lift station
: Golf de Supercrans
: Bellavista Istanbul, Rte de la Combaz, Montana
Just 2 ½ hours from Geneva, Zurich & Milan, Ermellino is a short walk from the centre of Crans-Montana and the Violettes lift station or minutes by car to the nearest golf course. Crans-Montana is a year round holiday destination, offering a wide range of activities from winter to summer. Whether hosting the FIS World Cup during the ski season or the European Masters Omega Championship in September, Crans-Montana offers a great time for family and friends.
Not just an excellent ski and snowboarding area, Crans-Montana is a 365 days per year holiday destination, offering great hiking, mountain biking, paragliding and, of course, golf during the summer. Crans-Montana switches from one season to the next, seamlessly.
Given that the resort has around 330 days of sunshine per year, the locals take advantage to make great Fendant white wines. You can try them at any of the local caves situated on the mountain road
Other Activities: Sledging, 4x4 mountain scooters, casino, X-country skiing/langlauf
Golf: Crans-Montana has a long golfing tradition. Courses designed by Severiano Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus are in the middle of the resort. Just outside the resort, two 9-hole courses allow beginners without a handicap to play. The Sierre and Sion golf courses in the Rhône Valley are also close by and the Leuk 18-hole course is just up the valley.
Noas, Chermignon d’en Bas: 9-hole compact course - par 30 - public golf course, no handicap. Open all year round, weather permitting. Just a few minutes by car from Crans-Montana.
Super Crans “Pitch & Putt” 9 holes: par 27, no handicap. Open to all, from June to October.
Severiano Ballesteros Golf Course: 18 holes - par 72. “By far the most spectacular championship course in the world.' said Greg Norman. Where the Omega European Masters tournament is played each September.
Jack Nicklaus Golf Course: - 9 holes - par 35. Has been named as the best nine-hole course in Switzerland four times by Swiss pros.
Ski: Crans-Montana’s season is typically from the end of November to the end of the following April. The 140km of ski slopes stretch from the high plateau at 1500m up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3000m, offering pistes for all standards of skier. The ski instruction is extremely good. The Piste Nationale, at 12 km, is the longest in the region.
The resort is served by four main lift stations - Crans, Montana, Violettes and Aminona. All issue lift passes - a 6-day lift pass costs around CHF300 for adults, CHF260 for seniors (men 65+ women 64+) and teenagers (16-19) and CHF180 for juniors (6-15). Children under 6 do not need a pass.
There are car parks at Crans, Montana and Violettes which cost CHF10 for 8 hours and free car parking next to the lift station in Aminona.
If you do not have a car and you do not want to carry skis and wear ski boots on the short walk between the bus stops and the lifts, then you can rent a ski locker at Barzettes for 4 sets of skis, which costs about CHF40 per week.