Crans-Montana is best known for being home to the European Masters golf tournament. It’s tricky professional course, pretty amateur course and sunny ski slopes draw visitors year after year. The recent 700 million CHF investment to revitalise the resort looks set to see Switzerland’s favourite skiing and golfing destination go from strength to strength.
So with exciting new developments across the resort, we take a look at the most interesting completed and confirmed projects this year.
Cry d’Err Club Altitude
The newest après ski spot in Crans, Club Altitude sits 2200m above sea level and boasts exceptional panoramic views of the Alps. Combining top DJs and gourmet cuisine by the highly regarded Chef Jean-Luc Daniel, this is a great lunch spot and a lively après ski bar. Club Altitude opened its doors on the 28th December, with a party that featured global clubland stars the Martinez Brothers.
Five Star Hotels
Grand Hotel Rhodania, Six Senses Hotel, Hotel Alpina and the Ambassador Hotel all offer next level service and facilities, while a fifth five star hotel is planned at the base of the ski slopes. The luxury hotel and spa facilities will give Crans an appeal beyond keen skiers and golf mad summer tourists. The Lodge de la Reine five star chalet development has everything you need from a hotel, and enjoys a perfect ski in, lift out position.
Replacing the ski lifts
Nothing brings a resort up to date faster than a little TLC given to the ski lifts; happily the new majority owner of CMA (the ski lifts of Crans-Montana) has already put 40 million CHF into replacing and updating the lifts in the Crans ski area. Switching from slow three seater chairlifts and small bubble gondolas to high speed lifts is always a positive where visiting and local skiers and snowboarders are concerned.