Crans-Montana in the Valais Alps

Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 01:20 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Lac Moubra © Johnw

Lac Moubra © Johnw

Crans-Montana is a ski resort in western Switzerland, in the heart of the Swiss Alps in the canton of Valais. It is located on a plateau above Sierre at an elevation of about 1500 m (4921 ft) above sea level, allowing good view over the Valais Alps and Weisshorn in particular. The resort is a fusion of the two centers of Crans and Montana and belongs to 6 municipalities (Chermignon, Icogne, Lens, Mollens, Montana and Randogne).

The skiing area of Crans-Montana is composed of 140 km (87 mi.) of pistes, and is topped by the Plaine Morte at 2750 m (9022 ft).

Typical architecture © Gabriele Delhey Lac Grenon © Silsbas Glacier Plaine Morte and Wildstrubel © Wala Glacier Plaine Morte and Wildstrubel © Clare66 © Gabriele Delhey Lac Moubra © Johnw
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Glacier Plaine Morte and Wildstrubel © Clare66
Crans-Montana is famous in alpine ski racing for the 1987 World Championships and is often on the World Cup schedule, usually for women’s speed events. It also hosts the only winter mountain pop rock festival Caprices Festival and the second largest european golf event Omega European Masters, (an event from the European and Asian Tour) which takes place each September.

English actor Roger Moore has owned a chalet there for many years since moving from Gstaad; Sophia Loren had an apartment overlooking the 8th green. Australian golfer Adam Scott and Spanish golfer Francisco Valera also have a home there. French chef & restauranter Michel Roux.

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