The 47th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Thursday 11 January 2018 06:45 GMT
Northwest of Visp and Sierre, the Crans-Montana ski area has 50 pistes totaling 142km that are served by 24 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 1,500m. Most of the pistes are above treeline offering scenic vistas of the high alps to the south. While Crans-Montana is known as a family-friendly intermediates paradise, keep in mind that a large percentage of the lifts are drag-lifts.
If you are looking for some challenging pistes, the steeper routes can be found in the Aminona sector. If that’s not enough for you, there is heli-snowboarding available through Air Glacier from the base.
If you’re into freestyle snowboarding at Crans Montana, there is a 50000 sq.m. terrain park that is considered to be one of the best in the Alps. It has plenty of jumps, rails, boxes and rainbow rails.
After a long morning of shredding, try grabbing an on-mountain lunch at Etape de Lourantse hut or the Cabane de la Tieche.
For some apres ski action, try checking out the Punch Bar, the New Pub or the Number Two Bar.
To reach the snowboarding in Crans-Montana, take the train to Sierre and then use the funicular railway up to the base area.
Overall, Crans-Montana is the 47th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 80 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Crans-Montana including Anzere and Leukerbad.