“Crans-Montana sits on a sunny plateau, dotted with larches and lakes, and the view across the Rhône Valley is the most spectacular of all Alpine panoramas. However, it is sometimes hard to believe that this town owes its existence to the once-pure mountain air. The urban conglomeration sprawls untidily for more than 2km along a busy main road.A funicular takes only 12 minutes to carry snow-users up to Crans-Montana from the valley town of Sierre.“
Not the biggest of resorts but one of the smartest. The resorts streets are littered with shops selling fur coats and expensive watches so as you would expect the slopes are kept in top condition so if you like smooth carpeted pistes then this is the resort for you. We popped over from Nendaz (Verbier) as it's just across the other side of the Rhone Valley.