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Introducing Crans Montana
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Introducing Crans Montana
A&K Villas can now offer luxury ski chalets in the resort of Crans Montana. Traditionally in the shadow of neighbouring resorts Verbier and Zermatt, Crans Montana is an undiscovered Swiss gem with scorching potential. Boasting 200km of scenic views, 140 km of downhill pistes, some 30 km of cross country trails and 100% sunshine, you’d be hard pushed to find a destination that both caters and delivers for all appetites. Located on a south facing, sun drenched plateau, perched high above the Rhone Valley, this lively and cosmopolitan resort affords its guests a panoramic balcony of the Alps; from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc and our luxury chalets take full advantage of those views.
Amid more than 250 boutiques and over 50 restaurants, not to mention the endless après ski venues, this family friendly resort is a haven for the beginner, intermediate and advanced skier in search of the ‘steep and deep’. Distilled with the same alpine charm as that of its nearby resorts, Crans Montana is synonymous with wide, inviting nursery slopes and hair-raising descents crowned by the 3,000m Plaine-Morte glacier. A Mecca for intermediate skiers with half of the runs being red, this resort is ideal for those wishing to fine tune or develop their skills on the ‘white stuff’. Those that successfully do so will find solace in the men’s downhill course of Piste Nationale or the Violettes; the location of the resorts more challenging runs. Blessed with a modern and efficient lift system connecting the valleys, queues are few and far between allowing you maximum time on the slopes and optimum exposure to the sunny and spectacular proportions of this truly unique ski resort. Furthermore all of our ski chalets in Crans Montana have the convenience of ski-in & ski-out.
Although smaller than its Swiss contemporaries, Crans Montana is bustling with activity and amusement for the non-skier. Celebrated for hosting Europe’s second largest golf event, the Omega European Masters in September at one of the highest 18 hole golf courses in the Alps, Severiano Ballesteros golf course, as well as being the only winter mountain resort to host a pop rock festival, Caprice Festival, it comes as no surprise, therefore, that the likes of Sir Roger Moore, Sophia Loren and Michel Roux have personally selected this resort as their chosen retreat.
This affordable paradise has never been so accessible with regular flights routes operated by SnowJet from London Stansted to Sion, a mere 30 km from the resort, being introduced for the 2011/12 Winter season: there really is no excuse not to discover this diamond of a ski resort. Not got a week to spare? Well why not pop over to Crans Montana for a long weekend. Shorter stays are a simple delight here due to its proximity to Sion airport; it is possible to be on the slopes within 2 hours of stepping off the plane – not something many Alpine resorts can lay claim to.
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