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  • Switzerland

    Crans-Montana

    • Popular upmarket resort
    • Glacier skiing
    • 18 hole golf course
    • Busy summer season
    • Stunning swimming lakes
    • Easy access from Geneva
  • Switzerland

    Crans-Montana

    • Popular upmarket resort
    • Glacier skiing
    • 18 hole golf course
    • Busy summer season
    • Stunning swimming lakes
    • Easy access from Geneva
The Alpine Property Specialists

Crans-Montana Resort Guide

Crans-Montana is one of Switzerland’s most famous ski resorts and a popular choice for foreign buyers looking to buy an apartment or chalet in Switzerland. Crans-montana is a two-hour drive from Geneva and sits on a sunny plateau at an altitude of 1,500m The ski area hosts 140kms of world class skiing with a top altitude of 2,925m.. Crans-Montana is a true dual season resort, with tourists flocking year-round to enjoy the excellent sunny, skiing as well as world-class golf. The village centre has an upmarket vibe and it is awash with designer boutiques, excellent restaurants and welcoming bars. Crans-Montana is the result of two seperate villages ‘Crans’ and ‘Montana’ who have slowly merged into one over the years. The resort has been going through a huge infrastructure investment programme over recent years with the addition of a new lifts, a spa and several luxury hotels including the new Six Senses residence. Crans-Montana is a vibrant resort throughout the year and has a good sized resident population that are attracted by the international schools and high standard of living. Residents of Crans-Montana are also blessed with endless sporting activities, including golf and outdoor swimming in lakes such as the ‘Etang Long’ and the ‘Plage de la Moubra’. During the summer you can expect to enjoy a host of water activities including sunbathing, volleyball, kayaking, sailing and much more.

  • Popular upmarket resort
  • Glacier skiing
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Busy summer season
  • Stunning swimming lakes
  • Easy access from Geneva
  • Property in Crans-Montana
  • Winter in Crans-Montana
  • Summer in Crans-Montana

Property in Crans-Montana

Apartments and chalets for sale in Crans-Montana vary between CHF 9,000 and CHF 16,000 per m2 depending upon the location, proximity to the piste, interior fit-out and amenities on offer in the building.

It is possible to find apartments for sale within serviced apartment buildings that often include on-site reception, swimming pools and wellness facilities. These are generally popular with Swiss property investors but just make sure to check the annual running costs.

For luxury Swiss chalets for sale look to the area around the piste in the Plan Mayens region or further down the valley in Bluche where chalet prices start to drop off significantly.

Most buyers tend to buy property in Crans-Montana for their own personal use. However, those wishing to rent out their apartment or chalet will find a strong holiday rental marketing buoyed by the strong summer market and a busy schedule of non-sporting cultural and arts events throughout the year. Average net rental yields in Crans-Montana are around 3% according to UBS.

Winter in Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana has plenty of skiing to suit most abilities. The lower slopes offer a good selection of pleasant, tree-lined runs while the higher peaks offer some excellent off-piste – particularly around the Plaine Morte glacier.

The skiing in Crans-Montana is especially scenic and tourists flock here for the sunny ‘blue-bird’ days when the views can stretch from the Matterhorn above Zermatt right round to Mont Blanc.

At the end of the day, you will find a stylish après-ski scene with live DJs playing to the packed sun terraces. Once the sun goes down, local nightspots such as the Dragon Pub and Amadeus Bar provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. 

Summer in Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana benefits from a year-round tourist industry as well as a loyal resident population. Golf is very much a key pastime in the summer and you will find a stunning 18-hole golf course which hosts the annual European Masters.

When the weather gets too hot or you're looking to cool off after a round of golf the two outdoor swimming lakes provides a great spot to enjoy some water based-activities. You’ll find plenty of people enjoying the relatively warm waters and paddle-boarding, kayaking, wakeboarding or simply taking in the breathtaking mountain scenery.

To cater for the year-round residents there are plenty of cultural and arts festivals throughout the year and you will find a packed social schedule that includes numerous festivals spanning music, art, fashion and more.

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