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Crans-Montana, SwitzerlandCrans-Montana, Switzerland
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Crans-Montana is a ski resort in the canton of Valais, in the Swiss Alps. It is located on an average elevation of 1,500 m (4921 ft) above sea level. The village is scenic, with panoramic views of the Valais Alps and Weisshorn.

Chalets in Crans-MontanaChalets in Crans-Montana
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Skiing was popularized by the British visiting Switzerland, and today Crans-Montana is famous for its winter sports. The village is also a popular summer vacation destination, and every September it hosts the European golf championships.

One of the main skiing places in Crans-Montana is Plaine Morte, a glacier at an elevation of 2,750 m (9,020 ft) in the canton of Bern. It is reached via cable car from Crans-Montana. Cross-country skiing is possible here throughout the year.

Plaine Morte glacier above Crans-MontanaPlaine Morte glacier above Crans-Montana
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As with many Swiss ski resorts, Crans-Montana has its share of celebrity residents, among them Roger Moore and Sophia Loren.

Visiting Crans-Montana

The A9 expressway (also called E62) is the motorway to take to reach Crans-Montana. The nearest town is Sion.

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