Buying Experts for Luxury Property in Crans Montana
The Alpine Specialist guide to Crans Montana, Switzerland
The ski resort
Lying across a sunny, south-facing plateau above the Rhone valley Crans Montana is made up of three villages: Crans at the western end, Montana in the middle and Aminona two kilometres to the east. The result is a linear sprawl of hotels and apartment blocks and a busy road system. Known for its world-class golf courses, designer shopping and fine dining it is a popular year-round destination with wealthy Europeans (including many non-skiers) who also enjoy the resort’s spa and “wellness” facilities.
Skiing in Crans Montana
Crans Montana’s open ski area with spectacular views and a sunny reputation is best suited to intermediate skiers: most of the 160 kilometres of piste are red or blue. Lift queues are rare as skiers can access the ski mountain from four points at resort level. There is skiing as high as 3,000 metres from the Plaine Morte glacier above Aminona. Expert skiers will find plenty of challenge and variety in the off-piste.
Summer in Crans Montana
Crans Montana has an active summer season. The town hosts the prestigious Omega European Golf Masters each September: for keen golfers there are 4 golf courses in the resort. Other summer activities include fishing and swimming at Lac Moubra. Shopping in the town’s numerous boutiques is also considered a sport.
Buying luxury ski property in Crans Montana
Property in Crans Montana is built to a high standard and priced at the top end of the market. As far as property for sale in Crans Montana goes there are more ski apartments than independent luxury ski chalets available to buy. The ski resort has long appealed to buyers looking for a permanent base in the Swiss Alps and a good capital return from mountain property.
The ruling in November 2007 in Valais limits the sales of property to foreign buyers in Crans Montana. Read more about the impact of the November 2007 ruling on chalet sales in Crans Montana.
Read our guide to buying luxury ski property in Switzerland.
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