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Top 5 Winter Activities in Crans Montana

Located near Sierre in the canton of Valais, Crans Montana is brimming with exciting winter activities to discover.

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1. Get your skates on at the Ycoor open-air ice rink

Ideally located right in the centre of Crans-Montana, the Ycoor Centre is the perfect place to practice figure skating, ice hockey and curling. The outdoor ice rink is illuminated so you can enjoy skating well into the evening, whilst indoors is a curling hall with three rinks. Skates can be rented on site and prices for entrance to the rink start at CHF 5 for children up to 16 years old and CHF 7 for adults.

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2. Experience a range of sliding sports at SnowIsland

Located on the Parcours Severiano Ballesteros golf course, SnowIsland provides fun for all the family. There are opportunities to try a spot of snow tubing and tobogganing before a magic carpet or ski lift whisks you back up to the top to do it all over again. You can also whizz around on an electric snowmobile; a 15-minute session starts at CHF 10. If you’ve exhausted opportunities outdoors then golf fans can train indoors at the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Academy.

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3. Drive a team of dogs across the Plaine Morte Glacier

Enjoy a sled ride pulled by a team of dogs at 3,000 metres. You can sit back whilst a professional musher takes charge or have a go yourself. The number of people on the sled is limited to two adults or three children, depending on the snow conditions and condition of the piste. This is a fantastic way to discover the valley whilst learning a new skill.

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4. Unwind and relax at one of Crans Montana’s top spas

With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, both fresh and saltwater, saunas, hammams and jacuzzi’s, Crans Montana is the perfect place to refresh and rejuvenate. You will find a fantastic range of spas offering everything from massages to yoga classes and beauty treatments. There are also a number of thermal baths within an hours’ drive of the resort, including Leukerbad and Lavey-les-Bains.

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5. Dance to electronic music at Caprices Festival

Taking place on different stages at both the top and bottom of the slopes, Caprices is a four-day festival dedicated to Swiss electronic music. Against the backdrop of the striking Alpine setting, Caprices invites some of house and techno’s finest names to perform at 2,200 metres. The line-up for 2020 included artists such as Damian Lazarus, Ion Ludwig and Dubfire.

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