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Ski schools in Crans-Montana

Learn to ski in Crans Montana


Located in the canton of Valais, around 2hrs drive from Geneva airport, Crans-Montana is one of the most famous ski resorts in Switzerland. The resort has a long season from November to April and offers 140km of pistes at altitudes from 1,510m to 2,927m. 40% of the slopes within the resort are classed blue, which means Crans-Montana is ideal for beginners.

The resort is divided into different sectors, which each provide varied skiing: At 1,719m, the Arnouva area has a snow garden and blue slopes that are ideal for young learners and their families. The Cry D’Er is the favourite of freestylers and additionally offers great views over the Rhône valley. Higher up at the Cascade der Glace, there are blue and red runs, and a snowpark for freestyling fans.

Since 2016, Crans-Montana has been the annual host to one stage of the Women's Ski World Cup, which takes place on the famous Mont-Lachaux track at 2140m. This race attracts skiing fans from all over the globe who come to watch the world's best ski racers compete for the coveted trophy.

The Crans-Montana ski pass covers all the slopes within the resort and can be bought for a single or multiple days. There are reduced prices for children, teens, seniors, plus for students and apprentices. A fast-track pass is also available for an additional cost. The ski schools in Crans-Montana will be happy to provide more information about the ski pass options.

Ski lessons for beginners in Crans-Montana


Ski schools in Crans-Montana offer ski lessons from age 3yrs and upwards. Group ski lessons for adult and teen beginners take place mainly in Montana and last 3hrs per day. The ski schools in Crans-Montana additionally offer private lessons for skiers of all ages, lessons taking place in either Crans or Montana, to suit the skier.

The meeting point for beginner lessons is by the top station of the Arnouva cable car, next to the restaurant. The ski schools in Crans-Montana begin by teaching their first-time skiers the basic skiing moves of the glide, the snowplough and how to brake. These moves are taught on the flattest slopes within the resort, so that the ski novices can familiarise themselves with both wearing and moving on skis.

After the basic moves have been well established, lessons progress to slopes with a slight incline and the snowplough turn is introduced. Beginners with previous experience are taken directly to blue slopes, where the basic moves are refreshed before the instructors begin lessons on parallel skiing.

Kids’ ski lessons in Crans-Montana


In Crans-Montana. Group lessons for kids generally last 2-2,5hrs, or 5,5-6hrs daily with a supervised lunch break. Kids aged 3-11yrs can take group ski lessons either in Crans or in Montana and in Crans, the meeting point for lessons is either directly at the snow garden or at the ski school office. In Montana, the meeting point is the top station of the Arnouva cable car, next to the restaurant.

The youngest skiers aged from 3yrs generally make their first moves in the secure environment of a snow garden. Here, they playfully learn how to control their skis and get used to sliding and braking. Groups are kept small, with a maximum of 5 participants.

Young skiers with previous experience are taken directly to more challenging slopes that suit their ability. The ski schools in Crans-Montana offer lessons specifically for advanced young skiers aged 7yrs and older, and even ski racing lessons that last 7,5hrs/day, for little skiers intent on becoming the skiing stars of the future.

Ski lesson prices in Crans-Montana


Ski schools in Crans-Montana offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons of various lengths, some lessons having a meal option. The listed prices are the lowest price per standard (half-day) lesson within the season and do not include a meal:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 36CHF/2-2,5hrs from 45CHF/3hrs from 45CHF/3hrs
Private from 55CHF/hr from 55CHF/hr from 55CHF/hr


The best ski schools in Crans Montana


Swiss Mountain Sports


Founded in 2004 under the leadership of Yves Caillet, Swiss Mountain Sports offers group ski, snowboard, ski racing, off-piste and freestyle lessons for kids. They additionally offer ski weekends including 5hrs private tuition for adults. Instruction is given in English, French, German and Russian.

Meeting point Crans: At Crans-Cry D'Er blue bubble lift base station, on the Crans car park.
Meeting point Montana: At the Grand-Signal - Cry D’Er gondola top station exit.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Patient, kids friendly, experienced

Swiss Ski School Crans-Montana


Founded in 1926 and with a team of 200 instructors, Swiss Ski School is the oldest of the ski schools in Crans-Montana. The school offers group and private ski and snowboard lessons for all ages in English, French, German and Russian.

Meeting point Crans: At the Arnouva gondola top station.
Meeting point Crans: On the golf course in Montana.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Kids friendly, beginner friendly, experienced

What makes ski lessons in Crans-Montana special


Cross country skiers will find their peace in Crans-Montana, with a total 16 km of tracks, the longest slope (6km) being located at the top of the resort on the Plaine Morte glacier at 2927m.

A “Suspended Breakfast” is not for those with a fear of heights: The experience lasts for 45mins during which breakfast and incredible views are enjoyed in a gondola suspended over the pistes between Les Violettes and the Plaine Morte glacier.

Snowsports fans visiting the resort in March can enjoy the Snow Party: A two-day party for all ages and all the family with many fun activities, tournaments, music and sports activities.
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