Winter sunshine in Crans-Montana

Crans-Montana is synonymous with sunshine and magnificent views of the Valaisian Alps. A tip for winter hikes.

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Technical information

Starting point: Mountain Station Sierre – Montana Cable Car
Destination: Mountain Station Sierre – Montana
Getting to the starting point: Cable car from Sierre
Getting to the destination: Cable car to Sierre
Technique: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 50 min.
Length: 7 km
Catering: Montana, Crans, Station Signal


The winter hiking tour begins at the mountain station of the Sierre – Montana Cable Car. The route leads first through the village, then through quiet forests, skirting the lake Lac de Chermignon and subsequently climbing to the Station Signal. The return hike is accomplished via the Vermala section of the village, ultimately ending at the mountain station of the cable car.

Tour Overview

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Montana - Station Signal - Vermala - Montana

At the mountain station of the cable car turn left. Then turn right in the direction of the village center. After passing Montana’s Ladenstrasse (Shopping Street) turn right at the roundabout and walk towards Crans. At Etang Grenon turn right and follow the winter hiking trail in the direction of Plan Mayens. Ascending at Lac de Chermignon, take the winter hiking trail leading to Cry d'Er and Merbé. Above the steep section, and after reaching the intersection, hike in the direction of Vermala (path on the right-hand side). After reaching the road, follow the winter hiking trail towardss Montana. Once you are in Montana, return through the Shopping Street to the mountain station of the cable car.

The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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