Hotel Art de Vivre, Crans Montana

Hotel Art de Vivre Ratings & Customer Feedback
4.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
We had a lovely week and all thought the hotel was very good. We liked our bedrooms and enjoyed using the pool and spa facilities every evening. My friend who doesn’t ski went to the gym every morning, where they had a pilates coach -she said that it was one of the best hotels she’d been to as a non-skier. Th... + more
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Location - where is Hotel Art de Vivre

  • Situated in a quiet spot in Crans
  • Approx. 7 minutes’ walk (700m) to the Cry d’Er gondola for access to the skiing
  • The centre of Crans and resort bus stop for Montana is 3 minutes’ walk away (300m)
  • The hotel offers a free shuttle service to the lifts from approx. 8.30-11am.

Overview - hotel description - Hotel Art de Vivre description

New for Winter 13/14, the Art de Vivre is a modern style hotel with excellent facilities. In a peaceful position, a few minutes' walk from the centre of Crans and 700m to the lifts using the hotel's ski shuttle. The hotel has recently been completely refurbished throughout.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Family friendly facilities - additional info: Ski Inclusive child prices from £679! Child up to 6yrs fly, stay and ski free when travelling with 2 adults

Facilities - Hotel Art de Vivre features

  • 450m² wellness area including swimming pool, steambath, sauna, outdoor hot tub (all free)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Fitness room
  • 'Tout un Art' à la carte panoramic restaurant
  • Bar/lounge area with open fireplace
  • Ski storage with boot heating facility
  • Wi-Fi throughout (free)
  • Lift

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • 24. All the renovated rooms have balcony are modern in style with bath or shower, cable TV with English channels, telephone, radio, hairdryer and minibar
  • Smaller 'Standard' rooms are east or west facing, whilst larger 'Superior' are south facing with panoramic mountain views

  • No of rooms: 24

Meals - food and drink in Hotel Art de Vivre

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal with choice from the à la carte menu.
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.

Dinner: • Dress Code: Informal

Special dietary requirements catered for: • Gluten Free • Vegan • Vegetarian

We update Hotel Art de Vivre's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Crans Montana - about holidays in Crans Montana - about ski holidays in Crans Montana - about ski holidays in Crans Montana Switzerland

Sunny ski area Quiet intermediate skiing

With 140km of sunny slopes, heaps of history, posh shops and mouth-watering local cheese and wine, Crans Montana has a lot going for it... and if that wasn’t enough, it’s often said to have some of the best views in Europe.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Foodies Families Scenery

Crans Montana webcam

Snow Report: Top 360cm, Bottom 65cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: March average depth 208.5cm

Crans Montana trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva190km 2h10
Basel275km 2h47
Zurich305km 3h20
Region:Switzerland, Valais
First opened:1911

Crans Montana lift pass price last reported as CHF 326 (Adult 6 days). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Art de Vivre.
Night skiing: Yes
Crans Montana has S facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December to April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 3000m
Bottom of piste: 1500m
Vertical drop: 1500m
Total length of trails:140km
Longest piste:Barzettes, 12km
Crans Montana is formed of two towns - Crans-sur-Sierre and Montana - which were merged in the 60s to form the ski resort we know today. Crans is the more fashionable, with shops like Cartier and Gucci lining the streets while with a more down-to-earth vibe, Montana has livelier après ski and cheaper places to eat. The resort itself is less Swiss chocolate box and more a mix of different architecture but once you’re out on the mountain you’ll enjoy some incredible scenery: high up on a sun-drenched plateau...
The four main lifts that take you up to the different parts of the mountain are accessible via the local ski bus. Children and complete novices will learn the basics in the ‘Snow Island’ area – which serves as the golf course in the summer months and has some lovely gentle nursery slopes. The magic carpet here is perfect for little children, and much easier to use than a drag lift if you are a total novice. The Discovery area has a beginners only ‘Secure’ run near the Verdets lift, and there’s also a fu...
The après is laid back and quiet but with over 130 restaurants and bars and 3 nightclubs, there’s still lots to do. Zerodix (at the end of the blue Crans piste by the Cry D’Er lift station) is a hotspot for lively après ski drinks and snacks. New additions include 180 degrees at the Crans Ambassador Hotel (you can ski to it) and the Memphis Bar and Lounge in Crans. For a bit of insider knowledge about the local tipples, visit Ratatouille for wine tastings and Brasserie La Marmotte to sample the local b...

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"Lovely hotel, but double check whether the gala dinner is included"

4/ out of 5
We had a lovely week and all thought the hotel was very good. We liked our bedrooms and enjoyed using the pool and spa facilities every evening. My friend who doesn’t ski went to the gym every morning, where they had a pilates coach -she said that it was one of the best hotels she’d been to as a non-skier. The staff were lovely and service was very good – they were very helpful with running us to the slopes and my friend was able to get to the mountain restaurants to meet us at lunchtime. They had a menu for the evening meal that they’d give you in the morning to choose from, but they produced the same menu every day which got a little repetitive. Our main problem was on New Year’s Eve when the hotel staff tried to tell us we had to pay something extortionate (70-80 euros each) for dinner – we go skiing every New Year (can’t remember the last time we didn’t) and the gala dinner is always included. We didn’t have any reps in resort to talk to but my friend who is a business woman sorted it out and eventually they decided to cook us something different. I would recommend double checking if you book at New Year as with the notice they gave us, it would have been impossible to find a table to book in resort.
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