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Hotel Etrier, Crans Montana

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Location - where is Hotel Etrier

• In a quiet location approx. 8 minutes' walk to the centre of Crans&the Crans Cry d'Er gondola for access to the skiing.

Overview - hotel description - Hotel Etrier description

New to our programme for Winter 2014/15, we are pleased to introduce this attractive, rustic-style hotel, which offers excellent wellness facilities and a good standard of cuisine and service. Situated approx. 8 minutes' walk from the centre of Crans, it enjoys a quiet location and wonderful panoramic views from many of the public areas, large garden terrace and its south-facing rooms. Guests here will be sure of a very warm welcome and enjoyable stay.

'Ski Inclusive' offer is valid for bookings 13 - 19 Dec and from 3 Jan to end of season and includes: 7 nights accommodation on half board basis, 6-day whole area lift pass, 6-day ski hire, Free equipment delivery, Sfr30 bar credit per couple and Free use of ski lockers at the lift - Book by 31 October for this very special offer.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Cots available (pay locally), baby sitting on request only
  • Cots & Linen
  • Highchairs in Restaurant
  • Play Room
  • Hotel Family Friendly
  • Baby sitting - evening

Facilities - Hotel Etrier features

  • Large heated indoor swimming pool
  • 'Spa L'Alpage' wellness area with sauna, stream bath, Turkish bath and fitness room (all FREE)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Whirlpool (pay locally)
  • Several à la carte restaurants 'Le Pool' poolside terrace restaurant, 'Le Fer a Cheval' for local specialities
  • Main restaurant 'L'Etrier' where half board evening meals are served
  • Large sun terrace
  • Cosy comfortable lounge and adjoining bar with occasional live music
  • Ski storage with boot heating facility
  • Wi-Fi throughout (FREE)
  • Lift.
  • Currency exchange service
  • Laundry service (pay locally)
  • Children's playroom
  • Heated indoor pool
    • Supervised Times:Unsupervised
  • Fitness room
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant

Local Fees and Taxes:Included

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • 57.The rustic-style bedrooms are spacious and attractively furnished in an Alpine-style. Each has bath or shower, TV with some English channels, telephone, safe, radio and hairdryer.
  • Small 'Standard Classic' rooms are north-facing, whilst larger 'Standard' rooms have a south or south-east facing aspect.
  • Superior rooms are also south or south-east facing but have balcony or terrace in addition.
  • Small north-facing Standard Classic twin rooms are also available for single occupancy. All rooms are non-smoking
  • Bedroom facilities

    • Bathrobes
    • Cable or satellite programmes
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar or fridge
    • Non-smoking rooms available?
    • Radio
    • Room safe
    • Telephone

Meals - food and drink in Hotel Etrier

  • Continental buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal including salad buffet taken in the main restaurant 'L'Etrier'
  • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included
  • Special dietery requirements on request 
  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Dress code for restaurants: Casual
  • Breakfast service: Continental buffet
  • Lunch service: Waiter - pay locally
  • Dinner service: Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin cannot be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
We update Hotel Etrier'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 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 69.17cm

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 Etrier.
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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