Essex Outdoors Staff 2019

La Moubra

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

9th - 16th March 2019

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Friends and families welcome to come along

We would like to thank Liam Bird for his help and support in making this adventure possible.

For any questions / queries please contact Liam on 01206 383226 / liam.bird@essexoutdoors.com

or Gerry at The Ski Company on 020 8858 9535 / gerry@skicompany.net

The Setting

If you had to design a ski resort for a short, relaxing break, you would come up with Crans-Montana, it is highly civilised, rarely crowded and extremely friendly.

The resort is spread along a south-facing balcony halfway up the 3000m massif that soars above Sierre in the Swiss canton of Valais.  With clear skies above and fresh snow – Crans-Montana takes some beating, the pistes are mostly gentle blues and reds, better suited to graceful cruising than thigh-burning descents, though there is plenty of variety. The mountains you bounce down with the midday sun full on your face are charmingly scenic, the mountains you gaze at – Zermatt’s Matterhorn just discernible among them – are mind-blowing.

The resort is actually two villages, Crans and Montana, that over time have effectively merged into one. Crans is the more upmarket  – shops include Prada, Louis Vuitton, Bally and Montblanc – Montana is younger and livelier, especially later in the evening.

The Skiing

Lifts:

Total slopes:

Blue slopes:

Red slopes:

Black slopes:

Snow cannons:

34

140 kms

39% or 55 kms

50% or 70 kms

11% or 15 kms

200 +

 

Resort height:

Top station:

Glacier skiing:

Doorstep skiing:

Transfer to slopes:

Transfer by:

1500 meters

3000 meters

Yes, Plaine Morte

No

5 mins

Private bus

Average snowfall:

December: 155 cms

January: 223 cms

February: 309 cms

March: 297 cms

April: 287 cms

When a ski area’s one of the world’s sunniest and has a skiable glacier to boot, the season sees some incredible mountain conditions.

Crans-Montana’s top point is a mighty 3000m, where the Plaine-Morte glacier covers a whacking great 10 square kilometres. A fabulous red run snakes down to Les Violettes at 2250m – but before you ski it, the ‘Imperial Crown’ of surrounding 4000m summits are well worth a gawp at.

Though famed for its sunny disposition, the top half of the area is high enough to hold onto the white stuff all winter, with the rest of the slopes getting a discrete top up via 200+ snow cannons.

Piste Map

The Accommodation

La Moubra offers great value accommodation for groups. Rooms are sunny, most with wide balconies and sleep a maximum of  4 persons in bunk beds, all have a wash-hand basin with large vanity unity, each floor has numerous showers and bathroom facilities.

The main building includes a panoramic dining hall, a clubroom, a camp lounge, a gym and a five minute walk away an indoor tennis centre with 4 tennis courts, 4 badminton courts and table tennis all available.

W-Fi is available free of charge throughout the building.

The Package

Is inclusive of return flights, return resort transfers, full-board accommodation, full area 6-day Crans-Montana ski pass, complimentary hire of ski equipment, afternoon tea and cakes, complimentary tea and coffee 24/7, complimentary use of the gym, complimentary WiFi throughout the building, and all local taxes and gratuities.

Price is £675 pp

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