Special Olympics GB 2020

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La Moubra

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Saturday 1st Feb 2020 – Delegations arrive

Sun 2nd – Fri 7th Feb 2020 – Competition takes place

Saturday 8th Feb 2020 – Delegations depart

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The Setting   -   The Skiing   -   The Accommodation   -   The Package   -   The Options   -   Book now

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

The modern Hotel Central is ideally situated in the centre of Crans-Montana's rich social and cultural life, and 800m from La Moubra (where athletes and organisers will be staying).

Spacious, comfortable rooms all have en-suite bathrooms and are complemented by a rich breakfast as part of the package.

The atmospheric bar and the complimentary W-Fi are sure to make your stay all the more pleasant.

The Hotel Central is a patron of local charity "Farah Dogs Association", which equips people with diabetes, autism or epilepsy with professionally-trained assistance dogs.

The Package

Is inclusive of opening and closing events, B&B accommodation at the 3* Hotel Central, complimentary WiFi throughout the building, and all local taxes and gratuities.

Prices booking a whole room

You can book a whole room, sleeping 1 to 4 persons.

per person

£850 pp

 

£650 pp

 

£590 pp

 

£550 pp

 

1 in a room

 

2 in a room

 

3 in a room

 

4 in a room

 

People booked into the Hotel Central can now have complimentary evening meals at La Moubra, where the athletes and delegates are staying.

Updated

Babies under the age of 2 years are free of charge, a cot with bedding provided. You will be able to add one to your room in the form below. We will then call you to discuss and finalise that part of your reservation.

Prices travelling solo, sharing in a room

You can book a single place in a room, sharing with one other person doing the same. Rooms will be single-sex, and all participants will be over 18 years of age. We call it "travelling solo".

per person

£650 pp

 

A place in a room for 2

 

The Options

In the form you will be able to tell us whether you wish to:

 

  • Make your own way to resort (the address will be provided in the form and confirmation email)
  • or be contacted again when flights are available, for us to discuss all travel arrangements including equipment on the flights (there may be a charge) and return resort transfers (£75)

 

and select any of the following:

6-day Crans-Montana-Aminona ski pass (5 to 15)

6-day Crans-Montana-Aminona ski pass (16 to 24)

Hire of ski boots

 

Winter Sports Insurance (under 16)

 

Hire of standard skis

 

Hire of ski helmet

 

Winter Sports Insurance (16 and over)

 

Hire of advanced skis

 

6-day Crans-Montana-Aminona ski pass (25 and over)

Price

 

£140 pp

 

£15 pp

 

£30 pp

 

£250 pp

 

£190 pp

 

£5 pp

 

£60 pp

 

£25 pp

 

£45 pp

 

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