THE VILLAGE

A PIONEERING SPIRIT

Six Senses has selected a jewel in the Swiss Alps. The authentic village of Crans-Montana combines an unparalleled natural setting with the perfection of the Swiss hotel tradition. The resort has built its reputation on ideas which are ahead of their time.

In 1911, the resort opened the longest funicular in Switzerland. The same year, it organised what remains “the first downhill race in the history of skiing”: the Earl Robert of Kandahar Challenge Cup. The inauguration of the highest golf course in the world in 1908 was welcomed by the international press. In 1939, this course was to host the first Swiss Open Golf tournament which would then become the unmissable Omega European Masters.

This pioneering spirit is what makes the atmosphere in Crans-Montana so special. And Six Senses is pursuing this visionary character with a passion.

THE VILLAGE

Your residence overlooks the alluring village of Crans-Montana. The village, a mixture of traditional Swiss chalets and elegant buildings, reflects its rich history. This jewel of the Alps attracts a demanding, sophisticated clientele with its festivals and sporting events and the presence of leading fashion and watch-making brands.

Crans-Montana is a “Best of the Alps” resort. It has various natural characteristics which merit it the title, including 300 days of sunshine a year and exceptional air quality.

The Sporting Spirit

The vast ski area lets you ski from the peaks surrounding Crans-Montana straight back to your residence. 140 km of marked ski slopes and guide-led excursions allow for fantastic new experiences every time.

In 1987, Crans-Montana hosted the World Alpine Skiing Championship for the first time, which brought thousands of journalists and fans to the village. This international visibility was to contribute to making the resort the essential part of the winter sports scene that it still is today.

Crans-Montana is also all about golf. You may be familiar with the names of Jack Nicklaus, Angelini, Van Donck, Ballesteros, Miller, Faldo and Ernie Els. They have all come here to compete in the Omega European Masters. When it comes to sport, the creativity of Crans-Montana knows no bounds. The recent Jumping Longines with its prestigious riders is the highest-altitude equestrian event in Europe.

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In the United States, I'm lucky; in Europe, I'm good. - Steve Ballesteros, golfer

Living up high

Crans-Montana provides a unique architectural experience and a bounty of active activities. What could be more magical than living amongst these spectacular alpine peaks and with the charm and amenities of this legendary destination?

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