Crans-Montana, Switzerland

The side by side villages of Crans and Montana came together and formed Crans-Montana, It's a good-sized ski resort especially when you consider it boasts three golf courses. Big name boutique stores and high-end homes make this one of Switzerland's more upscale resorts. Plenty of areas for biking and hiking. Crans and Montana each have a small lake near their town centers. Thanks to Crans-Montana being spread out (unlike some other ski resorts where I've felt hemmed in) I give it the two thumbs up.

Is this place hopping or is it dead in the summer?
Not dead but it isn't exactly hopping.

Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
Two lakes AND three golf courses!

Arriving by car the only option?
From the valley floor town of Sierre one can take the bus OR take a really cool funicular that will whisk you up the mountain (every 20 minutes) and deposit you in Crans.

Does the place feel claustrophobic?
No, it is really spread out.

Lots of choices for acccomodations (hotels/ chalets) and do I have recommendations?
Plenty of choices but, I haven't stayed at any.

Could I spend a whole summer here or would I get bored?
This is a place where I could easily spend a summer!