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?
but it isn't exactly hopping.
Is there a lake and/or golf course in town?
Two lakes AND three golf courses!
car the only option?
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?
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!