Crans Montana ski schools Ski lessons, ski touring & guiding in Crans Montana

There are several Crans Montana ski schools and ski touring - guide companies each offering a comprehensive ranges of ski lessons for all ages and abilities. Crans Montana has terrain for all levels from complete beginners to experts and is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard on the sunny south facing slopes high above the Rhone valley floor.

For good intermediates and experts, the guided off-piste tours are are not to be missed offering spectacular deep powder around the high glacial trails with seracs and crevasses.

Swiss Mountain Sports Crans Montana ("SMS")

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At a glance

  • Multi lingual instructors
  • Childrens lessons
  • Kids club
  • Private and group lessons
  • Ski camps and language courses
  • Snowboarding
  • Ski touring
  • Freeride - Heli-skiing
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Kids summer camps
  • Summer sports school
  • Conferences & events

In detail

SMS specialises in all-year provision of carefully-designed sports and outdoor programmes for children, teenagers, adults and businesses. We run highly successful ski & snowboard schools as well as bike schools, summer camps, day-by-day sport programmes and more.

As a member of the Swiss Federation of Ski Schools, SMS and our official IFMGA guiding office, has built up extensive expertise in ski and snowboard tuition. This includes other winter programmes and courses either in private or group lessons.

Why choose SMS? Since our foundation in 2004, the professional ethos of SMS strongly emphasises tuition based on the most effective and progressive techniques that are carefully adapted to individual needs.

Ski touring

Crans Montana to Anzere

This short tour lasting hald a day takes you off-piste down the back of the Plein Morte glacier towards the Zeuzier Dam below the village of Anzere. Good intermediate skiers should have no problem with this wonderful itineary although the last part towards the dam gets pretty steep.

Time permitting, a ski in Anzere is well worth it - a family friendly authentic ski resort with 58km of pistes. One day, the cable car link to Crans Montana will mean an easy way to get back!

freeride skiing in deep powder snow on the plein morte glacier

Crans Montana Heli-Skiing Tours

For that extra special ski tour that involves no walking uphill, going heli-skiing is the answer. There are several heli-skiing operators in Crans Montana such as Swiss Mountain Sports, which organise day trips, including a guide, on to some of the highest peaks in the area. These include the Wildhorn, Petit-Combin and Pigne d'Arolla.The result is likely to be some of the best off-piste skiing of your life.

off-piste tours on the plein morte glacier

Summer activities

While there is no summer skiing on the Plein Morte glacier, there are plenty of other activities for all ages that can be organised and booked through the various ski schools and mountain guides

Mountain biking

White water rafting

Guided glacier tours

Via ferrata

Mountain climbing


crans montana mountain biking