Crans-Montana: what to do other than skiing?

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Nwenning1
Nwenning1
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Sep 22, 2019 - 5:12 PM

We will be in Cans-Montana area for several day and some of us don't ski. Are there other snow activities to do for 55 to 65 year olds? Some might be open to cross country skiing/snow shoes but can't find any information.

Thanks

1960man
1960man
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Sep 22, 2019 - 11:10 PM in reply to Nwenning1

look for the phrase 'Ski de Fond' which is the French word for cross country skiing.

Crans Montana advertises 16km of ski de fond pistes. All ski resorts also have winter walking paths to cater for non skiers

www.crans-montana.ch/fr/ski/Ski-de-fond-28/#bm=oac%3Awinter&ca t=Ski%20de%20fond&filt er=r-fullyTranslatedLangus-,sb-sortedBy-0&ov=winter_alpine

Last modified on Sep 22, 2019 - 11:10 PM by 1960man
Steph
Steph
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Sep 23, 2019 - 5:27 AM in reply to Nwenning1

Hi Nwenning1,

On the "main" activities page of the link 1960man provided you will also find indoor activities:
- www.crans-montana.ch/en/activiti es_

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Sep 23, 2019 - 5:28 AM by Steph
Nwenning1
Nwenning1
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Sep 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM in reply to 1960man

Thank you!

Nwenning1
Nwenning1
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Sep 23, 2019 - 11:02 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows if I can rent ski gear (clothing and skis)?

Steph
Steph
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Sep 23, 2019 - 5:57 PM in reply to Nwenning1

Hi Nwenning1,

Normally skiing resorts such as Crans Montana offer quite a wide range of sports shops renting skiing equipment. Shouldn't be a problem.

Best,
Steph

Nwenning1
Nwenning1
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Sep 23, 2019 - 7:02 PM

Thanks!

1960man
1960man
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Sep 23, 2019 - 11:15 PM in reply to Nwenning1

Hiring main ski equipment (ie skis, boots, helmet and poles) will be zero problem, but some hire shops might expect that you would have at least your own gloves, hat (although hiring a helmet negates the latter) etc with you. You may have to buy the incidentals like gloves

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