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  • Cross-country skiing at the Severiano Ballesteros golf course in Crans-Montana
    / Cross-country skiing at the Severiano Ballesteros golf course in Crans-Montana
    Photo: Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
  • / Cross-country skiing at the Severiano Ballesteros golf course in Crans-Montana
    Photo: Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
  • / Cross-country skiing at the Severiano Ballesteros golf course in Crans-Montana
    Photo: Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
  • / Cross-country skiing at the Severiano Ballesteros golf course in Crans-Montana
    Photo: Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
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Wonderful itinerary on the Severiano Ballesteros Course, a legendary 18-hole course which hosts the renowned Omega European Masters every year. This tough and varied 6km route offers exceptional surroundings and a stunning view of the Valais Alps.
Skating, Classic
easy
Distance 5.6 km
1:00 h
93 m
94 m
1,472 m
1,413 m

Starting at the Le Miedzor restaurant, whose terrace overlooks the golf course, this pretty circular trail gets a lot of sunshine. You'll also spot plenty of pedestrians enjoying the snowy golf course as you make your way around. One of the oldest courses in Switzerland, it is also ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world and has hosted all the top players.

 

Once you arrive at the part of the golf course called Snow Island, you’ll find a true paradise for children: beginners ski pistes, snowtubing, sledging and the “Maison de Bibi”, which welcomes kids with a host of free activities and events. Meanwhile the adults take a pit stop in the snack bar with its pretty terrace. The view is breathtaking and you can admire the highest peaks, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc.

 

Make your way along the far end of the “Etang Long” lake, a particular favourite amongst ice-skaters. You’ll arrive at the “Sporting”, another restaurant with a sunny terrace. From here the starting point of the loop is only a few metres away.

Author’s recommendation

After the physical exercise, savour a delicious burger at the burger lounge next to the golf course.  
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Golf course Ballesteros, 1,472 m
Lowest point
Golf course Ballesteros, 1,413 m
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Rest Stop

Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre (1500m)

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at skiers’ own risk. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leave any waste in nature, take with you waste from others.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination: 

Start

Restaurant Miedzor (1,471 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'602'105E 1'128'136N
DD
46.304627, 7.465966
DMS
46°18'16.7"N 7°27'57.5"E
UTM
32T 381870 5129038
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Destination

Restaurant Miedzor

Turn-by-turn directions

For cross-country skiing, follow the logo (piste 610) indicated on the turquoise signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By bus or by funicular from Sierre to Crans-Montana. Follow the red markings on the floor to reach the funicular from Sierre train station.

Getting there

A9 highway exit at Sierre-Ouest, follow the national road via Chermigon until Crans. From there, take the cable car to Cry d’Er. The hike starts at the Hotel Miedzor, which is easily accessible from the centre. Otherwise, the local bus brings you close (stop “Sporting”).

Parking

Parking Sporting next to the starting point. Follow the local car park routeing.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'602'105E 1'128'136N
DD
46.304627, 7.465966
DMS
46°18'16.7"N 7°27'57.5"E
UTM
32T 381870 5129038
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Crans-Montana has got brochures and information material about cross-country skiing. 

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:50'000 Swisstopo: 273S Montana

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • good cross-country skiing equipment
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross-country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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cross-country skiing technique
Skating, Classic
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.6 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
93 m
Descent
94 m
Highest point
1,472 m
Lowest point
1,413 m
Classic Skating Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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