Crans-Montana ski resort is located in the French speaking part of the Swiss Alps. It was initially a place of convalescence and rehabilitation for war-wounded patients from the First and Second World Wars. It gained worldwide attention when it hosted the first-ever downhill alpine ski race in 1911, which was organized by the English skier, Sir Arnold Lunn. It then became a place where tourists, mostly coming from England and Scandinavia, would relax and enjoy the unique scenery. Today, it hosts one of the most prestigious golf competitions in the world in the summer, and the world downhill ski-race in winter.
Crans-Montana has a number of selling points that make it a highly desirable destination. First, since the mountain is facing south, the weather is mostly sunny. Secondly, it is the only destination in Switzerland that offers a 180-degree view, from the Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn. Finally, it is one of the largest ski resorts, starting at 500m of altitude at the Rhone Valley, and ending at 3000m of altitude at the Plaine Morte glacier.Website: https://www.mycma.ch/en/