Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Golf Loipe

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.

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.

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.

Start: Restaurant Miedzor (1471 m)
Destination: Restaurant Miedzor (1470 m)

Author's recommendation

After the physical exercise, savour a delicious burger at the burger lounge next to the golf course.  

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1472 m 1413 m

  • Ascent

    93 m

  • Descent

    94 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 3 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

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.

Approach

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.

Equipment

We recommend: 

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

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.

Additional information

More information about the destination: 

Literature

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

Maps

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