Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing

Moubra Loipe

From your cross-country skis, discover the same magnificent setting that golfers enjoy in the summer. Practise your favourite sport on the 9-hole Jack Nicklaus course.

Start at the edge of Lake Moubra where there is a magnificent view of the resort and the ski slopes that overlook it. For convenience, there is also a large car park situated here. This loop takes you around the what’s been described as the most beautiful 9-hole golf course in Switzerland. The course was created in 1951 and renamed the Jack Nicklaus after its transformation and expansion in 1986. Quiet and close to nature, this route offers a magnificent view of the Valais Alps, from the Matterhorn to Mont Blanc. Finish your circuit at the restaurants on their lovely lake-side terraces.

Turn-by-turn directions

For cross-country skiing, follow the logo indicated on the turquoise signposts (piste 611). Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.

Start: Moubra campground (1425 m)
Destination: Moubra campground (1425 m)

Author's recommendation

After the physical exercise savour a delicious menu at the new restaurant de la Plage at the border of the lake.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1454 m 1426 m

  • Ascent

    28 m

  • Descent

    28 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: 4.0 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