Six Senses Crans-Montana, A Luxury Ski Resort In Switzerland, Opens Next Year
— 12 December 2022

Six Senses Crans-Montana, A Luxury Ski Resort In Switzerland, Opens Next Year

— 12 December 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

With just 45 rooms and suites, Six Senses’ latest property, Six Senses Crans-Montana, is one of the luxury brand’s smallest in years. Opening in February 2023, the new hotel is a luxury ski resort in the canton of Valais, Switzerland, just two hours outside of Geneva and cradled in its namesake Crans-Montana region.

Famed for its Champagne skiing lifestyle and world-class golf courses, Crans-Montana makes complete sense for such a lauded hotel group. The resort will be ski-in, ski-out, of course, and will sit just above the main gondola in Crans to muscle out some prime position for guests looking to make the most of their time in one of the country’s most acclaimed ski resorts.

From photos released so far, it seems Six Senses has done well to take on an alpine aesthetic inspired by Swiss chalet architecture. Considering it’s only the luxury brand’s second ski resort outside of France’s Six Senses Courchevel, which opened in 2015, it looks like plenty of effort has been put into providing guests with the quintessential ski experience.

Indoor pool at Six Senses Crans-Montana

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By alpine aesthetic, I mean the decor makes it look like one big ski cabin, with local larch, oak and slate used along with custom wood furniture and soft, natural fabrics to try to mirror what you’d find in a typical Swiss chalet.

All rooms and suites offer private terraces that look out over Switzerland’s famous Matterhorn and scan the distance to the Mont Blanc massif. The rooms themselves are either one or three-bedroom configurations, but there are also 13 private residences included in the building with a larger scale, ranging from three to five bedrooms with private parking space.

When guests aren’t out exploring the 140 km of long opens slopes, most will probably linger inside Six Senses Crans-Montana at the 603-square-metre Six Senses Spa which has nine treatments rooms, a yoga studio, fitness centre, stretch pod and a dedicated Biohack Recovery Lounge with gadgets like NormaTec compression boots and Venom Back Wraps.

Exterior of Six Senses Crans-Montana

The property has a large indoor pool as well as a rooftop swimming pool, which is located as part of a wider circuit for water therapy which includes a steam room, a hammam, hot tub and a cold plunge pool.

Given Crans-Montana is renowned for being one of Europe’s most action-packed ski resorts, the concierge should easily be able to navigate guests through their time in the region. Lift passes and ski lessons are a given, but there’s also paddleboarding, wakeboarding, paragliding, hiking, horseriding and just simply movie-watching at the outdoor cinema.

Dining will obviously take a premium approach with two restaurants across the ski resort, as well as a generous in-room dining offering. Byakko will be the spot for Japanese, skewing a bit casual with hotpots, grilled meats and sushi to stave off the winter cold while the nearby Alchemy Bar specialises in sake and cocktails. Wild Cabin is the resort’s requisite all-day dining brasserie with classic Swiss dishes on a large open terrace.

Six Senses Crans-Montana

Address: Rte des Téléphériques 60, 3963 Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Contact: +41 58 806 20 20

Rates start from around AU$1,615 per night.

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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