Parcours Aprili–Aminona
Parcours Aprili–Aminona

Snowshoe trekking

Parcours Aprili–Aminona

Crans-Montana, Aminona–Crans-Montana, Aminona

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Parcours Aprili–Aminona

This snowshoe route is ideal for those in search of wild nature, tranquillity and rejuvenation. Throughout the route there are panoramic views of the Rhône Valley and the chain of 4000m-high mountains known as the «Imperial Crown».
The route starts in Aminona, where there is a large car park, a café with a terrace, and a tourist information point. The route alternates between forests and open pasture via La Cure, a restaurant with a sunny terrace where you can try local specialities. From this point onwards it is a fairly sustained climb via Aprili where you will find a small rural chapel.

You then pass in front of the Cave du Sex, whose terrace will be ready to welcome you when you return for your next hike in the summer. In the meantime, continue in the direction of the Columbire Ecomuseum. The museum is dedicated to the transhumance and is situated within the stunning traditional «mayens» (springtime mountain pastures). The restaurant has a large terrace with a panoramic alpine view that will take your breath away. Head down to Aminona where there are free buses to take you back to the resort.
This snowshoe route is ideal for those in search of wild nature, tranquillity and rejuvenation. Throughout the route there are panoramic views of the Rhône Valley and the chain of 4000m-high mountains known as the «Imperial Crown».
The route starts in Aminona, where there is a large car park, a café with a terrace, and a tourist information point. The route alternates between forests and open pasture via La Cure, a restaurant with a sunny terrace where you can try local specialities. From this point onwards it is a fairly sustained climb via Aprili where you will find a small rural chapel.

You then pass in front of the Cave du Sex, whose terrace will be ready to welcome you when you return for your next hike in the summer. In the meantime, continue in the direction of the Columbire Ecomuseum. The museum is dedicated to the transhumance and is situated within the stunning traditional «mayens» (springtime mountain pastures). The restaurant has a large terrace with a panoramic alpine view that will take your breath away. Head down to Aminona where there are free buses to take you back to the resort.
8 km | 1 Stage
420 m | 420 m
3 h 50 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Aminona
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Season

Winter Season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.
Snow Report
Information on the current snow conditions:
www.crans-montana.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snoeshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.crans-montana.ch

Contact

Crans-Montana Tourisme & Congrès
Avenue de la Gare 20
3963 Crans-Montana 1
Tel. +41 (0)84 822 10 12
information@crans-montana.ch
www.crans-montana.ch

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Accommodation

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