The nightlife in Crans-Montana is spread out between the two distinct villages rather than focused in a central area. Montana tends to be younger and livelier with a more traditional après vibe and cheaper venues; while in Crans bars and clubs tend to be more expensive and attract an older crowd. However, while there’s a mix in both areas of the resort, there’s been something of a switch in recent years, compounded by the opening of the new Alaïa Lodge bar, and nowadays it’s Crans which has the youthful following and Montana the quieter of the two.
Many of the upmarket hotels have laidback lounge bars and terraces open to the public, and there are also three wine bars dedicated to the local Valais grapes. For late nights, two nightclubs, huge Pacha and long-standing Sky, stay open until the early hours in Crans.
For further Crans-Montana inspiration, see our guides to the resort’s best accommodation and restaurants.