The three villages that make up the Crans-Montana area (Crans-sur-Sierre, Montana, and Aminona) are about 100 miles east of Geneva.
Where to stay
The most glorious mountain panorama we've seen is visible from many rooms in this high-end resort comprising three linked villages. Ideal for intermediate skiers. Large double room with terrace and mountain view $390, with breakfast.
Where to eat
Hostellerie du Pas de l'Ours
Rue du Pas de l'Ours
Elegant, charming, warm, and intimate with some extraordinary Swiss wines not available outside the country. Dinner for two $250-$300 with good wine. (Doubles at the inn, $311-$550.)
608 Fifth Ave.