We invite you to explore Colombire hamlet, with its amazing location on the ski slopes of Crans-Montana-Aminona in winter, and on the famous Tsittoret stream walking route in summer! If you’re looking for a tailor-made place to experience the pleasures of life in the mountains, this is it!
With easy access for skiers, hikers, walkers or motorists in summer, the hamlet offers a choice of two venues for visitors: the cutting-edge “Alpine meadow” suite, which features the new “Relais de Colombire” (reception, restaurant and terrace); and a cluster of three traditional chalets that forms the ecomuseum, which opened its doors on 1st June 2010. Future plans for the hamlet involve taking down and rebuilding four more traditional chalets, called “mayens’ in Swiss French.
These two very different worlds are separated by a short but symbolic path which visitors are invited to stroll along.
Colombire Hamlet Association is committed to preserving the location’s cultural heritage. To this end, Colombire’s Alpine farming museum has been extended and transformed into an ecomuseum to showcase traditional cattle farming. Visitors are given an informative and visually appealing explanation of the “vertical” farming method that was traditionally necessary to meet the needs of cattle and crops (cattle driving from village to village, living in high-altitude chalets and managing the land).
Colombire's ecomuseum is open im Winter on request (10 persons min.)
IN SUMMER, OPENING all the week-ends of June-July-September and from July 15th till August 30th, 7 days a week, and on reservation in the evening or others days for groups.
The visits take place from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm in Summer (last visit at 4:00 pm).
SPECIAL PROGRAMS : come and enjoy an amazing experience with your compagny, your friends or your family !
Colombire’s mountain guides offer fascinating walks starting out from our "healthy way of life" centre...(night tours, discover animal foot prints, surprise walk,...)
Restaurant : opening from December 21st till March 30nd (on Monday closed) 2014 from 11:00 am till 4:00 pm and on resevation in the evening for groups. If it's raining or snowing, please phone before coming. Reservation and information : +41 (0) 79 220 35 94