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 Sommer. Visits are by means of a guided tour that last about an hour (groups are requested to book ahead).
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 (8 persons min. or Fr. 80.-- for 1-7 persons).
The visits take place from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm (last visit at 4:00 pm).
FREE ACTIVITY IN COLOMBIRE HAMLET : come and enjoy the preparation of a real swiss cheese the 1, 3, 8 and 15 of August 2013 ! From your kids to you, everyone can discover this work during a morning in Alpine of Colombire. Real fun for all the 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 June 1st till September 8th 2013 every day from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and on resevation in the evening (from September 9th, opening 10:00 am till 5:00 pm and closed on Mondays. If it's raining or snowing, please phone before coming). Reservation and information : +41 (0) 79 220 35 94