The idea would be to go hiking for a weekend in Crans Montana. Although this area is known as a ski station, due to its location and many days sunshine it is also a great place to go hiking.
On friday afternoon or early evening we would take the train towards Sierre and then from Sierre we take small train towards Crans Montana. Upon arrival in Crans it is about 15 min walking towards the place we are staying.
In Crans there are many hikes we can do, e.g. we can take the bus towards Aminona and from here hike up to 2400 meters (14 kilometer hike). We can also start at middle station and hike all the way to the glacier more (2930 meters) which would be several hours of uphill hiking. There are also easier hikes (9 lakes hike- 10 kilometers) etc.
Since it takes from zurich approx. 3 hours to get to Crans Montana, even with departing early morning in zurich would mean arrival in the hotel around 10am and in case persons would like to change clothing or drop off luggage, then the hike would start around 10.30 am which is somewhat late. For that reason the plan is to travel friday afternoon/early evening, have dinner together and then start hike early next morning. Departure around 8.45 am at the latest.
Suggest to do hike towards top of station (glacier morte) and then come down with cable car. Hike will be[masked] meters up and around 15 kilometers.
do an easier hike e.g. 9 lake hike, 10-12 kilometers.
Prices per person per night (including breakfast and dinner) will be 100 francs (taxes included). These prices are slightly more expensive than the prices at end of ski season since July is peak season and Crans Montana (due to many days sun) is sought after in the summer.
I have taken an option for 20 spots (I can get more spots if needed), in case you are interested please transfer money to my bank account by no later than June 15 since I need to make sure that the hotel/lodge is reserved for us.
To bring along
# Good hiking shoes/sturdy shoes
# Raingear (we are in the mountains, weather can change anytime)