One of Switzerland’s best kept secrets, the Caprices music festival, is now into its 10th year. What started out in 2004 as a low-key local event has grown up into a fully fledged 9 day long festival attracting famous musicians and DJs from around the world. This year there’s something for everyone including techno DJ god Sven Väth, Bristol trip-hop band Portishead, Icelandic singer Björk, indie rock bad boy Pete Doherty and Las Vegas rockers The Killers. In addition to the big name acts there are loads of up and coming bands and DJs from Switzerland and further afield. This year the festival runs from 9 to 16 March and the organisers are expecting up to 75,000 people to attend.
Adding to the event’s appeal is its fantastic venue – the ski resort of Crans-Montana, which sits on a South-facing plateau above the Rhone Valley in the heart of the Swiss Alps and has the reputation of being the sunniest ski resort in Switzerland. The town has a relaxed and cosmopolitan atmosphere and the skiing is excellent with ample on and off-piste terrain to suit all levels.
If you love music and skiing then this is the perfect opportunity for a Winter break with a difference – see you on the slopes or on the dancefloor.
Crans-Montana is just over 2 hours drive from Geneva airport and can be easily reached by train to Sierre (2 hours) followed by a 20-minute funicular ride up to the resort.
Where to Stay
As well as our chalets in Crans-Montana we have access to a number of accommodation/festival ticket/ski pass packages including a stay the decidedly chic Hotel Etrier.
Please contact us for further details or to discuss your specific requirements.