The five-day Caprices Festival returns to Crans Montana April 7-11, welcoming international stars and partying until the early hours.

The Caprices Festival is Switzerland's most prominent winter music festival and offers five days of concerts at Le Regent Congress Centre and throughout the resort.

This April will mark the seventh edition of the festival. The programme features concerts from Macy Gray, Amy Macdonald, The Disciplines, Ziggi, The Gladiators, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Carl Coz, and many more.

The festival is divided in to the Festival IN (playing from international stars) and the Festival OFF (free, more informal events). Tickets for the concerts are available from the Caprices Festival Web site.

The Caprices City Bus will provide public service to the Festival from 12 cities of the French-speaking part of Switzerland. 

Crans Montana has excellent snow conditions, having received 60cm over the last three days. There is now 170cm on the upper slopes and 120cm on the lower slopes. A day's ski pass costs CHF63 (€42) for adults and CHF38 (€26) for children.

The resort's ski area (1500-3000m) features 140 kilometres of pistes linked by 28 modern lifts. There is also 25 kilometres of cross-country trails on the glacier.

More information or call +41 (0)21-620-0410