Hi! What is your name and what do you do?
Hi! My name is Oliver Jacobs and I am the owner of Adrenatur and Fun Forest Company. This is an outdoor activities company based in Crans-Montana next to the Lac Moubra. During the winter season, I am a skiing instructor.
How come you decided to live in Crans-Montana?
When I was a kid, I came here during the winter and summer holidays. I fell in love with the place. The call of the mountains, the fresh air, the endless possibilities of outdoor activities and the kindness of the people living here.
After finishing university and working in Belgium for a few years, it was time for me to follow my heart and move to Crans-Montana. It was the best choice of my life!
Tell us about an amazing outdoor memory!
I have so many to tell, but I remember especially well a time when we took a group of young women for a "Cascades Aventure". This is a special adventure park in a natural gorge with ziplines, jumps and cable ladders leading you up a waterfall. It's a beautiful place, but also an intense activity that can be a bit scary at times. But they all did it! And afterwards, they decided to swim in the cold river. They all did! It was very funny. We finished with a nice snack under the warming sun. It was just a great moment in life!
What advice would you give to someone who would like to get out in nature more, but is feeling a bit nervous?
Don't feel nervous! With Adrenatur, we organise lots of different activities, always with a guide included. We take care of you. Every Adrenatur guide is a pro and we make sure you are safe all along the way.
What is the best thing to do in Crans-Montana in winter and in summer?
During Winter, you can do every activity imaginable to do with snow: skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing, ski touring, ice climbing, dog sledging, free riding, sledging by night, freestyling, curling, nordic skiing, igloo building. Phew! You can even spend a night in an igloo at 3000 m on a glacier. That's quite something.
During summer, there is also a lot to do, like mountain biking, rafting, canyoning, hiking, spend the night in a tipi in the mountains, paragliding, golfing, swimming in lakes, paddleboarding, horse riding, Fun Forest, Downhill scooters, wakeboarding, climbing and hiking. Basically, everything finishing by "ing" is possible. And don't forget to finish by trying some of our delicious Swiss food!
Oliver is the owner and director of Adrenatur Fun Forest and Mountain Adventures in Crans-Montana. Head over to their website to learn more.