Cervinia Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Cervinia   Resort Information
Season November to April
Nearest Airport x
Ski Area x
Ski Lifts x
Ski Runs x
Longest Run x
Resort Height 2050m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Cervinia is a highly regarded ski resort in Europe being linked lift to Zermatt in Switzerland. It offers access to Europe’s highest lifts, skiing and boarding virtually all year and one of the world’s biggest ski areas with 400km of runs. You will also find here one of the world's longest ski runs, from the Klein Matterhorn above Zermatt down to Valtournenche, an awesome run of  20km, so you will need a drink after that epic journey!.

Cervinia is a good choice for beginners,nervous or timid intermediates and families as the slopes are wide open above the resort and on one side down from Plan Maison. Intermediates will love Cervinia and the runs over in Zermatt, which allows you to ski Switzerland on the cheap and see what all the fuss is about.

Experts won't possibly be too impressed with the off piste and even with the long runs, but there are a few black runs, mostly just above the resort and then the steep runs of Zermatt over in Switzerland.Better skiers or boarders however can also find some excellent heliskiing, which takes them up to the oxygen draining Monte Rosa at 4500m, for sweeping and thigh aching powder runs down to Valtournenche or Champoluc.However the new area ski pass now covers over 800m of pistes, which now enables experts to have an enviable experience in Italy's second largest ski area.

The wide open slopes are also good for boarders and most of the slopes can be accessed by chairs and gondolas,instead of poma lifts, but better boarders may generally find other top European resorts offer more challenging slopes and snow parks, though heliboarding here has to be recommended.This is negated however if you buy the new ski pass which now covers 800m of pistes and includes Gressoney,Champoluc,Pila,La Thuile and Courmayeur, though they are not all interconnected by lifts.Boarding thus from a base in Cervina takes on a different level!

As to the village or town itself, well Cervinia won't win any medals for architectural merit as its not particularly an attractive place, though it is surrounded by some of the most stunning mountain scenery in Europe. The principal buildings represent a mixture of architectural styles, none of them of note. Many of the structures, including the base lift station, appear to be on the verge of collapsing. Most of the hotels have unattractive square roofs and metal fire escapes seem to be everywhere, which doesn't exactly add to any aesthetic pleasure.

But despite handicaps, Cervinia remains one of the most popular Italian destinations for British skiers. with the British comprising the largest proportion of foreign visitors. The attraction is partly down to price, as its very inexpensive to eat, drink and party compared to French and Swiss resorts (although Cervinia is by no means the cheapest resort in Italy), but principally it is the snow sure record and access to ski perhaps Switzerland finest resort,Zermatt, at Italian prices!!

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