Cervinia

Overview

On the Italian side of the Matterhorn this resort is a mecca for intermediate cruisers. There is one of the longest runs in the world from Plateau Rosa to Valtournenche at 13km. The top lifts can get closed in bad weather.

An old climbing village formerly known as Breuil that grew into the ski resort of Cervinia (sometimes still referred to as Breuil Cervinia) after the second world war and has developed since then in a haphazard way and the result is that it is a bit messy, but not as ugly at some of the high altitude French "Ski Factories".

For all of its sprawl it is very popular with British skiers and is an ideal resort for intermediate and beginner skiers, with very few runs to frighten nervous skiers. 

The international lift pass gets you over to the Zermatt ski area where more advanced skiers will find alot of more challenging terrain, although some of the best areas are a good distance away.

Whatever you do don't miss the last lift back to Cervinia from Zermatt as the taxi ride back would break the bank!! 

 

Positive

  • Intermediate and beginners heaven
  • High and snow sure
  • Linked to Zermatt
  • Stunning views of the Matterhorn

Negative

  • Experts don't bother
  • Few off slope distractions
  • Still a few old lifts

Offslope/apres ski

Après ski centres around a few bars, the Dragon Bar, the Copa Pan with live music and Lino’s by the ice rink. The resort does get busier at the end of the week with the Milan/Turin weekenders arriving.

Our View

A great place to learn and progress. High snow sure, stunning views but nondescript village. Excellent nursery slopes and superb intermediate terrain make Cervinia a really popular place with British skiers.

At a glance

Chalets:
3
Hotel & Apartments:
22
Pistes:
130km
Resort height:
2050m
Top station:
3480m

Suitability

Experts:
1 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
5 stars
Non-Skiers:
2 stars
Scenery:
4 stars
Resort charm:
3 stars
Nightlife:
3 stars