Skiing in Breuil-Cervinia (1,524 – 3,280 m)

In the neighbourhood of the Swiss resort Zermatt is a ski resort Cervinia. It lies in the western part of the Valle d’Aosta in the Italian Alps. Cervinia is fully connected with other resorts of Valtournenche and Zermatt, and together provide around 400 km of ski slopes in main winter season and 26 km of ski slopes out of the season.

The altitude of that area ensures quality and sufficient snow until late spring. From the slopes you can enjoy wonderful views of the surroundings, of the dominant mountain of Matterhorn and many other peaks.

Skiing in Cervinia, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Skiing in Cervinia, Valle d’Aosta, Italy by Leo-setä

Cervinia itself provides a total of 130 km in ski slopes, of which 17 are blue, 34 are red and 6 are black. There are 11 lifts, 5 gondolas and 12 chairlifts waiting for skiers with a capacity of 40,500 people per hour. Cervinia is designed for all skiers, for small children and beginners to intermediate, but it is popular mostly for skilled and experienced skiers.

There is also great opportunity for countless snowboard free riding. Above Plan Maison is “Indian Park” with lots of jumps and rails for both beginners and experienced skiers. There is also a special snowboard ski pass. The big challenge can also be one of the most difficult alpine routes in Europe. From the top of the Piccolo Cervino or Klein Matterhorn, which is in 3,883 meters above sea level, you can follow a unique 22 km long trail leading to Valtournenche and then another one leading to Zermatt with 17 km in length.

Lovers of extreme sports can try Heli-skiing or ski-paragliding. Cross-country skiing is available at around 8 km of groomed trails. The resort offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, which are located in close proximity to the ski slopes. In Cervinia there are lots of after skiing and evening activities and a huge list of the local bars and restaurants.

You can play bowling, visit a sport halls, try a trip on snowshoes or snowmobiles. Local restaurants offer quality food, which mixes traditional German, Swiss and French cuisine. Although the center of Cervinia is quite prestigious and sought after, prices are incomparably lower than in neighboring Zermatt.

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