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Ski holidays in Cervinia

An Italian superstar, with 350km of fantastic skiing shared with Zermatt

Dominated by the mighty Matterhorn and surrounded by outstanding scenery, the compact village of Cervinia is one of the highest resorts in the Alps. The extensive ski area is served by an impressive lift system which connects Cervinia with Valtournenche as well as Zermatt in Switzerland. The skiing in Cervinia seems almost limitless - from Plateau Rosa you can reach the slopes of both Zermatt and Valtournenche. It may not quite have Zermatt’s glamour, but Cervinia ski resort has masses of great intermediate skiing and is one of the highest resorts in the Alps meaning an unusually long season. In the best of both worlds you can ski up and over the Swiss border, enjoy some of the skiing on the Zermatt side and return to Italy in time for a late (and much cheaper) lunch! The village offers a good selection of shops, bars, nightclubs, pizzerias and restaurants.





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Ski and Snowboard Information

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Beginners skiing in Cervinia

Start on the village nursery slopes using the baby lift then progress to the Cretaz lifts. After a few days you will be taken up to Plan Maison; lots of easy blues up there and blue 5 back to resort is long and easy.

Intermediates skiing in Cervinia

Intermediates will enjoy Cervinia's long and open sunny runs, many of which continue uninterrupted for miles. The run down from Plateau Rosa, 10 km in length, is exhilarating without being difficult. Stop off at one of the good mountain restaurants en route to admire the spectacular views. And don't miss the exciting 22 km descent from Plateau Rosa to Valtournenche.

Advanced skiing in Cervinia

Nothing too testing but the skiing over to Zermatt (International lift pass required) is more advanced. The selection of black runs provide some challenging descents.

Snowboarding in Cervinia

Snowboarders will find the wide open pistes ideal as most of the runs can be reached without using draglifts. There is one of the highest snow parks in Europe (2800m) with separate sections for beginners and more expert boarders.

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Mountain Facts
  • Area 150 km
  • Resort Altitude2050m
  • Ski Alt. From2050m
  • Ski Alt. To3900m
  • Runs
  • Longest Run22 km
  • Lifts , Chairlifts 12 , Cable car 3 , Draglifts 3 , Magic Carpets 2
  • Lift Ski LockersNo
  • Local Pass Lifts20
  • Whole Area Pass Lifts52
  • Night Skiing IncludedNo
  • Glaciers1
  • Mountain Restaurants20
  • Snow Cannon Coverage80%
  • Cross Country Trails

    13km - very little cross country skiing available

  • Off-piste OptionsYes
  • Off-piste Restrictions

    The best way is to hire a guide.

  • Slope Direction,N,S
  • Snowpark Info

    1 snowpark

  • from£778pp
  • Sleeps: 24-26 guests

The beloved Chalet Hotel Dragon has been a firm favourite with British skiers in Cervinia for many years, due to its unbeatable location right at the bottom of the main slopes and its popular après-ski bar.

  • from£689pp
  • 40 rooms

The Breuil hotel is one of the iconic hotels in Cervinia and with its superb location right on the piste in the centre of the resort, it is always a popular choice. The hotel has a relaxed and pleasant ambiance and offers great value for money.

  • from£699pp
  • 32 rooms

The Punta Maquignaz combines a fabulous location with cozy Alpine design. Wood panelled rooms, stone open fireplace in the main lounge, antique furnishings and a display of the owners hunting trophies make this hotel very special.

  • from£719pp
  • 14 rooms

This small and friendly family-run hotel is right in the heart of Cervinia and bedrooms have been recently refurbished in contemporary Alpine style. Just 250m from the lifts, Hotel Serenella provides good accommodation, perfect for the budget conscious skier.

  • from£729pp
  • 30 rooms

Just 50m from the Plan Maison cable car, Hotel Astoria benefits from proximity to both the lifts and resort centre. Cervinia's numerous shops and bars are a 2 minute walk away putting all that this great domain has to offer within easy reach.

  • from£809pp
  • 18 rooms
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Hotel Lyskamm enjoys an amazing position right opposite the lifts and just off the high street. It's a comfortably furnished hotel where you can nearly ski back to the door and even boasts an outdoor hot tub looking out towards the Matterhorn (pay locally).


Base Camp is a brilliant blend of feeling at home in the freshly styled apartments and the freedom to use the onsite restaurant, or explore Cervinia's bars and restaurants. Perfectly positioned next to a ski hire shop, ski school and ski bus stop for easy access to the pistes.  

Inghams Plus

  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free 
  • Free Child Lift Passes up to 7 years
  • 1 Free child ski school when 2 adults book same duration (valid 6-26 Jan)
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Things To Do

  • Cross country tracks
  • Snowpark
  • Dog sledding
  • Ice karting
  • Bowling
  • Sports centre

Activity Information

  • Natural ice skating rink
  • Heli-skiing (from mid Jan)
  • Wine tasting in resort
  • Snowshoeing
  • Football in Turin
  • Indoor swimming pool

Ski Extras

Winter 2019/20 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £71 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days blue skis & boots, 6 days tuition (2 hrs 45 mins per day)
Adult from £424 Child from £353
Ski Saver Pack
6 days area pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire*, 3 days tuition (2 hrs 45 mins per day)
Adult from £413

*  Does not include boots

All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes











International Area Pass 6 L £273 £241 £241 £191
H £298 £262 £262 £209
Local Area Pass 6 L £210 £186 £186 £147
H £228  £201 £201 £160

International pass includes Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt.

Local pass includes Cervinia, Valtournenche plus two days skiing in another Aosta Valley resort.

L (15 -21 Dec , 7 Jan - 1 Feb & 11 Mar - end of season) H (22 Dec - 6 Jan & 2 Feb - 10 Mar)

~born before 31/05/1955 | ††born after 01/11/2001 | †born after 01/11/2005 | Free: born after 01/11/2011

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £64 £91 £119
Skis&Boots £99 £142 -
Snowboard&Boots - £126 -
Child (6-12yrs) Skis&Boots - £66 -
Snowboard & Boots - £84 -
Helmet   Free*  

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult



Ski 5 2 hrs 45 mins per day £174 £289
Snowboard £159 £159

Tuition starts on Mon at 9.45am

6 day beginner ski tuition with a Sunday start is available

†Child ski tuition is 'Snow Fun Club' which runs all day and includes lunch / Child snowboard tuition starts from 6yrs

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITCE

Languages spoken: Italian/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Turin






Leeds Bradford


Transfer 1¾hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services: <p><span>Bus runs between Cervinia and Valtournenche throughtout the day though service is not very frequent </span></p>

Parking available: Yes

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Italian flair with Matterhorn views
  • Glacier skiing and superb off-piste
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