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.
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.
13km - very little cross country skiing available
The best way is to hire a guide.
Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition
LEARN TO SKI SAVE up to £45
Adult from £424 Child from £353**
SKI SAVER SAVE up to £39
Adult: from £413
**Child = 8-12yrs *boots not included
|Adult 19-64yrs||Senior 65yrs+**||Youth 15-18yrs††||Child 8-14yrs†||Child 2-7yrs*|
|International Lift Pass (inc Cervinia,
Valtournenche & Zermatt)
|Local Lift Pass (inc Cervinia &
Valtournenche plus 2 days skiing in Courmayeur, Pila or La Thuile)
L (15-21 Dec & 6 Apr -end of season), M (5 Jan- 1 Feb & 9 Mar - 5 Apr), H (22 Dec - 4 Jan & 2 Feb - 8 Mar). *born after 01/11/10 when parent/guardian books the same. †born after 01/11/04. ††born after 01/11/00. **born before 31/05/54.
|Snowboard / boots||-||£89 / £33||-|
|Snowboard / boots||-||£61 / £26||-|
Equipment Hire (6 days) – Please see here for description of hire categories.
†Child snowboard & boots = 6-12yrs. *Helmet is FREE for children up to 14yrs when hiring skis/board & boots.
|Days||Hours||Adult 13yrs+||Child (4-12yrs)|
2 hours 45 mins
||3||2 hours 45 mins||£134||£134|
Ski school starts on Sun
Snowboard school starts on Mon
Prices, times and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
Resort Code: ITCE
Languages spoken: Italian/English
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturday
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