Dominated by the mighty Matterhorn and surrounded by outstanding scenery, the 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. Cervinia is great for intermediate skiing and its high altitude means good snow levels all through the ski season. In the best of both worlds you can ski up and over the Swiss border, enjoy some of the skiing on the glamorous Zermatt side and return to Italy in time for a late (and much cheaper!) lunch. The village of Cervinia offers a good selection of shops, bars, nightclubs, pizzerias and restaurants.