Ski holidays in Cervinia

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

As one of Europe’s highest ski resorts, great snow conditions and an impressive glacier come as standard. What truly makes this resort stand out is the towering site of the Matterhorn and just how close it is. That mixed with the rest of the incredible surrounding landscape and you have yourself the perfect setting for what is simply an amazing ski resort.

Cervinia is known for its extensive ski area and as you head up the mountain to the high peaks of the Plateau Rosa you will appreciate the impressive lift system which connects you to Valtournenche as well as the famous Swiss resort of Zermatt. Almost an endless network of runs means there is plenty of variety and places to explore as well as some superb off-piste. Being based on the Italian side of the mountain definitely has its benefits, what with great food, service full of Italian flair and let’s not forget it’s a lot cheaper than over the border with our Swiss friends. With an International ski pass you have the best of both worlds, so definitely worth it if you plan to get in the miles and want to explore the full area.

The village of Cervinia is a good size and there is lots to see and do. Along the font of the slopes you will find plenty of bars overlooking the piste, many serving lunch with an epic view of the Matterhorn. Later in the day the music is turned up and you have a great range of après bars to choose from. Further into town along the traffic free cobbled streets you will find plenty of shops to brows as well as some great hidden little pizzerias, perfect if you want a slice for lunch.

In and around the resort there is a massive selection of things to do. Rev up the engine and have a go at ice karting, take to the skies and feel the adrenaline of tandem paragliding, have a dip in the local pool or visit the highest ice grotto in Europe over on the Swiss side of the mountains – whatever you are after and whatever the age range, there is something for everyone in this smashing authentic Italian resort.

  • from£829pp
  • 40 rooms
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Hotel Breuil is a popular hotel with Inghams guests in Cervinia. It's right by the piste with great mountain views and the centre of town is on the doorstep. The staff here is great and will do what they can to enhance your holiday.

  • from£709pp
  • 32 rooms
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Hotel Punta Maquignaz is in the centre of Cervinia, just 100 metres from the chairlifts. Enjoy a cosy stay here with Alpine features and a great restaurant that specialises in local food. There's a lovely spa area too.

  • from£799pp
  • 14 rooms
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Hotel Serenella is in prime position in the centre of Cervinia. It's a small hotel, with a friendly atmosphere just a few hundred metres from the slopes. A great base for your ski holiday with Inghams.

 

  • from£789pp
  • 30 rooms
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Friendly Italian service and short distance to lifts and slopes makes Hotel Astoria a great choice. It has all you need for a lovely stay in Cervinia including mountain views and a great sun terrace.

  • from£979pp
  • 18 rooms
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Hotel Lyskamm has a blend of modern and traditional style and a great location by pistes and the chairlifts. You can ski back to within 20 metres of the hotel. It's in the centre of town and surrounded by bars and restaurants. A Jacuzzi sits on the outside terrace with views of the slopes and Matterhorn.

  • from£539pp
  • 21 rooms
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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.  

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
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 Altitude 2050m
Ski Alt. From 2050m
Ski Alt. To 3883m
Runs
18
35
7
Longest run 22 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 12, Cable car 3, Draglifts 3, Magic Carpets 2
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts19
Whole Area Pass Lifts53
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Glaciers1
Mountain Restaurants20
Snow Cannon Coverage80%
Cross Country Trails

13km of Cross country ski routes

Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

The best way is to hire a guide.

Slope DirectionN, S
Snowpark Info

1 snowpark

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 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
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. 

 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
19-64yrs
Senior
65+
Youth
15-18yrs
Child
8-14yrs
International Area Pass 6 L £273 £241 £241 £191
H £298 £262 £262 £209
Local Pass 6 L £210 £186 £186 £147
H £228  £201 £201 £160

International area pass includes Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt.

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

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

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 Child 
5-12yrs†
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

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. 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
Information about Cervinia
Resort Code ITCE
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.934078
Longitude 7.631350
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Turin

From

Gatwick

Stansted

Birmingham

Manchester

Leeds Bradford

Edinburgh

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
  • Experience both Italy and Switzerland with a connection to Zermatt 
  • Glacier skiing and superb off-piste
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