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Club Med Cervinia Reviews

(6 Reviews)
An international pleasure - 31/16/2015
Overall

May not be to everyone's taste but I have just had a fantastic week in Cervinia at ClubMed. I was allowed out on my own and this was something like my 50th week skiing but my first with CM - and what a surprise. The staff were very engaging, the food was unbelievable and it was a joy to spend a week in the company of so many nationalities (over 30 countries) both skiing, in the restaurant and at the bar. Looks expensive initially but the all inclusive really is value. Only the ski hire was a bit steep but I've always wondered who could afford to reserve a table in a mountain restaurant every day. The mountain food was excellent and drink perhaps a little too free for afternoon skiing - but then you don't get much lemoncello or genepi in the UK. Worth noting that, with chalet ski hosting in question, the ski school included is perhaps the only viable option. Our instructor, Paulo Bic, for whom nothing was too much trouble, didn't just guide but did instruct - and few English skiers won't benefit from that. The snow was variable but Cervinia for skiing did not overly impress, there are better. A massive area that seemed to me a bit randomly pisted but avalanche potential may influence that. The lifts are very long, but there are some good reds - particularly the 16k down to Valtournenche. The police are active on the slopes, mainly to prevent off-piste skiing without all the right gear (transponder, air bag, spade etc.) and the fines are high. Verbier is altogether different but an unreliable return and a very dear taxi back if you get caught by the weather (a Russian couple told me over 900 euros). Piste colours are a bit unreliable and this wouldn't be first choice in Italy for the family, the Branta area (Madonna) or Via Lattea would be better for my mine. My only warning are - do not expect to speak English everyday and to everyone, that's part of the pleasure, and don't go immediately after Christmas with any intention of losing wieight (or if you've sworn off alcohol). But we will definitely look at ClubMed again for a family holiday next time. Now just have to find a job that pays a bit more to afford it.

Apres Ski: 5/5
Accommodation & Value: 5/5

Kevin

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Review Club Med - 19/01/2011
Overall

We had a great holiday here despite the snow being more or less absent at resort level. Above 2,500m there was lots of snow and more fell while we were away and we could always ski back to the resort via the one open piste although it was slushy in the afternoon. So far as Club Med was concerned I think we all thought it was fantastic. The food was outstanding, the teenage ski group that my daughter was in great fun and very fast and we loved having lunch included up the mountain. Our only criticism was the lack of a quiet area for those of us without small, noisy children who seemed still to be running around when they should have been in bed - the bar was bedlam most of the time which was a shame. The smokers got a lovely quiet area why not those without young children?

Apres Ski: 4/5

Katherine Daniel

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