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Ski Holidays in Cervinia, Italy

Cervinia is a high, snow sure resort with links to Zermatt. Most of the accommodation is either hotel or apartment based. We have an excellent Chalet Hotel there called the Dragon and the Club Med is our best seller. The centre of the resort is pedestrianised and is lined with bars restaurants and little Italian boutiques. Cervinia has been making great efforts in recent years to soften its image, particularly in the centre. Many of the buildings built in the 60’s have been reclad in wood.

Resort Statistics

Ski holidays in Cervinia
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 30
Intermediates 75
Advanced 26
Total Runs 131
Good for
  • Families
Resort features Nightclub Indoor Pool Health Spa Walking Trails Gym Parapenting Snowshoeing Snow sure Glacier Resort High altitude skiing High altitude resort Resort bus Supermarket Tourist Office
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 2050m
Highest Lift 3480m
Total Piste 350km
Longest Run 22km
Directions of Slopes S, S/W
Uphill Capacity 28500
Total Lifts 56
Gondolas/Cable cars 21
Chairlifts 21
Drag Lifts 12
Snow Parks 1

Skiing in Cervinia

The skiing is predominately suited to beginners and intermediates, advanced skiers can find some interesting runs particularly down towards Valtournenche. Beginners start on the village nursery slope and then can progress upwards and outwards to most areas of the mountain. Intermediates really have the run of the whole area and should not find anything which is beyond their capability. The link to Zermatt opens up a huge skiing area but is regarded as more useful for those based in Zermatt looking for an enjoyable cruise into Italy for lunch.

Snow conditions in Cervinia

The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt is one of the highest and largest ski areas in the Alps. With Cervinia sitting at 2050m and the ski area peaking at 3883 m, it is one of the most snow-sure resorts in Europe. 200 km of piste has snow guaranteed and 26.5 km is open for summer skiing thanks to the elevated altitude. There are snow making facilities located on the lower part of the mountains so that skiers can take advantage of skiing the whole mountain throughout the season.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Cervina

Cervinia’s après ski is lively centred around the numerous bars in the centre. There are some good discos to chose from, including the Garage, which has minibuses to drop you home at the end of the night.

Activities include:

  • Paragliding
  • Moonlight descents
  • Ice Cave excursions
  • Show shoeing
  • Heliskiing (From mid January)
  • Natural ice skating rink
  • Airboarding and snowscooters
  • Indoor climbing
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Cross country skiing
  • Wine tasting
  • Football in Turin
  • Dog sledding
  • Bowling

Family Skiing in Cervinia

Cervinia is the perfect place to take your family skiing. For the more nervous skier they can enjoy the easier slopes in Cervinia with wide open runs and limited dangers on either side of each piste. For the more adventurous skier they can find more challenging slopes on the Zermatt side.

The high altitude resort means they can offer a natural ice rink, great for families to enjoy. Cervinia being snow-sure is a real attraction for early and late season skiing. There are plenty of restaurants and pizzerias to keep family fuelled, shops to buy new winter gear and there’s even bowling if you’re looking for something to do in the evening.

Group Skiing in Cervinia

The variety of slopes they have in Cervinia is great for groups. Skiing on the glacier offers plenty of beginner and intermediate runs which means the more novice skier in a group can easily meet up with rest in one of the mountain restaurants.

Cervinia is much cheaper than it’s neighbour Zermatt (Switzerland), which means that you find a holiday that fits a lower budget making it inclusive for more people to afford to go if you’re the leader trying to organise a large group. The Italian affordability means you can also have a few more drinks in the evenings as your pound travel a bit further compared to the Swiss side!

For the wine connoisseurs you’ll have access to some amazing wines in the resort whether in the supermarket or restaurant, with Cervinia being Italian it’s located not far away from some fine wine making areas for you to enjoy.

It is also a short transfer from Turin to Cervinia, just 1 hour and 45 minutes, which goes down a treat when organising a group ski holiday.

Transfer time in Cervinia

The most convenient airport for Cervinia is Turin which is accessible via car or bus transfer and takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes.