Cervinia Ski Holidays
Italy

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Description

Cervinia is arguably Italy’s most snow-sure destination: its altitude affords good snow coverage right until the end of the season, and you’d certainly be hard-pressed to find a better Italian resort for cruisy days in spring sunshine. Speaking of cruisy, Cervinia is chiefly a destination for beginners and intermediates. The resort offers plenty of long, gentle pistes that are perfect for getting your miles up or just enjoying leisurely carving.

Truly seasoned skiers in search of something more difficult can always hop over to the steeper slopes of Zermatt, however if plenty of challenging runs are a requisite for your dream holiday, staying in Zermatt is likely a better option.

In total, visitors can enjoy some 160km of pistes in the local area of Cervinia and another 190km over in Zermatt, with the slopes running up to an eye watering 3820m. Holidaymakers should note, however, that adverse weather conditions can shut the upper lifts and the connection to Zermatt.

While the dining options in Cervinia are decent, serious foodies will want to stay on the Zermatt side of the Matterhorn where one can experience Michelin starred mountain restaurants. Likewise, the après-ski scene in Cervinia isn’t as infamous as that of its Swiss neighbour, but there some positively charming places to enjoy a laid-back drink.

There are a good number of catered chalets, hotels and chalet-hotels available in Cervinia, many with flights and transfers included.


Getting There

The transfer time to Cervinia is around 2 to 3.5 hours from Turin or Geneva airport. You can also catch the train to Chatillon station, which is roughly 30 minutes from Cervinia. Within the town itself, you can walk between the resort’s various amenities fairly easily. 


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Apres

Overall, the après-ski scene in Cervinia is rather relaxed, especially when compared to the vibrant bars and clubs over in Zermatt. That said, Cervinia works quite well if you just fancy a few beers or a glass of wine after a hard day on the slopes, and there are some livelier venues to check out.

For a leisurely beverage, the Hostellerie des Guides is an excellent cocktail bar in the Hotel Punta Maquignaz. The bar in the Hotel Bucaneve is also a charming place to enjoy a drink – grab a seat by the open fireplace – as if the Le Samovar Tea Room, which has an entire menu of exotic teas from around the world.

For more lively post-skiing celebrations, the aptly named Après Ski Bar has a chic pool-side atmosphere, loads of cocktails, live music and DJs. For Brits seeking a taste of home, Thistles in the Hotel Dragon is a proper English-style pub with a nice buzz and frequent live music downstairs. Or, if you fancy dancing until morning, the Etoile nightclub plays all the cheesy dance tracks you could want until the early hours.


Eating out

There are some delightful dining options in Cervinia, though holidaymakers seeking the highest echelons of mountain food will want to stay in nearby Zermatt – their Michelin starred restaurants prepare some of the finest cuisine imaginable!

For families looking for great value, the restaurant in the Hotel Grivola serves giant pizzas and steaks in a nice atmosphere. La Nicchia, meanwhile, is excellent for international cuisine.

If you’re a couple seeking a romantic spot, La Chandelle in the Hotel Hermitage is an elegant, award-winning restaurant with outstanding international cuisine and an impressive wine list.

If you’ve got a gang of hungry mates on your hands, head over to Jour et Nuit for a lively atmosphere, great steaks and filling pizzas.

Below, you’ll find a just few top restaurants in Cervinia, as voted by our ski holiday experts.


Good for Couples

La Chandelle

Strada Piolet Cielo Alto 1

Cervinia

+ 39 0166 94 89 98

Good for Couples

Les Neiges d'Antan

Strada Statale 406

Fraz Cret De Perreres

Cervinia

+39 0166 948 775

Good for Family

Grivola

Via Jean Antoine Carrel

Cervinia

+39 0166 948 287

Good for Family

La Nicchia

Via J.A.Carrel 4

Cervinia

+39 0166 949 842

Good for Friends

Sotto Zero

Via Meynet 14/b

Cervinia

+39 348 459 7070


Activities

Cervinia may not be the best resort for non-skiing activities – more traditional village destination like Serre Chevalier might be a better option – but there are a few excellent pastimes to keep you entertained.

The main street in town features a few charming boutiques and some good sportswear shops. There are also a number of hotels with spas for well-deserved R&R.

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful natural ice rink in the Campetto Cretaz area of Cervinia, where one can skate by day and by night. Other winter staples are also on offer, including snowmobiling and paragliding.

In Valtournench, some 9km from Cervinia, there’s also a sports centre where one can enjoy an indoor swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath.

A trip to Cervinia’s tourist office will offer lots of useful information on resort activities, but here is some info to get you started.


Ice Skating

Loc. Campetto 3

Cervinia

+39 339 153 2023

Paragliding

Antey St. Andrè

Valle d'Aosta

Cervinia

+39 335 457155

Snowmobiling & Snow Tubing

1028 Valtournenche

Cervinia

+39 335 5650635


Ski School


Getting around


Family ski

Nestled beneath the famous Matterhorn, Cervinia is one of the most popular resorts in Italy – particularly with families – and for good reason. Its slopes are gentle and extensive and it benefits from reliable snowfall, so for cruisy skiing on fresh snow, Cervinia is a joy to explore as a family – and it’s linked with the illustrious Swiss resort of Zermatt.

For children and learner skiers in Cervinia, the resort’s nursery slope sits within easy reach of the resort and offers a safe and snow-sure environment in which to practise your turns. Queues are generally kept to a minimum (except perhaps on weekends, when visitors come in from nearby Milan and Turin) so there’s not too much standing in the cold, and for beginners and intermediates, it’s a great resort choice to make. There are around 20 groomed pistes well-suited to learners and improvers in Cervinia, so families hoping to ski together have a wide range of terrain to explore. 

The resort itself is a rather modern village, with purpose-built amenities and a traffic free town centre – which is great for families. Parents in search of non-ski activities away from the slopes have a limited but diverse selection of entertainments to choose from, in case the kids need a change of scenery or bad weather descends. You can head to the resort’s indoor swimming pool, or rent a pair of skates and hit the ice rink. You can also take part in guided dog-sledding or snow-shoeing adventures, or try your hand at snow-tubing.


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Childcare

Childcare is available via many of the ski schools and some of the hotels offer kindergartens to non-residents too.

The Bianca Neve Mini Club takes care of kids aged 0 to 10-years-old, offering a safe environment for children to play indoors and outdoors. The Club is situated not far from the starting point of the cableway for the Plateau Rosà.


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Lift Passes


Chalet Sleeps

Chalets sleeping: 24 people & over
Chalets sleeping: 28 people & over
Chalets sleeping: 40 people & over



RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    2050m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    22km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3480m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    30

  • TOTAL PISTE

    300km






Ski chalets in Cervinia

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Club Med Cervinia
 

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Dragon
 

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Dragon
 
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Breuil
 

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Breuil
 
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Serenella
 

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Serenella
 
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Punta Maquignaz
 

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Punta Maquignaz
 
Cervinia, Italy
 
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