Located on the sunny Italian side of the Matterhorn in the Aosta Valley at the foot of Mount Cervino (the Matterhorn), Cervinia ski resort offers an impressive 93 miles of ski terrain serviced by 24 chairlifts. This sunny Italian ski resort is a great place to soak in views and sip on excellent wine at one of the resort’s many incredible on-mountain restaurants. Visitors can shop in the Breuil-Cervinia village or enjoy the area’s many off-mountain activities, which include bowling, ice skating, ice karting, indoor tennis and football (soccer). Dining enthusiasts will find Cervinia’s 50 restaurants provide many Italian, European and international culinary delights.
Cervinia Italy is connected to Zermatt, which makes enjoying the Swiss side of the Matterhorn’s 224 miles of skiing incredibly easy. More adventurous skiers or snowboarders can even ski to Zermatt from the Plateau Rosa. Beginners and intermediate skiers have plenty of options (miles, in fact, of perfectly groomed runs), while experts have several legendary off-piste routes to explore. But it’s truly intermediate skiers who will find the most terrain to enjoy on a Cervinia ski vacation. Because the Breuil-Cervinia village sits at 2,050 meters, or about 6,700 feet, and rises to nearly 12,800 feet around the Matterhorn, which sits at 14,692 feet, snow conditions are generally very good.
Sporthotel Sertorelli CervinoWe went to St Anton last year and thought the facility could not be beat but this hotel Sertorelli is the best! We had superior accommodations and really the best food and service that we ever have experienced. The lifts on the Swiss side run better but the skiing was very good on the Italian side.
Skiing unlimited for all abilitiesWe had a week in Cervinia of mixed weather conditions, some white-out with blowing snow that it was even hard to see the next piste pole marker and some days of blue sky powder skiing. Cervinia offers a lot more slope skiing than the Zermatt side. There is a wide beginner - intermediate run from the Swiss-Italian border and also steeper more direct runs back into Cervinia. There is a older non-detachable 2-seater chair which allowed access to miles of untracked powder snow for a whole day. There are several small huts on the mountain which serve unique specialties every day with only sit-down service. I would definitely consider spending another week in Cervinia with the helicopter skiing slopes we had using the older non-detachable 2 seater price.