Turin 2 hrs
• small draught beer €3 • bottle of house wine €6.75 • glass of coke €2.50 • cup of tea/coffee €1.50 • pizza €8
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
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So what's it like?
Italian hospitality and international skiing beneath the awesome Matterhorn
One of the highest resorts in the Alps, snow-sure Cervinia boasts an extremely vast and varied ski area to suit all abilities of skier and boarder. The majestic Matterhorn, known in Italy as the Mount Cervino, towers impressively over Cervinia's spectacular high mountain terrain where slopes are wide with long, flattering runs, ideal for ski-cruising and snowboarding. The resort's main lifts have been efficiently and continuously updated for quick access and you can usually ski all the way back to the village even into late spring. Those looking for a change of scenery may buy a pass to explore Zermatt and the more challenging Swiss side of the Matterhorn, opening up the ski area to a massive 350km. The centre of Cervinia is closed to coaches and access to central hotels on arrival and departure day is on foot, in some cases carrying luggage.
The Cretaz lifts serve a wide area of sunny nursery slopes leading down to the resort centre. Additional easy runs are plentiful at Plan Maison and under the tuition of the Breuil ski school beginners make fast progress and are soon moving up to the higher long, wide, undulating runs from Plateau Rosà.
Cervinia is an ideal choice for the intermediate skier - long sweeping runs with an occasional mogul field to add extra interest. Not to be missed is the Ventina, an 8kms run from Plateau Rosà. Choose a sunny day for a ski away day to Zermatt where a selection of runs and lifts link the two countries and their ski areas.
With no less than 7 marked black runs there is plenty to satisfy the better skier in Cervinia. The long run back to Plan Torrette is not for the faint hearted nor is the Bardoney mogul run. On the Swiss side there is plenty of challenge including some very steep runs under the Furi cable car.
Fantastic après ski and nightlife with plenty of convivial cafés, lively bars and clubs. Try: • Grivola Bar • Yeti Bar • Dragon Bar • Copa Pan • Ymeletrob • Gasolene • Café des Guides for a relaxing atmosphere • Max's nightclub
Ice karting, natural ice rink, heli-skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing
Cervinia boasts an excellent range of cafés and restaurants. Pizzas and pasta from approx. €6, 3-course meals from €22 · Try the Copa Pan, Grivola for good food and lively atmosphere. Don't miss La Table Ronde, superb cuisine in a lovely setting for a reasonable price.
· Shops and boutiques
One-way (arrival) from £41 pp.
Return from £78 pp.