Even though it has existed for just eighty years, Cervinia is one of the most famous mountain resorts in the world.
There is a big reason for this, very big, 4,478 metres tall: Mount Cervino.
An unforgettable vision, a perfect pyramid of rock and snow. A mountain in its purest form, of the shape drawn by children and described by poets.
A mountain with two names, Matterhorn if you’re looking from the north, Cervino if you’re on the south side. The legend is the same.
What is the best way to enjoy this incredible natural scenery? By skiing!
The piste system has a total length of 150 kilometres, making it one of the largest groups of pistes in the Alps. You can ski day after day, without ever seeing the same piste twice.
At Breuil-Cervinia you can ski just about all year round: by night on a floodlit piste, and in summer, at Plateau Rosà, at a height of 3,489 metres.
Cervinia offers the perfect combination of snow and sport: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, paragliding, kite sailing, air board, heli-skiing, snowbike, snowshoe trekking, ice karting, ice skating, and snowmobile excursions.
People who love the mountains know that it is best to enjoy Cervinia and all that it offers from a privileged location: Les Neiges d’Antan.
At Cervinia, the snow lasts virtually all year round. It starts snowing in October, and the winter season normally continues through to May. Because of its position, height and climate, even in seasons with less snow than usual, the mountains always have perfect snow cover, so that you can always ski, in complete safety.
You can ski even in summer, at high altitude. The Plateau Rosà glacier, both on the Italian and Swiss sides, offers 23 kilometres of piste that are open even in July and August, a rare opportunity in Italy.
Just imagine it.
You can ski on the most beautiful mountain in the world, on pistes that have become part of the history of skiing. You’re spoilt for choice: the Breuil-Cervinia skilift and piste system is linked to that of Valtournenche, for a total of 150 kilometres of piste, a figure which is increased to 360 kilometres by means of connection to Zermatt in Switzerland. The result is one of the largest and most interesting skiing areas in the Alps.
There are 66 downhill skiing pistes in Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche, while Zermatt has another 83.
There are pistes that satisfy what you are looking for and all that you dream of: extreme off-piste skiing, tough black pistes, right through to easy and relaxing pistes, suitable for children and beginners.
Cable-cars and skilifts bring you to the height of 3,489 metres at Plateau Rosà, where you can ski in summer: there are superb views, looking towards a series of 4,000-metre mountains. From Plateau Rosà you can choose a piste on the Ventina glacier, over 10 kilometres long, flanking the peak of Cime Bianche and entering the Valtournenche system. Alternatively, you can ski down to Zermatt in Switzerland.
The cable-car that reaches the 3,886 metres of Piccolo Cervino is perhaps the best-loved skilift amongst Cervinia connoisseurs. Many exciting pistes start from this vast glacier, and some of the most spectacular off-piste routes in the Alps. Of course, the off-piste routes should be skiied only with a ski instructor or an Alpine guide.
Snowboard fanatics will enjoy the highest-altitude SnowPark in Europe: the Indian Park, at 2,800 metres altitude.
If you are a regular visitor to Cervinia, or you are here for a week or so, you will have enough time to savour the infinite variety of the pistes. If you are here for just a few days or a weekend, there are two pistes that you should not miss:
-the Ventina piste, from Plateau Rosà at 3,480 metres right down to Breuil-Cervinia
-the Reine Blanche piste, running from Piccolo Cervino (3,883 metres) to Valtournenche (1,524 metres)