Why Visit Cervinia?

Ski two countries in one day

At the end of the Aosta Valey and just beneath the Matterhorn (Monte Cervino in Italian), Cervinia is right on the Italian Swiss border, with Zermatt just a chair lift away. Just make sure you don’t miss the last lift back…


Ski area

Cervinia alone has 150km of slopes, and when added to those in Zermatt, a total of 360km. It is entirely possible to ski somewhere different every day. At an altitude of up to 3480m, this resort has an excellent snow record and one of the longest seasons in the Alps.




Cervinia suits beginners and intermediates with its long, wide and gentle blue and red pistes. The Red 7 from Klein Matterhorn, forking off onto 35 & 36 to Valtournenche, drops 2200m and is an exhilarating run of 22km from top to bottom. Advanced skiers are able to enjoy some good off-piste, as well as the more challenging slopes of Zermatt. There is also some superb heli-skiing on the high altitude slopes.



This is Italy, so expect some excellent food, from a simple pizza to high end dining on the slopes and in the village. Chalet Etoile, half way up the mountain, has great views and a buzzing terrace – make sure you reserve a table. If you like rustic and low key, seek out Il Refugio Gran Sometta. For dinner, Jour et Nuit does fabulous steak and La Grotta has a seemingly endless pizza menu.



Après ski

The resort becomes quite lively during the Italian holidays and at weekends, yet it’s not party central. Lo Yeti is a popular choice after a day on the slopes, and the appropriately named Après Ski Bar at the Hotel Principe delle Nevi on the home run back to the village, has great cocktails and live DJ sets.



Unique to Cervinia

This is one of the friendliest resorts you could visit. On and off the slopes, you’ll always receive a warm welcome.