Last year iSki's very own Nick Heriot Hill and a group of lucky guests went on a ski holiday to Cervinia for a week and stayed in the Chalet Hotel Dragon. They came back with fantastic feedback not only about the chalet but also about Cervinia as a resort.
After flying into Turin the group then had a nice short transfer up to resort which only took one hour 30 minutes allowing them to hit the slopes on the first day to really make the most of their time in resort. Even though they were there for a week they did not manage to ski all 350km of piste leaving them wanting more and desperate for a trip back again.
On mountain restaurant with majestic Matterhorn views.
The group did not travel until late season (March 18th to be precise) but still snow conditions were excellent. With a resort height of 2050m Cervinia is renowned as one of the most snow secure resorts in the Alps and with the highest skiable piste at 3883m it is easy to see why.
But is not just all about the skiing in Cervinia. It is a great resort as well with loads going to to keep you entertained during a weeks ski holiday. Le Bar the best place to stop for a few apres ski drinks after a hard day on the slopes. It has a fantastic atmosphere and you cam ski right too it. Alternatively if you have not been skiing for the day but want to head up the mountain for a few drinks still then you can make use of the Land Rover service that Le Bar puts on to whisk guest up the mountain to join the fun. Another popular choice of bar for UK guests is the Dragon Bar. It is located underneith the Chalet Hotel Dragon on the ground floor and is the ideal location to stop given that it is also right on the slopes and in the centre of town.
But there are plenty of other choices on top of Le Bar and Dragon Bar for a drink in the sun or a bite to ea. There is an array of restaurants, eateries and bars throughout the town and at reasonable prices. But be careful if you stop off on the Zermatt side. Once you ski over the Swiss boarder prices shoot up.
After a few days of hard skiing some of the group decided to go heli-skiing. Whilst its illegal to heli-ski in France it is big business in Italy and for anyone looking for a serious adrenaline fuelled afternoon it is a must do!
All in all the feedback from the entire party was extremely positive. The groups was made up of mixed ability skiers and everyone enjoyed the skiing that was on offer as well as loving the atmosphere that Cervinia has to offer as a resort.