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What is skiing like in Cervinia?

Posted by: Brandon Fryer 3 years, 4 months ago

Cervinia is a stunning Alpine ski resort located in the Aosta Valley of Italy. Popular with skiers, the resort is well-known for its dramatic snow-capped landscape, being as it is, located right underneath the Matterhorn. 

It is fair to say that the Cervinia ski resort has something for everyone, be you a beginner, an intermediate or advanced skier. So, let’s take a look at what it’s like skiing in Cervinia at every level.

For Beginners

If you’re a beginner, a Cervinia ski holiday is absolutely ideal. Thanks to its many resort-level nursery slopes, which are pretty much guaranteed to be snowy, and the preponderance of long, leisurely runs that are a joy to ski down. There are also plenty of great ski schools to be found, which means you can very quickly progress

If you’re quick to learn, you may even feel comfortable trying your luck on the Theoduplass - a 1200m vertical located on the border between Italy and Switzerland, which will present a fun challenge to the newbie skier and enable you to experience the true thrill of skiing at speed down a large drop, or you could just stick to the easy runs if that’s more your kind of thing!

For Intermediates

Cervinia may be best for beginners, but as a ski resort, it still has a lot to offer for the intermediate. Being one of the largest ski resorts in the Alps, there are literally miles and miles of high and wide slopes which are perfect for cruising ‘til your heart’s content

If you’re looking for adventure, you will certainly be able to find it in the blacks above of Plan Torrette - you’ll find a few good ones down below too - and on the adrenaline-pumping Plateau Rosa red run. Just be aware that the red runs of Cervinia are typically a lot easier than the red runs at other similar resorts, so if you’re an advanced intermediate, they may not present the biggest challenge.

Oh, and don’t forget to do the Valtournewnche run, which is one of the longest in Europe, with a 2000m vertical for you to enjoy.

For Advanced

Advanced skiers may not find much to challenge them in the mountains of Cervinia with only a handful of black runs to choose from, and almost no moguls at all. That being said, it is not a location you should write-off because the off-piste skiing can be amazing, and the fact that the resort is set high in the mountains make it one of those places you have to ski at least once. Maybe save it for those times when you’re looking for a more sedate skiing break where you can relax at leisure, take in the clean mountain air and do some less-challenging skiing when you’re not eating in one of the excellent mountain-top restaurants like Chalet Etoile which has excellent views out from Plan Maison.

If you like the sound of skiing in Cervinia, take a look at the great deals available here at i-ski and book your perfect Alpine getaway today.