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What to Do on Your Cervinia Ski Holiday

Posted by: Brandon Fryer 1 year, 8 months ago

As one of Italy’s highest ski resorts, ski holidays in Cervinia are very popular with British skiers. The ski resort sits at 2,050 metres, making it a snow-sure resort with excellent early and late season snow records. Purchasing the full area international pass gives you access to 350km of piste between both Cervinia and Switzerland’s Zermatt, which you can find just over the border.

Skiing opportunities in Cervinia are accessible to all levels of ability – with a variety of runs for beginners and advanced skiers, with the majority being suited to intermediate and upper-intermediate skiers. There are 33 blue runs, 77 red runs and 28 black runs, with the longest run in the area being 22km long!

But if skiing isn’t your thing, or you are just interested in the other non-skiing activities that Cervinia has to offer, our ski holiday experts have put together the following guide with some of the area’s top attractions.

Dog Sledding

Travel the slopes in the most authentic way, aboard a sleigh that is being transported by a mix of Huskies and other snow dogs. 

Your experience will begin with a 30-minute course from the expert ‘mushers’ that covers the theoretical and technical aspects of dog sledging, allowing you to learn more about the history and fundamentals of the tradition. Once completed, you will be able to head off onto the slopes and even steer the dogs yourself to act as the guide for the pack. Don’t worry – the dogs love their job and have just as much fun during the journey as you will.

 

Après ski

Cervinia is relatively quiet during the week but comes to life at the weekend with numerous bars. The busier bars that people are drawn toward include the Hotel Grivola, Yeti Bar, Dragon Pub, and Lo Copa Pan. Cervinia is not a resort that has loud music blaring and people dancing on the tables, but there are some late licensed nightclubs: L’Etoile and Bianconiglio.

Ice Skating 

There is a natural outdoor ice-skating rink, known as ‘Lino’s’, that makes for an enjoyable time away from the slopes. It’s the perfect family activity and is located next to Matterhorn, giving visitors a stunning view of the mountains and surrounding slopes. If you wish to use the area for a curling or hockey match, this can be arranged by contacting them prior.

It’s open from November to March yearly, and skates can be rented on-site.

Bike Park

The Bike Park del Cervino is in a unique area where green pastures are in abundance, allowing for an exciting network of paths that have been designed for bikers. The area boasts over 100 km of downhill trails, boardwalks and wall rides that attract mountain bike lovers from all over the world.

Helicopter Tour

Take an unforgettable helicopter ride to the top of the famous Matterhorn, with breathtaking views of the stunning surroundings. These tours can be expensive, with prices averaging €700 per 15 minutes, for a group of 5 people.

Similarly, Heliski Cervinia offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience of skiing from the top of the mountains. The helicopter will fly you up to the peak, allowing you to ski down the mountain on the untouched, powdery snow. This experience is perfect for capable ski-lovers.

Ice Karts and Driving

The ‘Full Driving Experience’ offers several fantastic experiences for thrill-seekers: Top Karts, Ice Karts, and Ice Driving. The first allows participants to drive a kart on the ‘Funny Land’ racetrack, racing against friends and family in a professional and safe environment. The Ice Kart experience features a racetrack made from ice and snow, and a prior class to teach participants the driving techniques for the icy conditions.

The final experience will allow you to swap your skis for the wheels of a car in the Ice Driving experience. You can decide if you want to control the vehicle or hand over the control to a professional. You will learn emergency braking, turning, counter-steering, skidding, and a variety of other tricks.

iSki has a fantastic selection of ski package holidays on offer. Call our experts today on 0203 8236113 to find the one best suited to you!