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“Cervinia - linked to Zermatt”

Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area
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Owner description: An infinite snowy area that begins at 1,524 metres, in Valtournenche, embraces Breuil-Cervinia, rises up to 3,480 metres of Plateau Rosà, touches the 4,000 m peak of Piccolo Cervino, climbes up to 4,478 m to the top of the Cervino. An area where the infinite snow continues on the Swiss side to Zermatt. An area where the snow is the setting of sport, holidays and fun. The tourism vocation of Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche had it’s beginning more than two hundred years ago. Excursionists and academics were the pioneers of a tourism that united sport, scientific study and intellectual exchange. In 1936, a new Breuil-Cervinia was created. The construction of the first cable car was a cutting-edge work of engineering excellence. The Hotel Gran Baita situated at the foot of the slopes, with the cable car departure station annexed to it, anticipates by over half a century the concept of an integral complex for skiing. Breuil-Cervinia became the Queen of the snow. From sport to cinema, politics and commerce, those who count meet here. Innovation, in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, is the key word. New ways to practice sport, new ways to enjoy a holiday, new services to allow more free time. The technology is not limited to the rapid lift systems, but also to the territorial fibre optic network that allows the information to be transmitted in real time. Time and space dimensions have changed thanks to the e-skipass, to the keycard and to the hotel reservation system via the internet. 350 thousands web navigators every month visiting the site to check out the webcams, weather reports, lift status and snow conditions. In Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, collaboration between the operators in the area guarantees guests quality and state of the art solutions.
Reviewed March 18, 2012

Great long runs with links to Valtournenche and Zermatt allows for 350 kms of ski-ing.

This is great for intermediate skiers but good for beginners also. Not challenging for Advanced. It is very high up so no trees and bare. Exposed so can be very windy. For some treeline ski-ing head for the lower slopes of Valtournenche - recommended for bad weather days.

You need to wear a helmet if you wish to ski/snowboard the small snow park.

Cervinia is a small area and enough for a couple of days ski-ing before you get bored. Valtournenche is a good day's ski-ing so you really need the International Ski Pass to enjoy Zermatt also. It was really sunny this week and the snow is better in Zermatt so we skied over there most days.

It is recommended that you carry your passport while ski-ing in Zermatt area just in case you can't ski back. You need it to check into a hotel; It will be cheaper than taking a 4 hour taxi ride back and 600 euros. This area is windy and the link back is changeable subject to weather so keep a look out for the daily time for last link back to Cervinia - subject to changes at any time. it is recommended you start off early and come back early and finish the day in Cervinia.

Mostly Red and Blue runs with only a few blacks. The short black here was pure ice this week so we avoided it.

Most of the chairs are fast enough but there is one slow 2 man chair to Valtournenche which is unavoidable if you want to go there. A few cable cars and telecabins which reflects the heights of the resort.

As Cervinia is high altitude, we faired well in glorious sunshine with slush only in the very low runs, unavoidable in the ski back to the village, but only for a short distance. We really enjoyed the very long run from the top back to the village at the end of each day - no lift to catch so we took a leisurely coffee break each day and descend after the lifts close in relative quiet and untired.

The village is small but you have everything you need for a good
week's ski-ing. The happening place seems to be the Dragon bar. The resort seems to be very cosmopolitan with no nationality dominating, with good mix of Scandinavians, Russians, British and the locals. Would suit all age groups.

The hotels are located literally a few minutes from the chairlift in the centre of the village. The hotels further away can use the gondela, so there are 2 options to go up. The runs are interlinked so you need to be sure that you are ski-ing down the correct runs to descend to where you want to be.

I also reviewed Zermatt ski area.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

You won't be disappointed! Good modern chair lifts. Long slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers. More challenging slopes on the Swiss side. Yellow runs for experts.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Weather had been unseasonably warm, followed by cooling so there were some icy patches. Being a high resort you certainly know it when the wind picks up, though all the lifts kept running the entire week.

It's a great resort to ski in with access to lots of pistes, and if you chose you can drop over to Zermatt (with an international pass).

Thank Roberto C
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

liked ski area of Breuil _cervinia and across to Zermatt swiss side
dislike got vaubles stollen from room in Club Med

Thank nigelloh
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

Fantastic ski area. Nice and long runs. Great restaurants. Limited queues at lifts and not crowded on the pistes. Be aware of high altitude which can make you tired the first day or two. Access to fun park was not very good

Thank Langejan
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