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.