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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 January 2, 2013

What a great ski area, so beautiful with all the snow that fell and was falling as we skiied. It is in wonderful condition, and there is a number of different slopes which wont let you get bored.

1  Thank Chantel S
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Good or excellent ski slopes with miserable guidance. With good weather a half heaven for a skier or snowboarder.

Maps of slopes and lifts do not match reasonably to signs at slopes and lifts. (If You even manage to find a map). So actually only papermaps we found were from Zermatt-side, no such thing was met in italian side...

HOT TIP: Go first to Zermatt side and get a map for Italy from Switzerland. That simple it is in Italy !

Maps seem to be made in different place, in many points at slopes You really have to concentrate where You are, because there is often no sign about Your current location in current map table at slope.

Maybe italian people or someone who has been there half life this is no problem, but guidance is 10-15 years behind Bad Gastein or Engelberg. Also guidance in lift closure situations is equal to zero, there is no one that could help You properly, only possibility is to ski down from hill and hope that there will be some transfer for example from Valtournence to Cervinia.
There are no regular buses for that, nor any sign where to ask nor Taxis (but that is maybe a answer to tourist prayers from heaven regarding taximetering in Italy).
Anyway such a bus connection was organized (some how) once after lift closures because of a storm but You don't feel were comfortable in dark afternoon wondering how in the hell would You get back to Your hotel. Luckily I was not not alone with that feeling with 30 other skiers. SkiBus from Valtournence to Cervinia maybe exists, maybe not. You never know.

Restaurants and grills on slope vary from good to adequate. Toilet facilities vary from romish time to 1990's. It is always a pleasure to find yourself doing your urgentest businesses with a hole in the floor.

Italian way to start dinner only and strictly after 19 pm is a problem for people coming from the outside world. If You are on lifts and slopes during day, You come to hotel at 4-5 pm and have to wait couple hours listening to your stomache and then just before going to sleep You get stuffed full of food. Not so good solution. I hope Italy would some year come from middle age habits to 21st century, but maybe it's too much hoped.

Shopping is based on local small, miniature or microsize shops, called minimarkets, in other world they are called kiosks, you still can get your cola and apple in minimarket if You are on move at right time and place at same moment. Service in small shops seems to be OK.

3  Thank JukkisV
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We went early season and runs were really quiet apart from weekends so lots of lovely powder with great access to a range of reds and easy blues. Pistes are really wide and people were not so aggressive and pushy compared to French resorts. Italians seemed to me much more courteous and customer service focused in whole resort. The icing on the cake would be a really good toboggan run with lifts up in my opinion.

Thank rameses64
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

As usual an excellent experience. Take the weather into account, including the wind speed!!! If it's a NW things can get a bit rough and it also means that chairlifts will be closed for Mount Rosa.

Thank Alexsandra M
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very good for intermediates though some slopes were a little scary for beginners. V wide slopes and quick queues - the slopes were virtually empty - just miles of snow

1  Thank Beagle1London
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