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Breuil-Cervinia is one of the world’s leading resorts. Purpose-built for skiers and one of the highest and most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe, it is located more than 2,000m up at the head of a long valley leading off the Aosta Valley.

It’s a key resort in a huge, high-altitude ski area that links its slopes to those of neighbouring  Valtournenche and across the border to Zermatt in Switzerland, offering 350km of pistes overall.


© VALLE D’AOSTA-Dario Mazzoli

There’s an abundance of fabulous long cruising runs for beginners and intermediates, but plenty of challenging terrain for experts too, including heliskiing available across the region, and some great  off-piste.

Originally a mountaineering destination, Breuil-Cervinia itself is a largely modern, purpose-built resort with good amenities and restaurants and a buzzing après-ski scene and plenty to do off the slopes including other sports, shopping, a natural ice rink, several swimming pools and spa options too. The atmosphere is particularly lively at the weekends when Italian day-trippers come to town.

Being purpose designed for skiers there’s easy access to the slopes from most accommodation options.

Matterhorn Alpine Crossing Officially Open


© VALLE D’AOSTA Marco Spataro

After years of groundbreaking work, the vision of an all-season link between the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia and world-class spa resort of Zermatt in Switzerland has become a reality.

Imagine travelling from Italy to Switzerland in a matter of minutes, while enjoying the most spectacular views of the Alps and the iconic Matterhorn. This is now possible thanks to the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing, the new 3S cableway that connects the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia and the Swiss spa resort of Zermatt.

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is more than just a cable car, it is a masterpiece of engineering and innovation. It is the result of years of groundbreaking work at extreme altitudes, and the collaboration between two countries on a project that benefits both tourism and the environment. It is also the highest border crossing by cable car in the Alps, reaching an altitude of 3480 metres.


© VALLE D’AOSTA-Matterhorn Alpine Crossing Cervino Tourism Management

The Matterhorn Alpine Crossing offers you a unique opportunity to explore the Aosta Valley region, a hidden gem of Italy, where you can admire the quaint houses in typical Walliser (Valaisan) style, and enjoy a variety of activities, such as riding, biking, hiking and golf. You can also visit the world-class spa resort of Zermatt, where you can relax and indulge in the finest Swiss hospitality.

But the highlight of the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing is the ride itself. You will board a luxurious cabin, fitted with all the comforts you need, and embark on a thrilling journey around the Matterhorn, the most famous mountain in the world. You will glide over the stunning mountain landscape that straddles the Italian-Swiss border, and marvel at the breathtaking Alpine panorama. The crossing is an experience in a class of its own, one that you will never forget.

And if you want to make your trip even more convenient, you can take advantage of a new service starting in 2024, that will allow you to arrange baggage transport between the two destinations. This way, you can travel light and enjoy your Alpine adventure to the fullest.

Don’t miss this chance to discover the ultimate Alpine adventure with the Matterhorn Alpine Crossing. Book your tickets now and get ready for an amazing ride!

For further information click here



© VALLE D’AOSTA-S Dario Mazzoli


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