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.
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.
This winter there is a whole new ski slope above Cervinia. The new slope number 34 connects Cielo Alto at the start of the Bardoney ski lifts and a new covered conveyor lift serves the Cretaz slope.
There’s also a new lift in Valtournenche – the new Gran Sometta chairlift, a high-speed six-seater with a protective pull-down cover has replaced the existing ski lift.
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.
© Enrico Romanzi
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