Cervinia is truly beautiful, known for its interesting car free streets, friendly locals, bars/pubs and things to do. There is varied night life, discos and restaurants. Activities include snowmobiling, outdoor ice skating, husky dog sledding, tandem paragliding, massages, heli skiing and viewing of the Matterhorn from a helicopter, mountain hut dinners with skidoo ride up and bum-boarding down, wine tastings, an Alpine Ski museum, Achille K2 mountain climbing museum, viewing of ice sculptures from inside the glacier’s, spectacular cable car rides for non-skiers, & more. Non-skiers can travel between Cervinia and Zermatt in Switzerland on the cable car system without putting on a pair of skies. The Matterhorn is one of the grandest peaks in Europe and also one of the deadliest peaks in the world – around 600 people have died climbing it.
Cervinia is one of the highest resorts in Europe with the highest ski lifts. It has the best snow in Europe and lies at the foot of the mighty Matterhorn which towers over the village, in a valley surrounded by high, glaciated mountains and the sheer rock face of the Alps. It has skiing for all grades, from powder addicts to beginners. The beginner slopes are really easy. It has some of the longest ski runs in the Alps, and its Ventino ski run is ranked as one of the best in the world. Here are some stats: * Village Height: 2050m * Longest Run: 23km * Vertical drop: 2190m * Ski area including Zermatt: 350 km * Highest Lift: 3890m * Bottom lift: 1600m (Valtournenche) We ski in summer on the Theodul Glacier, with some 70km of slopes to choose from. It is possible in summer to ski in the mornings and play golf on the 18 hole course in the afternoons…
On your request, especially if the weather is bad, we arrange day trips to places like Aosta, Milan, Turin, Chattillon and more. We can arrange a ski day to “Pila in The Sky” or to the resorts further down the Marmor Valley if you want to ski at other resorts. (Included in Cervinia Italian side ski pass). We need some notice to be able to organize for you. We often do an Aosta day on a Tuesday where we go shopping and sightseeing in Aosta and skiing in Pila – we drop the shoppers in the old medieval town and the skiers at the Pila ski lift. The skiers hop onto the lift and the shoppers just walk 200 metres to the town centre. We fetch you in the afternoon for the 1 hour drive back to Cervinia. Skiers can also just catch the ski bus which runs between Cervinia and villages like Valtournenche, Antey & Chattillon. Cervinia also has lots of coffee shops and curio shops.
Cervinia is terrific for children, as the center is car free, so no traffic hazards. The ski schools only take kids from 5 years old, and these kids get allocated to a child class. The lady instructor takes them for lunch etc. We recommend that younger children go to “Kidz Zone” which is at the base of the slopes next to the Ice Rink. There they can play with toy spades, castles, climb in and out of plastic igloos, cars, toboggans and generally enjoy themselves.
Kids play for 7 per day; Deck Chair rental for you 6 per day; Magic Carpet entrance 7 per day all ages. Toboggan hire 6 per day for 2 kids. We are not sure of current prices, but these are approximate. The lady looking after them takes good care, and most kids don’t need their parents there. You cannot book Kidz Zone in advance and need to go there with your child to make a booking.