Cervinia lies at 2,050 m above sea level, at the foot of the Matterhorn, in a valley surrounded by high, glaciated mountains and the sheer rock face of the Alps.
A beautiful town, Cervinia is known for it’s great skiing, friendly locals, busy bars and beautiful main street.
Village Height: 2050m
Longest Run: 23km
Vertical drop: 2190m
Number of lifts: 58
Highest Lift: 3890m
Bottom lift: 1600m (Valtournenche)
Cervinia is a great town to explore!
Bars, restaurants and cafes line the main street, and nightclubs dot the town for the night owls!
There’s something for everyone! Kilometers and kilometers of slopes for both beginner and expert skiers. Ice-climbing, heliskiing and a snow park for the more adventurous types! And shopping, ice-skating and snow-carting for those who prefer to spend their holidays off the slopes!
DID YOU KNOW?
- 1939 saw the completion of the highest ski lift in Italy- right here in Cervinia! It links Plan Maison with Testa Grigia, near the Swiss border.
- Skiing in Cervinia isn’t just for the winter season! You can ski all year round on the Plateau Rosa Glacier.
- The Ventina run (number 7), running from Testa Grigia to Cervinia town, is really long! It’s a whopping 22kms!
- The Matterhorn is one of the highest peaks in Europe. It’s North Face was only summitted in 1931, and it’s West Face (the highest of the 4 faces) was only summmitted in 1962
- The Matterhorn is also one of the deadliest peaks in the world- over 500 people have died climbing it. But dont worry- it’s not dangerous for skiers, only for Alpinists (people who enjoy climbing high mountains, particularly in the Alps)