Cervinia is located at the foot of the 4,480 metre high Matterhorn (also called Tobleronebjerget), and offers perfect snow conditions and super skiing. The town and the start of the ski area is located in 2,048 metres altitude with the highest ski start of 3,488 metres. The ski area is linked to Zermatt in Switzerland and is one of the best areas in Europe.
Cervinia is not a big city, but an incredibly charming town with cosy little pedestrian streets where you can find several good Italian restaurants, small cafes, pizzerias and bars / nightclubs. It has a truly Italian atmosphere and much after ski activity.
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Several years back Cervinia was known as a popular place amongst the bourgeoisie and it still is to some degree quite exclusive. It is considered to be one of the finer ski destinations in Italy, but despite this, the prices in the town and on the mountain tend to be fairly reasonable. There is a very good ski school with a central location in the town, with shops and restaurants nearby.
Cervinia has locally about 150 - 350 km of piste and 1 cabin from which one runs out. The area is fine for beginners, while more serious skiers will find a bit more of a challenge on the Zermatt side.Please be informed that you buy ski passes for either one side or both sides of the mountain.
You can easily reach Cervinia by car from the A5 motorway from Turin to Aosta. Geneva is one of the closest airports and from there you pass through the reopened Mont Blanc tunnel. The nearest airports in Italy are Turin (1½ - 2 hours) or Milan Malpensa (2 - 2½ hours),and there are coaches from the airports to this resort.