The Village of Cervinia
Cervinia lies at 2,006 m (6,581 ft) above sea level, at the foot of the Matterhorn (in Italian, Monte Cervino; in French, Mont Cervin), in a valley surrounded by high, glaciated mountains and the sheer rock face of the Jumeaux. It shares a ski area with Zermatt in Switzerland, connected through the Plateau Rosa glacier. Some of the runs are very long, the longest stretches 22 km from the Klein Matterhorn (in French, Petit Cervin) in Switzerland down to Valtournenche in Italy.
Cervinia being one of Europe's highest ski resorts means low temperatures and good consistent snow fall, Skiing is nearly year round on the glacier. Lunch in Italy is worth a detour from the slopes for everyone, including folks staying in Zermatt, despite a less dramatic view of the iconic mountain – called Cervino on this side. Not only are restaurants cheaper, but menus also feature fresh pasta, tasty salads and local Aosta Valley specialities. Our favourite pitstop is Chalet Etoile.
Five star skiing in Cervinia for a fraction of the price it would cost to stay in Zermatt. We loved the fact that you were able to visit Zermatt by skiing over the mountain. The owners were happy to find us accommodation for a night in Switzerland. Amazing experience! We will surely return!
Ann W (United Kingdom)