The Mighty Matterhorn

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Luxury Ski Holidays in the Matterhorn Valley of Cervinia, Italy offer some of the most superb skiing in the Alps. Cervinia is a high altitude resort at 2000 meters, dominated by the mighty Matterhorn, with reliable snow conditions throughout the Winter from December right through to April. The long, open runs and easy gradients of Plateau Rosa are ideal for advanced beginners and intermediates from which you can enjoy some fantastic views. More advanced skiers can head to Valtournenche and Zermatt, Switzerland for an incredible ski area at their disposal. Valtournenche is an old village approximately 9 km from Cervinia whilst Zermatt is on the Swiss side, both link into the ski area of Cervinia.

Cervinias biggest asset is its altitude and skiing continues well into the summer months on the attractive Plateau Rosa, set against a magnificent glacial backdrop. In addition there are plentiful winter activities to be undertaken such as ice-skating, snowshoes walking, snow bike, paragliding and climbing on the beautiful Via Ferrara del Gorbeillon.

During powder conditions there is some good off piste skiing above Ceiloalto. Local guides will point you in the direction of some great but demanding descents and for more action and adventure there is Heli-skiing at Monte Rosa. The ski resort offers a wonderfully friendly ski playground due to the range of slopes and easy gradients and is ideally suited to beginners and intermediates, and for those that need it tuition is available at the Breuil ski school. However for advanced skiers there are over 7 black runs and the long run back to Plan Torrette to satisfy the appetite.

Transport in the resort is up to date and there are modern lift facilities which means you don’t have to worry about troublesome queues. Seven lifts cater to 21 km of piste and for beginners and intermediate skiers there are 28 lifts on the Italian side which extend down towards Valtournenche at 1524m. A gondola and cable car will take you up from Cervinia to Plan Maison and from Plan Maison there numerous chairs and a gondola that will take you up to Plateau Rosa. During your stay you may wish to go on a sunny day trip to Zermatt, Switzerland, which is possible if you invest in a one day supplement to the local lift pass. Ski down the Theodulgletscher to Trockener Steg or return to Cervinia on the 8km classic Ventina run.

When you are not on the slopes the resort also has many lively bars, cafes and shops to cater for all your needs on your luxury ski holidays to Cervinia.

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