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Perfectly located for ski convenience, the Furggen is on
the piste so you can ski down to the lifts
and right back to the hotel at the end of
the day. Overlooking the village, intermediate skiers can make a quick schuss
to the Cretaz lifts or to the gondola and can ski right back to the
hotel at the end of the day under normal snow conditions. The hotel has a
delightful, comfortable, pine-panelled lounge with TV and bar where
snacks are available.
2 people on bed and breakfast sharing a twin room with private shower
or half bath and WC. Rooms with a balcony are available at a supplement.
All rooms have telephone, satellite TV and safe. Hairdryers are
available from reception.
Meals: Bed & Breakfast
Buffet breakfast · optional 3 course evening meals with choice of menu
available at a supplement taken at 'La Bricole' restaurant 250m from the
views · friendly atmosphere · cosy lounge and bar with satellite TV ·
free WiFi available throughout hotel · free evening minibus service to
village centre from 5.30pm to 11.30pm (New Year's Eve 5pm-10.30pm) ·
Ski to and from the hotel · situated above the village beside the piste · 15 minutes walk downhill to the resort centre
Tourist tax payable locally
Approx €0.80 per person per night cash
Cervinia Resort Info
Based on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, Cervinia is lift-linked to Zermatt, with 200km of its own runs. Because of its high altitude, it has a long season, great snow and is an absolute haven for intermediates. The slopes are superb for cruising and mileage skiing, while beginners will find masses of coverage. Advanced skiers will need to head over into Switzerland for extended challenges, although you'll have to pay extra to cross to Zermatt. Because of its position, the scenery is outstanding, but this can be marred by poor weather and high winds, which can often cause the higher lifts to be closed. If the weather holds, you can usually be guaranteed loads of sun as well as long tree-lined runs. The ski school is getting better but, as with many Italian resorts, childcare is rather limited.
On the downside, Cervinia is not the most attractive resort and is entirely purpose-built. It was founded in the 1930s by Mussolini and still doesn't cater very well for non-skiers. There are good restaurants on and off the mountain, but their prices are nearly as steep as the Matterhorn itself. Weekend crowds can put pressure on the old lift system, but also improve the quality of après-ski. Access from the accommodation to the lifts is inconvenient, requiring an uphill walk.
Overall, Cervinia is great for lower ability skiers and boarders and much cheaper than its Swiss neighbour. Experts, kids and party animals may not find Cervinia ideal, although the first group do have Zermatt nearby to keep them busy.
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