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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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Cervinia Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 04 Dec 2013|
|Last snowed|| 21-Nov-2013|
|Fresh snow||35 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||185 cm|
|Runs to resort||Soft|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 04-Dec-2013)
It was a pretty sunny day across the board in Italy over the weekend but conditions are good.
There’s weekend skiing on offer at Sauze d’Oulx (60/100cm) at the moment but they’re closed during the week until next week. Recent weather has been quite mild but there is snowier and colder weather on its way later this week and into the coming weekend.
Passo Tonale (50/170cm) has great skiing on offer at the moment too. The best of the conditions can be found higher up where it is colder. The Presena Glacier has a couple of lifts open on it and it is possible to ski almost back down into the resort.
European Weather Outlook
A very dry and sunny week is expected for the majority of European resorts, with no fresh snow expected for the majority of Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Temperatures will be mild for the time of year too with freezing levels around 2600m for much of the week.