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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.
More Cervinia resort information
Cervinia Snow & Weather
|Snow Report - 19 Apr 2014|
|Last snowed|| 19-Apr-2014|
|Fresh snow||5 cm|
|Lower slopes||15 cm|
|Upper slopes||290 cm|
|Runs to resort||Good|
|Off piste snow||Varied|
|Comments||Improving conditions thanks to the new snow|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 20-Apr-2014)
It was mostly warm and sunny across Italy on Thursday 17th April, with only a slight dusting of snow in some north eastern resorts. Livigno (100/200cm) was one of these, receiving a centimetre or two of fresh snow earlier this week. They’ve still got a good snow base, after a snowier than usual winter with great spring conditions across the mountain.
Cervinia (35/290cm) is in very good shape too. Its upper slopes still have plenty of snow on them and north facing areas still hold some nice powder in quieter areas. All the links with Zermatt, over in Switzerland, remain open.
Snowier weather is expected to arrive this weekend, bringing around 15cm of fresh snow to the upper areas of many resorts. Cervinia’s upper slopes could do a little better though with around 40cm expected. 20cm of this could fall on Saturday 19th April.
European Weather Outlook
Predominantly cloudy weather is forecast across the European resorts over the Easter weekend and next week. The freezing level could drop to around 2,000m at the start of the weekend before rising back up to over 2,500m. The altitude of the slopes and the ski area will therefore dictate whether you can expect fresh snow or rain over this period.