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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 - 24 Apr 2015|
|Last snowed|| 05-Apr-2015|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||40 cm|
|Upper slopes||250 cm|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Good skiing on well groomed pistes|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 24-Apr-2015)
Spring conditions are taking their toll on many of our featured Italian resorts and we have already seen some close their gates for the end of the winter season. We are expecting more resorts to close this weekend as many pistes have closed.
The best skiing currently available can be found in the Val D’Aosta region with Cervinia (40/250cm) still operating all 14 of its lifts and also providing good links into Zermatt, Switzerland. The resort was very sunny on Thursday 23rd April, spring conditions were apparent throughout the resort but firmer slopes were available higher up at the Plateau Rosa region. The links into Zermatt were also open so there was a huge range of slopes there to be enjoyed.
The current band of sunshine and clear skies is forecast to wind down unfortunately as thicker clouds are expected to develop with the weekend, which could bring rainfall to many resorts.
European Weather Outlook
Following a prolonged spell of warm and sunny weather, the weather is set to change massively over the weekend in the Alps. Heavy rain is expected to move in during the course of Saturday, with snow only falling above 2,500m. A second weather front moving through on Sunday night is also set to bring heavy rain, but the temperature is set to drop rapidly through the night and by Monday morning the snow level could be as low as 1,500m. High regions could see in excess of 50cm of fresh snow by Monday, and lower levels around 20cm on Monday alone once the weather cools. The cold and snowy theme is set to continue next week – perhaps with the snow level dropping below 1,000m. So winter is forecast to return with a bang.
A mild and damp final weekend of the season is forecast for Bulgaria, although there may be a few sunny breaks over the weekend – especially in the mornings.
The forecast for Scandinavia is looking changeable and noticeably colder than of late. Sweden may catch some great late-season snowfall, with Are expecting up to 40cm of new snow which should set it up for a great final week of the season.
Winter is set to return to the Scottish Highlands through Saturday, bringing with it some potentially heavy snowfall into next week. The great season is set to continue…!