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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 - 28 Apr 2016|
|Last snowed|| 17-Apr-2016|
|Fresh snow||10 cm|
|Lower slopes||30 cm|
|Upper slopes||200 cm|
|Piste state||Hard packed|
|Runs to resort||Spring snow|
|Off piste snow||Spring snow|
|Comments||Typical spring snow, firm in the morning, slushy in the afternoon|
Snow Overview - Italy (snow news updated 28-Apr-2016)
Only six out of twenty-eight of our featured resorts in Italy were open for snowsports on Thursday 28th April, with this weekend marking the end of the ski season for many more. Good conditions can still be found on the slopes of the upper mountains, with low temperatures ensuring that slopes have become increasingly hard packed in recent days. The cloud affecting many regions on Thursday looks set to continue over much of the coming weekend. Temperature will remain low during this period, so be sure to wrap up warm if you are looking to get in those last turns of the season.
European Weather Outlook
The Alps is still very much in the grips of winter currently, with fresh snow having fallen across much of Europe over the past week. Further falls are forecast across many regions of the Alps over the coming days, although totals are expected to be much more moderate than previous falls. However, the freezing level is expected to rise over the weekend, with rain falling across the lowers slopes of many resorts as a result. Temperatures will look to return to seasonal norms during the early part of next week, with the sun also set to make an appearance.