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Dave undefined
This place is a hidden gem in the Italian side of the Matterhorn, it’s 160 km of Piste on the Italian side and 200 kms on the link into Zermatt on the Swiss side. The skiing is on wide well kept pistes that for me define the level, there is far more here for the good/very good social skier than the experts that seek out real challenges... you can easily do 40-50 kms a day as the lifts are rarely busy and the links make it easy, it is obvious that the place has constant re investment into the system. The cafes and chalets in the slopes serve good food at a reasonable cost, I write this as I drink a 1.50 euro black coffee... after the days skiiing if you want to drink head for the dragon for drinks sport on the tv and some live music with plenty of brits, early evening Lino s tent if you are feeling a little more frivolous or the Yeti, all the prices are reasonable, going into food the way restaurants go from functional cheap and cheerful to exquisite really it depends on what you want to pay all I have been in have been worth the money. Ski hire and ski shops go and see Ivano at Adriano sports very handy place at plan maison.... ... Full Review
Guaranteed snow, and lift avai...
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2 years ago
Dave undefined
This review is written in mid November 2019, all the slopes are open and the snow conditions are amongst the best I have ever encountered, the only down side is not all the bars and cafes are open, and you can be on a defined piste and not see anyone. If you want to ski in a paradise on and off piste with freedom in the early season this is superb ... Full Review
Early and late season
2 years ago
Danny
Top!... Full Review
Comprensorio sconfinato. Si sc...
Prezzi alberghi elevati(potete...
3 years ago
Nina From Sweden
Lovely, little village, just for outdoor activities. Mostly natural snow and if you never tried it you will absolutely notice and probably love that feeling you get edging the skies! This is a paradise for families with children 10Y and up that love to ski. Or if your party is mixed level skiier. There are 2 Heliski companies, and you could probably be a newbie in the short run from the valley chairlifts. I don't mind the lifts being slow or having to change twice to get to the top, once there you have the most breathtaking view, dry snow, and no ice, perfect conditions for a long,long run to the valley. I believe that early or late season is the best time to go, due to the altitude. We went Easter week 2018, 2nd week in April, and 5 of 6 days the Zermatt link was open, day it was closed the fog made the mountain disappear and even my ski-crazy teen came back to the hotel after 2 runs in the "milk". The day we choose it snowed and the wind was picking up so they closed the link 1H early, we were lucky having a pistguide that could get us the fastest way back, as being stuck in Zermatt means having to find a bed for the night, try to get back by car or other transport will cost a fortune. Are you a part timer, ski from lunchtime and then starts party from after ski, there will be far better places, but there are some places and if it's only a couple of beers chatting with your company after dinner there are plenty. You won't find any indoor activities part from SPAing, but there are outdoors to find if your legs are tired from the 20 km slope. I would recommend to have a pistguide 1st day to find the best slopes for you and if possible for the Zermatt also. Italy and Italians means great food, slow but friendly service, you just to have to accept that it is relaxed and to enjoy the taste and view, who needs to rush when on vacation anyway? Maybe it just because I am a Swede, that use to horrible weather, all artificial snow and long queues to a sad lifts. So if you a relaxed, intermediate skier that appreciate good company, great food and wide slopes with perfect dry snow, this really is the place.... Full Review
For everyone, perfect for grou...
Not really anything but skiing...
3 years ago
Samuel Reitterer-Barbour
The justification for my review is explained in depth below. The short version is that if you are anything beyond a novice skier, this is not the resort for you. If you are in the process of picking a resort for an upcoming ski trip, you will find far better places for the same cost. Hugely disappointed with Cervinia. Having skied a significant number of resorts across France, Switzerland, Austria etc. never have I been quite so frustrated. Given the location and access to Zermatt, this should be a gem, however even when conditions at the highest lifts in Cervinia were fantastic (blue sky and absent wind), the Zermatt links were still not opened. On the one day when the Zermatt link was opened, there was clearly no rush and it took until 10:30am to open it all. This reflects the general attitude of the resort staff. Lifts advertised as opening at 8:20 or 8:30 were often not open until well after 9am. Some days upper lifts were closed until gone 10am. Lifts were even closed earlier than advertised with staff clearly just wanting to leave as soon as possible. Even the piste bashing seemed half-hearted, for whatever reason they just were not of a quality found in other resorts. Staff in the ticket office all seemed unable to give the same figures for what the unnecessarily confusing pricing system was and misled us to our financial detriment. When confronted they were extremely rude. Advertising the resort as a truly linked ski area with Zermatt is almost misleading- the odds of getting across the border are low. The lift pass for just the Cervinia side is massively overpriced. Having spent the previous week in Ischgl, the lift passes are basically the same cost for 6 days. However at Ischgl you get a hugely extensive well kept resort, extremely modern and efficient lift system, polite and hardworking staff, beautiful surroundings and town. Indeed the pass was comparitively expensive compared with many resorts I have visited recently including St Anton, Val D'isere, L2A. The pistes themselves are fabulous for total beginners but even intermediate skiers will become bored quickly. Black slopes are very straight forward, the reds that proliferate the resort would in many cases be blue elsewhere. The terrain is such that runs are mainly long flat sections interspersed with the odd downhill. This combined with the slow, exposed lifts makes for sheer tedium. The lift system is by far the worst I have experienced anywhere in a major European resort. As other reviews have noted, the lift buildings in some cases look like something from war torn Aleppo. The lifts are excrutiatingly slow, often without covers despite being exposed. Gondolas are slow and outdated, sometimes without proper seats. To get to the top of the resort/to Zermatt requires either 3 separate gondolas or a gondola and three separate chairs. In any modern resort the top would be reached by one or at the most two lifts. ... Full Review
Good choice for total beginner...
Awful value, outdated lifts an...
3 years ago
Maksim
Overall boring. The resort was closed for two consecutive days on 4-5 January 2018. They didn't prepare even a single trail after the snowfall (though in Valtournenche a number of them were open and well groomed) and absolutely ruined the holidays. ... Full Review
Beautiful place.
Overall boring.
4 years ago
Simon
Visited Easter 2015 with children. No queues and almost entirely gondola or chairlift served - much easier with children. Managed to ski the entire linked area (Cervinia/Zermatt/Valtourneche) with our 7 & 9 yr old girls. Was sunny and quite warm but snow conditions higher up were still great and runs complete down to Cervinia and Zermatt. It takes 3 gondolas to get from Cervinia town up to plateau Rosa (2000-3500m) - about 40 mins - then you can ski down to Zermatt and take their fast gondolas back up the glacier (about 1000m uplift from a single gondola trip). There's a great ski park on the glacier with lots of jumps and plenty of fresh or windblown powder just off piste. Once on the Zermatt side you have to be careful that bad weather doesn't stop the gondola from Trockener Steg up to the top (Klein Matterhorn - 3883m), otherwise to return you'll have to take the slow draglifts up the glacier back to plateau Rosa. In blizzard conditions we once had to be taken up the glacier by various snow vehicles. Keep an eye on the conditions and lift status boards. The Cime Blanche and Valtourneche runs were almost empty and provide a great 1400m descent (~10km) to Valtourneche. Our girls like to explore off piste runs through forest and there's little except way over on the Zermatt side - Sunnega area in particular. For us the ease of getting up the mountain without having to take several chairlifts (and few queues at Easter) was a big selling point for this area. It's worth paying for the international pass unless you're only planning a couple of trips over to the Zermatt side. Take a picnic on one of the longer gondola rides and enjoy the views!... Full Review
Huge area with great uplift. E...
Little treeline skiing
5 years ago
chris potter
We went here for part of our honeymoon Dec 2014. Great early season snow. Great town, good food. Much cheaper than Zermatt. Stunning views, great vibe. ... Full Review
6 years ago
Peter Walmsley
We were excited to come to Italy for the first time skiing but have been constantly frustrated by the late opening of lifts and lack of information as to why or when they may open. We were sold an all area lift pass but never used it properly as the bubble and cable car were nearly always closed until such a time that you couldn't risk going down to Zermatt for fear of getting caught down there. Queued for 45 minutes this morning in glorious sunshine waiting for the cable car to open and gave up by 11am despite catching the cretaz lift at 845am. Will never come back here as it is the worst run resort I have ever been to.... Full Review
Intermediate skiing
Lifts and generally poor runni...
6 years ago
francesco
A good day with friends, actually It would need better and effortless ways to get up to the summit again... Full Review
Wide, long and very good piste...
too much effort to move and ge...
7 years ago
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