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- Miles of long, consistently gentle runs; ideal for intermediates wary of steep slopes or bumps
- Slopes are sunny, but high and pretty snow-sure
- Impressive scenery
- Excellent village nursery slope
- The link with Zermatt in Switzerland provides more great runs, views and lunches but ...
- Bad weather can close not only the Zermatt link but most of the higher lifts, severely limiting your options
- Very little to interest those looking for challenges
- Not a notably attractive village
- Few off-slope amenities
- Steep climb to the main gondola, ~although there is a chairlift alternative
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RSimpkinuk57 29 Jan 2011
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If there is a better resort than Cervinia for those who like cruising on motorways in spring sunshine, we have yet to find it. And then there’s the easiest of Zermatt’s slopes just over the Swiss border.
And for the rest of us? Well, to be frank, the rest of us are better off elsewhere. In particular, those with an eye on bumps or powder over in Zermatt should probably think about residing there, not here. Despite major lift improvements in Zermatt, access to its best slopes is still a time-consuming business. And that’s assuming the exposed, 3300m-high link is open.
The village was branded Cervinia when it was developed for skiing, but these days harks back to its mountaineering roots by prefixing that with its original name, Breuil. Ever heard of that? No, quite. So we’ll stick with Cervinia.
News – last season 2011/12
The Plateau Rosa cable car was renovated and now travels faster and has bigger windows and information about the slopes and weather inside. A new moving carpet was installed on the nursery slopes. And three new black runs above Salette in the Valtournenche sector apparently opened (they weren’t on the piste map but we are told they will be for 2012/13).
News – 2010/11
A short new black run (59) was created from the Pancheron chair above Plan Torrette. Below it, red run 9 has become a designated ‘slow ski’ zone. And red run 24 from the same lift was remodelled, with a short new black variant. At Plan Maison a boarder-cross course and a new children’s area with moving carpet lift opened.