Cervinia opens and gets a black run

1st November 2010, by Chris Gill

Plan Maison, Cervinia

Plan Maison, Cervinia

Cervinia in Italy began its 2010/11 season on 30 October, opening its upper glacier slopes shared with Zermatt across the border. When it gets going fully though, new developments this year include a rare sight: a new black run. In addition to that there is a new children’s area and bordercross course.

The new Cervino Black run – or the imaginatively titled ‘Number 59’ on the piste map – begins at the top of the new Pancheron six-pack, opened last season at a quiet end of the ski area. The piste is short and sweet, taking a steeper line below the Furggen ridge. Another piste, red number 24, has been completely remodelled during the summer to be wider and longer. It is also accessed from the new lift and is met by the new black run lower down.

To further improve the slopes around the new lifts, the resort has introduced a slow ski zone on the red run that splits off from number 24. And children will welcome a new nursery area up the mountain, at Plan Maison. The snow garden has a moving carpet lift and is reached by gondola from the village.

Cervinia has welcomed lots of fresh snowfall in recent days, and it was snowing to bring in November – 15cm reported at village level so far.

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