The main lifts out of the resort, which start where some ski areas end, goes up to Plan Maison, the principal mid-mountain hub at 2,550m. From here, a gondola, or three fast chairs and cable-car, make the ascent up to the Cervinia / Zermatt ridge and the borderline between
Italy and . If you're not crossing
the border, acres of fast cruising red terrain await you up to Cervinia, with
more than 1,200m of snowsure vertical. Switzerland
If that doesn't satisfy, then it's likewise possible to ski starting at the top of the cable-car down to the
an inexpensive, more attractive option to Cervinia's rather stark architecture.
At 22km, this is one of the longest runs in the world. The 2,350m of vertical
would give you a hearty appetite for a long lunch in one of the simple eateries
at Valtournenche's . village of Valtournenche
Although Cervinia supplies a wealth of skiing, none of it is demanding enough and experts will be enticed to cross the border to sample
Zermatt's legendary steep stuff.
The Chalet Etoile is Cervinia's best mountain restaurant. If the weather turns dodgy at altitude, the Rifugio Teodulo, up at Plateau Rosa, serves excellent grappa and genepy. The Bontadini mountain hut has an large sun terrace and dishes up good-value Italian staples in cunning surroundings.
The funpark at the Fornet run, near Plan Maison, has a half-pipe, jumps and a boardercross park. If you want to get even higher, you should book a guide: Cervinia is likewise a big heliski center and there are other rightfully spectacular off-piste descents from the Piccolo Cervino (Klein Matterhorn).
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