November 25th has seen the opening of Valtur Cervinia Ski Resort & SPA. Located a few meters of the Cielo Alto chairlift and the Plan Maison cable car, the resort formerly Club Med Cristallo has undergone a 20 million euros renovation.
With 230 rooms, the resort offers spectacular views facing the Matterhorn. The central building, classified 5 stars, is flanked by two hotels Cristallino 1 and 2, connected internally, classified 4 stars.
The hotel features two restaurants, private dining room with Matterhorn view, a bistro, two bars, gym, two swimming pools, 3 DJ set stations, theatre area, miniclub, “Miele” SPA, Luxury Vintage Corner, Cervino Terrace, concierge service, lifestyle assistant, games room, Valtur Smart Space (remote work), Giorgio Rocca Ski School Cervinia, ski room and equipment rental by Rossignol. A treadmill connects the resort directly to the slopes, with a shuttle service to the ski lifts and the town centre.
Among the largest in the Alps, the Cervinia area crosses Italy and Switzerland with three exceptional protagonists: Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt (Switzerland), connected by 360 kilometres of slopes (155 between Cervinia and Valtournenche, 198 in Zermatt) and numerous ski lifts, with 147 slopes. Suitable for all types of skiing, the area offers incredible panoramic views of the most fascinating peaks of the entire Aosta Valley: the Matterhorn and the Grandes Murailles are just some of the wonders that enchant winter sports enthusiasts.
Some of its most famous slopes include the incredible descent of the ‘Ventina’ that from Plateau Rosà reaches Cervinia town or the ‘Reine Blanche’, or white queen, which is the longest route in the area, with 22 km of descent, starting from the Piccolo Cervino (3,883 m in Switzerland) up to Valtournenche (1,524 m) for a total height difference of over 2,000 m.
The three queens of this large area, among the largest and most popular in the world, Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt (Switzerland) are connected to each other by a myriad of slopes and a dense network of lifts that allows a connection without ever having to take your skis off, allowing you to admire the Matterhorn from both the Italian and Swiss sides, all accompanied by local food and fine wine available at various stops in the many restaurants on the slopes.