With the best snow record in Italy, access to Europe’s highest lifts, and a friendly village ambience, Breuil-Cervinia is one of the world’s top ski resorts.
With access to Europe’s highest lifts, and proud holder of the best snow record in Italy, Breuil-Cervinia is one of the world’s leading resorts. Located at the head of a long valley leading off the Aosta Valley, this high-altitude ski area links with both Valtournenche, and Zermatt in Switzerland, offering 350km of pistes overall. The abundance of great cruising runs here are particularly good for beginners and intermediates, and you can even ski here in the summer, too. Meanwhile, the village itself has plenty to offer after the slopes have closed for the day, including good restaurants and numerous activities.
- Resort altitude of 2050m with access to 350km of pistes from 1525-3480m
- Ideal for beginners and intermediates with wide slopes and cruising runs
- Access to the slopes of Valtournenche and Zermatt all under one lift pass
- Heliskiing available across the region, and some good off-piste terrain
- Largely modern, purpose-built resort with good amenities and restaurants
- Relatively good après-ski scene, with several key hotspots around the village
- Lots of good resort restaurants and enough to choose from on the mountain
- Plenty to do off the slopes including other sports, shopping and ice-skating
Getting to Breuil-Cervinia
Breuil-Cervinia is just 1 hour 40 minutes from Turin airport and several airlines serve this route. Alternatively, Geneva (2 hours 20 minutes away) and Milan (2 hours 45 minutes away) are also close by. The drive from Calais to Cervinia via France and the Mont Blanc tunnel is approximately 10 hours.
More about Breuil-Cervinia
ABOUT THE RESORT
Originally a mountaineering spot, high-altitude Breuil-Cervinia has evolved into what is now a welcoming village of contrasting architectural styles, predominantly purpose-built and modern, with easy access to the slopes. One of Italy’s more lively après-ski resorts, the atmosphere is particularly vibrant on the weekends, when Italian day-trippers come to town.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Breuil-Cervinia is all about high-altitude, cruising skiing where you can feel the wind in your hair while you drink in the spectacular views. Best for beginner and intermediate skiers, but with access to Zermatt’s more challenging slopes, the ski area as whole is hugely varied with lots to offer all levels. Heliskiing is also on the menu, as well as a large array of other exciting snow activities and a fantastic snow park.
OFF THE MOUNTAIN
While other European resorts might have more to offer after the slopes have closed for the day, in Breuil-Cervinia there’s still plenty to keep you amused. As well as a relatively lively après-ski scene, there are lots of shops to browse and great restaurants to try. For the more active, there’s a natural ice rink, several swimming pools and some sports and spa options, too.
WHERE TO STAY
Breuil-Cervinia has an excellent range of accommodation available from 2 to 5 star including some fabulous new openings. Accommodation prices are generally lower than Zermatt in Switzerland which it is linked to. Accommodation is also available in the nearby village of Valtournenche (5 kilometres down the valley) which has lift connections to the main ski area and would suit those looking for a quieter place to stay. To book or for advice, contact one of the Cervinia specialists listed below.
PACKAGES AND TOUR OPERATORS
A number of UK tour operators can assist with arranging all elements of your holiday to Breuil-Cervinia including accommodation and travel from the UK and can advise you on the best accommodation options for you.