Ski resorts in Italy
Cervinia in northwestern Italy is located in the Aosta Valley, by the foot of the Matterhorn. The high elevation village is situated at an altitude of 6580 feet and the mountain stretches to 11,400 feet above sea level. The fact that the village is located at 6500 feet makes it the highest in Italy.

The ski resort is connected to Zermatt through Plateau Rosa. The longest stretch of pistes measures as much as 22 km. The ski resort is a bit like Zermatt's younger sibling, considering it has calmer and more family friendly slopes compared to the ones in Zermatt, which are much steeper.

Cervinia is one of Europe's highest ski resorts, with a cold and snowy climate. This area has 56 marked slopes and 24 lifts. In December it usually snows an avarage of 140-160 cm.

The La Ventina piste recently grabbed the third spot when CNN ranked the world's best pistes.

This is a small village and within walking distance to pretty much wherever you choose to stay. Do you want a cozy family vacation in which there is no need to worry about steep slopes or maps to find your way around? This place will be perfect for you.
Cervinia belong to Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

Cervinia Snow forecast

  • 2 in snow

  • 4.3 in snow

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Facts about Cervinia

Number of slopes:49
Learning / beginner Green slopes:2
Easy Blue slopes:11
Intermediate Red slopes:29
Advanced / Expert Black slopes:7
Longest slope:72178 ft
Total length of pistes:124.3 miles

Lifts (Total: 24)
Lift capacity:  40900 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Cervinia Vertical drop
Highest Point: 11417 ft
Vertical drop: 6414 ft
Base Point: 5003 ft

Childrens area:2
Country: Italy

Reviews for Cervinia

What do you think about Cervinia?
Andreas J
Andreas J (Guest)
Feb 2023 living in Cervinia. Apt Montabel extremely run down and low standard. Slopes beaten up by high temperatures and no new snow for a while, so a... Read more (88 words)
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Was in Cervinia week 6 2023. Good pistes, some snow off the pistes during the week. The system is small if it wasn't for Zermatt I would have been tir... Read more (125 words)
Henrik (Guest)
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Quite ok but no more. Small and disjointed system, only one road across to and from Z (via the glacier). Unfortunately not at all according to our exp... Read more (40 words)
Karl-Johan (Guest)
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Cervinia in my heart. Most of it is here. High riding heights guarantee safe snow. The choice between lovely gliding slopes on the Cervinia side and a... Read more (247 words)
Peder (Guest)
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Best in Europe:-) Lots of extremely well prepared slopes. If you need walls, there are sides on the Matterhorn as well as a lot of difficult slopes in... Read more (45 words)
Emmy (Guest)
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Cervinia is lovely! But big warning for an apartment rental Immobiliare monte cervino! Really frivolous and completely impossible to have and do wi... Read more (71 words)
Papput-skier (Guest)
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As usual in Italy, it is very disorganized and a bit chaotic. It did not get better because they did not open up to Zermatt so you had to stick to Cer... Read more (343 words)
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Have been to Cervinia with a group of boys, alone with teenage children, with wife and children and with completely alone. Always had a great stay ski... Read more (76 words)
Anna (Guest)
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Was there week 9 2020. Probably had a bit of bad luck with the weather because the lift to Zermatt was closed for the most part due to strong winds. T... Read more (75 words)
Björn (Guest)
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Had a great trip there 20 years ago. The village, the fabulous slopes and that you can enjoy Zermatt's system without being completely skinned on the ... Read more (28 words)
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Most popular photo

Rider: Peter Vahlfridsson Photo: Peter Vahlfridsson

Trail map

Trail map Cervinia-Zermatt 2020

Nearby ski resorts

Zermatt8.1 miles
Champoluc8.7 miles
Arolla9.3 miles
La Forclaz11.2 miles
Gressoney11.8 miles
Evoléne13.7 miles
Zinal13.7 miles
Alagna16.2 miles

Airports near Cervinia

Torino Airport
Driving time: 1 hour, 37 minutes (75 miles)
Distance: 51 miles
Milano-Malpensa Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 24 minutes (114 miles)
Distance: 57 miles
Milan Linate Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 32 minutes (128 miles)
Distance: 86 miles
Milan Bergamo Airport
Driving time: 2 hours, 47 minutes (143 miles)
Distance: 102 miles
Lugano Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 1 minute (153 miles)
Distance: 62 miles
Chambery Airport
Driving time: 3 hours, 9 minutes (156 miles)
Distance: 87 miles