Aaaaah Cervinia… It looks like a postcard and feels like a warm hug. i first visited Cervnia in 2003 with my father- while he scouted for new resorts to send our South African clients too.
And, much like my father, I fell in love iwth it instantly. The friendly locals, the small but busy pubs, the sheer volume of ski slopes to choose from. It’s every skiers dream!
In my humble opinion, it’s the best Europe has to offer and here’s why:
The guarenteed snow
I’d be remiss if I didn’t put this at the top of the list! With an altitude of 2050m above sea level- you are GUARENTEED snow over the peak winter season. I have gone to Cervinia countless times and have never been disappointed. Bright alpine days are interespersed with spectacular snowfall to give you a skiing experience unparalleled anywhere on earth!
Kilometers and Kilometers of slopes connect you to surrounding towns and more slopes!
I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating but there are so many slopes surrounding Cervinia- for skiers of all skill levels. According to SkiLine, there a 77 km of blue slops, 220 km of red slopes and 63 km of black slope in Breuil-Cervinia alone. Most of these slopes are accessed by going up the mountain from Cervinia town but ski lift or cable car, and many of them will get oyu to other towns- including Zermatt in Switzerland!
The friendly locals
To be honest, I nearly put this point at the top of the list! The Cervinian townsfolk are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met! From a kind hotel-owning family that have become like my own family, to a friendly restauranteur who never fails to greet us with a smile. If you find yourself in Cervinia, take a walk around the town and greet some of the locals- you won’t be disappointed!
The top of the slopes in Cervinia have some of the mostbreath-taking
While perhaps not the most oppulent of locales- Cervinia has a pumping night scene in the peak months. Restaurants, pubs and clubs are scattered htroughout this tiny, quiet town- some hidden from site down safe back alleys. Not much of this noise can be heard from the comfort of your hotel room- and the local hotel and club owners have ensured this- some with creative means. One pub, the Yeti, even has egg boxes on the rough to keep noice form permeating out of the busy bar.
While I have mentioned the views- the Mattehrorn deserves a special mention. Towering above the town like . Nestled in the valley, looking up at the Matterhorn and the ridge surrounding Cervinia you are reminded of how small you are compared to the prehistoric lava flows that reach right into the sky.
The beauty of the town
Cervinia is a small town, made up of one main street and a number of other
New Years Eve
NYE is one of hte best nigths of the year in Cervinia. Fireowrks, a skiing show and a town-wide party are some of the more memorable events that take place over these two days. The fireworks and sking shwo happens the night before New Year and it gives the children in the classes a chance otshwo of their new skills
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