Cervino Ski Paradise Overview
The Cervino Ski Paradise also popularly known as the Cervino-Matterhorn Ski Paradise is one of the highest situated ski areas in Europe and stretches across the two countries of Italy and Switzerland. The ski area covers the three resorts of Breuil-Cervinia ( Italy), Valtournenche (Italy) and Zermatt (Switzerland); all of which reside under the watchful eye of the towering Matterhorn mountain ( also known as Cervino). Skiers are presented with three valleys, two countries, just over 350 kilometres of slopes and very well interconnected with a modern lift system of 50 ski lifts which include gondolas, chairlifts and trains. The area is by far one of the largest and most sought after ski areas in Europe. Thanks to its excellent snow conditions and lofty altitudes that reach up to 3,899 metres, the ski season is able to kick off early from mid-October and last till early May. Skiers visiting the area only require one ski pass valid for the entire area (although area-specific passes for the Zermatt ski area in the north and the Cervinia ski pass in the south can also be purchased). The word “Paradise” in its title does not exist in a vacuum as the ski area welcomes all ski ability types from beginners to advanced. Snowboarders have a myriad of terrain on both north and south valleys as well fantastic off-piste opportunities on the Klein Matterhorn. There is more to the area than just skiing as the area is robust with tourist and non-ski attractions. Holidaymakers can take the cable car to visit the Glacier Palace carved in the Klein Matterhorn or enjoy breathtaking panoramic views on the Zermatt-Gornergrat train ride. Take in the sights of the small and traditional village of Cervinia or the historic Valtourneche; or join in the fantastic apres-ski scene in Zermatt. For a once in a lifetime experience, visit the village of Chamois, the highest settlement in Europe and only accessible by cable car.