Cervinia: Ski The Matterhorn

By :- Louise Jackson, On June 28, 2015 in ::-Uncategorized

In the Aosta Valley of Italy, sits Cervinia.  Here the snow is the focal point of sport, holiday, and fun.  Breuil-Cervinia was founded more than two hundred years ago by excursionists and pioneers.  Now Cervinia has become Italy’s most promising destination for definite snowfall.  Even in the slow season, The Matterhorn is always blanketed in snow. Where tourism and technology thrive, here are a few intriguing reasons you and your family will be drawn to the slopes of Cervinia.

The Skiing Opportunities

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The most obvious reason to visit this mountain village is the amazing opportunity to ski.  This region of Italy averages over forty inches of snowfall per year, making it almost impossible to have a bad ski day.  Being that the highest altitude tops 3,000 meters, even the low slopes are opened year round.  Cervinia and the village next door create a winter playground equipped with easy slopes for the unsure beginners and the unrefined intermediate skiers.  The runs are always well groomed and smooth, and the cuisine isn’t bad either.  The slopes of Cervinia actually link to Zermatt, but you should be mindful of the weather.  If a storm rolls in on an unprepared vacationer, he/she could get stuck in a sticky situation.  It’s a long trip around the mountain if you are forced to take the lifts back.

Top In Technology

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Besides skiing, Breuil-Cervinia prides itself on their top of the line services and cutting-edge technological solutions.  Here you will have the opportunity to heli ski with a guide.  Heliskiing gives the wild adventurer the chance to ski the offroads of the mountains.  A helicopter will take you and your guide up to the top of a remote peak, and pick you up at the bottom of the slope.

You can also try your hand at snowshoeing.  Snowshoeing is an excellent adventure for avid hikers or runners who want to keep up their exercise routine during the winter months.  Snowshoeing is pretty easy to learn, and it’s not the most expensive of activities either.

Saint Hubertus Resort features solar heating panels and pellet heating.  Opened in 2009, this bio-resort was built with Mother Nature in mind.  It features induction kitchens and biological floor coverings.  Technology at its best, working for the pleasure of its tenants.

Village Attractions & Dining

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The Matterhorn Museum or Zermatlantis, offers a good place to soak in some history on a day of rest and window browsing.  The fine Swiss cuisine here leaves nothing to be desired.  Feel free to explore the many village restaurants, and taste the many vibrant flavors of Switzerland.  Adler-hitta Restaurant is a fine place to start.  The views will leave you breathless, and the food will leave you satisfied.