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A service that is unique in the whole Alpine region. You take off from Cervinia in a helicopter and fly over the peaks of the ski circuit. You then land and, accompanied by guides and expert off-piste ski instructors, you ski surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, with the great peaks close enough to touch, and breathe the pure air found at 4,000 metres, all of which combine to make this downhill experience unforgettable.
Climb a mountain, face the cliff pass after pass, a challenge against time, the cold and exhaustion. These are the emotions that the mountains have to offer and in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche you can try in safety thanks to the collaboration of the Cervino Guides, for excursions, advise, courses to improve and perfect technique, excursions with overnight stay in mountain huts immersed in the peace and quiet of the nature at the top of the mountain.
Have you ever seen a frozen waterfall? It’s a spectacle not to be missed; a crystal wall with a multitude of reflections. Silent, cold, solemn and the thrill of climbing it, tackling it step by step. Here in Cervinia you can climb in safety, accompanied by the Cervino Guides. For mountain enthusiasts, an experience not to be missed.
There has always been telemark skiing (‘free-heel skiing’) at the foot of the Matterhorn, both on and off-piste, with trails to suit all levels of ability. The ‘angel turn’ is a timeless legend that is celebrated in this ski district with a number of events during the season.
Over 200 ski instructors teach in Cervinia and Valtournenche. Our ski schools – all of which are staffed by instructors who specialise in teaching downhill skiing, snowboarding, telemark skiing and cross-country skiing – organise private and group lessons using the most avantgarde technical equipment and teaching aids.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Whether you prefer diagonal stride or double poling, whatever your level of ability, narrow skis are at their best in the valley of the Matterhorn, thanks to the many scenic trails that cross unspoilt countryside covered in natural snow and dense forests.
Fly over the ski circuit’s pistes wearing skis. Tandem paragliding is one of Cervinia’s main attractions for those looking for that rush of adrenalin on holiday. You’ll fly with one of our experienced instructors. Flights take off from Plan Maison, in the Pancheron area (at the chair lift arrival station) or from Plateau Rosà. Prior booking is required.
Ice skating in the centre of town on a specially prepared natural ice rink with a view of the Matterhorn: the rink is open until midnight (and equipped with artificial lighting) and you can even book a game of curling or organise hockey matches. Open November to March.
A romantic dinner in one of the restaurants along the ski circuit’s pistes and then an unforgettable downhill ski in the moonlight when there’s a full moon.
Known as ‘IndianPark’, Cervinia’s snow park is located in Plan Maison and its vital statistics are truly mind-boggling: 400 metres long and 100 metres wide, which guarantee a freestyle area of over four hectares (nine acres).
Located on the edge of town, this ice karting circuit is made of natural ice and is open to the public day and night (with artificial lighting). Children’s go-karts are also available (over six years of age). You can even organise races against your friends and fun group challenges.
Fresh, soft, powdery winter snow: whether you’re on skis or a snowboard. That’s the beauty of freeriding: that feeling of being free to turn where the only tracks in the snow are yours
After a day spent skiing, or even if you just want to spend a whole day relaxing, there is nothing like the pleasure of recharging your batteries after having tired yourself out with work or play in the district’s many health spas and wellness facilities.
INDOOR WALL CLIMBING
The Valtournenche sports complex has an indoor climbing wall you can use to keep fit or just if you want to try a new sport, suitable for children too.
Info Club de Ski – Tel: +39 0166 92698
One of the attractions more particular it’s dog sledding, which translates tours sledding beautiful husky, dogs by fierce look and the unmistakable blue eyes. A "journey" that reminds Alaska, Canada, but who also lives in Cervinia, an experience in close contact with nature, immersed in the silence of snowy paths where the only sounds are those produced by the race of these beautiful animals and the Sleigh.’s skates.
At 3,500 metres above sea level, at Plateau Rosà (which can be reached by ski lift from Cervinia in just over half an hour), you can ski in summer too. The glacier’s high altitude guarantees well-compacted snow all season, with pistes that suit all levels of ability.
Starting at the Plateau Rosà glacier at 3,480 m asl, a unique and spectacular location, arriving in Cervinia on a trail of 10 km in length. Attention, this trail is not always open and will open when conditions permit, daily authorisation given for the ascent with the cable cars.
Cervinia’s famous Lago Blu lake (a stone’s throw from the town, near the main road that climbs from Valtournenche, just before the tunnel that reaches town) owes its fame to the particular colour of its water and the Matterhorn’s reflection in it.
Horse riding in the midst of unspoilt countryside and a guaranteed view of the Matterhorn: at the Cavalieri del Cervino stables, near the Alpage restaurant (Lago Blu locality, Cervinia), they organise horse riding trips, lessons for beginners and pony rides for children, as well as pony games and treasure hunts.
You can play on outdoor tennis courts in Cervinia (at the start of the road that leads from Cervinia to the Alpine soldiers’ chapel and the Oriondé refuge) and in Valtournenche (in the sports complex).
Private and group lessons are available.
Our Summer offer in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche becomes richer this week thanks to a new attractive, which makes Cervino Mountain Paradise a place where the variety of experiences is unique.
Located in the pic-nic area, at the entrance of our village (just outside the tunnel), "La Borna dou Djounas" (the owl's nest) is the new adventure park dedicated to children.
This is the undisputed realm of mountain climbing, presided over by His Majesty the Matterhorn. Here mountain climbing isn’t just news: it is history and legend. Every rocky crevice tells the tale of heroic enterprises and oozes pure passion, today as it did in the past.
lying – or indeed ‘Volare’, like the famous song by Domenico Modugno says – how? By paragliding in tandem flights accompanied by qualified instructors. The Matterhorn valley is even more impressive when viewed from above. A unique experience worth trying, in total safety.
CERVINO SNOWBOARD CAMP
Snowboard camp from Monday to Friday, 5 days of lessons from 9.00 am to the closure of the summer ski lift system. Each group will consist of a limited number of participants to guarantee the quality of the lessons. Open to all levels; from beginner snowboarders o the pros.
SENTIER J.A. CARREL
Named after the man who first reached the summit of the Matterhorn along the Italian route on 17th July 1865, the Sentier J. A. Carrel winds along no less than 30 kilometres (though it is possible to walk single legs of the trail) along the entire Breuil valley
Over 200 kilometres of hiking trails, from those at high altitude to those for families or walkers who just want to stroll and relax, surrounded by countryside and silent woods, following well-signposted trails featuring breathtaking views, just a stone’s throw from Cervinia and Valtournenche town centres.
CERVINO GOLF CLUB
This has been a must for golfing enthusiasts since 1955: an 18-hole golf course with a breathtaking view of the Matterhorn. Open all summer, golf is the perfect sport to follow the 3,000-metre skiing of Plateau Rosà. Intense competitive events are held during the season. The Club House, with its restaurant and café, is particularly pleasant.
Where else should you have a picnic! Wide open prairies and shadowy forests offer the best picnics. In Cervinia, a stone’s throw from the town (near the tunnel), you can cook a barbeque while your kids play here, where there’s an adventure playground for young children as well.