Hotel Pointe Maquignaz, in Breuil-Cervinia.
|Top elevation||3480 m
(3899 m on Zermatt side)
|Base elevation||2050 m in Breuil-Cervinia (1524m in Valtournenche)|
|Skiable area||150km² Cervinia, 350km Cervinia/Zermatt|
|Runs||56 (200 km)|
|Longest run||22.5 km|
|Lift capacity||40881 skiers/h in Breuil-Cervinia (89831 skiers/h including Zermatt)|
Cervinia lies at 2,006 m (6,581 ft) above sea level, at the foot of the Matterhorn (in Italian, Monte Cervino; in French, Mont Cervin), in a valley surrounded by high, glaciated mountains and the sheer rock face of the Jumeaux. It shares a ski area with Zermatt in Switzerland, connected through the Plateau Rosa glacier. Some of the runs are very long, the longest stretches 22 km from the Klein Matterhorn (in French, Petit Cervin) in Switzerland down to Valtournenche in Italy.
Cervinia being one of Europe's highest ski resorts means low temperatures and good consistent snow fall, Skiing is nearly year round on the glacier. Temperatures get very cold through the winter months with daily averages being around -5 - -10 for the winter months and only about 8-10c in the summer months. This maintains the snow in great shape throughout the winter season. December usually averages round 40-50cm in resort and 140-160cm on the mountain, January approx 80cm and 200cm, February approx 90cm and 220cm, march 100cm and 240cm, April 60cm - 200cm.
Notes and references
- Official website (English), (French), (German), (Italian) & (Spanish)
- Breuil-Cervinia Downhill Snow Report from Aosta valley official website (English), (French), (German), (Italian) & (Spanish)