Breuil-Cervinia

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Breuil-Cervinia
Hotel Pointe Maquignaz, in Breuil-Cervinia.
Hotel Pointe Maquignaz, in Breuil-Cervinia.
Coordinates 45°56′04″N 7°37′52″E / 45.93444°N 7.63111°E / 45.93444; 7.63111 (Breuil-Cervinia)
Vertical 2347 m
Top elevation 3480 m
(3899 m on Zermatt side)
Base elevation 2050 m in Breuil-Cervinia (1524m in Valtournenche)
Skiable area km²
Runs 56 (200 km)
Longest run 22.5 km
Lift system 24
Lift capacity 40881 skiers/h in Breuil-Cervinia (89831 skiers/h including Zermatt)
The Aosta region of Italy

Breuil-Cervinia (in Italian: Breuil-Cervinia; in French and in Valdôtain: Breuil) is an alpine resort in the Valle d'Aosta region of northwest Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Valtournenche.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

The town hosted the FIBT World Championships in 1971, 1975, and 1985.

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