When to fly to Cervinia
Due to the altitude, the winter season starts extremely early in Cervinia – in 2008 it opened on October 31 – and closes late. As with all ski resorts the Christmas, February half term and early Easter holidays (depending when Easter falls) are the most popular times of year. The resort also fills up hugely at weekends, when Italian tourists flock in from Milan and Turin, but even during the peak time it can be emptier during the weeks.
Skiing continues throughout the year in Cervinia, as summer skiing takes places on the glacier. Prices fall considerably during the summer months though.
Cervinia insider information
- Check the Cervinia website for a host of useful tools for skiers, including a downloadable pdf of the piste map, webcams of the resort and a snow report.
- Most skiers who visit Cervinia are keen to ski over the top of the mountain into the neighbouring Swiss resort of Zermatt. You can head over by chair lift. The journey is quite a long one, so be sure to leave enough time, so as not to get stranded on the wrong side. A taxi back, if you do, can be incredibly expensive.