Zermatt-Cervinia – unlimited skiing pleasure on the peaks of the Alps Zermatt-Cervinia (1620-3899 m)

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The alpine ski areas Zermatt and Cervinia-Valtournenche are located on the one and the other side of the Matterhorn, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Connected by a cable car both areas form a network of 360 km of pistes. Thanks to an international ski pass you can ski in both areas. From Zermatt to Cervinia-Valtournenche and vice versa, you can ski all year round. The extremely different pistes are between 1620 m and 3480 m altitude and overcome a difference in altitude of 3630 m. Cervinia-Zermatt is the highest ski area in the Alps. Because of their location at the foot of large alpine glaciers in Zermatt and Cervinia, the winter prevails throughout on optimal snow conditions. The eternal ice of the glacier allows skiing on both sides in summer. The ski pistes of Cervinia are more suitable for beginners and intermediate level skiers. However, there are also some good pistes for more experienced skiers, such as the famous "Nera Cervino" on the southern pistes of the Matterhorn. It is one of the steepest pistes in the Alps. It offers experts a 1200 m long downhill run, over a height difference of 250 m, with 65% incline. In good weather, the area around Plan Torrette is also great for off-piste skiing. With 200 pistes, spread over all levels of difficulty, Zermatt is one of the most prestigious ski areas in Switzerland.

Ski area Zermatt-Cervinia Detailed information:

Length of ski slopes 200 km
easy 31 km
medium 119 km
difficult 50 km
Number of ski slopes 147
Green
Blue 15
Red 42
Black 21
Ski lifts 28
Ski tows 10
Chairlifts 8
Cable cars 10
Snow cannons
Glaciers 3
Halfpipes 1
Snowparks 2
Floodlight slopes
Cross-country skiing 2 km
Toboggan runs 1

Further information

Summer ski in the footsteps of the world champions

In the Italian-Swiss Zermatt-Cervinia ski area, skis are not simply put in the basement at the end of the winter season. Elsewhere you have to wait for the new season before you can put your skis on again. Not so in Zermatt-Cervinia, where you can ski 365 days a year. In May, while all the ski areas are closed, the summer ski season opens in Zermatt-Cervinia. On the glacier Plateau Rosa (3480 m) in Cervinia you can ski on 5.5 km in summer. In Zermatt, a true ski festival takes place on the 23 kilometers of pistes that start high on the Theodul Glacier (3883m). Passionate skiers, snowboarders and freestyle skiers can ski down the pistes in bikinis, shorts and T-shirts. During this time, the international winter sports associations organize their training camps in the ski area of Zermatt. A unique opportunity to meet top athletes from Germany, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and other nations. Maybe even an autograph or a photo will pop out with a star.

<2> Sports and leisure without borders, free children's ski pass

The ski areas of Zermatt-Cervinia offer winter sports fans a huge range of activities. There is something for every taste: cross-country skiing, snow-skiing, ski hiking, ice climbing, ski touring, tobogganing, Nordic walking, ice skating, snow tubing and curling. Zermatt and Cervinia are the highest ski areas in Europe. The pistes are up to dizzying heights: 3384 m for Zermatt and 3480 for Cervinia. A total of 54 fast ski lifts supply both ski areas (34 in Zermatt, 20 in Cervinia). Children under 9 years are free to use them. Zermatt-Cervinia is not only a huge ski area, but also has extremely long pistes. In Cervinia there is the 12 km long Ventina Piste. Almost twice as long is the ski route Trockener Steg-Zermatt, with a total of 22km over a height difference of 2279 m. The high mountain landscape of Zermatt and Cervinia forms a magnificent panorama. The two ski areas are located in the middle of a mountain and glacier chain, which is over 4000 m high. The Matterhorn (4478m) attracts tourists from all over the world with its breathtaking beauty. It is surrounded by 37 other four-thousand-meter peaks, glaciers and mountain lakes.

Ski resorts Zermatt-Cervinia

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