The Breuil-Cervinia / Valtournenche / Zermatt – Cervino resort is located in Zermatt-Matterhorn (Switzerland, Lemano, Vallese region) and Monte Cervino (Italy, Valle d’Aosta region). For skiing and snowboarding, 360 km of ski slopes are open to guests. 52 lifts lead to them. The winter sports complex is located between 1.562 and 3.899 meters above sea level.
Matterhorn Ski Paradise, as this resort is also called, is one of the largest in the world and is the highest ski resort in the Alps, located at an altitude of almost 4000 meters. The winter sports area with fantastic views of the Matterhorn stretches over two countries. Zermatt is the entry point to Switzerland, while Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche are the entry points to Italy. Zermatt is located at 1620 meters above sea level and is surrounded by a total of 38 peaks that are above 4000 meters. Mountain lovers and nature lovers from all over the world come all year round to enjoy this unique and purest natural environment. Breuil Cervinia is located at 2050 m above sea level and is also a very famous holiday destination.
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As a rule, the ski season in these parts lasts from Year to round.
Ski pass prices
The cost of the day ski pass in the high season: SFr. 92 for an adult, SFr. 92 for children and SFr. 78 for youth.
Total length of tracks 322 km. The vertical drop is 2337 meters. Ski slopes are prepared by snow groomers. The resort has snow cannons. In total, the resort has 1275 snow cannons that cover 80% of the tracks. An artificial lighting system works on the slopes. There is a training slope for beginner skiers. Both adults and children can learn to ride on it.
Matterhorn Ski Paradise offers varied, well-groomed and fantastically long runs. In addition to panoramic views of the stunning mountain landscape, the resort offers skiing all year round. The highest and largest summer ski resort in the Alps is the Matterhorn Glacier, located at the top of Theodul. In Zermatt, the slopes are distributed over the high alpine terrain of Rothorn, Blauhorn, Sunnegga, Findeln, Stockhorn, Hochtelli, Gornergrat, Riffelberg and Riffelalp.
The slopes of the glacier stretch from the Matterhorn Klein, which is above the Teodul glacier, to the Trockenen Sta. The slopes lead through Schwarzsee and Furi back to Zermatt. Most of them offer magnificent views of the Matterhorn Mountain. On the Italian side, the slopes are distributed over high alpine terrain at the Teodul Pass, Sime Bianche, Plan Maison and Salette in the Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche regions. Most of the slopes lie above the tree level. Only the slopes down to Zermatt, Ey, Furi, Stafel and Valtournenche lead through the forest. The perfect slope care and the breadth of the pistes make skiing an unforgettable experience here.
On the tops of the slopes, skiers and snowboarders are delivered 61 lifts: 10 aerial tramway, 11 gondola lift, 21 chairlift and 9 t-bar lift. There are 10 children’s lifts for beginners and children. The total length of the cable cars is 921 km, which are capable of transporting up to 92894 passengers/hour.
The ski resort is equipped with modern lifts on the Swiss and Italian sides. From Zermatt, an 8-person gondola lift takes guests the fastest to the ski area on the Klein Matterhorn. The Gornergrat railway takes guests from Zermatt train station to the Gornergrat in about 30 minutes. The third way to get to the resort is the Sunnegga underground funicular.
In the ski resort itself, modern chair lifts prevail. They quickly lift guests to great heights, but sometimes you have to queue due to the large number of tourists. In Breuil-Cervinia, the lifts rise directly from the village. There are mainly modern chairlifts and gondola lifts. In Valtournenche, a gondola lift goes up to the ski resort.
Villages where you can stay near the resort:
- Zermatt (0.5 km)
- Breuil-Cervinia (0.2 km)
- Valtournenche (1.3 km)
- Täsch (6 km)
- Randa (9 km)