Apres Ski in Cervinia
Cervinia Resort Village
Breuil Cervinia is a high altitude ski resort at 2,050m in a spectacular location at the head of the Valtournenche valley, with the magnificent Matterhorn (Monte Cervino) towering above the village. You can also stay up the mountain at Cieloalto and Plan Maison or down the mountain in Valtournenche.
At 2,050m, Breuil Cervinia is one of the highest resorts in the Alps, guaranteeing excellent, snow-sure skiing throughout the season and into summer. Cervinia’s compact resort centre has some traces of the old climbing village and has a lively, cosmopolitan feel. The centre is mainly pedestrianised and pleasant to stroll in with some cobbled streets and good shops and plenty of convivial bars, pizzerias and restaurants.
There are lifts at the North and South East edges of the village, and from the purpose-built suburb higher up the mountain at Cieloalto, so they are always within wlaking distance, but the village itself is on quite a steep slope so some of the more luxurious hotels provide a private bus service so their guests don’t have to walk up to the main lift station. Visitors who want really quick access onto the slopes can stay at the mid-mountain lift station at Plan Maison.
Cervinia fills up with Italians at weekends and during peak holiday periods such as New Year and the Carnival week in mid-February, but the nationalities of the guests outside these periods is fairly mixed with visitors coming from all over Europe, as well as further afield.
Leisure facilities in Cervinia include a public swimming pool, sauna, snow mobiling and a natural ice rink.
Apres-Ski Bars & Restaurants in Cervinia
Cervinia’s has lively apres ski with plenty of bars in the centre of the village and lots of good restaurants for eating out, ranging from good value pizzerias to high quality, expensive restaurants.
Cervinia’s compact village centre has a lively, cosmopolitan feel. The pedestrianised area is pleasant to stroll in with some good boutiques and shops, and plenty of lively bars, clubs and convivial cafes. Ymeletrob is a popular bar located next door to the Hotel Maquignaz and the Gasoline is a lively bar with late opening. The Yeti close to the Cretaz lifts, offers an internet service and also serves a selection of tasty nibbles with your apres ski drink. Copa Pan is a bustling, centrally located bar above the restaurant of the same name and Cafè des Guides offers a more relaxed, laid back atmosphere. The Dragon is a lively and informal pub with satellite TV and Bianconiglio is a stylish club in the centre of Cervinia and a good option later in the evening.
A new apres ski bar at the Principe delle Nevi (Alpe Giomein) just off the red piste between Plan Torrette and Cretaz, is a great place to end the day in a ski in – ski out location with a lively atmosphere and spacious sunny terrace. The Cafe Le Samovar, on Cervinia’s main street, is a comfortable place to relax after a day on the slopes. Choose a slice of delicious cake or some homemade biscuits to enjoy alongside a cup of tea or hot chocolate. The Samovar also has a spacious terrace overlooking the river to the rear of the cafe.
The Metzelet offers great food and is a fun place to enjoy a relaxing drink or tasty snack while admiring the stunning views of the Matterhorn and the Grande Murailles from the sunny terrace. It’s in a lovely spot close to the cross-country trails and is also favoured by Cervinia locals as a location for deer spotting.
The Grivola restaurant offers a varied menu with great food, including excellent pizza, and good service. Jour et Nuit, is a lively restaurant – good for both steaks and pizzas, which are baked in the wood fired oven. The Copa Pan and the Matterhorn are both popular, with the Matterhorn having good vegetarian options.
La Table Ronde offers good, wholesome cuisine in a lovely setting and the Hotel Neiges d’Antan, 2km from Cervinia, is well known for its excellent restaurant and cosy Alpine atmosphere. In the Alpe Giomein area, the traditional Bricole is worth trying and offers a good mixed grill.
Other Activities in Cervinia
Cervinia offers a reasonable choice of other activities in addition to skiing including some goodshops, a public swimming pool and a natural ice rink and a range of other sporting and other leisure activities.
Cross-country skiing in Cervinia
Both Cervinia and Valtournenche have small cross country ski circuits.
Swimming, Sauna & Spa Facilities in Cervinia
Leisure facilities in Cervinia include a public swimming pool and sauna, natural ice skating rink and gym. Snow mobiling excursions, heli ski and paragliding are also available, conditions permitting, and there’s a good, centrally located, children’s play area which offers snow tubing, a bouncy castle and other facilities for children.
The Sports Centre in Valtournenche, a larger town 9km from Cervinia, includes a 25m swimming pool, Turkish bath, sauna and gym. Tennis, five a side football, volleyball, table tennis and a climbing wall are also available.
In addition, the Hotel Hermitage, the Principe delle Nevi and the Chalet Valdotain all have swimming pools, and many of the hotels also have saunas, hot tubs and spa areas.
Shopping in Cervinia
The main street of Cervinia features some small, interesting boutiques and a number of good sportswear and equipment shops. A wider range of shopping is available in Valtournenche.
Cervinia Tourist Information
For more information contact the tourist office in Cervinia:
Cervinia Tourist Office
Via Guido Rey, 1711021Cervinia
Tel: +39 0166 949136
Email: [email protected]