Cervinia Ski Holidays - Superb snow cover and vast slopes
The major features of Cervinia's skiing are vast snowy slopes below the towering peaks along the Swiss border, with only the lift towers sticking out above the ground level. For intermediates on a cheap ski holiday this is really joyful terrain with incredibly long trails falling away below you across the huge white landscape. The altitude brings good snow cover from top to bottom, even when the sun shines down as it frequently does on last minute ski holiday in Italy.
Ski Holidays in Cervinia - Long powder runs for intermediates
Apart from the descent from the Kleine Matterhorn, one of Europe's highest lift-served points, down to Valtournenche, probably the longest on-piste in the world and over a vertical drop in excess of 2350m (an incredible 7710 feet), there are many other long trails. One of the most popular is the 8km (5 mile) red back down from the resort to the Plateau Rosà. Cervinia is normally a good cheap ski holiday choice for beginners and near beginners as the wide open slopes above the resort and on one side down from Plan Maison are ideal (they're served by cabin lifts - so no need to worry about getting pulled over by a drag lift or falling off a chair when you try to stands up at the top).
Cheap Ski Holidays in Cervinia - Heli skiing paradise
Experts on a last minute ski holiday perhaps have the least to shout about, even with the long runs, but there are six shorter black runs - mostly just above the resort, and then the steep runs of Zermatt over the border in Switzerland. There is also a thriving heli-skiing business, taking skiers up to the 4,500 metre (nearly 15,000 feet) high Monte Rosa for long powder runs down to Valtournenche or Champoluc. For cross country skiers on a cheap ski holiday there are three high-altitude loops, one at resort level.
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