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dalyameredith Wed 16-Oct-13 14:05:14

It's all above the tree-line so no forests to ski through. When it gets cold and windy there isn't any shelter. Some of the lifts look like something from a museum, they wack you in the legs, hit you on the head as you leave! If you stay down below the lift (only 2-3 hotels above) it's a long uphill walk, with steps, which at that altitude really make the walk hard work. The town is cute, small by most standards, but ok. The runs are well-maintained and snow is guaranteed. It's a good resort if you like wide open cruising runs and there is of course the Swiss access if you have the legs and stamina for it. We went there 3 times, loved it, but have found better since in Austria - better food, better Apre Ski!

CairngormsClydesdale Tue 24-Sep-13 13:44:14

Cervinia village is absolutely lovely although bear in mind it's mostly car-free so you may have to lug your suitcases to your hotel. All but one (I think) hotel is below the lift up the hill which means it's a heck of a slog up about a billion high concrete steps but what the hell? Sitting in the Italian sunshine drinking a beer is lovely. Skiing is "OK" - a nip over to Zermatt is an unmissable - just er... don't miss the last cable car home because a 2 mile t-bar ain't much fun. hmm I was rescued at the top of the mountain at dusk by a rather dashing Canadian who came out of the mist and dragged me back down in to Italy.

Pls to tell Italian men not to wear lycra ski pants? sad

Ragusa Mon 23-Sep-13 00:12:52

It's fairly high IIRC (think around 2100m at village level?). I am a wimp and got altitude effects and couldn't sleep grin. As for the walk through that tunnel at the very top of the glacier - shame there's not a boggle-eyed spinny-headed emoticon.

mrsmalcolmreynolds Sat 21-Sep-13 19:33:38

I've stayed at the Hotel Compagnoni several times - three star-ish, nice, central. Cervinia is lovely and transfers nice and short too.

Gobbolinothewitchscat Fri 20-Sep-13 21:54:35

Oooh - it's lovely. Been on many family skiing holidays there and hope to take DS when he is a little bit bigger - probably 2-3

massistar Fri 20-Sep-13 21:53:20

Thanks Olivia smile

OliviaMMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 20-Sep-13 09:52:41

Have skiied over from Zermatt and it was very nice
From what I understand it's good value
envy and bump

massistar Thu 19-Sep-13 11:28:18

We're looking at Cervinia this year for a change. Anyone got any recommendations for accommodation? And some general reviews?

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