Cervinia, Italy: a world-famous winter resort that rivals any other in the Alps
The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt area is one of the largest in the Alps, with a varied “domain skiable” beyond compare, which stretches through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland, from the 3,883 m of the Piccolo Cervino descending to the 1,524 m of Valtournenche. Ski runs offering the chance to ski all day without ever repeating the same run twice, alternating easier runs with those of increasing difficulty.
The origins of Breuil-Cervinia date back more than two hundred years ago, when uncontaminated nature dominated the area at the foot of the Cervino, and the Breuil basin was an immense Alpine pasture which could only be reached after walking for hours. “Breuil” in patois means “land of much water”, indicating the numerous lakes and rivers that characterized this area. The majestic beauty of the mountain and the landscape has encouraged mountaineers and intellectuals over the years to tackle the paths that led to Breuil.
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- Altitude of Breuil-Cervinia: 2,050 m.
- Altitude of Valtournenche: 1,524 m.
- Lift systems: 19 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche + 34 in Zermatt.
- Hourly capacity of lifts: 37,579 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, 91,109 with Zermatt.
- Maximum altitude reached by the lifts: 3,883 m Piccolo Cervino.
- Ski runs: 70 in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche + 78 in Zermatt.
- Ski runs with scheduled snow coverage: 200 km.
- Ski runs open for summer skiing 26.5 km: 5.5 km in Breuil-Cervinia, 21 km in Zermatt.
- Cross country ski runs: 3 km in Breuil-Cervinia +10 km in Valtournenche.
- Three snowparks: two in Cervinia at 2,050 m and at 2,800 m, the highest snowpark in Europe, one in Valtournenche at 2,300 m.
- Three children’s ski areas.
Hotel Hermitage Spa & Beauty
Italy’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel
This charming Relais & Chateaux hotel is a true cocoon hotel with a friendly atmosphere, excellent service and a well-deserved reputation for its comfort which gained its 5th star in 2010. Run by the Neyroz family since 1975, their son Corrado is now in charge and has, since 1996, instigated a renovation program throughout the hotel. The relaxed atmosphere that they have created is very special and it really is a place to unwind. The dinner menu in the attractive restaurant offers a vast range of dishes – a formula often lacking in other hotels. There is a beauty center offering a host of treatments for those that want pampering at the end of the day.
Situated about 300 meters from the cable car in its own grounds, the hotel offers a frequent shuttle-bus service to and from the lifts. In the evenings, it is a stroll into town of about 10 minutes.
The rooms are stylish and range from simple doubles to superb suites with fireplaces as well as the Grand Suite Edward Whymper or Guido Rey suite… Some of the simple doubles, known as Classic rooms. just have shower/wc. The fabrics and decor used in all rooms are very tasteful and much thought has gone into creating the style and feel of the whole hotel.
Hotel Excelsior Planet
From the romantic couple looking for elegance, comfort, and peace, to the family that needs bigger rooms like our J.suites and suites.
If opening the windows of your room you are in front of the noblest mountain in Europe, you are not dreaming: you are pleasant guests of the Zanetti family at the Hotel Excelsior-Planet. Entirely renovated, few steps from the pedestrian road and from the ski slopes, a mountain atmosphere for a first class welcome.
Let you capture by the romantic warmth of the fireside crackling tasting the cocktails of our Barman and discover the button-hole of the Excelsior-Planet Hotel: the dainty cooking refined directly by the owners and wisely managed by the Chef Fabrizio Reffo.
You will be able to taste our dishes with an excellent wine list (more than 350 qualities). For the most glutton it will be not easy to resist the desserts buffet prepared with masterly skill by our pastry-cook Elvis. The comfort is guaranteed by 46 rooms (1 big Suite, 9 suites, 25 junior suites) 18 with Teuco whirlpool, all with balcony and most of them with view on the noblest mountain of Europe, the Cervino. To complete your relax the small swimming-pool with whirlpool, sauna, hammam, emotional shower, sport and relaxing massages of our masseuse Silvia.