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Ski resorts in Italy: Cervinia in summer

Ski resorts in Italy: Cervinia in summer
Ski resorts in Italy: Cervinia in summer

Italian ski resort Cervinia is the only resort in the country that offers alpine skiing in summer. In 2009 Cervinia merged its services with the most famous year-round resort in the world - Zermatt. Today the joint Cervinia-Valtournenche-Zermatt area for summer skiing is 23 kilometers.

Summer skiing in Italy: thanks to Cervinia now it is real. From June to September the resort is open for skiers. Cervinia-Zermatt offers in total 14 lifts.

Among the main attractions of summer Cervinia is Gravity Snowboard Park for snowboard amateurs, located on the Rosa plateau at an altitude of 3,480 meters above sea level.

Unique equipment - IDE snowmaking system - allows preserving snow cover on the slopes even at temperature above zero. Thus, Stelvio ski area can be considered as one of the largest summer ski areas in Europe.

Summer skiing in Cervinia is available at an altitude of 2,578 and 3,450 meters.

Cervinia is a ski resort in Italy, which can be called Zermatt’s "little sister". With the Swiss resort Cervinia is connected by a lift system, which allows creating of a unique trans-national ski area in the Alps. Cervinia slopes due to the large number of tracks for beginners allowed the resort to become one of the best winter places in Italy for family holidays.

Lifts for summer skiing in Cervinia were opened on May 21, 2011. From this day until the beginning of September the Italian resort will offer its tracks to everyone.

It is worth noting that in addition to skiing Cervinia is a center of another type of active holidays - mountain bike. For the summer period in Cervinia are scheduled several mountain bike tournaments.

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 02/06/2011

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