Breuil-Cervinia is today, together with Courmayeur, the most renowned tourist center in the Aosta Valley
Renowned winter and summer tourist resort in the Alps, Breuil-Cervinia rises at an altitude of 2050 m above sea level. The name derives from “Breuil”, which in French indicates marshy land, and “Cervinia”, from the name of the ski resort built in the Fascist era.
The ski area is one of the largest in the Alps and is connected to the Swiss slopes of Zermatt and those of Valtournenche. 150 km of slopes between Monte Rosa and Monte Cervino. The landscape is unmistakable, dominated by the marvel of Mount Cervino: a granite pyramid that leaves you speechless!
The summit of Mount Cervino has become a famous tourist destination for mountaineering since the 19th century.
The locality has always been cared for and enhanced to promote tourism: the first cable car was inaugurated in 1936. From this period on, the infrastructures and equipment were always renowned and avant-garde!
In summer you can go downhill on equipped trails. The Maxiavalanche competition is famous: it takes place around August and consists of a descent from 3500 m of the Plateau Rosa glacier to the town of Breuil-Cervinia. Numerous and well-maintained paths for the practice of downhill and freeride. The town focuses heavily on this activity for the summer revival of tourism.
Paragliding, kite sailing, air boarding, snow biking and snowmobile excursions: the locality is one of the best equipped for sports. There is no shortage of sports fishing facilities, playgrounds and adventure parks, riding stables and tennis courts, but also heated and covered swimming pools! The 18-hole golf course is unique, one of the highest in Europe! In addition to the numerous sports that can be practiced here, the trekking paths are also wonderful, for all tastes! The best thing is that you can ski here even in summer, thanks to the lifts that allow you to reach the Plateau Rosa and Ventina glaciers.
For alpine skiing, the slope that runs along the Ventina glacier is not to be missed, with 11,000 meters of strong emotions that start from 3480 meters of Plateau Rosà at the arrival of the Laghi Cime Bianche – Plateau Rosà cable car and end in the town of Cervinia at 2006 m. . Also interesting is the ski itinerary on the perennial ice of Theodulo.
Numerous events that these lifts attract every year: the Cervino International Film Festival mountain film review is interesting.
Finally, we should mention the Mezzalama Trophy, a ski mountaineering competition organized on a breathtaking route between Cervinia and Gressoney-La-Trinité, which winds all around 4000 meters above sea level, touching the largest peaks of the Monte Rosa massif.