The Italian alpine town of Cervinia, bordering both Switzerland and France, is the ideal springboard into the mountains of the Alps. Guarded by classic peaks iconic to the Alps, with one of the best snow conditions, and a curious culture to understand, Cervinia is a world-class spot for backcountry skiing. Visit during the months between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
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What should I know about Backcountry Skiing Italy?
The alpine town of Cervinia lies in the Aosta Valley in the extreme northwest of Italy. The town lies at 2,050 meters above sea level at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn. Large glaciated mountain peaks dominate the skyline. Connected by the Plateau Rosa that stretches into Switzerland, Cervinia shares a ski area with the world-class resort of Zermatt.
Why should I choose Italy for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?
Conquer iconic peaks
As an ideal platform to jump into the backcountry, the town of Cervinia is surrounded by iconic peaks. Choose a classic mountain and head along with us on unique adventures. It could be a 4-day heliskiing tour of Monte Rosa, a 3-day skiing tour around the Matterhorn, with its distinctive pyramid peak, or wandering across the expansive backcountry searching for the best snow.
Long snow season
Resting at 2,050 meters above sea level, and a lift service that peaks at 3,480 meters, the high alpine town of Cervinia essentially guarantees snow through November to May. Skiing here on varying grades from shallow to steep slopes seem to last a lifetime. The never-ending slopes allow for thrilling and enjoyable runs. Come to Cervinia for some of the best snow conditions you’ll find in all of Europe.
Cervinia lies within the Italian region of Aosta Valley, a mountainous region that is bordered with Switzerland to the northeast and France to the northwest. Aosta Valley is full of spectacular places to discover away from the rugged slopes. A collection of medieval castles are scattered across the valley, which also offers fertile soil for fine wine growing, as well as local cheeses like Fontina.
What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in Italy?
The area of Cervinia receives consistent snowfall and low temperatures, given that it is one of Europe’s highest ski resorts.
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When is the best time to travel to Italy for Backcountry Skiing?
Visit during the months between January and April for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.
Nicolas was very professional and helpfull, we'd ride with him any day of the week :)
Loved the day out, the guide (Nicholas) was knowledgeable and we felt very safe in his hands. It was our first time ski touring and overall it was a superb experience. We will certainly be doing more in the future! The communication was also excellent. Silvia was in contact with us through email and WhatsApp and it was very easy to ask questions.
Nicolas was very friendly, punctual, and very professional. We had a great day skiing off piste and felt in safe hands. Would highly recommend Nicolas as a an amazing guide. Thank you for what was a great day! All 7 of us loved it.
First time for us backcountry with guide. Nicolas really made the best of it despite difficult spring conditions with only little snow left on the slopes. He even found some powder for us. He is really nice company too. Booking was smooth too with fast responses from both admin and our guide Nicolas.
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