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SKI ITALY

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THE MATTERHORN SKI PARADISE - The home of HUGE mountains!

Cervinia / Val Tournenche / Zermatt 

Sitting at the base of the Matterhorn, the iconic Italian village of Cervinia is the center of a vast ski area encompassing Cervinia and Val Tournenche in Italy and Zermatt in Switzerland. This gives you 360km’s of piste and a really nice contrast between the busy Zermatt area and the relatively quiet Cervenia and Val Tournenche.

The ski terrain ranges from stunning family terrain in Cervinia to extreme glacier skiing on the Findelgletscher and Gornergletscher glaciers. For powderhounds the high altitude Stockhorn-Rote Nase-Hohtälli zone is simply awesome.

In terms of accommodation you can choose to stay in the bright lights of Zermatt or in the relatively quieter (and significantly less expensive) Cervenia.

Accommodation ranges from affordable chalets to beautiful full service hotels. 

MAD STATS: 

Ski terrain: 22% Beginner | 60% Intermediate | 18% Advanced | plus expert terrain

Vertical Drop: 2,279m

Base Elevation: 1,620m

Summit Elevation: 3,899m

34 lifts

Longest Run: 20km 

 

MAD TIPS

Have lunch at a rustic Italian refugio.

Try to ski the whole of Zermatt in a day - there’s a challenge for you!

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DOLOMITI SUPER SKI - A simply vast area of ski resorts!

The Dolomiti Superski offers 12 Bellissima ski areas connected by 450 ski lifts all under the one lift pass.

Cortina d'Ampezzo is unarguably the center of all the action but the pass does encompass other fantastic resorts such as Plan de Corones, Alta Badia, Val Gardena/Seiser Alm, Val di Fassa/Carezza, Arabba/Marmolada, Sextner Dolomiten-Alta Pusteria, Valle di Fiemme/Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle, Valle Isarco, Trevalli-Moena/S. Pellegrino/Falcade and Civetta.

Our picks to stay in this vast area are;

CORTINA D’AMPREZZO - The center of the giant Dolomiti Super Ski, this resort is made up of 31 lifts and has 74 runs over 1600m of vertical. There is an abundant range of ski in, ski out accommodation.

 

ARABBA - MARMOLADA - Two of the most beautiful villages in the heart of the Dolomites. Shadowed by the soaring peaks of the Marmolada, Sella Massif, Padon and Col di Lana with 1823m of vertical and 28 lifts these villages have excellent links to the rest of the area and an excellent range of family run accommodation options. 

 

CIVETTA -  One of the larger ski bases in the Dolomites Civetta has 3 ski bases Alleghe, Pescul and the Val di Zoldo. One of the quieter and forgotten resorts with 1100m of vertical and 80km of mainly beginner and intermediate pistes. Civetta has a good range of excellent value accommodation.

 

MAD STATS: 

Ski terrain: 30% Beginner | 60% Intermediate | 10% Advanced | plus expert terrain

Vertical Drop: 2,319m

Base Elevation: 950m

Summit Elevation: 3,269m

450 lifts - yes really!

Longest Run: 12km 

 

MAD TIPS

Have lunch at a rustic Italian refugio.

Consider a tour to explore this area - ask us we have booked these before

 

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