Italian summer glaciers
Cervinia doesn’t have it’s own summer ski area but you can access what is known as the Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche-Zermatt area, which is the same area you access from Zermatt in Switzerland.
It’s as much as a pain to access the area as it is from Zermatt, and involves 2 gondolas and a cable-car, and the journey time will take around an hour. However you’ll save around 10 euros a day on your lift pass compared to the criminal price they charge in Zermatt. A lift pass costs 40 euros for a day and 178 euros for 6-days
The area is open 365 days a year, but access to it from Cervinia closes at the end of the regular season and reopens on 27th June
Big A run camps from July 12th until August 23rd. They have numerous options which start from 444 euros for a week including accommodation, coaching and lift-pass. People are split into a number of groups depending on your ability and what you are trying to get out of it.
Val Senales is a short distance from the border of Austria, and along with the Öztal valley (Obergurgl & Soelden) claims to be the location where Europes oldest human was found – Ötzi man. There is an exhibition up on the Hotel Grawand, which at over 3000m is the highest in the Alps.
The terrain park is the main draw here in the summer. It is split into 3 parallel lines for different abilities and features around 30 different features depending on the snow conditions.
Aside from the terrain park, there are 8km of runs open, and the lifts run from 7:30am until 1pm
Starts 13th June and a lift pass costs 28 euros for a day or 118 euros for 6-days.
Big A run camps from June 14th until July 19th. They have numerous options which start from 394 euros for a week including accommodation, coaching and lift-pass. People are split into a number of groups depending on your ability and what you are trying to get out of it.
Located a 20km drive from Bormio and very close to the Swiss border. The pass is closed over the winter and is a hairy drive in the summer.
There’s a decent 20km of pistes open in the summer and a small terrain park.The summer area opens on 30th May, and closes on 3rd November, a day pass costs 34 euros and a 6-day pass 168 Euros.
There are a number of hotels located up on the ski area which will save you a load of hassle everyday
Visit www.passostelvio.com for more information