Breuil-Cervinia – or just Cervinia – is a high-altitude village located in the Aosta Valley on the Swiss-Italian border and overlooked by the majestic Matterhorn Mountain.

Named after the Italian moniker for the Matterhorn, Monte Cervino, Cervinia’s visitors enjoy several unique attributes: Skiing one of the largest ski areas in Europe from one of the highest villages in Europe means ideal snow-sure conditions for most of the usually long ski seasons. And international skiing in the huge Zermatt/Breuil-Cervinia/Valtournenche ski area which links Cervinia to its famous and expensive Swiss neighbour, the village of Zermatt just across the border.

The options for beginner and intermediate skiers are extensive with roughly 75 km and 220 km of prepared slopes available to them. More advanced skiers may feel a little limited on the Cervinia side of the ski area but are well catered for on the larger number of Zermatt slopes. Fortunately, ski passes for the whole domain are significantly cheaper in Cervinia than Zermatt.

Our hotel choice in Cervinia is the 4 Trident (Star) Club Med Cervinia which is actually two hotels in one. The Cristallo and Cristallino are just 50m apart and connected by an indoor passageway.

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Ski Season:End November - End April
(Subject to snow conditions each year)
Village Altitude:2050m
Ski Area:Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt Ski Area .
Another huge ski area which stretches through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland.
Ski Range:1562m to 3900m
Accessibility:Most of the village is Ski-In. However, a 2min shuttle bus ride, which departs Club Med Cervinia every 2 mins, connects to the main gondola and town.
Pistes (prepared slopes):322km of prepared slopes

Easy: 75km (23%)
Intermediate: 220km (69%)
Advanced: 27km (8%)
No Green
73 Blue
30 Red
27 Black
Cross Country:3km in Breuil-Cervinia and 10km in Valtournenche = 13kms of trails
Lift Pass:Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt 
Lift Types:53 in the ski area made up of 19 lifts in the Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche area and 34 in Zermatt1 Cog Railway
2 Funiculars
8 Aerial Tramways
8 Gondolas
1 Goldola/Chairlift Combo
22 Chairlifts
11 Drag/T-bar or button lift
3 'People movers'
7 Sunkids moving carpets
Highest Lift:3883m on Piccolo Cervino
Snow & Fun Parks:One snowpark in Cervinia at 2800m; the highest snowpark in Europe.
Three children's ski areas.
Ski Rental:A variety of skis, snowboards , boots (for ski or board) and poles for all levels of skier are available to rent at Club Med Cervinia. So too are helmets and avalanche transponders.
All skiers/boarders are advised to wear helmets on the slopes.
These items are NOT included in travel packages.
Ski Schools:Group lessons twice a day, morning & afternoon, from Monday to Friday (5 days).
Classes for beginner, intermediate & advanced skiers and boarders with no more than 12 people per instructor.
Arranged by Club Med and included in your holiday package for all guests ≥4yrs.
Other Village Highlights:Awesome skiing at the base of the Matterhorn!

The Resort has two hotels connected by an indoor walkway: the Cristallo (4 floors) and the Cristallino (3 floors) 50 yards away. The two hotels have a total of 207 rooms, all beautifully redecorated.


Room range from 19m² up to 35m² for a family room
Club rooms are available in both the Cristallino and Cristallo hotels

Spacious Deluxe Rooms (32m²) offer generous comfort and are ideal for families.
These rooms are located on all floors of the Cristallino Hotel.

Spacious (40m2), comfortable and elegant Suite with a view over the Matterhorn.
On the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors of the Cristallo hotel.

Il Cervino

The Cervino is the perfect place to dine in style with a wonderful view of the Matterhorn Valley from its vast windows. The buffet serves delicious international cuisine and local specialities from the Italian Alps.
Parents can use the Baby corner to prepare meals for their little ones.
Mountain Restaurants

You can choose from a selection of 2 or 3 mountain restaurants (depending on the period), to make the most of your day's skiing.
Ideally located by the ski runs on the Italian ski area, it is open for lunch from Monday to Friday only. Booking is required at Club Med Reception.
Main Bar

The main bar at Club Med Cervinia is an ideal setting for sharing cherished moments with friends and family. Beautifully designed with low-key, natural decor and friendly staff, this bar will remind you why you came to the mountains in the first place.

Land SportMinimum AgeLessons
Alpine Skiing4 yrsAll levels
Snowboard8 yrsAll levels
Multi Snow Sports Program11 yrs
Walks11 yrs

Club Med Spa by DECLÉOR

Discover the benefits of aromatherapy through specific rituals, and the precious power of 100% natural and 100% active Essential Oils.
Swimming Pool

Club Med Cervinia has a heated indoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy

25m long x 12.5m wide
70cm at the shallow end and 170cm at the deep end
Club Med Fitness (from 16 yrs)

Weights and Cardio Room (from 18 yrs)

Pilates (from 16 yrs)

Club Med Activities for Kids

Club Med Cervinia is an ideal resort for families with kids of all ages and they offer a variety of clubs, services and activities. Each programme is run by G.O.’s (Gentil Organisateur or Kind Organiser) with childcare qualifications and/or considerable experience in looking after children.

Petit Club Med®
(2 to 3 years)

[On Demand]
Run by experienced G.O®s, Petit Club Med® proposes a host of different activities for all age groups - creative, artistic, active and fun. Children explore and discover talents and friendships in an environment made to measure. There is a children's lunch menu and specially devised evening activities.

Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!
From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week
Petit Club Med

Mini Club Med®
(4 to 10 years)

A range of activities to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed holiday, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group:
  • Sport: with their ski school instructors, the children can discover the pleasures of skiing at their own pace
  • Arts and crafts
  • Expression: dance, preparing and taking part in shows, crazy signs
  • Play: group games and activities
Lunch and tea is served, and after dinner with their friends, children can enjoy specially devised evening activities.

From 8.30 am to 5 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week
Mini Club Med

Junior Club Med®
(11 to 17 years)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:
  • Sports activities: Alpine skiing or snowboarding lessons or, during school holidays, the Multi Snow Sports Programme
  • Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs
  • Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 Days out of 7
Junior Pass Club Med

Baby Sitting (From 4 months to 7 years)

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the baby sitting service.

[On Demand]

Club Med Baby Welcome® (From birth to 23 months)

To make your packing and transit easier Club Med can make baby-care items available in your room and/or in the baby feeding and equipment room (e.g. cot, changing mat, baby bath, bottle-warmer). There sweet and savoury baby foods and a baby corner equipped for preparing babies' meals; high chairs and/or booster cushions are available in the restaurant.


Kids Activities Club Med


Club Med Cervinia

6 Via Del Piolet 11021 Localita Breuil-Cervinia Breuil Cervinia



South Africa passport holders will require a Schengen Visa for Italy.

Your visa should be obtained through the country where you will be spending most time during your stay (i.e. it could be different from your country of entry). If you would like someone to help you with your visa application we have had great experience with Visas Unlimited (website, or 011 452 4646)


  • Torino Castelle airport
  • Milano Malpensa airport
  • Milan-Linate airport
  • Aosta
  • Saint Gervais Le fayet railway station
  • Torino Porta Nuova railway station
  • Annecy railway station (225 min)

Check in /Check out

  • Arrival between 3 and 8 pm
  • Guests arriving early may be able to have lunch at the Resort, at extra cost, subject to availability
  • Rooms to be vacated by 10 am on last day, for departure at 3 pm (breakfast and lunch included)

Car Parks

Club Med Parking (100 spots)

Currency Accepted 


Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • Cash (local currency only)
  • Eurocard

Time Zone

GMT:+1 hour (winter), +2 hours (summer)


Zoom in to see the ski runs

Cervinia, Italy

Club Med Cervina 'Early Snow' Sale

Club Med Cervinia in Italy

7 Nights from only


per person sharing incl. taxes

ID#: 786
Valid: Currently on hold
Duration: 7 Nights

  • Return flights from Johannesburg
  • Return airport transfers
  • 7 nights accomodation in a standard Club Room
  • All Inclusive (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner including wine, beer & soft drinks)
  • 5 day ski school
  • 6 day ski pass
  • Range of sports and leisure activities
  • Unique Club Med entertainment
  • Excludes ski and boot hire from R3500 per person.

Gallery Cervinia