During the winter months, Cervinia is a popular destination for the skiing and snowboarding crowd. With stunning views of the Matterhorn and plenty of pistes, it's easy to see why this Italian village is a favourite choice for mountain sports. But there's one downhill event that you might not realise has ties with the town: bobsled.
Back in the early 1960s, there was only one Italian bobsledding slope, in Cortina. At the time, Breuil-Cervinia was gaining popularity as a winter sports haven and so a group of bobsledding enthusiasts from Milan decided to install a bobsled run in the area around Blue Lake.
Perhaps one of the most diverse activities you can do in this snowy part of Italy is go ice climbing. Quite literally this involves climbing glaciers or, in the case of Cervinia, ice picking your way to the top of a frozen waterfall. Not only is this a fun activity and a great way to exercise, but the crystal wall is something of a spectacle, reflecting a myriad of colours. It's a thrilling experience that should appeal to people who prefer extreme sports and have a sense of adventure. Although it can be a dangerous activity if you're going it alone in a remote part of the world, in Cervinia you're going to be perfectly safe, as you'll be accompanied by the Cervino Guides.
This is basically a kilometre-long snow-covered run in the resort that sees you climbing to the top and flying back down again on an airboard. For those of you who don't know, an airboard is basically an inflatable bodyboard with two paddle-shaped handles at its top end for you to grasp on to. You better hold on tight, because you ride an airboard by lying on your stomach and vaulting yourself head-first down a snowy run. It's not going to be for everyone, but anyone who does try it, is going to be adventurous and filled with adrenalin! This might appeal to people who are keen on snowparks and looking to try something different from the usual freeriding snowboarding experiences at the resort.
Snow scooting is exactly how it sounds; it's a scooter without wheels and therefore perfect for skimming around on top of the snow.
However, there are several places that have longer seasons than the average resort and Cervinia is certainly one of these. Thanks to the positioning of the area, it gets an excellent amount of snow coverage, but also of sun, making it the perfect place to have a relaxing and long ski holiday with your family. This isn't the best thing about Cervinia though, as you can enjoy so much more than the excellent range of pistes for your skiing and snowboarding pleasure. One thing that people love coming to the region for during their snowsports holiday is golf - Cervinia is famous for it.
This is exactly as you think it is: heading off in a helicopter in search of the dizzying heights of slopes that lesser skiers and snowboarders would baulk at. You can try your hand at this extreme version of snowsports in Cervinia, which is already known for being one of the more peaceful resorts in Europe. However, it's when you are choppering through the air with just a couple of other people that you'll find the most beautiful and uncontaminated peaks that are waiting for you to make your tracks in the snow.
Enjoy the breathtaking views and your rapid descent down the faces of the mountains. Of course, safety is of paramount importance to all, which is why you'll be joined by expert mountain guides who know all about the terrain and can give you advice on how best to approach your challenge. If you're wondering exactly what this might be like, we recommend that you seek out some inspiration from The Art of FLIGHT, one of the best extreme snowboarding films in the world. You can watch a trailer for the film here and even though you only get a couple of minutes of the action, it'll give you an excellent idea of what you can expect when you go to Cervinia.
For your rental at Cervinia, Skiset takes care of everything. Reservation is quick and easy. We pass your order on to the shop in Cervinia resort who will prepare your order in advance. Whether you want to order skis or a snowboard, we offer both adult and child packs. Skiset is made up of 800 rental shops in 400 resorts in Europe and the USA, so there's bound to be one near to your accommodation at Cervinia
At Skiset you will be welcomed by professionals who are passionate about the mountains. Renowned skiers or instructors of Cervinia resort, our advisors are best able to advise you according to your preferences, your level and also the snow conditions in Cervinia resort. Located in the most convenient areas of Cervinia resort, our shops are dedicated to the enjoyment of skiing. Depending on the range of equipment you choose to hire, you may also change your skis or try a snowboard during your stay at Cervinia
An accompaniment to all events and to the preparation of skiers, that's the Skiset mindset.
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For almost 20 years Skiset have been equipping skiers, thanks to its teams of professionals in European and North American ski resorts. Hiring ski equipment is quick and easy in Cervinia resort
Choose your closest Skiset shop in Cervinia by using our resort map and then select the dates of your stay. Then choose your material from the array of state of the art skis and snowboards on offer, let us know your address and then pay.