Cervinia has announced plans to open for summer skiing on the weekend of 25-26 June and then daily from the following weekend from 2 July to 4 September 2022.
Skiers and snowboarders have summer access to the year-round ski slopes of the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise above Zermatt.
A recent statement from Cervinia said: “There are 25km of slopes, which make it the largest and highest summer skiable domain in Europe (up to 3883m on the Klein Matterhorn).
“The glacier (on Swiss territory) can be reached from Cervinia in just over 30 minutes using the ski lifts and slopes. Cervinia and Plateau Rosà have become the training ground for the World Cup national and international teams. The slopes are ideal for racing champions – with runs reserved to them – but there are also runs suitable for more scenic skiing.”
The Italian resort’s winter season runs from early Autumn through to May and so can claim to be open around 10 months of the year, placing it in the world top 20 for length of season.
Along with Cervinia there is also summer skiing in Italy at Passo Stelvio and on the Presena Glacier in Trentino. Most other Italian summer ski areas from the 1990s and early ‘noughties’ no longer open in summer due to climate change.
Val Senales, which was one of them, now usually opens for an eight-month ski season in early September.