Cervinia boasts an excellent range of over 50 cafés and restaurants, at good prices. The standards are generally very high, with local ingredients and friendly service, whether you go for a quick pizza or a full gourmet meal.
• Lo Copa Pan – One of the most popular thanks to the rustic décor, relaxing ambience and passionate hosts. Enjoy delicious local fare like game and fish, homemade pasta, steaks and fondue, all paired with local wines, specially selected for you by Vincenzo.
• Wood – The place to go for high-end dining in the Italian Alps. The sophisticated menu includes unusual dishes, like savoury rice pudding with crispy ham, as well as nostalgic offerings like Grandma's apple pie.
• Grivola – Small, cosy and designed like a traditional Aosta Valley rascard (old wooden house). Here you'll get beautifully-prepared homemade dishes served by Roberto and his team. It's slightly more than the average prices, but the generous portions are worth it. Pizzas, pastas and steak on the menu leave the mouth watering until it arrives.
• Ymeletrob – The grill is right in the middle of the restaurant and their Sicilian chef will serve up the best fish dishes, pizzas and grilled meats right in front of you. Rustic feel and great atmosphere.
• Metzelet – An intimate restaurant with a wooden chalet feel, in front of the open fire to enjoy the best cheese dishes around. A wide selection of local, traditional mountain dishes, and the recommended tartiflette and raclette will have you thinking you're in France. It's certainly a winner.
• Chalet Etoile (between Blue 26 and Blue 4 pistes) – Renowned for its gourmet food, this popular, family-run restaurant offers Italian cuisine with a Swedish twist, served by friendly Swedish staff. You'll still find the owner - Ulla, in the kitchen daily, serving and creating new dishes. Chalet Etoile is now so good, it's often listed as one of the best mountain restaurants in the world and highly regarded on TripAdvisor.
• Foyer Des Guides (Red 1 piste) – Found in the Valtournenche part of the ski area, this family-run favourite is one not to be missed. Sit out on the large south-facing terrace, or head inside and experience the chalet-style restaurant with all its natural woods, stone and open fire. Try traditional mountain dishes like polenta or the extremely popular BBQ ribs. Make a reservation ahead of time, particularly for the patio.
• Plan Torette (Bue 5 piste) – Located at the top of the Cretaz chairlift, or half way down Blue 5 from Plan Maison, this is a great place to grab a hearty lunch. There's a range of filling fare, from the typical Italian pizzas, to the freshly-made BBQ burgers; arguably the best burgers on the mountain. Whilst up there, make the most of the south-facing terrace and relax with a drink in a beanbag or deckchair.
• Bontadini (top of Bontadini chairlift) – Split between the huge self-service restaurant and the glass-fronted à la carte area, so you can take your pick of Valdostana specialities and international favourites.
Chez Vrony (Blue 6 piste) –Exploring Zermatt way? Possibly one of the best mountain restaurants in the Alps, this place offers impeccable hospitality, incredible views of the Matterhorn and amazing food, made with love using recipes handed down for generations.
Cervinia isn't among the most buzzing villages in Italy, but you definitely won't be disappointed with the nightlife here. Make sure you go out at the weekends though, because that's when it's the most lively.
• Lo Copa Pan – If you want a Guinness on tap, this is the only place you can get one with their wide selection of beers and lagers at the beer bar. This bustling, centrally-located bar also does 2-for-1 drinks daily between 4pm and 5pm and often hosts wine tasting and acoustic live music.
• The Aprés Ski Bar, Hotel Principi Della Nevi– Located on Red 3 back to the village, you can enjoy a cocktail on the decking - beside a pool - and unleash your moves to the sounds played by the epic DJs.
• The Dragon – If you're near the Cretaz lifts, pop in here for an après drink at the traditional Irish-themed pub. Grab a refreshing cider and get on their free WiFi to share your great shots from the day.
• Sound Nightclub – If, after a few drinks in town, you don't want the night to end, head to Sound nightclub. Open until the early hours, you'll be dancing away to a range of music from across the years, including some of their themed 80s and 90s nights.
New Year's Eve Eve
The day before New Year's Eve is as big as the event itself, with torchlight descents, a light and laser display on the Matterhorn, music and fireworks - perfect with a mulled wine or extra chocolatey hot chocolate.
New Year's Eve
In Cervinia, the end of the year is celebrated with a huge street party. DJs, tonnes of music, banners and streamers galore. It's a whole lot of fun and you'd be silly to miss it.
Marché Vert Noël
During Aosta’s annual Christmas Fair, the Roman theatre is transformed into an Alpine village. Stroll through its streets sampling local wines and regional food. Browse through the many handicrafts, soaps, candles and furniture for that perfect gift or souvenir.
• Start the day on Red 7 when the sun's out and conditions are good - the views are fantastic and it's usually quiet.
• At 11km, Red 11 is one of Europe's longest runs, and Red 6 is a slalom run, perfect for testing your skills.
We’re all about giving you support, expertise and info before, during and after your holiday – it’s what we do. Our service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance from our team.
- Ski Explorer app with maps, resort info and tips as well as snow and weather reports.
- Text messages with essential information about your holiday.
Our friendly airport team will meet you on your arrival and get you on your way to resort. Crystal reps will be available when you get to Cervinia to ensure that you have everything you need to hit the mountain on the first day. If you need anything during your trip, just check our free Crystal Ski Explorer app to find out where they’ll be, and come and have a chat. If you need assistance, you can call the Crystal team 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As Cervinia is full of narrow and pedestrianised streets, our coaches can't get around town very easily. Therefore, when you arrive in resort, you'll be dropped off at a coach park at the entrance of resort, near to the Eidelweiss Hotel. From here, you'll either head off on foot, or be picked up by a smaller vehicle and taken to your accommodation. Bags will be shuttled to the hotels separately via taxi. If you need to walk, make sure you wear some sturdy shoes and warm clothing - it can get snowy and slippery underfoot.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your accommodation. However, if you would prefer a private transfer, this can be added when booking. These are taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
Grab your skis or snowboard (and your passport) and make your way to Switzerland for the best views of the Matterhorn, challenging runs and some of the best mountain restaurants in the world. From Cervinia, reaching Zermatt is pretty easy, and what's more, you'll be accessing over 150km of slopes by crossing the Swiss-Italian border. Confident intemediates will no doubt be itching to get over there as soon as possible, and it's also possible for beginners, if you take the right route. The Furi-Riffelberg gondola makes the journey a lot quicker, but take note that lifts on the Swiss side can be quite slow, and there'll be queues to come back to Italy in the afternoon, so give yourself enough time to get back.