Ski area: Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt
Slopes: 380km of slopes: 27 black, 30 red, 73 blue, 0 green
Italian ski holidays have reached peak popularity and accessibility, but we all know there’s nothing more daunting than going skiing as a beginner with a bunch of experienced friends. Some resorts are better than others for beginners, and Cervinia is definitely one of the best.
As well as jaw dropping views of the Matterhorn, Cervinia features seemingly endless, low gradient slopes, giving skiers the chance to practise and build on what they’ve learned in lessons. And with two ski schools and plenty of nursery slopes, there’s no reason why any new skier won’t be making the most of the resort’s perfect runs in no time.
Another big reason to visit Cervinia is the altitude, which at 2,050m makes it one of the highest resorts in the Alps. You’re pretty much always guaranteed great snow from November to May and long days of sunshine at the end of the ski season.