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Skiing in Italy evokes picturesque images of majestic mountains, sun-kissed, powdery snow and long, thrilling rides through the peaks, and when it comes to luxury resorts, the Italians know how to deliver. Well-known for their hospitality and warm and welcoming presence, the Italians at the helm of these world-class resorts will cater to all your needs and desires.

Whether you’re taking a break with a partner or looking toward booking family ski holidays in Italy, this great country has many fantastic locations and resorts to choose from. In this article, we’ve chosen to focus on the stunning Cervinia resort.

This magnificent resort sits overlooking the panorama of the Alps, and offers a retreat like no other. You are made aware of its exuberant energy from the very first moment you arrive, when the friendly and hospitable staff welcome you, offering a superb service and enthusiasm.

When it comes to the resort’s main selling point i.e. the slopes, the runs here are varied and diverse, catering for all ages and levels. Children can be seen tearing down their first blue run in the Aosta Valley, while the more experienced can be seen flexing their intermediate or expert levels of skiing on the more demanding slopes. All types of winter sport enthusiasts, from the skiers to the boarders, can be found here. Classes are available for all levels, from beginner to intermediate and expert, meaning the whole family can take to the piste with confidence.

A range of off-piste activities are also at your disposal. These include table tennis tables and swimming, but children will no doubt also love the stunning freshwater pool. While they are splashing around, this will give you a little time to relax in a peaceful, idyllic setting. Your younger children can join Petit Club Med (catering for those aged 2-3), which will allow them to engage in fun and sociable outdoor games while you enjoy the peaks. Sport, games and creative activities are also offered to children aged 4-10, with the Mini Club Med, or the Junior Club Med for those aged 11-17.

When it comes to après-ski, there are lounges and bars in which you can relax with a cocktail or some wine and enjoy either a quiet or fun-filled evening while your little ones are cared for by the exceptional baby-sitting service provided by the resort.

From the exquisite cuisine that Cervinia has to offer, head to the Tuktu restaurant, which offers spectacular views of the valley vistas and looks amazing at sundown. At Tuktu, you’ll never be short of exquisite culinary choices and a well-chosen selection of wines, liqueurs and beers to choose from.

When it comes to seeing the alpine side of Italy with a different edge, you won’t be disappointed by the diversity, excitement and warmth that Cervinia has to offer.