Club Holiday to Cervinia, Italy

Sunday 18th March 2018 for 7 nights


Tour Operator: Crystal

Resort report: The Club last visited Cervinia in January 2003 and you can read John Weatherell's report here with some anonymous tales here.

Resort information from the Crystal web site:

Cervinia is fast becoming one of Italy’s hottest ski spots, thanks in part to its excellent snow conditions and long hours of sunshine. Most of the slopes are wide and cruisey—ideal for beginners and intermediates—and the area pass links to the more challenging runs of Zermatt in Switzerland. Cervinia itself sits at the top of a long valley off the Aosta Valley and has a lively après ski scene with lots of bars, ranging from the laid back to the more bustling.

The resort centre is fairly modern, purpose-built, compact and traffic-free. It can be busier at the weekends with visitors from Turin and Milan, but otherwise the lift queues are rarely long and the sun-bathed slopes are usually quiet.

Accommodation: Hotel Petit Palais, Sestriere, Italy. 60 places booked.

  • With views of the Matterhorn, the hotel sits at the end of the 8km Ventina red run from Plateau Rosa - intermediates can ski to within 50m of the hotel.
  • 1-minute walk to the gondola station, 10-minute downhill walk to the ski school meeting point and resort centre.
  • Spacious lounge and bar area, and free WiFi in the reception area.
  • Sauna, Turkish bath and whirlpool.
  • Great value all-inclusive package with daily packed lunches and free drinks.

Meals: Hot and cold buffet breakfast. Daily packed lunch with two sandwiches, fruit, chocolate bar and water. Afternoon tea with cakes or biscuits. 3-course evening meals with a choice of menu. Unlimited free drinks from 4.30pm-10.30pm including hot drinks, soft drinks, draft lager, wine by the glass, local spirits and aperitifs.

Flight times (provisional): Thomson Airways. TOM2702 depart Manchester T1 06:45, arrive Turin 10:00. TOM2703 depart Turin 11:10, arrive Manchester T1 12:30. Transfer time around 2 hours.

Cost: £830 per person sharing a twin room. Ski Carriage is £40 extra (one pair of skis or one board only) or £60 for a double ski bag.

Lift passes: Area pass covers all lifts in Cervinia, Valtournenche and Zermatt. We will endeavour to get the best prices for passes nearer the time of the holiday. As a guide 2017 prices are: Adult €289 and senior €255 (born before 31/05/1952). Those born before 01/11/1936 will receive a free skipass. Qualifying dates will increment for 2018. Qualifying dates will increment for 2018.

The price includes airport taxes and Manchester flight supplement but not insurance.

Insurance: You must arrange your own insurance and the name of the insurer is required when booking. Co-op travel through whom the booking has been made can provide individual quotes. Contacts: leigh3@co-operativetravel.co.uk or 08443 357430.

To reserve a place send a deposit of £175 per person along with a completed application form to David Shepherd. If you wish to pay by bank transfer a completed application form is still required. Account details are available from David Shepherd or Janet Winstanley. Transfers must be made to the SCoM holiday account (ending 244).

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