Après-ski in Cervinia

Après-ski in Cervinia


Après-ski activity in Cervinia is generally regarded as disappointing by those looking for lively, late-opening places to celebrate a great day on the slopes. Weekends offer more inspiration, with the bar at Hotel Grivola offering a good meeting place and the Copa Pan known for its live music. Scandinavian and Brit skiers recommend the Dragon Bar for its videos and satellite TVs and the Yeti supplies good nibbles with the drinks. The Hostellerie des Guides is the most quirky, packed with mementoes of the owner’s trips to the Himalayas.

The above options, however, don’t make for the riotous nights traditionally part of most people’s skiing holidays. The discos liven up on weekends, with Bianconiglio being especially popular on Fridays, but Cervinia as a resort concentrates on skiing and not much else during the week. Some comfort is offered by the numerous restaurants, but prices climb as steeply as the slopes once the pasta and pizza selection has been explored. The mountain eateries are generally acceptable, but not special, and are less crowded and cheaper in Valtourneche, with a run over to Zermatt producing better lunch options with more choice and equally spectacular views.