Cervinia has invested €11.5 million in a state-of-the-art chairlift which will be making its debut this winter season.
The new six-seater Pancheron lift transports skiers from 2438 metres to 2950 metres offering faster and more efficient access to the Cretaz area.
Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy the Pancheron piste - one of the resort's most popular pistes with varying terrain - from the top of the lift, as well as popular off-piste areas like Val Furggen.
The lift has a capacity for 3000 people per hour and is complete with the latest safety features. Queuing time is expected to be drastically reduced as a result of the new instalment.
The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt district is one of the largest in the Alps, with a varied skiable domain stretching through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland, from Piccolo Cervino at 3883 metres descending to Valtournenche at 1524 metres.
The vast ski area encompasses 350 kilometres of ski runs - 150 kilometres in Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche and 200 kilometres in Zermatt - which are linked by 59 lift systems. Runs are suitable for all levels: 23 percent blue, 57 percent red, and 20 percent black. There are also 20 kilometres of cross-country ski runs in total.