Cervinia kicks off the ski season with the opening of the Plateau Rosà cable car.
Since the start of November, the new state-of-the-art cable car has been transporting skiers from Cime Bianche Laghi (2,816 m) to the Plateau Rosà (3,458 m). The lift has cost a total of €5.9 million to build.
The two cabins can carry up to 150 people and provide a total capacity of 1,450 persons per hour. The cabins are fitted with floor-to-celing windows for unobstructed views of the Cervinia ski area and the surrounding mountains, including the south side of the Matterhorn. There are also pull-out seats for comfort and four HD screens providing information on forecasts, slopes, weather conditions in real time and promotions.
The Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche Zermatt area is one of the largest in the Alps, and stretches through three valleys in two countries, Italy and Switzerland, from the Piccolo Cervino (3,883m) descending to Valtournenche (1,524m).
IIn total, skiers can explore 350 kilometres of runs offering the chance to ski all day without ever repeating the same run twice, alternating easier runs with those of increasing difficulty.