Cervinia shares its glacier skiing with Zermatt, including the highest runs in Europe. Look for the winter opening Oct. 27. A six-seater chairlift takes skiers across the border from Italy to Switzerland and opens up the biggest vertical available anywhere in late October and November – around 1000m (3,300ft). The area was improved for going up as well as coming down in the 2006-7 season when a major investment, the biggest in the world in new lifts that season, brought in five new high capacity chairlifts, with almost all drag lifts decommissioned as a result.