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Breuil-Cervina---- High Winds + Lift closures??

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I fancied trying Cervina but one of our more experienced members of the group said it suffers from a lot of lift closures due to high winds .So we ended up in Selva part of the dolomites and guess what 3 of the 5 days had lift closures due to high winds.

I have read about the high winds in Cervina but does this only affect the Link lifts to Zermatt or most of the lifts on the cervina side of the mountain

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I've been to Cervinia 4 times and and only remember links being closed a few days on one trip. Maybe we've been lucky! Went in March and early April. Do remember trying to get back down to resort level in extreme whiteout last time!

Love Selva and skied there 3 times and don't think any lifts were shut. you must have been really unlucky with the weather. 😬 And the Dolomites have Bombardinos! Toofy Grin
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My group went there on the 4th march..lifts closed for two days, when it was open ther was high winds... but depends when you go.. its high so you can expect a bit more wind than lower resorts i suppose ... id still go though..
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Search and you should find another fairly recent thread discussing the same question.
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I was there the first full week in march this year. Our trip was very effected by the weather. A lot of snow 2 days causing very low visibility (and also links closed), 2 days of moderate winds (keeping links still closed and 1 day of hard wind (keeping everything closed).

Luckily enough there are alternatives near, like Pila and Torgnon.

And on the other hand, in 2015 and 2016 I was here in the same week and i think I've had just 1 day seen the link to zermatt closed, in total. You need a bit of luck (and bad weather in cervinia is in fact very bad weather) and a car helps you to mitigate the risks...
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I was there in January and the links were closed two days out of the six. Speaking to others there that seemed about average.
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Whereas I spent a week in Cervinia in late Feb 2011. The weather was hot and sunny, the snow was slushy but there wasn't a breath of wind all week.
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chrisb wrote:
I was there in January and the links were closed two days out of the six. Speaking to others there that seemed about average.


Ditto, we were in Cervinia w/c 8th Jan and the links were only open for 2 days and they shut virtually all the lifts on the Sunday and Friday, we had to ski out of Valtourneche
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Thanks for the responses
My main concern there would be no skiing at all on the cervina side
It looks like lift closures between Cervina and Zermatt is a distinct possiblity
but total lift closure on the cervina side is rare ??
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Just to add some more experience, so you get an overall representative view: I've had a week there each of the last three years, all at Feb half term. Out of 21 days I can only remember one day when Cervinia was closed by winds. And one afternoon when about half the lifts were shut.
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We were in Cervinia Feb 5th this year. On our first morning the wind was really strong, they closed the whole resort. It was so disappointing on the first ski day. They did open a small chair in the village after lunch, which got us out on the snow but was very busy, and only a very short run.

the links were also closed a few days, but we could still ski on Cervinia side. Out of 5 ski holidays this was the first time we lost ski time. Having said that, I loved the skiing in Cervinia!
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