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26th Jan Cervinia - 3 or more ski buddies to share.

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Hi.

I've wanted to go to Cervinia for a long time.

I prefer self catering. I like sorting my own breakfast, and I like going out to eat each night. Just my preference.

I've found this apartment close to centre. Sleeps up to 6 so plenty of beds for 4, and is £630 for a week: https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6368539

Best flight is Ryanair from East Midlands(8 miles from myself) to Bergamo for just £28! Bergamo is less than 150 miles from Cervinia, much on Motorway.

Ski pass is £200(230€)

I've looked at car hire. Found a 500L(fair size family car) through Easycar, that is £123, with free snow chains, and free additional driver.

Comes to just £516.25 for Flights, Car Hire, Apartment and Ski Pass.


I've done holidays this way many times, and it's always gone well.


I'm fairly competent skier, and happy to go down anything. I like the idea of skiing to Zermatt. I'm no spring chicken, love a few beers - but too many would keep me off the slopes, so not a party animal.



Be nice to find 3 or so similar standard ski buddies.



We could ski what I think is the longest ski run in Europe too:



Cervinia, Italy
20-kilometre red run
Access one of the world's longest ski runs from the Klein Matterhorn, also known as the Piccolo Cervino. Europe's highest cable car whisks you up onto the Klein Matterhorn over gigantic glacial crevasses. From its lofty height of 3,883 metres, take an epic 20-kilometre descent down red runs to Valtournenche at 1,524 metres, Cervinia's lift-linked neighbour. Alternatively, from the Klein Matterhorn, you can ski the 13-kilometre descent down into Zermatt, Switzerland. Whichever direction you choose - Cervinia or Zermatt - this is one heck of a run which begins with enormous glacial fields and drops into steeper mogulled terrain. Due to its altitude, the ski runs from the Klein Matterhorn are consistently skiable from late November to mid-April. For something slightly shorter, try Cervinia's red Ventina piste, an 11.5-kilometre descent from Plateau Rosa.



http://www.cervinia.it/en/inverno/skiarea


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steve did you get any takers? I am considering a cheap week somewhere and have always fancied Cervinia. I am an intermediate skier. I would love to join a friendly group. I am in Scotland, can fly from Ed, Glas or Newc.
Jo Very Happy
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peeblesarmenian wrote:
steve did you get any takers? I am considering a cheap week somewhere and have always fancied Cervinia. I am an intermediate skier. I would love to join a friendly group. I am in Scotland, can fly from Ed, Glas or Newc.
Jo Very Happy



No Jo, you're the first to be interested.


If you can't get decent flights to Milan, you could always get to here first. Ashby de la Zouch I live - 8 miles from Donington Airport.


If you fancy it, we just need to find a few more.
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hi,

would be interested in this looking to go the same sort of time normally hit france or Austria so would be nice to
try somewhere different,47 year old male intermediate skier.
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richie44 wrote:
hi,

would be interested in this looking to go the same sort of time normally hit france or Austria so would be nice to
try somewhere different,47 year old male intermediate skier.



Nice one Richie.


Cervinia also means you get to ski Switzerland on the same ski pass too.
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yeah looks a pretty decent ski area especially the 20km run,should be interesting.
what airport in milan you looking at flying into as from south east so normally use
Stansted or southend.
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richie44 wrote:
yeah looks a pretty decent ski area especially the 20km run,should be interesting.
what airport in milan you looking at flying into as from south east so normally use
Stansted or southend.



That flight is to Milan Bergamo. It's actually gone down to £24 return. Been a long time since I've got flights for that price.


Return time is good:

12:25
BGY
2h 10

Direct

13:35


Flight there though is a bit late going out. I'd try and find a different flight, If it fitted in with others better.


14:00
EMA
2h 05

Direct

17:05
BGY

There's a flight at 06:45 from Birmingham I could take instead, which is only £42 one way.
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Good flight from Stansted for £27. Nothing good from Southend.


08:05
STN
1h 55

Direct

11:00
BGY
ReturnSat, 2 Feb 2019

18:30
BGY
2h 10

Direct

19:40
STN
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If I took the earlier flight from Birmingham, that is to Milan Malpensa - which is about 35 miles nearer to Cervinia.


There's also flight to Milan Malpensa from Stansted for £31:

08:45
STN
1h 55

Direct

11:40
MXP
ReturnSat, 2 Feb 2019

21:40
MXP
1h 55

Direct

22:35
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peeblesarmenian wrote:
steve did you get any takers? I am considering a cheap week somewhere and have always fancied Cervinia. I am an intermediate skier. I would love to join a friendly group. I am in Scotland, can fly from Ed, Glas or Newc.
Jo Very Happy



Hi Jo.


The only good direct flights seem to be from Edinburgh:


06:20
EDI
2h 25

Direct

09:45
BGY
ReturnSat, 2 Feb 2019

10:10
BGY
2h 40

Direct

11:50
EDI

That would have you in Bergamo, not Malpensa, but we could fetch you, or you could fly to East Midland/Birmingham, and join me on my flight.

I get the impression you may be female, as you posted in thread where a girl was looking for another female. I've organised trips like this several times with mixed groups, but they've always been larger groups in larger apartments. Most recently Morzine 2 years ago.

These small apartments tend to be pretty cosy, with one toilet, and one bedroom. We'd do our best to give you what privacy we could, and if you're happy with that, then great. If more people become interested, we could look for a larger apartment with more bedrooms/bathrooms(we've had designated male/female bathrooms before), and there is no privacy problem.

Small price to pay to ski Cervinia huh?

Smile
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If more people were interested. This apartment sleeps 8, has 3 bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms.


If 8 went, the apartment would be £192 each. Incredibly cheap, when you factor in flights and car hire too.

https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8823052
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Hi Steve & Richie

Yes I am female. That flight from Edinburgh is also a very good price! So the apartment you found is £630 a week with two bedrooms? So ideally for this to work we need another female to share a room with me? I dont mind sharing one bathroom as long as you are both house trained!......how to we find another female then? Jo Very Happy
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peeblesarmenian wrote:
Hi Steve & Richie

Yes I am female. That flight from Edinburgh is also a very good price! So the apartment you found is £630 a week with two bedrooms? So ideally for this to work we need another female to share a room with me? I dont mind sharing one bathroom as long as you are both house trained!......how to we find another female then? Jo Very Happy





I guess house trained is subjective. I can lift and put down toilet seats, and flush - if that's all that's required Smile.

That apartment does have two bedrooms - but one room is double bed. When I researched it a bit deeper, I found(contrary to what I thought) it's a fair way out of Cervinia centre - probaly too far to walk. I'd prefer somewhere more central, and I'm sure I can find one(there's not just this site, but others and booking.com). Before anyone responded, I didn't see much point bringing it up. Now, I'll have a look for alternatives.


Not sure how we find another female. I'm not much of a charmer, but maybe one will stumble over this post.


Be great to make it happen though. I'm now liking the apartment I found above, which is central, does have 3 bedooms and 2 bathrooms - so another 4 or 5 would be ideal.
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peeblesarmenian wrote:
Hi Steve & Richie

Yes I am female. That flight from Edinburgh is also a very good price! So the apartment you found is £630 a week with two bedrooms? So ideally for this to work we need another female to share a room with me? I dont mind sharing one bathroom as long as you are both house trained!......how to we find another female then? Jo Very Happy




Just another quick look. Found this one that sleeps 6, and is central. Only one bedroom, but that looks like it has 2 bunk beds. I guess the the other beds are sofa beds.

Lots of options - depending on how many wish to go.


https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p6665283
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