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Cervinia matterhorn

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Hi, could anyone give me an idea of where Italy stops and Switzerland starts coming up from cervinia. Can I get up to the matterhorn glacier on a cervinia lift pass rather than a cervinia zermatt? Thanks in advance
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You get up to the ridge on the Italian side. It's pretty clear on lift maps.
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Need a Zermatt pass to get up higher than the ridge, or a helicopter rolling eyes
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@Andy2809, you can buy a combined area pass to allow you to use both sides of the ridge. We stayed in Zermatt and decided to buy the combined pass for Cervinia too, it worked out at an extra €60 each I think, but we only skied in Cervinia once, not sure if its much cheaper to buy a day pass for Zermatt?
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A one day upgrade of the Cervinia pass to include Zermatt is about €30 IIRC.
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Of course you can easily ski the Matterhorn glacier ski area with a Cervinia pass. It’s getting back up and home that’s the problem....
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When you buy a 6-day lift pass in Zermatt, and you want to ski in Cervinia some of the time, it's cheaper to buy an 'international' pass for the 6 days, if you ski in Cervinia 2 of those days, rather than buying 2 separate daily extensions. If you only ski 1 day in Cervinia, it's cheaper to buy a 1-day extension. I imagine the equivalent pricing applies in Cervinia. Except of course it's all quite a bit cheaper!
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TommyJ wrote:
Of course you can easily ski the Matterhorn glacier ski area with a Cervinia pass. It’s getting back up and home that’s the problem....


I guess it depends what he means by the "matterhorn glacier". If you went up to Testa Grigia on the Italian lifts you would be skiing on glacier if you simply turned round and skiied back down into Italy (on the Ventina. If you skiied down to Trockener Steg you'd be skiing the Furgg glacier and as you say you'd then need a Swiss/international lift pass to use the lifts to get back up. I assumed the OP was talking about skiing from Klein Matterhorn (i.e. the high point). You can't get up to there without a Swiss/international pass (other than skinning of course).

Interestingly one of the next projects is building a lift from Testa Grigia up to Klein Matterhorn directly. It is the Swiss lift company that is building that. So logically you would think it would be part of the Swiss/international pass. However you can imagine that quite a few people from the Italian side who went up to Testa Grigia would be interested in going up to Klein Matterhorn and then skiing down from there into Italy. Forcing them to buy an international pass just to do that (assuming they did not want to ski Switzerland generally) would make the cost prohibitive. Might need a bit of imaginative pricing
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I think they still need planning permission for the Testa Griga - Klein Matterhorn Cable car and apparently it is rather controversial.

It sounds as though it is aimed at south east Asian visitors who would then be sold a trans alpine ridge journey from cervinia to Zermatt via the Klien Matterhorn.
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Peter S wrote:
I think they still need planning permission for the Testa Griga - Klein Matterhorn Cable car and apparently it is rather controversial.

It sounds as though it is aimed at south east Asian visitors who would then be sold a trans alpine ridge journey from cervinia to Zermatt via the Klien Matterhorn.


Indeed. A good article (in English) from Der Spiegel from last October:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/alps-new-matterhorn-gondola-plans-draws-criticism-a-1231087.html
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Andy2809 wrote:
Hi, could anyone give me an idea of where Italy stops and Switzerland starts coming up from cervinia. Can I get up to the matterhorn glacier on a cervinia lift pass rather than a cervinia zermatt? Thanks in advance


If you take the Cable Car from Cime Bianche to Plateau Rosa (aka Testa Grigia) then, where you get off, you will see a yellow line across the concrete. That is the border between Italy and Switzerland. You will also see a, mostly erased, earlier yellow line about a metre further into Switzerland from when it was moved when the Swiss discovered that it was slightly in the wrong place !

If you come up from Cervinia via the Bontadini chairlift then the border is just under the Theodol Hut at the top of that.

From either point you can then ski down to Trockener Steg or even further down to Furgg on the Swiss side.

However, to return, you’ll need to then ride on the Swiss lifts and to get upto the very top of the Klein Matterhorn you’ll need to take the 3S Gondola ... so you can’t do that without a ski Pass covering Switzerland. You can, however, buy a single pass ticket for Trockener to Klein Matterhorn on the 3S so that might be the cheapest solution if you just want to do it once.
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Thank you for all the relies, much appreciated
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It's also definitely worth getting the international pass if you're in Zermatt so you can get a really good coffee over in Italy for €1
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BurningQuads wrote:
It's also definitely worth getting the international pass if you're in Zermatt so you can get a really good coffee over in Italy for €1

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BurningQuads wrote:
It's also definitely worth getting the international pass if you're in Zermatt so you can get a really good coffee over in Italy for €1


Definitely. Although I'd highly recommend the slightly more expensive, but definitely worth it, Irish Coffee served at Bontadini. Best in the whole area.
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