From Zermatt, I made a short ski excursion into the resort of Breuil-Cervinia for one of the days I skied as both of these areas are inter-linked at the summit of Plateau Rosa Testa Grigia. Initially when I purchased the ski pass from the Gornergrat station, I was told the international link to Breuil-Cervinia was closed though it turned out to be open. The village of Breuil-Cervinia is in the Valle d’Aosta region of Italy where many other Italian ski resorts are to be found at.
Taking the red intermediate run down to the village from the top of Plateau Rosa, I was able to purchase an addition to my Zermatt ski pass at the base of Breuil-Cervinia. It was an extra cost of around EUR20 (~$21), and I would say the additional charge was worth it to try a new ski area. However as this red run passing by the Laghi Cime Bianche was the only piste I skied on before returning to Zermatt, I would not review the whole resort but rather post some of the views I took along the way and post an observational review of my short stay in the resort.
One thing to note was that the Euro is used in Breuil-Cervinia while in Zermatt, Swiss Francs are used so that might be something to take note of when paying using cash. I am not entirely certain if the ski lodges allow skiers to pay in Swiss Francs and what the exchange rate would be. Thus it is better for skiers who wish to ski in Breuil-Cervinia from Zermatt to prepare Euros before hand.
The snow and piste quality in Breuil-Cervinia is as good as the one in Zermatt though it has the feel of a classical ski resort and offers a slightly casual atmosphere compared to Zermatt. Below you will find some of the photos I took during my short visit to Breuil-Cervinia, and this Italian side looks like an amazing alternative to ski in Zermatt.