Cervinia

Snow Valtournenche, Italy

Cervinia, Valtournenche- a paradise in the mountains of North West Italy.
An infinitely rugged space that starts at 1,524 meters, in Valtournenche, embraces Breuil-Cervinia rises to 3,480 of Plateau Rosà, nearly 4,000 at the Piccolo Cervino, climbs to 4,478 on the summit of the Matterhorn. Linked on the Alpine side of Switzerland's Zermatt tying the 2 countries together. An area where nature, culture and beauty collide.

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Packages at this location

Breathe In, Ski Out Snow

A ski, meditation & hike retreat to Cervinia in the Italian Alps. For the second time we are going for a ski and meditation retreat in Valtournenche in the Italian Alps. In short - this is a retreat where we will ski in the Alps and train our mind to be more present through meditation. And we haven't even mentioned the Italian food. Can it be any better?

Meditation - During the week, we will teach ourselves to be more present, but most importantly we will practice this through meditation. Josefin Dahlberg and Axel Wennhall will be your guides for the week and will be available for participants who have not tried meditation before. You will get to test a veritable smorgasbord of meditation, for example, mindfulness, walking, shaking and mantra. In short - you will experience a lot of wonderful meditations, that will help you to be your true self and stay more present both during the retreat and when you return home.

Nature - The village of Valtournenche lies in the Italian Aosta Valley. The piste includes the mountain Matterhorn, stretches all the way into Switzerland and takes you 3883 meters above sea-level. Here you will be surrounded by some of Europe's highest and most beautiful mountain peaks.

Adventure - This is one of Europe’s highest pistes and therefore offers excellent skiing conditions in April. There will be the opportunity, if you are especially adventurous, to ski both in a group or off-piste with a guide from Hotel Millefiori. Aside from skiing, you will also have the opportunity to hike with Gustav Nord, both on a glacier or up the mountain.

  • Access to Hotel Millefiori indoor- and outdoor spa

  • Transfer to, and from, Milan, Bergamo, Turin or Geneva to Hotel Millefiori

  • Tea, coffee and fruit available every day

  • Welcome- and farewell dinners

  • Breakfast everyday

  • 5 days of skiing with both guided slope and off piste options

  • Exercises and reading material you can take with you after the retreat

  • 5 days with different guided meditations

  • 6 nights stay in a double room at Hotel Millefiori - Alpine Event Lodge

You will stay in the cosy village of Valtournenche just outside Cervinia at the boutique hotel Millefiori which has 15 rooms. The hotel which opened during the winter of 2016 boasts a newly built spa and lounge area. For breakfast, they will serve everything from your Scandinavian favourites, Italian specialities to gluten-free and vegan options. When you are not out on the slopes, hiking or meditating you can read and play board games in the lounge area, snuggled up by the fireplace or simply sit outside on the terrace and look out over the mountaintops.

Program Day 2

07.00 Breakfast

08.00 Introduction

08.30 Meditation

09.00 Skiing or hiking

17.30 Meditation

19.00 Welcome dinner

Program Day 3 -6

07.00 Meditation

08.00 Breakfast

09.00 Skiing or hiking

17.30 Meditation

19.00 Own time for dinner *

No activities on Day 1 (arrival) and Day 7 (departure). Simply arrive and leave :) * Dinner's on us the last day!

April 7-13, 2019

Additional costs: A single room costs 1 500 SEK. You will need to book your own Return flight. We recommend our guests fly to Milano Malpensa. Ski lift access. Lunch, dinners, drinks and snacks outside the deal above. Special equipment. There will also be a member of the team taking beautiful images of the retreat so you can treasure the memories forever.

Breathe In, Hike Out Mixed Adventures

A hike & meditation retreat to Cervinia in the Italian Alps. Join us for a hike and meditation adventure in Valtournenche in the Italian Alps.

In short - this is a retreat where we will hike in the Alps and train our mind to be more present through meditation. And we haven't even mentioned the Italian food. Can it be any better?

Meditation - During the week, we will teach ourselves to be more present, but most importantly we will practice this through meditation. Josefin Dahlberg and Axel Wennhall will be your guides for the week and will be available for participants who have not tried meditation before. You will get to test a veritable smörgåsbord of meditation, for example, mindfulness, walking, shaking and mantra. In short - you will experience a lot of wonderful meditations, that will help you to be your true self and stay more present both during the retreat and when you return home.

Nature - The village of Valtournenche lies in the Italian Aosta Valley and has become a paradise for hiking during summer. The village of Cervinia on 2 050 m.a.s is squeezed in between Plateau Rosa and the Toblerone icon Matterhorn which stretches all the way to 4 479 m.a.s, or Cervino as the Italians call it. Here you are truly surrounded by some of Europe's highest and most beautiful mountain peaks.

Adventure - Valtournenche offers over 200 km of outdoor hiking routes in different terrain along crystal clear lakes, in quiet forests and with stunning views. We'll pack a nice lunch and head off on different hikes every day, maybe to one of all refugios that sit on the mountains. Our guides will deliver different difficulty levels so that everyone will get an opportunity to participate. There will also be opportunities for cycling and mountain climbing.

  • Access to Hotel Millefiori indoor- and outdoor spa

  • Transfer to, and from, Milan, Turin, Bergamo or Geneva to Hotel Millefiori

  • Welcome- and farewell dinners Tea, coffee and fruit available every day

  • Breakfast everyday

  • 5 days guided hiking with different difficulty levels

  • 5 days with different guided meditations Exercises and reading material you can take with you after the retreat

  • 6 nights stay in a double room at Hotel Millefiori - Alpine Event Lodge

You will stay in the cosy village of Valtournenche just outside Cervinia at the boutique hotel Millefiori which has 15 rooms. The hotel which opened during the winter of 2016 boasts a newly built spa and lounge area. For breakfast, they will serve everything from your Scandinavian favourites, Italian specialities to gluten-free and vegan options. When you are not out on the slopes, hiking or meditating you can read and play board games in the lounge area, snuggled up by the fireplace or simply sit outside on the terrace and look out over the mountaintops.

Program day 2

07.00 Breakfast

08.00 Introduction

09.00 Meditation

09.30 Guided Hiking

17.30-18.30 Meditation

19.00 Welcome dinner

Program day 3-6

07.00 Meditation

08.00 Breakfast

09.00 Guided Hiking

17.30-18.30 Meditation

19.00 Own time for dinner *

No activities on Day 1 (arrival) and Day 7 (departure). Simply arrive and leave :) * Dinner's on us the last day!

October 8-14, 2018

Additional costs: A single room costs 1 500 SEK extra. You will need to book your own Return flight. We recommend our guests fly to Milano Malpensa. Ski lift access may be an additional cost depending on the hike. Lunch, dinners, drinks and snacks outside the deal above. Special equipment. There will also be a member of the team taking beautiful images of the retreat so you can treasure the memories forever.

About the location

Accommodation

You will stay in the cosy village of Valtournenche just outside Cervinia at the boutique hotel Millefiori which has 15 rooms. The hotel which opened during the winter of 2016 boasts a newly built spa and lounge area. For breakfast, they will serve everything from your Scandinavian favourites, Italian specialities to gluten-free and vegan options. When you are not out on the slopes, hiking or meditating you can read and play board games in the lounge area, snuggled up by the fireplace or simply sit outside on the terrace and look out over the mountaintops.

Location

Breuil-Cervinia is one of the best kept secrets of the Alps. Many of the locals and the dedicated tourists would like to keep it that way, when people find out the many sporting and leisure options there are in this town we are sure it will become as popular as some of its French Alp counterparts. Cervinia is rapidly becoming know for its freeride and freestyle drawing people of all ages to the hill. It’s virtually unknown that Cervinia dates back to 1936 with the construction of its first cable car and subsequent Hotels Gran Baita. The skiable mountain terrain rises up to an impressive 3480m making it one of Europe’s highest skiable areas boasting a well maintained and looked after glacier ski site; Not only that but you can’t argue with Italian hospitality, local cuisine and culture.

Food

This is a very important aspect of a holiday in Italy, let alone Cervinia where eating on the slopes is the biggest game there is. We have some big players in the restaurant world right on our door step which makes trying to save money and not living the Dolce Vita, very difficult indeed. First up a must mention is Chalet Etoile whom for over 4years has been offering innovation through their food, if you want to live the true Italian Dolce Vita with a Swedish twist this is the place. next up on the top recommendation list is Foyer Des Guides which is situated in lower Valtounenche his producing Michelin standard food to an ever increasing cliental base, its specialises in cuisine of the Valley and champions locals produce. These are two more pricey recommendations, perhaps for a more friendly and affordable option try Bontadini Restaurent, La Pousset and Linos. In the average lunch gaff on the mountain you should be prepared to spend 6/9 euros for a dish of pasta, 10/12 for a pizza, 6 for a panini and for a beer 5 and a glass of vino 3.

Activities

Hiking, skiing, yoga and meditation. The magical combination to help you feel connected and relaxed.

Amenities

  • Photographer

  • Lessons

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

  • Internet

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Climbing

  • Yoga

  • Hiking