The ski resort of Breuil-Cervinia is one of the biggest you can find in the Alps and Italy's most snow-sure resort nestling right at the foot of Monte Cervino, known to the most as Matterhorn.
It provides a long season given the high altitude of some 2,050 m in the village and almost 3,500 m at the top lift station.
All in all, the ski resort is a massive playground for everyone as the most slopes feature an easy gradient which allows beginners to edge in their first turns with confidence.
Those with better skills will benefit from the fact that Breuil-Cervinia is directly linked to the more demanding slopes of Zermatt. However, a terrain park and off-piste riding round out your snowboarding trip to Italy.
That said, the resort also offers perfect conditions to run World Cup events.
Having been the host to the 2016 and 2017 SBX National Championships already, Local Organisers are now stepping up their game by organising the fourth stop of the 2017-18 World Cup season.
Above that, it's the first time since Valmalenco back in March 2012 that a SBX World Cup event will be staged in Italy.
Inspections ahead of the 2018/19 ski and snowboard cross tours begin in Val Thorens (FRA).
Michela Moioli (ITA) and Omar Visintin (ITA) have kept the momentum from their yesterday's strong performance in the time trials to earn a home soil win at the debut of Cervinia as a World Cup host.
The season's fifth tour stop got underway today in Italy with weather conditions mixing up the qualifiers for the first ever World Cup stop in Cervinia.
The final stop of the 2017-18 World Cup season prior to the well-deserved Christmas break takes place in Cervinia on December 21 and 22, 2017.
Alex Pullin wants to dominate the pre-Winter Olympics season despite failing to convert his snowboard cross favouritism four years ago into success in Sochi.