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PILA, ITALY

Ski Holidays in Pila, Italy

The drive up to Pila from the Aosta Valley has to be one of the most spectacular in the Alps. As the road climbs and the valley drops away below, the imposing mountains of both the Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc come into sight. As Pila appears above it is clear that this resort has the perfect location: a bowl sheltered from the wind with an enviable snow record yet a fine sunny position.

Resort Statistics

Pila ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 5
Intermediates 22
Advanced 3
Snowboarders
Total Runs 30
Good for
  • Off piste
Resort features Ice Rink Indoor Pool Bowling Skidoo Parapenting Snowshoeing High altitude resort
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1800m
Km of Piste 70km
Directions of Slopes N, N/E
Longest Run 6km
Drag Lifts 1
Ski Lifts 12
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2752m
Uphill Capacity 17200
Chairlifts 9
Gondolas/Cable cars 2

Skiing in Pila

Pila is a modern ski resort, always up to date with innovation and in continual evolution. It is also easy to reach - an 18 minutes cable car ride away from Aosta for a holiday blending sport, history, culture, local traditions, entertainment and gastronomy.

The resort has a wide variety of technically different pistes, satisfying all skiers, beginnings or fun carving enthusiasts, offering perfect conditions on all routes from the least demanding (Baby Pila, Baby Gorraz, Grimod) to those for the most expert and particular riders (Leissé and Couis 2 pistes).

Free riders will find that Pila offers what they most need: long pistes of all kinds, groomed or untouched, smooth or with moguls, and off-piste paths in the middle of the woods where they can zizag and leap over natural obstacles.

Snow conditions in Pila

There are 400 snow cannons blasting out artificial snow over the Pila/Aosta ski range which with added snowfall guarantees for skiing throughout the season.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Pila

The atmosphere is very Italian: relaxed and informal and generally quiet during the week. It is mainly centreed around the hotels. Gallaghers Irish pub with a young and lively atmosphere, Bar Mion serves the best hot chocolate and La Nuova for an after dinner drink.

Other activities include:

  • Sauna and solarium
  • Torchlight descents
  • Ice skating

Eating out:

There are several snack bars and pizzerias with pasta dishes and pizzas · Brasserie Du Grimond for pizza or Bar Yeti for specialities from the Aosta valley.

Other amenities include:

  • Charming shops and cafés
  • Cable car to Aosta for market/shopping/cultural interests

Transfer time in Pila

The three closest airports to Pila are Turin, Geneva and Milan Malpensa. The nearest being Turin which is 135 km away around a 1 hour 145 mins journey. The other two airports are slightly further away around two and a half hours transfer.