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Pila Ski Resort Guide

Pila Ski Resort Guide

February 2010, Pila photo

Pila

Photo credit: Karen Horton

Mont Blanc View, Pila photo

Pila

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Panoramic view of Pila area and Aosta Valley photo

Pila

Photo credit: Andri

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Issued: 1 Aug

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  • Piste: -
  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (2100 m)

PM
rain showers
5 W5
12 °C F-Level
3900m
night
rain showers
5 SSE5
12 °C F-Level
3850m
AM
light rain
10 SSE10
11 °C F-Level
3750m

Pila is a small to medium sized resort that sits high above the Aosta valley. The area is little known outside of Italy. Pila is quite a hidden gem. It has relatively few queues and some great terrain which makes for good skiing. The bulk of the runs at Pila appear to be intermediate but there are adequate beginner slopes and they tend to be quiet. This allows you to improve without being constantly worried about collisions. For the intermediates and experts the upper slopes at Pila are wide with nice open bowls. A small hike usually opens up untracked powder after a dump. Lower down there are some nice tree runs and the forest is not too thick as to prevent you exploring. Off the slopes there are purpose built apartments and a handful of restaurants. Pila resort itself is linked to a town down in the valley but there is also a road connecting the two. This is not for the faint hearted as it is very tight and steep. Your ski pass at Pila will also give you one day at the nearby resort of Courmayeur.

Resorts close to Pila include: Cogne (9 km), Saint Rhemy-Crevacol (19 km), Valgrisenche (21 km), Rhemes-Notre-Dame (22 km), Torgnon (22 km),


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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 25
  • Beginner: 10%
  • Intermediate: 80%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: -
  • Snowmaking: Yes
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1

Social

  • Restaurants: 20
  • Bars: 17
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1300 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 1
  • Chairlifts: 9
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 2
  • Toplift: m

Travel

  • Season opens: 30 Nov 2013
  • Season closes: 21 Apr 2014

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Visitor Reviews of Pila


Graham from United Kingdom writes:

We (family of 5, with three teenagers) were in Pila in Feb 2013 and will be again at Christmas. Staying at the Hotel La Chance, on an Interski package, which avoids the lift up from Aosta every day. The hotel is very nice with a spa and good food.

The lifts are sometimes busy with the first lift in particular crowded when the ski schools go off. Never queued for more than 15 minutes here though. The pistes are all impeccably groomed and there is a good variation although I suspect that a good skier may want more challenge after a few days.

The resort does have just one run to the bottom lift into which all the pistes feed. At busy times in the afternoon, it can be quite busy, especially as the nursery slopes are there as well! The local Interski people call it the "M25" and like that esteemed road, best avoided at rush hour.

Not much night life that I know of but then again, we don't really do that anyway so probably not best placed to comment.

Shop and bar owners we spoke with were very friendly. Lot of good eateries on the mountain and available in all languages.

We really enjoyed it and will probably go back again after Christmas.

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