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Pila - Ski Area Guide

Pila, Italy

Ski Resort in Aosta Valley, Italian Alps - 70km43 miles of Piste (1,800m5,906ft to 2,750m9,022ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Old town 18km from the historic city of Aosta by road or directly lift-linked by an 18 minute gondola ride. Pila has undergone a great deal of expansion in recent years, thanks largely to its big ski area. Far above average ratio of chairs and gondola lifts to drags by European standards. Lively après ski.

 Pila Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Pila is 1cm-, expected on 16 December, with around 3cm1in forecast over the next 7 days. There is some snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Ratings for Pila

Pila Ski Area

Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 10km6 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
2052km32 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 8km5 miles
Pistes
Number of runs
30
Downhill
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
8km5 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
13
Piste and Lift Stats for Pila

Aosta Valley Ski Area

Black Pistes
Expert Trails
44
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
97
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
36
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 3 
Pistes
Number of runs
180
Downhill
Total Length
352km219 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
62
Piste and Lift Stats for Aosta Valley

Pila Ski Area Height

Max Vertical950m3,117ft
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Lowest Piste1,800m5,906ft
Resort Altitude (Pila)1,800m5,906ft
Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Pila
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Pila

The Italian Ski Resort of Pila is part of the Aosta Valley ski area with access to 352km219 miles of downhill skiing, with 180 individual pistes, served by 62 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Pila itself (70km43 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Aosta Valley ski resorts of Breuil-Cervinia, Courmayeur, Crévacol, Etroubles and Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses.

The ski resort itself is at 1,800m5,906ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,750m9,022ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Pila are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Pila

Pila’s skiing offers the best of all worlds with skiing through woods of birch and larch in total safety and freedom on lower slopes and open powder snow areas above the treeline. Beginners and children have easy ski runs such as Baby Pila , Baby Gorraz and Grimod.

The more advanced progress on to steeper slopes such as Leissé, Nouva which usually have excellent snow where you can turn and model curves endlessly, especially good news for carving enthusiasts in search of thrills and excitement.

A run not to be missed is the Du Bois from the Chamolé chair lift. It's a unique experience skiing through aromatic birch woods and extraordinary snow first thing in the morning.

For experts the Bellevue black run and Couis 1 are two tough runs, the latter a little easier than the former, with breathtaking panoramas over the nearby Cogne valley and the entire Monte Rosa range.

For winter 2010-11 the resort opened a rare new black run this winter starting from Platta de Grevon (2700m) and descending to Plan De L’Eyve. Access to the run is provided by a conveyor lift which leaves from the Couis 1 arrival station. This new lift is housed within a perspex cover, forming a tunnel which is likely to be largely covered by snow through the winter for minimal visual impact, as well as protecting users from extremes of weather.

The area where the new run is located is well positioned in terms of both slopes and snowfall and has been landscaped for a smooth descent and made secure from avalanche danger.

The resort has also announced that to add to the enjoyment for those who like their snow light and fluffy, the new piste will be left ungroomed after each big snowfall – for several days at least, to provide an off piste experience.

Snowboarding in Pila

The snowpark is popular with boarders and freestylers, combining natural terrain gfeatures with created structures. There are jumps, slides and half pipe for those of all ages and experience. If you are already expert then the thrills of fun box, spine and the big jump await you.

Pila Aprés Ski

Pila can be lively at night when the right crowd are in town although it is often quiet during the week in low season. Gallaghers Irish Pub is one of the busier spots most nights and The Old English Distilary can throw great parties, with dancing on the table all night long given a good enough excuse (like St Patrick's Day).

Pila in brief

Pila Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Very good for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Pila Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Pila.

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Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Pila.

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Pila Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Pila is able to augment natural snow, on 8km5 miles of ski runs, with 400 Snow Cannons.

Pila Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 13 Ski Lifts of Pila are able to uplift 16,300 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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