Pila Ski Resort

Pila is a modern, purpose-built, car-free resort in the Aosta Valley and is home both to some of the most snowsure slopes in Europe and some of the most breathtaking views.

The resort is located a gondola ride above the town of Aosta and makes for a perfect base for snowsure piste skiing. Most of the runs are marked red and are usually in great condition, thanks to decent natural snowfall, excellent grooming and a comprehensive snowmaking system. Its location just above Aosta means that Pila is much quieter during the week, both on the slopes and afterwards in the bars and restaurants.

Ski Club Freshtracks are again making the most of the excellent pistes in the resort on the four Technique Top Up holidays heading out this winter.

Our Pila Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Pros

Fantastic pistes – ideal for intermediates

High treeline means lots of wooded slopes

Purpose-built convenience

Cons

Can be busy at weekends

Not a great deal of off piste or challenging slopes

Relatively small local area of slopes

Pila Skiing and Snowboarding

At the top of the Aosta gondola there is a neat beginner zone, as is the case in Pila itself. From here progression on to longer blues is good during the week and the middle of the day, but when the main Grimod blue is busy it is a more formidable challenge for less confident skiers and boarders. For intermediates, Pila is home to some of Italy’s best groomed runs, most of which are tree-lined which makes this a fantastic place to be in bad weather.

For more advanced skiers and boarders there are some good blacks above the treeline at the top of the resort and the trees can become one big playground after fresh snowfall. There are also some decent touring options nearby.

  • Total Pistes: 50km
  • Blue: 17%
  • Red: 70%
  • Black: 13%
  • Lifts: 12
  • Altitude: 1540m – 2740m

Pila Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Pila Resort

Pila has great, purpose-built convenience and as a result is very popular with families and school groups. There is lots of good value accommodation and there are numerous restaurants both in resort and on the slopes, specialising in local Italian cuisine. An alternative is the charming town of Aosta down in the valley – here you will find more variety on the bar, restaurant and shop front.

How to get to Pila

Turin is the closest airport and on a good run, the drive should take less than an hour and a half. Both of Milan’s airport’s make for good alternatives, but the drive will take around two hours.

  • Turin airport: 1.5 hours
  • Milan Linate/Malpensa airport: 2 hours

Pila Contact Details

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