Pila is a bit of an Italian secret and is located above the ancient Roman town of Aosta which is linked via a 20-minute cable car. This is ideal for any nonskiers and for evening visits to a wide choice of shops bars and restaurants.
Pila being a high purpose-built ski resort offers all the convivence you’d expect and comes with an excellent snow record thanks to 80% coverage of snow making machines.
The skiing is between 1,800m and 2,700m so is high enough to guarantee good snow throughout the winter months. The slopes face North and North East, excellent for holding good snow. There is a total of 70km of piste in the ski area on 5 Blue runs, 21 red runs, some not too challenging, and 4 black runs.
The pistes are wonderfully groomed and are rarely overcrowded during the week, even on the peak weeks, especially the February half term week, which in some French ski resorts can be a nightmare.
If you are used to paying French prices you will find the restaurants in and around Pila are very good value.
We highly recommend Pila as a family ski holiday destination as the ski passes here are some of the lowest in Europe for children. Children aged 2 to 7 years receive a free ski pass and children 8 to 13 years pay between £39 and £47 depending on the date of travel. Adult ski passes cost between £138 to £188.... Read more