Turin - 2 hours 15 minutes
• Cup of coffee from €2.00 • Small beer from €4.00 • Bottle of house wine from €12.00 • Raclette from €30.00 • Glass of coke from €2.50 • Bomberdino from €5.00 • Sandwich from €5.00 • Pizza from €8.00 • Burger & fries from €10.00
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Free ski/board social service
Pistes over 2,500m
Advanced Ski Rating
Intermediates Ski Rating
Beginners Ski Rating
So what's it like?
Excellent well-groomed pistes in Pila
Pila’s ski area is set in a sunny bowl, sheltered from the wind, and has an enviable snow record.
The drive up to Pila from the Aosta Valley has to be one of the most spectacular in the Alps – as the road climbs, the valley drops away below and the imposing mountains of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc come into sight. Popular with intermediate skiers, the ski area is mainly made up of red runs, with a few black runs and some good off-piste. Pila is a snowsure destination with superb snow-making equipment and if you like skiing in the trees you’ll really like the wooded runs. Higher up there are cruisey open areas where the powder lies.
The resort is modern, purpose-built and car-free, set above the Roman town of Aosta. Similar to other resorts in the Aosta Valley the town gets busy at the weekend with locals from Milan and Turin creating a small, but lively après scene. If you’re after something a bit more lively then you can easily head into Aosta town for more bars and great restaurants.
2 for 1 lift pass
Book early and get on the slopes for less. Buy one adult lift pass and get another one free when you book your ski holiday today.
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Certain departure dates are also excluded. See terms and conditions for details.
€50 hotel credit
There'll be a credit of €50 waiting for you at the hotel with this offer. Use it in the bar or restaurant and save some cash while you're away.
Ski Information Beginners
Very well suited to beginners, several wide, gentle blue runs make up the heart of the ski area. A definite plus point is that there are no drag lifts anywhere in Pila, with carpet lifts instead in the nursery areas.
Ski Information Intermediates
A wonderland of red and blue runs opens up from the centre of the resort. From the top of the Chamole chairlift there are no fewer than four different routes to choose from on picturesque runs down tree lined pistes. The runs are wide and generally uncrowded, which maximises skiing enjoyment.
Ski Information Advanced
Pila gives the advanced skier the opportunity to try the long testing Resselin run or bash the bumps on the demanding Tsa Creuisa. The area lift pass includes two days skiing in the other Val d'Aosta resorts, join your Crystal ski rep for a ski away day to these nearby ski areas.
Very Italian atmosphere which is relaxed and informal with much of the nightlife centre around the hotels. It is generally quiet during the week, but lively at the weekend. Try: • Gallaghers Irish pub for a young and lively atmosphere • Bar Mion for delicious hot chocolate • La Nuova for after dinner drinks • La Niche disco for those who wish to stay out late
Away-day to Aosta, leisure centre with sauna & solarium, outdoor ice skating
There are several snack bars and pizzerias with pasta dishes and pizzas from approx. €5, 3-course evening meals from approx. €19
· Brasserie Du Grimond for pizza or Bar Yeti for specialities from the Aosta valley.
· Charming shops and cafés · Cable car to Aosta for market/shopping/cultural interests
One-way (arrival) from £35 pp.
Return from £67 pp.
· Kids ski free: Free local lift pass for children aged 7 years and under when accompanying adult buys same pass. Free helmet hire for child aged 11 years and under when hiring skis/board and boots.
· Senior savers: Discounted lift pass available for adults aged 66 years and over.