The drive up to Pila from the Aosta Valley has to be one of the most spectacular in the Alps. As the road climbs and the valley drops away below, the imposing mountains of both Monte Rosa and Mont Blanc come into sight. As Pila appears above it is clear that this resort has the perfect location: a bowl sheltered from the wind with an enviable snow record yet a fine sunny position
Very well suited to beginners, several wide, gentle blue runs make up the heart of the ski area. A definate plus point is that there are only two drag lifts in Pila.
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.
Pila gives the advanced skier the opportunity to try the long testing Resselin run or bash the bumps on the demanding Tsa Creuisa.
There is some awesome freeriding that can be exploited, also the pistes are extensive and well looked after. Freestylers will be happy with a half pipe to hide in, snow jumps and a rail jump.