Pila Ski Resort

The ‘undiscovered diamond’ of the Aosta Valley, Pila is a fantastic Italian ski resort. With over 70km of piste catering to all difficulty levels, Pila brings about a host of other benefits which you’ll have a hard time not appreciating. The slopes are lavished in ample powder, with acres of off-piste terrain ripe for the riding for the more experienced skiers.

Lift queues are arguably the bane of every seasoned holiday-goer. However, in Pila, they are virtually non-existent (even on the weekend), and the selection of slopeside restaurants there offer excellent value for money; a rare and unexpected treat.

If you’re looking your own little slice of the mountain for the week, Pila is a hidden gem of a ski resort well worth a visit with excellent skiing.

Pila Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m
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Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Hidden gem
  • Short breaks

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,450m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,750m
  • Total Ski Area 70km
  • Lifts 12
  • Blue Runs 8.3km
  • Red Runs 35.5km
  • Black Runs 6.5km

Ski Accommodation in Pila, Italy

Our collection of Pila ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Pila

Ski Areas in Pila

Located in the middle of the Aosta Valley, the purpose-built Pila ski resort hosts wide open bowls with groomed slopes and tree-lined runs. The modern lift system means the area is well connected, with skiers and boarders able to get onto the mountain and explore the area quickly and efficiently. Pila is known for its beautiful expansive views, stretching from Mont Blanc to Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.

Skiing in Pila

Skiing in Pila

Pila ski resort is known for its perfectly groomed runs and the skiing is suited for all abilities. The area is ideal for intermediates, with lots of wooded and treelined runs, but beginners will also find the area enjoyable with a beginner zone located at the top of the Aosta gondola and additional progression runs further up the mountain. For the expert skier, the vast area offers some good blacks above the treeline as well as some great off-piste areas.

Snowboarding in Pila

Snowboarding in Pila

Snowboarders can choose from a wide range of slopes available to suit their needs. Beginners and carvers can enjoy the wide groomed slopes while freeriders and freestylers are able to find lots of natural hits and relish in the Areaeffe Snowpark, home to various different jumps and features.

Ski Schools in Pila

Ski Schools in Pila

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Pila

Crèches in Pila

The Bibolo Miniclub caters for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. The club is located next to the main ski school office hosting a large winter playground as well as indoor spaces.

Restaurants in Pila

Restaurants in Pila

Pila hosts a small number of cosy restaurants to chose from. Brasserie de Grimod, made entirely of wood, has good-quality pizza, as well as a varied menu including fondue. Restaurant Trattoria dei Maestri hosts more traditional Italian dishes as well as specialities from the Aosta Valley. It also boasts beautiful views across the resort. Additionally, restaurants and bars in the resort of Aosta below are also easily accessed by gondola.

Après Ski in Pila

Après Ski in Pila

Pila has a reputation for a lively après scene – especially in Gallagher’s Pub, located near the main cable-car lift. La Niche also hosts a bar as well as a nightclub that stays open until the early hours.

Non-Skiers Pila


Non-skiers can enjoy other winter activities including snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice skating. The larger town of Aosta, accessed by gondola, has more options to explore and is well worth a visit for a mooch or to go for a dip in the public swimming pool.

Map of Pila

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