Aosta Sports & Outdoors

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    Direct to your door - a free Skibus

    by sourbugger Written Feb 25, 2004

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    Aosta has been operating a free Skibus on two routes around town during the winter season.

    The Skibus picks up between 8 and 8.30, and again a hour later, to deliver you to the Pila cablecar station.

    The Return journey begins at 4.00 PM or 4.30 PM, depending upon the route, and again an hour later.

    This means you can get rates at hotels like the Holiday inn express at the airport - the sort of place you would not normally associate with a ski lodge !

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    No pile up at Pila

    by sourbugger Written Feb 24, 2004

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    The Skiing area of Pila has the great advantage of being directly connected to the town of Aosta.

    The 20-minute cablecar ride runs from a parking area on the far side of the railway station.

    Despite being what is termed a 'heavy' week, I didn't queue for more than about 3 minutes at any lift.

    I wouln't say there is a great amount of variety for the more experienced skier, but there are a couple of good black runs.

    For the beginner, there is a short slope right at the entrance to the resort (at the top of the cablecar from Aosta) and a very useful wide-open blue area further up the mountain.

    The only real drawback is that the charirlifts are not the quickest moder high-speed jobbies that you get in some other resorts.

    The resort makes a good introduction to skiing in the Aosta valley, before heading to some of the larger resorts.

    Equipment: Ski rentral companies are available at Cable car station

    - reckon on about 20 euro a day for skis and boots together

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