Thursday 19 March 2015

Pila Powder

Although Chamonix was still enjoying some good weather at the start of the week, all the forecasts were calling for heavy snowfall in the southern Alps. Much of Italy, the Ecrins and the Alpes Maritimes were all expecting tons of fresh stuff and with only one day free, I opted for a quick hit to Pila, high above Aosta.

It turned out to be a pretty good shout and we enjoyed fresh powder all morning and then moved onto nice, soft pistes in the afternoon once the midday heat made the off-piste less enjoyable and more dangerous.

Skiing in Pila is pretty cool, as you can find untracked powder whilst enjoying a perfect view of a Roman city (Aosta).