Aosta is truly unique in that, only minutes from the Roman and Mediaeval monuments of the historic centre, it is possible to take a convenient cable car ride of 20 minutes to reach the heart of a true ski haven. The cable car departure point for Pila
can be reached on foot from the railway station by means of a short underground pedestrian passage. Pila has a host of ski facilities and slopes
for enthusiasts, and in the summer it is possible to enjoy spectacular views extending from Mont Blanc to Grand Combin, and from Cervino to Monte Rosa. The trekking and cycling tracks wind through forests and pastures, making it a real paradise for mountain bikers
. Also reached by car from Aosta, via the provincial road for Pila (19 Km) or by bus on the Aosta-Pila route, the Pila valley basin forms a kind of natural balcony that extends over the peaks of the Aosta valley and it has facilities for various sporting activities: trekking, climbing, horse-riding, rafting on the Dora, fishing, golf and mountain biking in the summer; skiing, carving, freeride, downhill skiing, telemark and snowboarding in the winter.