Piancavallo ski holidays
Established in ? the Italian ski resort Piancavallo lies at 1200 metres altitude in the Friuli - Venezia Giulia
region of the Italian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1815m the area is not snow sure. Over 150 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 21km of trails, which equates to around 95 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Piancavallo is Venice at a distance of 90km or approximately 90 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.
Alpine Downhill Runs
3 runs 0km
4 runs 9.2km
5 runs 9.2km
3 runs 3km
Skiing in Piancavallo
15 pistes and trails means approximately 23km of runs. 13 Piancavallo lifts have capacity to transport 6000 per hour. The longest run in the Italian ski resort is over 3km.
The mountain has 20% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 26% intermediate, 33% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 1.8km Sauc Buddia run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Piancavallo after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Piancavallo
Of the 13 ski lifts, 8 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Piancavallo is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Piancavallo Apres Ski
Off-Slope activities include:
5 apres ski bars 4 restaurants 0 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Canoeing.
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
"Piancavallo" by any other name
The Italian resort is also known as and has common misspellings:
The direction which the various Piancavallo slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Piancavallo has slopes facing NW.
Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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