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.
A purpose-built resort but constructed in a tasteful traditional 'giant chalet' style, which opened in 1968. It has become a traditional December location for Women's World Cup Alpine and Freestyle stages and boasts excellent sports facilities.
3 runs 0km
4 runs 9.2km
5 runs 9.2km
3 runs 1.6km
View our detailed Piancavallo snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Piancavallo snow history.
|Value for money|
|Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)||€? - €?|
|Resort Opens||Dec 2020|
|Resort Closes||Apr 2021|
|( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)|
|total length of Piancavallo trails|
|Longest Lift-Served Run||3km|
|longest piste or trail reachable by lift|
|direction Piancavallo area faces|
|top station of highest lift|
|bottom of lowest run|
|centre of Piancavallo ski resort|
|total descent from top lift to bottom piste|
|Skiable Vertical||^v 550m|
|can include extra hike up above top lift|
The mountain has 20% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 25% intermediate, 60% advanced slopes and 15% 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
Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Off-Slope activities include:
Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
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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
Piancavallo ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons
The official ski/board school is called Sci Scuol Piancavallo and has ? teachers teaching in Italian and taking students from a minimum age of email@example.com ? 655216
Piancavallo for beginners gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Piancavallo for intermediates gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Piancavallo for expert skiers gets 2 stars out of 5 overall
Piancavallo for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Piancavallo snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports
Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Piancavallo: 25km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y
Easy XC Ski Trails: 6.5km Intermediate XC Trails: 8.5km Difficult XC Trails: 10km
Telemark Tuittion: N Telemark Rental 0 Paragliding schools: 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km
Piancavallo snow fun - off slope winter activities
Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0
Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 1
Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1
Piancavallo non skiing facilities also include Canoeing.