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Piancavallo, Italy

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.

SNO-man says

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.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 3 runs 0km
20%  Intermediate Trails
 4 runs 9.2km
Advanced Trails
 5 runs 9.2km
60%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 1.6km

Resort and Holiday Stats

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.

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €? - €?
Traditional Ski Village / Purpose Built Ski Resort
Resort OpensDec 2021
Resort ClosesApr 2022
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 23km
total length of Piancavallo trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 3km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation NW
direction Piancavallo area faces
Top Altitude 1815m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1260m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1200m
centre of Piancavallo ski resort
Vertical Drop 550m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 550m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Piancavallo web cams
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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, 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    

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    

Main Ski School in Piancavallo

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 4.direziuoine@scuolascipiancavallo.it ? 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    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Piancavallo

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

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Piancavallo

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.

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