Easily missed unless you're in the know, Pila is a family-friendly alpine ski village right at the heart of Italy's Aosta Valley. Savvy locals from Turin and Milan flock here at the weekends, but book a mid-week break to glide through quiet snow-dusted pine forests.
Gentle bunny slopes will keep mini skiers entertained all day long. And freeride fans can slip and slide through powdery off-piste woodlands. Plus, with Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn looming on the horizon, the vistas are out of this world. Bellissimo!