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Video: Course Preview with Laurie Greenland - European DH Cup Round 4 Pila
Jul 27, 2019
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Laurie Greenland and Francesco Colombo take you down the dusty and blown out track in Pila.
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(Jul 27, 2019 at 8:07)
great style from Francesco!!!
(Jul 29, 2019 at 7:36)
Yes, but why is Laurie wearing his little sister's jersey?
(Jul 27, 2019 at 8:46)
Did a day trip to Pila while in Morzine last week, best day of the trip, after this track you can drop into Aosta through the woods, something like 11k of singletrack.
If you ride this track into the Aosta track you drop 5,800 feet in one run and have everything you could ever want to ride in that one run
There’s another track off the top that lets you start even higher but the lift is only open in August
No lift queues, (almost) no braking bumps
Pizza is good too
(Jul 27, 2019 at 8:56)
What's the drive like? I'm off to morzine at the end of season, like the sound of an 11km trail. Gondola back up?
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:27)
There’s companies like Roost DH that’ll run you there for the day and back .
Saves paying a lot for the Mont Blanc tunnel.@fielonator:
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:34)
Pila is great. I did over 5000m descending in afternoon but just doing top to bottom laps. It was really dusty but the trails are great and I much prefer it to Les Gets, Morzine or Les Arcs.
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:47)
Yeah I totally agree, Pila is awesome. Aosta is a cool town too and there is a nice campsite with a pool that's a few km from town centre, Can drive to La Thuille too for a day of Gnarr flat turns and rocks n roots. But the Pila to Aosta freeride is pretty epic. I'm just at bike park Dolimitti Paganella, some great riding here too. There is so much more than Morzine. I feel sorry for people who have only been to there and Les Gets, Italy rocks
(Jul 27, 2019 at 11:27)
: Seems like there is a gondola from the bottom (Aosta) all the way to Pila:
(Jul 27, 2019 at 13:25)
: you can drive over petit Saint Bernard pass instead of tunnel..take in La Thuile too then!
(Jul 27, 2019 at 14:22)
: It's a 2hr drive if you go through the Mt Blanc tunnel, but that is 56 euro return. You can go over mountain passes but that doubles the time.
(Jul 28, 2019 at 3:56)
: Depends on what you are looking for . For jumps , and general park riding (except for Livigno, San Martino and few places) Italy sucks ,
for enduro riding , full-on dh tracks ,old school downhill, roots ,
rocks , landscape, food, Italy have the best places .
(Jul 28, 2019 at 6:58)
Pila is great yeah! But damn I rode there just 2 days ago and the braking bumps were pretty horrendous. Luckily they cut out the worst sections by jumping out onto that ski run towards the bottom.
(Jul 28, 2019 at 14:39)
(Jul 29, 2019 at 3:29)
can you point out which trail combo you mean? Trailforks says Rientro Pila is 5,8km long
(Jul 29, 2019 at 5:19)
it's the pila aosta freeride or Rientro. Rode it quite bit a few weeks ago -
Done Pila twice now, love the place
(Jul 30, 2019 at 5:19)
: if you think Pila braking bumps are horrendous you need to go to Morzine & Les Gets! Admittedly there are some on the little track to the lift but the actual trails are prime
RE the drive, it’s a very easy 2hrs and yeah return on the tunnel is 50 quid but as long as there’s at least two of you it works out ok. Lift pass is cheap anyway, and beer & pizza is about a tenth of Morzine prices
Yxbx: I said something like 11k because depending on where you read about it it can be 7, 11 or 17k long. I don’t think that Trailforks thingy is the whole job. But if you do the WC track straight into Rientro non stop like I did you won’t be left wanting more trail, my hands still hurt thinking about the 24mins of constant pummelling!
(Aug 2, 2019 at 0:05)
: ok, thanks for the tip. I figured You meant that combo, and it is probably not 11 and nowhere near 17, but still must be awesome. We are doing Livigno and Davos area this summer, and for next year the choice battle is between Pila-Aosta and PDS
(Jul 27, 2019 at 11:55)
I feel like Francesco's name should be in the title too! With style like that he deseves a mention at least!
(Jul 27, 2019 at 10:09)
reassuring to hear one of the best in the world breathing out of his arse
(Jul 27, 2019 at 8:50)
Bit sick of yeah boy now.
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:45)
(Jul 27, 2019 at 12:37)
(Jul 28, 2019 at 10:59)
: Yess boi!
(Jul 30, 2019 at 5:20)
Think you’ll find it’s yeeeeaa boi!
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:01)
I'll admit it, I like choosing the most obscure selection in the PB Pole......
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:28)
I remember the name Francesco Colombo since I saw pov of him riding the dh men trail at finale ligure on his small youtube channel.. badass.
(Jul 27, 2019 at 15:32)
Pila is absolutely amazing. No lift lines, no line ups and that trail down to aosta is soooooooo good. Proper DJ with so many little booters.
(Jul 27, 2019 at 12:31)
I just love this track so much. Haven´t been/raced there for a couple of years. Serious case of FOMO watching this.
(Jul 27, 2019 at 11:14)
Well they weren’t hanging about
(Jul 28, 2019 at 14:46)
Literally can’t get enough of Pila but hardly ever ride the park, this looks pretty cool I gotta say!
(Jul 27, 2019 at 8:41)
(Jul 27, 2019 at 12:31)
Ho Lee Fuk We Tu Lo Bang Ding Ow
(Jul 27, 2019 at 17:47)
Wow i'm blown away, unbelievable riding!
(Jul 27, 2019 at 10:52)
(Jul 27, 2019 at 12:36)
(Jul 27, 2019 at 9:34)
Any USA national champs course previews?
(Jul 27, 2019 at 12:55)
(Jul 28, 2019 at 7:40)
Wrong thread buddy
(Jul 28, 2019 at 4:49)
(Jul 27, 2019 at 13:43)
Come back Claudio!!! per favore
(Jul 28, 2019 at 5:49)
Nah...you keep him
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