La Grave is not a typical ski resort. It’s a mecca for off-piste skiers & snowboarders, offering some of the most exciting and challenging lift-served terrain in the world. We have partnered up with some of the best guides and locals to guarantee you an unforgettable experience. Get ready to ride steep, trees, couloirs and lots of powder!
Perfect your technique in couloirs, trees and steeps, be at ease on all-different types of slopes and snow conditions. The guides will provide advice on technique, while respecting your individual style. Our guides will find the best snow conditions for you EVERY day. You will be guided in groups of 4-6 persons 5 days of the week and we keep 1 day option for heli skiing/boarding in Italy or other activites. You will stay in a hotel where you will enjoy breakfast and 3 course dinners during the week. Everyday we have a Afterski Bar with free beers or tea and snacks! After dinners we will do different clinics every night if you still have the energy!
Day 1 Saturday
8pm Welcome dinner
Day 2-6 Sunday-Friday
8-8.30am Meet to check equipment, groups and weather forecast
9am-5pm Ride pow
5-7pm Afterski Free beer and snacks!
7-8pm Sauna & Shower
9.30-10.30pm Snow Class or other activity
Day 7 Saturday
Check out time at 10h00. You are welcome to leave your luggage with at the reception after check-out if you want to spend the day in the mountains. You can take a shower in the spa area before you leave La Grave.
To secure the best service to our campers this offer is exclusive and there are only 18 spots available so we advice you to book early!
7 Days accommodation in hotel doubleroom or 3-4 persons room with breakfast and dinner
5 Days Skipass (we keep 1 day open for Heli trip if Heli is not possible we will find other solution but extra cost applies)
5 Days with guide in group of 6
Beacon Search clinic
Avalanche search and rescue training
Ski/Board service Clinic
Daily after-ski beers and snacks
Off piste insurance/ Mountain Rescue insurance
Crevasse rescue and rope technique training for glacier travel
Heli-Skiing/Boarding Heli day option to do a day’s helicopter uplift if the weather/conditions are right and we can make full groups of 4 persons
Heli option We leave 7am to drive to Italy. You can book 1 run 250 Eur per person or 2 runs 400 Eur Pls get in touch with us in advance if you wish to book this.
A good fitness level and a minimum of 5-6 weeks riding experience is recommended
Beacon, Shovel & Probe is a a must have and knowledge of use. We will do a few beacon search clinics during the week.
You can also rent safety equipment from our guides:
Here are the day rates
Shovel & Probe: 10 Eur
Beacon: 15 Eur
Backpack complete: 25 Eur
Helmet: 10 Eur
ABS Backpack: 30 Eur If recharge of bottle needed extra cost is 18 Eur
The ski domain of La Grave – La Meije is unique. There is only one cable car taking skiers and snowboarders to 3200m. There is one small poma lift on the glacier, to 3600m. Besides for one small piste on the glacier the vast domain is all on your own risk. There is no avalanche dynamiting, no marked trails, just a few signs. It is wild terrain and around 2000m of pure mountain experience. There are four ski patrolers, employed by the mayor. Their role: analyze the conditions, informing lift customers on the conditions and together with the guides at the guide bureau taking the decision if the lift could open or not on a daily basis.
La Grave has become known as one of the world’s most extreme ski resorts, featuring terrain that is usually reserved for backcountry areas in the Chugach, Alps, Himalayas, Andes and Caucus mountain ranges. Simply, La Grave offers lift service to some of the biggest and boldest terrain in the world.
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