La Grave enjoys cult status among experts. It has around 500 visitor beds and just one serious lift serving a high, wild and almost entirely off-piste mountainside. The result: an exciting, usually crowd-free area. Strictly, you ought to have a guide, but in good weather many people go it alone. La Grave is a small, unspoiled village built along the road up to the Col du Lautaret. A car is useful for access to Les Deux-Alpes down the valley and Serre-Chevalier over the pass.
Pros

Legendary off-piste mountain

Usually crowd-free

Usually good snow conditions

Link to Les Deux-Alpes

Cons

Poor weather means closure

As a holiday base, suitable for experts only

Through-traffic detracts from Alpine village atmosphere

Little to do off the slopes

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Ski Club Freshtracks Holiday

La Grave Adventure
La Grave
From 20/01/2018 To 27/01/2018
An off piste week to savour. Seven nights in La Grave with six full days of excellent guiding. With only a handful of pistes around, the off piste terrain available is so vast that you need a guide to experience it properly and safely.

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