La Grave enjoys cult among the freeride community, with guests coming for only one reason - to ski it's legendary, almost entirely unpisted terrain. 
The resort 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,  that should always be explored with a guide except for those intimately familiar with the slopes. with a vertical drop totaling 2,150 meters, interspersed with couloirs and rocks attracts a very specific group of thrill seekers, with access and descent largely in the hands of nature. However, when it is in good condition, it is widely regarded as some of the best lift-accessible terrain in the world. It also serves as an ideal destination for some of our more exhilarating Freshtracks holidays. 

The village 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

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
In Resort
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability

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