Challenge yourself to ski maximum terrain in one of Europe's most legendary freeride destinations. La Grave is not your run of the mill purpose-built ski resort, the iconic gondola transports you from the medieval town to the jagged peaks surrounding La Meije at 3,983m. You will be able to lap the powder with local mountain guides and fellow Freshtrackers.
ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
Explore this legendary area’s best off piste routes over six days in the company of a mountain guide. Due to La Grave’s terrain this trip is aimed at Advanced (Purple) and Expert (Gold) off piste skiers. If you are unsure of your level please see our Ski Profile Page. At the end of the week, you will receive an updated grading from your guide or Ski Club Rep.
When participating in a purple/Gold off piste holiday you should be prepared to do some ski touring at some point during the trip. Where possible the lift system will be used to access off piste terrain, however if you need to venture a bit further afield in order to access the best off piste conditions, then your guide may suggest ski touring. This will all be dependent upon conditions and the guides you have on your trip.
The 3* Auberge Edelweiss is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Telepherique and is the perfect base for winter activities. You will be staying for 7 night’s on a half board basis, with lunch bought on the mountain and paid for locally. The building is a centuries old coaching inn, and is steeped in history and charm. The interior is furnished in a rustic, chalet style, and the cosy lounge is the perfect place to relax after a long day on the slopes. Other than a few cosy bars and local amenities, there is not much in the way of après or off-snow activity, but after a long day conquering skinny couloirs and shredding steep tree lines what more could you need?
This holiday is on a twin share basis. If you are a solo traveler, then you will be placed in a room with someone of the same gender. Single rooms may be available upon request. These are subject to our chalet room allowance. If you require a single room, please book early to avoid disappointment.
Flights are not included, however there is a set transfer from Turin airport. The outbound transfer will leave at 1430. Please ensure your flight lands no later than 1330 in order for you to make the group transfer time. The inbound transfer will arrive at Turin airport at 1200. Please ensure your flight departs no earlier than 1400. The group transfer will take approximately two and a half hours.
Please do not book your flights until this holiday has been confirmed to run. Once the holiday has been confirmed, please send your flight details (flight numbers, arrival and departure time) to the Freshtracks Team via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Grave enjoys cult following among the freeride community, with guests coming for only one reason – to ski its legendary, almost entirely un-pisted terrain. The resort has around 500 visitor beds and 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, it attracts a very specific group of thrill seekers. It is widely regarded as some of the best lift-accessible terrain in the world. For more information on La Grave, please visit the La Grave Resort Page.
If you wish to hire boots/skis we recommend Objectif Meije, which is located just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. They offer Ski Club members a 10% discount.
If you own your own ski touring equipment, then it may be worth taking this with you on your trip. If you do not own your own kit, then this can normally be easily rented in resort. However, please be aware of the cost of hiring this equipment in resort.