ON SNOW EXPERIENCE
Explore this legendary area’s best off piste routes over six days in the company of a mountain guide. Trips to La Grave may involve skinning to access the best descents, so a good base level of fitness is advised to allow you to get the most out of your weekend. 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 Ski Club Rep.
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 in twin share accommodation with 4 night’s half board, with lunch bought on the mountain. 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?
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.
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.