Guidebook

La Grave Classics

A tiny village, one cable car and completely untamed mountains... Welcome to La Grave.

Description

The mecca for wild, untamed skiing, La Grave should be on the hit-list for any serious skier. When you do get there, these lines will give you a good insight into what the area is all about; they are typically exciting, aesthetic and awe inspiring.

The potential for skiing in La Grave is limited only by your imagination and ability, but consider these 5 lines an introduction to just what is on offer in this truly unique place. If you come to La Grave for a weekend it's possible to tick all of these off in 2 (busy) days but don't worry, there will still be plenty more to go at on your next visit...

Vallons de la Meije Classic
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Vallons de la Meije Classic

La Grave
1,616 m38°4 m5.5 km
The La Grave mega-classic
Difficult
Private
Chancel Classic
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Chancel Classic

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave
1,429 m32°5 m4.7 km
A La Grave mega-classic with 1800m of steep North facing skiing back to La Grave
Difficult
Private
Trifides - Grand Couloir
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Trifides - Grand Couloir

La Grave
719 m44°6 m1.8 km
Easy to access, steep couloir skiing. A La Grave classic.
Severe
Private
Freaux Couloir
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Freaux Couloir

Les Deux Alpes and La Grave
922 m53°N13 m2.1 km
A wild adventure and 800m long couloir
Severe
Private
Rognon de la Girose
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Rognon de la Girose

La Grave
796 m34°2 m3.0 km
Breathtaking views and fantastic glacier skiing
Difficult
Private