la Grave Backcountry Skiing
La Grave Backcountry Skiing weeks are exciting guided ski holidays with the focus on skiing the best terrain and best snow further away from the pistes. Every day we will be exploring a new area to find the best snow and best descents. Some descents will be lift served off piste and some we will be boot-packing or skinning to get to.
As the week progresses you will pick up the essentials of backcountry skiing . These skills include avalanche awareness, skinning, boot packing, glacier skiing and decision making. As conditions permit we can cover crampon/ice axe skills and crevasse rescue.
Who is it for?
You should be an Advanced off-piste skier to get the most from these holidays.
You can expect to be skiing from first lift each day. Most days you can expect to do some uphill work (up to 2 hours) to get to the descents. If this all sounds like hard work, don't worry! It's your holiday and the pace is up to you - but a sniff of fresh powder and it's often "maybe just one more run..."!
About la Grave
La Grave is a mecca for steep and adventurous backcountry skiing with its famous single lift and virtually no grooming. It is the wild west of ski areas and will suit advanced or expert off-piste skiers looking to explore one of the world's wildest ski terrains.
We stay at the Hotel Serac, a 12 minute walk to the telepheric. The rooms are clean and simple with ensuite bath or shower. The food is filling and wholesome and there is a relaxing apres ski atsmosphere.
Saturday: Arrive in la Grave and settle in to the lodge. We meet in the evening to go over the plan for the week.
Sunday - Thursday: Exploring the whole of the la Grave area, following the best conditions. This may mean visiting nearby ski resorts such as Serre Chevalier or ski touring from col du Lauteret, for example.
Friday: Unguided day in La Grave
On some days we may arrange local transport to take us out of la Grave to neighbouring resorts such as Serre Chevalier or perhaps to ski tour at the col du Lauteret (for example)
Download the Info Pack for more information and please get in touch with any questions.