Backcountry skiing day tour in La Grave
Backcountry skiing day tour in La Grave
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
    Advanced
  • Spoken languages
    English, French
  • Duration
    full day
  • Opening seasons:
    • J
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Jody Laoureux-logoOrganized by Jody Laoureux

Activity description

Backcountry skiing in La Grave is THE activity in the area and you should not miss the opportunity to try it!

The number of routes to explore is just huge! The resort is unrivaled in France for backcountry skiing. La Grave stretches for several kilometers and several passes, usually allowing you to find a good quality snow no matter the weather conditions.

The ski area of La Grave is, however, reserved for experienced skiers. Jody will only take people who already have an experience in backcountry skiing since you will have to adapt to unforeseen situations and be very comfortable skiing on any terrain (be able to ride a black slope with no difficulty). Your guide, a backcountry skiing professionnal, will find the best freeride descents with the comfort of using the ski lifts up the mountains so you can enjoy every minute of your day!

The untouched valleys of La Grave - La Meije are waiting for you, go for a memorable ride!

minimum 15 y/o
Starting time: 8:30 am,
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
Offer Description

You meet your guide at 8:30 am at the ski lifts of La Grave where you will double check all the equipment together and learn how to use the security equipment.

You will start with a quick warm-up on the slopes of Chancelle and La Meije valleys before riding the remote mountains passes and corridors. Jody will take you on his favorite itineraries, depending on your expectations and the weather conditions.
You will stop mid-day for a snack in the resort before going back to riding down the slopes of La Grave.

Itinerary

Itineraries are defined with Jody depending on your level and expectations for the day.

Possible itineraries

Meije valley - classic
Chancelle - classic
Couloir dérobé - technical
La Banane - technical
Les Trifides - technical
Couloir des Freaux - technical

Activity requirements

Participants must be able to ride black slopes with ease and have an experience in backcountry skiing.

Included
  • Guide for the full day
  • Security equipment
Excluded
  • Transfer to the spot
  • Picnic
  • Ski equipment
  • Ski lift pass
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Backpack with snacks and drinks
Meeting point
At the ski lift of La Grave Get directions
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