Altitude: 1450 Meters

La Grave in short

  • Only off-piste skiing
  • Only suitable for experienced (off-piste) skiers
  • Small village with not very many amenities

The ski area (at an altitude of 1500m-3560m) of La Grave is unique because it consists almost entirely of only off-piste descents! Coming to La Grave will no doubt be an unforgettable experience for advanced skiers but we do not recommend this resort for families and beginners. No other ski resort can challenge the ski areas of Les Deux Alpes and Alpe d'Huez like La Grave.

The 12th century village of La Grave has only a handful of hotels and not very many amenities. Many skiers who come here for a day stay at nearby ski resorts. Every experienced skier and off-piste enthusiasts must have been at least once to La Grave. Because of the good snow quality, La Grave is one of the most beautiful off-piste destinations in Europe. Not for the faint hearted!

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 Apres-ski & entertainment La Grave

Restaurants 20 Theatre -
Bars & cafes 6 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos - Concert hall -
Cinema -  

 Ski school and ski lessons La Grave

No. of ski schools 3Private ski lessons € 36
No. of ski instructors 25Ski lessons1 Days, 2 Hours, € 23
Area for beginners - Snowboarding lessons1 Days, 2 Hours, € 23
Ski lessons in - Cross-country skiing1 Days, 2 Hours, € 17

 Facilities La Grave

No. of hotels 7 Supermarkets -
Total no. of hotel beds 350 Banks
Total no. of beds 2500

 Tourist information for La Grave

Office de Tourisme des Hautes-Vallées - Bureau de La Grave
- 0033 - 0476799005

 Distances from La Grave

Railway station
Gare SNCF de Briançon approx. 40 km by bus
Turin approx. 148 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 70 km 1 uur en 8 minuten by car

 La Grave for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet -
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities La Grave

Public sauna - Footpaths 8 km
Fitness centre - Torchlight descent -
Public solarium - Indoor ice rink -
Massage Outdoor ice rink
Spa & wellness - Curling -
Indoor swimming pool - Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court - Toboggan run
Squash court -

Ski blog about La Grave

2 October 2020 by Nikki in 'Ski areas''

If you're passionate about off-piste skiing, only the number of descents outside the marked pistes count when choosing a ski holiday. Reserved mainly for skiers and snowboarders with a high level of technical skills and good physical condition, off-piste skiing offers the chance to discover the mountain differently: the deep mountain countryside, away from crowds and noisy ski lifts. However, not all ski resorts have a ski area that lends itself to off-piste skiing. Therefore, we selected 5 Fren... More ›

22 September 2020 by Danielle in 'Ski areas''

Flying into Grenoble for the holidays? Your ski trip just got a little easier! With many airlines operating flights to the UK, Grenoble Airport is a logical choice. And once you get there, there are loads of ski resorts within easy reach. Rent a car or book a transfer and you'll be there in no time. We've put together a list of easily accessible ski resorts close to Grenoble Airport - whether you're flying with the family or with a group of mates, you're sure to find one that will tempt you. So,... More ›
(Photo: © Thijs Termeer)

26 January 2020 by Danielle in 'Destinations''

Are you tired of going to the same ski resorts in the Alps for every ski holiday? Looking for something a bit more unique? Along with the reduced lift queues, unspoilt mountain scenery and relaxing lack of crowds, the lesser-known ski resorts in Europe often have the added advantage of being more affordable. Visiting ski areas like France's Sainte Foy Tarentaise or Norway's Trysil guarantees a much more down-to-earth experience, where you'll likely have more interaction with the locals and enjoy... More ›

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La Grave - La Meije

La Grave - La Meije
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