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Backcountry Skiing in La Grave

Discover the stunning scenery and impeccable off-piste action in one of France’s premier backcountry skiing destinations!

Nestled at the foot of Massif des Écrins, near France’s eastern border, La Grave boasts dozens of incredible backcountry skiing opportunities for participants of every level. From simple half-day excursions to week-long hut-to-hut expeditions, there is no shortage of backcountry fun to be had. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips to La Grave. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in La Grave

Sitting in the shadow of mighty La Meije, La Grave boasts plenty of incredible mountain scenery. Complete with glaciated mountain peaks and thick evergreen forests, there is plenty of natural beauty to keep you in awe as you head through the pristine snow covered slopes of the popular resort town.


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Best time to climb:

January to April

How to get there:

Any trip to La Grave likely begins with a flight into Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport (LYS). From here, La Grave is two hours away by car. La Grave can also be reached by a combination of train and bus in about three hours

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average daily temperatures in La Grave hover between 0 ºC and -5 ºC (32 ºF to 23 ºF). Winter is also one of the wettest times of the year with an average of about 100 millimeters (3.9 inches) of rain per month

More info about Backcountry Skiing in La Grave:

Home to just 500 full-time residents in the summer, La Grave comes alive when the snow begins to fall. As January rolls around, enthusiast backcountry skiers flock to the tow in order to explore some of the incredible backcountry terrains found here. Among the most popular activities for off-piste enthusiasts is the Haute Route des Ecrins. This week-long ski touring adventure takes you hut-to-hut through the heart of the stunning Ecrins massif. Complete with a challenging ascent and thrilling descent of Dome des Ecrins along with many others, the less traditional Haute Route is no less of an adventure. Heading up onto the slopes of the mighty La Meije is another excellent option. The peak boasts several routes that take skiers down its slopes and back to La Grave as well as longer and more challenging routes for those looking for another type of ski touring adventure. Heading out for a day of freeriding down the couloirs is the perfect way to put your skills and nous to the test

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