• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    8 people
  • Mountain range
    Alps
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

Description

This 3-day Snowshoeing at la Grave will take you to a unique and magical adventure in the heart of La Meije massif.

La Grave is a small French town in the High Alps province. It is known as one of the most beautiful and traditional towns in France.

And I dare you to come snowshoeing to some of its best spots. I’ll guide you to discover the gentle mountain sceneries and make slips in the snow. We’ll escape into the silence of a magical forest and follow the animal traces. And we’ll enjoy the quietness and magic of winter, or just spend a warm and friendly time together.

This program can be adapted depending on weather conditions, mountain conditions, snow and participants. The mountain guide is the only person that can make changes to the program related to the safety or the group.

I invite you to send me a request if you want to spend some days here next winter. It will be my pleasure to take you to discover the secrets of this wonderful place, my favourite in the Alps.

And if you want to try a summer hike, please take a look at my Hiking in the Ecrins National Park.

Itinerary

Day 1

First hikes

A first calm day where we’ll cross the plains and forests of Villar d’Arêne. We’ll also go to the Aiguillon Pass. With a little luck, we’ll observe the chamois wintering in these places.
Altitude change: 350 m.

Day 2

Hike to the south face of la Grave

Today we’ll hike the south face above La Grave on the Côte Rouge ridges. We will ascend the Signal de la Grave summit (2446 m) and admire the incredible views of La Meije massif and Rousse massif. We’ll descend through the alpine hamlets of Clots.
Altitude change:  750 m.

Day 3

Hike to the Emparis plateau

The last day, we’ll make a sports ascent to the incredible Emparis plateau, a snowy immensity with an amazing view of the north face of La Meije and its typical northern terrain.
Altitude change: 650 m.

Price per person

1 Person705EUR
Group of 2353EUR
Group of 3235EUR
Group of 4176EUR
Group of 5141EUR
Group of 6118EUR
Group of 7100EUR
Group of 888EUR

Price includes

  • Guiding fee

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Occasional

More info

Weather: We’ll move in the mountain (between 1400 and 2500 m), thermal amplitudes can be significant in a single day regardless of the season. Your clothing should be scalable (several thin coats are better suited than one thick layer).