The freeride ski area of La Grave La Meije
The off-piste ski area of La Grave La Meije is unique. The gondola lift takes you up to 3200 m of altitude, a stunning scenery and 2150 m of vertical through varied terrain that remains largely untouched by the changes that usually come with a ski lift.
Skiers come from over the world to enjoy this ski area where the mountain has been left in its natural state. There are no piste machines and no groomed slopes, apart from a single blue run on the glacier. Hardly anything alters the natural terrain on this vast domain that stretches from the glacier to the river. La Grave La Meije is not like any other ski resort. Every run is a new adventure and every time you stop there is plenty to marvel at.
Here the mountain commands respect. Her beauty, her whims and the snow she has in store on this particular day, in the sun or in the fog, you have to deal with it or leave it for another day. Infinite possibilities in a spectacular playground is the award.
Below the top station at 3200 m, there is no signposting, no grooming and no avalanche control. It is strongly recommended to discover the area with a mountain guide or a ski instructor.
From 18/12 to 01/05 between 9 am and 4.30 pm.
Place du Télépherique
05320 La Grave
Phone : 04 76 79 91 09
06 80 59 84 91
Evarist Chancel Mountain Hut
Evariste Chancel refuge (2508 m) has 39 beds and is located on a terrace overlooking the valley of the Romanche river and La Grave village, where you will enjoy a magnificent viewpoint over the valley of the Haute Romanche.
04 76 79 91 09
04 76 79 94 65
La Grave la Meije's cable car
The cable car takes you up to the Ruillans Pass. At 3211m above sea level, the Girose Glacier where you will contemplate a grandiose panorama near the Meije Peak (3983m) and as far as the eye can see different peaks from Vercors to Mont Blanc.