Meidjo Telemark Festival

From the 12th to the 14th of April 2024

La Grave 05320,
Village Hall

From the 12th to the 14th of April 2024

the MeidjoTelemark Festival Association
+33 (0)6 88 60 46 11

Registration soon available

The 2024 Meidjo Telemark Festival edition

The event is a welcoming telemark gathering at La Grave and Villar d'Arène. It is the perfect occasion to learn how to ride with telemark skis while discovering La Grave off-piste territory. This festival is open to everyone, and the cherry on the cake is that you are lucky to ski at 3600m above sea level on the Girose Glacier.

Moreover, the Meidjo Telemark association plans evening activities for the weekend, such as a film projection, discussions, warm and hearty meals and concerts. The perfect mix to create a warm environment in order to have a great weekend! 





The telemark activity is a skiing technique coming directly from the Scandinavian countries. This sport was named after 'the Telemark County" in Norway and was invented in 1868 by Sondre Norheim, a joiner from this particular county.
This activity is quite similar to downhill skiing, however your boots are only fastened to your skis at the front so you can lift your heels. Hence it can allow you to flex your internal leg in order to make harmonious turns known as "the telemark turn".

However a good knowledge of downhill skiing techniques can be more than useful to enjoy the wide range of sensations that telemarking offers.


Description Registration online before the 2nd of April The price on site
1 day (Saturday or Sunday) 60€ 70€
2 days (Saturday and Sunday) 85€ 95€
1 day (for children under 15 - Saturday or Sunday) 20€ 25€
2 days (for children under 15 - Saturday and Sunday) 25€ 30€
A day telemarking with a mountaineering guide (16 people max) 5€  

The ski pass, breakfasts, Saturday's diner, a drink on Sunday's lunch and the ticket to join the different nights are all included in the final price.


The Meidjo Telemark Festival legendary posters




The 2023 programme

Friday the 7th of April: 
4pm : gathering and on site registrations at La Grave village hall
7pm: apéro and diner: bring your favourite dish to share !
8pm: movie projection

Saturday the 8th of April:
8:30am: breakfast, last minute registration, choosing your telemark gear (up until 11am)
9am: let's start telemarking on Les Téléphériques des Glaciers de la Meije off-piste resort
10am: introduction to telemark techniques on the Girose glacier with an instructor
3pm: let's all gather at 3200m for a mulled wine !
3:30pm: last way down via les Vallons de la Meije, yes, we can do it !
6pm : back to the village hall
7pm: apéro offered by Cave DIDIER
7:30: diner made by the local restaurants
9pm: concert
Everyone in bed, tomorrow is a big day !

Sunday the 9th: 
8:30am: breakfast, last minute registration, choosing you telemark gear
9am: (on special registration) a day with a mountaineering guide
10am: introduction to telemark techniques on the Girose glacier with an instructor
12:30pm: From 3200, we all take the direction of Chancel mountain hut.
13:30 lunch at the mounain hut
and back on the skis for the afternoon.
5pm: a snack at the village hall before hitting the road.

The organiser is entitled to alter the programme according to the weather forecast and the snow conditions.


Register for the festival

Be aware: registrations are limited to 200 participants.

What you have to do before the weekend: 

  • have with you, at all time on the off-piste resort, the DVA, shovel and probe.
  • personal insurance
  • have read and signed the event's rules

Register here