Do you think you’re going to a ski area? You’re wrong! La Grave is nothing like a ski area. In fact there are only 3 pistes here – don’t laugh! This is one of the last places on earth where you can be truly free – ski or board without limitations. This area is unpatrolled, there are many lethal dangers – some visible, some not, this is wilderness at its best. Powder snow, cliff drops, narrow couloirs and great emotions – these are the things you can read in faces of those who have skied or boarded in La Grave. It is strongly advised that in this area you must have a guide. Between Dome Lauze peak (3600) and the village of Romanche (1500) there are no marked runs – you create your own. This is the best known European freeride skiing resort. There is also a direct cable link to enormous Les 2 Alpes resort where you can enjoy pisted runs and a lot more safety on the run. In winter ice climbers are often visitors as well – over 130 waterfalls in the valley and Meije glacier provides a perfect environment for such activities. If you are free riding enthusiast you will recognize an event with title ‘Derby de la Meije’. This annual competition attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world. Event sonly purpose is to get down the hill with better result than last year. This is a real festival with fantastic local food, music and street performances. Multiple hotels are providing accommodation in La Grave.