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Telepherique des Glaciers de la Meije

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Address: le Village, 05320 La Grave, France
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+33 4 76 79 94 65
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

     Off Piste - Experienceyou are not in a typical ski...

     Off Piste - Experienceyou are not in a typical ski resort...By exploring the domain of La Grave-La Meije, you are not in a typical ski resort.This is a real mountain environment as you head down in an unmarked, and non-patrolled area at your own risk.You must be aware of all mountain hazards including rocks, avalanches, crevasses, and be ready for the possibility of drastic weather changes.In 30 minutes, the cable-car (téléphérique) takes you to 3200m, where you can create your own itinerary for the descent. You can choose from vast glacial escapes to steep chutes, a world away from the marked trails, the ropes, and the signs of a ski resort. Let your skill level and your inspirations guide you.

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This is a place where skiing is the your objective. Hotels are basic, restaurants are OK, nightlife is non existent. But the skiing is great. No queues , no crowds, no posers... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Paris B
Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

This is a place where skiing is the your objective. Hotels are basic, restaurants are OK, nightlife is non existent. But the skiing is great. No queues , no crowds, no posers, just a huge high ungroomed mountain. Perfect!

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Vasteras, Sweden
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

La Grave offers off pist to advanced and intermedium skiers. Very wise to take a guide as La Grave is not using dynamites for securing against avalanches and as there are some cliffs even in the lower parts. We took during 3 days guides from Bureau des Guides without booking in advance and the service was great. Speaking some french... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy skiing off piste then this is the Mecca of freeride skiing. Really not for the faint hearted. No piste no be found. Not many people skiing, really you can ski for 40 mins and not see anyone. If you've not skied here before get a guide. You will also need helmet and transceiver it's really stupid not... More 

2 Thank Milky911
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Quite expensive but worth it for the views. After taking the trip to the glaciers come back to the mid station. There is a nice walk to a lake and auberge (45mins) followed by a stroll down the mountain. 8km in total

1 Thank ee-n-al
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Somehow expensive (23€ per adult, up & down, no reduction for >65 years old) but very good service. Nice cafeteria in the upper station

1 Thank JasanBarcelona
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We took the telepherique to the first level, Gare Peyrou d'Amont, and walked across to the lac du Puy Vachier - some scrambling over rocks and through pockets of snow - and then made our way down to La Grave. The way was sign posted quite well. The highlight was the fantastic wild flowers which changed as we descended. Wonderful... More 

1 Thank Christa England H
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Tour de La Meije skiing, great tour, good level in mountaineering is a requirement, as well as steep slopes skiing

2 Thank carouba
Drefach, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

went up for night in the log cabin at the top! a totally stunning place! loved evry minuite! awesome view, 30+ degrees and on snow! crazy! absolutely stunning views! being the only people up here after the cable car stops is a pretty incredible experience!

2 Thank Alex F
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

Locals say this place is exceptional and it surely feels like it. A very different world from the typical kilometers of groomed slopes you can find in all the generic alpine resorts. It's all about being laid back and enjoying some fine riding in high alpine terrain. The lift is ridiculous - old prototype with quite a low capacity that... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Took the first lift up for a hike around La Meije. The lift was very old, stopped very often leaving the carts bungling at high altitudes and doors would not close completely. My girlfriend almost passed out being that scared... I'll prefer to find my way through Les 2 Alpes next time or just walk up. I'd say, it's time... More 

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