Le Grave / Les Deux Alpes

Le Grave / Les Deux Alpes

Post by Jens Hockerup Hanse » Wed, 05 Jan 2000 04:00:00


I am planing going to La Grave this winter.
Are La Grave and Les Deux Alpes connected.?? What about skipass??
Jens
 
 
 

Le Grave / Les Deux Alpes

Post by r.. » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I am planing going to La Grave this winter.
> Are La Grave and Les Deux Alpes connected.??

Sort of.  Both lift 'systems' end up on the same glacier: IIRC there is
a slight height difference meaning some walking.  But I don't think you
need to worry: if you are skiing La Grave, then you should be with a
guide who'll know the routes with least walking invovled.

Quote:
> What about skipass??

I don't recall La Grave being on the normal Les Deux Alpes pass, but
there may be a combined one you can buy in La Grave.

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Le Grave / Les Deux Alpes

Post by Ronald A. Leve » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00

Hi Jens,

Yes La Grave is connected with the top area of Les deux Alpes. The lift
usually starts in the new year and the run down is advised for very good
skiers with a guide only.

Ronald



Quote:
> I am planing going to La Grave this winter.
> Are La Grave and Les Deux Alpes connected.?? What about skipass??
> Jens


 
 
 

Le Grave / Les Deux Alpes

Post by Gavin Bayli » Thu, 06 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>I am planing going to La Grave this winter.
>Are La Grave and Les Deux Alpes connected.?? What about skipass??
>Jens

La Grave is accessible from Deux Alpes, but the Deux Alpes lift pass
does not cover you to get back up the mountain from La Grave to get back
across to Deux Alpes via the drags at the top of the glacier.
Be warned if you venture across from Deux Alpes to go down to La Grave,
what might seem as an obvious route can mean you end up getting into all
sorts of SERIOUS problems, if you follow tracks, there is only one real
obvious route down, but be careful, as you get closer to the bottom the
terrain can be really demanding, depending on your skill levels.
Quite often the mountain can be closed, I spent a week in La Grave last
year in late January and the mountain did not open, the Mayor has to
make the decision as to whether to open it or not, so if you stay in La
Grave make sure you have transport to access other areas such as Serre
Chevalier, Deux Alpes or Alpe D'Huez if La Meije is shut.
If you do decide to go to La Grave I would seriously recommend you take
a guide, like all things in the mountains, the weather can close in
quickly, and being on La Meije in a white out is asking for problems if
you're unaccompanied, people do die on that mountain...

STOP PRESS: Literally just taken a call on the mobile as I'm writing
this from a mate who took a call this morning from Per As, one of the
top Swedish Guides at La Grave, and our own personal guide we use, based
at La Chaumine Lodge, who said that yesterday was some of the best
conditions he's ever witnessed on the mountain, so much for it being
shut in January!!

Anyway enough of these ramblings, if you want to know more about La
Grave see my site http://www.weatherheads.com and follow the links to
Snowboard Safari, where there's loads of La Grave links and reports of
our exploits to La Grave and surrounding resorts.

PS: We're doing the family holiday (20 of us) to La Plagne Jan 22nd,
does anyone know any good guides, a few years ago at Les Arcs, with a
guide we went down to Rosuel, then on to Peisey-Nancroix from Les Arcs
2000, an amazing itinerary, and doing my homework the same is possible
from La Plagne, and then worry about how to get back once you're down,
mind you that's what guides are for!!

Gavin Baylis