The advanced France backcountry snowboarding holiday in La Grave is for experienced snowboarders looking to explore challenging and exciting terrain at a fast pace.
The advanced France backcountry snowboarding holiday in La Grave is for experienced snowboarders looking to explore challenging & exciting terrain at a fast pace. La Grave is the extreme paradise of the French Alps, home to some of the wildest lift accessed backcountry terrain on the planet.
With 2300 vertical metres of freeride terrain and not a single groomed piste, La Grave place is about riding as much untracked snow as possible. Picture empty slopes and epic backcountry terrain with steep gullies, huge drops and some of the best tree runs in the Alps.
La Grave is far from being a purpose built ski resort. It’s iconic gondola transports you from the small, unspoilt village to the off piste heaven of the jagged, glaciated peaks surrounding La Meije at 3,983m (read more about La Grave here). From steep lines to long powder descents, snowboarding in La Grave is not for the faint hearted and if you’re ready for a challenge, you could be in for the week of your life!
If the off-piste in La Grave La Meije area is not in optimal condition or is affected by weather, we will head to the nearby resorts of Serre Chevalier, Montgenèvre & Valloire. These quiet resorts hold endless freeride terrain with vast scope for a week of exploration of exciting & challenging descents. We will have minibus transport for the week allowing for total freedom to find the best freeride conditions each day.
This advanced France backcountry snowboarding holiday in La Grave is run by David Gladwin, one of only a handful of professional snowboard instructors to hold the BASI Level 4 ISTD, French Carte Pro as well as the UIAGM Mountain Guide qualification. Dave has the qualifications, knowledge and experience to take you further, deeper and steeper than pretty much anyone else in the world.
This is a sensational trip for adventurous, advanced level riders.
This advanced France backcountry snowboarding holiday in La Grave has been developed for high level experienced snowboarders. As such there is no set itinerary for the week.
Your Mountain Guide, David, will decide on a daily basis where to head depending on current weather and snow conditions along with some input on preferences from the group. During the week you will experience some of the wildest and most heart racing ascents and descents possible in the European Alps.
Guaranteed, no two days will be the same on this course which is why there is no itinerary. Expect the best lines in some of the steepest and best terrain you've ever strapped your board on.