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post #61 of 66

The La Grave model is a little like Silverton, although at Silverton the guiding is run by the lift operator, at La Grave of course it's separate. 

post #62 of 66

Here's a formula: Go to Les Deux Alpes. It's up the road from La Grave. Plenty to ski, then you can go over to La Grave and get a guide, or take the trail down. You could actually ski down from L2A to La Grave at times if conditions are right with guide I think and after a brief cat ride up. I doubt that's for novices, and probably not for intermediates.

 

They do have a race at La G with costumes and stuff in the spring, so it's doable without extremeness if you want. It does get very serious very quickly though.

 

I believe the lift there was put in for the summer season, not winter.  In the '80's someone convinced them that people would ski there. That area is gorgeous. I've only skied Les 2 Alpes in summer. The town up there i'd sort of rate as the Killington of the Alps, but there is an old village you can take a gondola down to.

post #63 of 66

We should use English here in this forum.

It's The Grave!

post #64 of 66

Well, it would roughly translate as "The Serious..."

post #65 of 66

You mean Grave Digger?..

 

post #66 of 66
Chamonix steep: http://aussieskier.com/index.php/2011/03/tr-chamonix-day-14-couloir-marbrees/

La Grave steep: http://aussieskier.com/index.php/2011/03/tr-day-12-road-trip-les-deux-alpes-couloir/ (The post is titled Deux Alpes but it's accessible from either)

And in the scheme of both those places, these lines really aren't that steep.

At that point it's much of a muchness, both resorts have no limit to the 'difficulty' of their skiing, it depends on the snow & weather to dictate when & how particular lines come in to condition, and also the mentality of the skier going after them.
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