“La Grave and the massif of La Meije offer the biggest lift-accessed off piste skiing in the world! All it takes is a spirit of adventure for you to share in the ultimate riding experience”
We, at the Hotel des Alpes Skiers Lodge have a unique concept whereby we not only offer our guests a cozy boutique style accommodation but also a world class guide-service which is an essential feature of La Grave skiing. The Skiers Lodge is perfectly positioned within only 3 minutes walk to the lift!
The ambition is to create a good chemistry between lodge guests and guides. Careful thought is given to the itineraries that are chosen for each day. The goal is to keep clients challenged by the terrain, but not terrified by the surroundings.
Most of our guests book from Saturday to Saturday with our popular standard ski week package. There are numerous options available in a standard week package or private-pro week which is primarily based on guide ratio (number of guests per guide in a guided group).
In addition we also offer half board accommodation on weekly basis or long guided ski weekend or mid week breaks. For those that are interested in free riding camps, testing skis, avalanche awareness course or other activities such as snowboarding, ice climbing, ski touring. Please visit other activities.
“The Skiers Lodge Guide Service is willing to show riders what it considered to be the best lift access free riding in the world. All it takes is a spirit of adventure for you to share in the ultimate riding experience”.
La Grave and the massif of La Meije offer the biggest lift-accessed off piste skiing in the world! Not only that but it is one of the few massifs which has an incredible 2150m of (7050ft) of freeriding terrain to enjoy. This off-piste mountain range can provide exhilarating skiing terrain for the advanced and expert skier, telemarker and snowboarders. Legendary descents from the Girose glacier, with direct lines of 2300m explain why so many riders come back year after year.
Each day all guides will attend a morning safety briefing and will provide full support in planning, safety and coordinating to ensure all have a successful day. If conditions are not ideal in La Grave, we use our mini buses to visit any one of the ten neighboring resorts with their own micro climates. All within 25 minutes to an hour’s drive by your guide.
The vans play important role of this concept and gives us flexibility of an early morning start to find the most optimal backcountry ski terrain. The vans also get used for quick pick up at the end of each ski run so we can get more rotations of skiing. We cover more than 10 ski resort in the southern French and the Italian Alpes depending on the best weather and snow conditions. You may be guided to secret off-piste spots in La Grave, Alp d’Huez, Vaujany, Serre Chevalier, Mongenevre, Sestrierre, Claviere and Pragelato with their steeps, deeps and marvelous trees.
Our guide service may also propose a day or two ski touring during your ski week with us! Why not try the phenomenal heli-skiing in Alta Val Susa (Italy). Heli-Skiing among valleys and mountains that reach 3300 meters and 1200 m vertical runs.
Independent IFMGA / UIAGM Mountian Guides & Agents
Mountain Guides holding the UIAGM/IFMGA qualification are welcome to guide their own groups. Skiers Lodge will provide full support in planning, safety and coordinating your day to ensure all had a successful day. Each day all guides will attend a morning safety briefing and fill out a risk management log detailing conditions which will be logged and assist in melt freeze zones and avalanche forecasting for the region. The lodge will offer all logistical and consultancy services provided by the IFMGA guides based at the lodge full time so as to assist in providing a top quality service to you and your guests. Write to us here Guiding in La Grave availabilty and pricing firstname.lastname@example.org