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La Grave – La Meije

La Grave, a village of yesteryear, in the Massif des Ecrins

The ski resort of la Grave – La Meije culminates at 3550 meters on the valleys of the Meije. In alpine mode, its only blue trail goes down the mountain on 2150 meters of difference in altitude. The Nordic domain offers 10 km of emotions on its 3 small loops. The Snow Park will delight lovers of other sports. sensations. And to keep the family spirit alive, the resort has a play area to entertain children.

A dynamic city for extreme sportsmen

On the spot, it is possible to indulge in many activities. Take advantage of the ice falls or go to the exploration ski touring on snowshoes. The wall also allows you to go on an expedition in mountaineer mode.

The only cable car on the Meije is an attraction in itself. It takes skiers through a landscape picturesque by making a climb for 3200 meters. It takes 30 minutes to reach the Glaciers de la Meije.

The mecca of off-piste skiing in France

La Grave la Meije is a ski resort classified as an exceptional site. It is the best free-ride spot of all Europe. In fact, the area has only 2 small groomed slopes. However, they present prestigious routes. The rest is in hgold-track to leave the field free to the creativity of skiers from all over Europe. The site is therefore, for the most part, unsecured.

Visitors are not tourists who come in mass. They are enthusiasts of the glide, come to appreciate the exceptional conditions of the site. What contributes to make it a nature still wild and preserved. It is also listed among the most beautiful villages of France. The scenery is natural, the landscape majestic and the panorama unique. And the icing on the cake, the Nordic area of the resort la Grande la Meije is labeled Nordic France.

La Grave resort in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️La Grave – La Meije
CommuneLa Grave – La Meije
MassifMassif des Ecrins
DepartmentHigh Alps
MountainSouthern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm):30klm minimum in off-piste
Size of village ski area with connection(s) (in klm):Area only off-piste
Comments Note that this is a resort dedicated to off-piste skiing.
Longest alpine ski run (in km)5
Name of the ski areaFreeride Skiing
Connected resort(s)No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m)1 450
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m)3 560
Average altitude of the ski area (in m)2 500
Total height of the domain (in m)2 110
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha)0
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs0
Number of blue trails1
Number of red trails0
Number of black runs0
Total number of downhill ski runs1
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts1
Children’s treadmill0
Fixed grip chairlifts0
Detachable Chairlifts0
Cable cars0
Total number of lifts3
? Nordic ski area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area)0
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm):0
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark:No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spaNo
Trails accessible on foot from the village :No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village)480
Slogan of the stationThe mountain as a playground
? Access to the resort ?
Nearest train station:St Michel Valloire
Shuttle bus to a train station:No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers)650
? Price survey in the station ?
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 51 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 270 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 110 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 60 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 460 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 640 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transportation and food) 1 220 €
Total cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transportation and food) 1 817 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 550 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 3 450 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 153 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 345 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 109
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 107
Note of the ski area and ski lifts / 108
Note on the diversity of activities offered (except skiing) / 105
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 108
Note on the average cost of a stay / 106
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /107,5
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 107.22
? Ranking according to ? 96th position out of 232 stations in France

La Grave – La Meije in Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in La Grave La Meije ?

The resort of La Grave La Meije is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : this resort offers you through this activity to discover the nature in full winter. You will be able to appreciate its magnificent snowy landscapes.

Snowboard This station offers a Snow Park so that you can fully enjoy the sensation of sliding.

Sledding Sledding : this resort also offers 2 sledding runs. This activity is perfect for children and adults and will keep you busy for hours.

Paragliding Paragliding : this activity allows you to enjoy the sensations of height. You can discover a unique panorama of the resort and its surroundings.

  • What are the activities in summer in La Grave La Meije resort?

The resort of La Grave La Meije also offers many summer activities like :

MOUNTAIN BIKING: This resort offers among other things mountain biking, many trails are available for you to enjoy a maximum sensation while practicing this activity.

Climbing : Thanks to this activity you can enjoy the Via Ferrata of the Grave de La Meije to make full of strong sensation. You can also admire its landscapes from an incomparable point of view.

Hiking : This activity will allow you to discover the nature of this station and its surroundings in summer. You will be able to appreciate its landscapes, its flora and its fauna.

Canyoning : This activity allows you to enjoy all the pleasures offered by the torrent Ga. It will allow you to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and enjoy a wonderful moment.

  • What to visit in La Grave La Meije and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in La Grave La Meije, we can mention : The Telepherique of the Meije glaciers, Ecrins National Park, Col du Lautaret, Lacs Du Plateau d’Emparis.

  • Where to eat in La Grave La Meije ?

The resort of La Grave La Meije offers more than 10 restaurants among which we can mention : Au Vieux Guide, Restaurant Les Glaciers, Restaurant Auberge Edelweiss.

  • Where to sleep in La Grave La Meije ?

The resort offers many different accommodations such as the Hotel Edelweiss Inn, Hotel Castillan, Gite Le Rocher.

  • How big is the ski area of La Grave La Meije ?

The ski area of La Grave La Meiji resort has a size of 30 kilometers, divided into 1 run.

  • What is the altitude of La Grave La Meije?

This area has an altitude between 1450 meters and 3550 meters high.

  • What is the price of the La Grave La Meije ski pass?

Their packages start at 51 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of an accommodation rental in La Grave La Meije?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 460, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 640 (see figures on

  • Does the resort of La Grave La Meije have a bike park?

Yes it has a Bike Park which measures 34 kilometers and has 6 trails, the longest of which measures 8.3 kilometers.

  • How to get to La Grave La Meije by train ?

You can easily get there from the Saint Michel-Valloire train station. Then you will have to take a Bus or a Taxi to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of La Grave La Meije ?

The zip code of La Grave La Meije is 05320.

  • In which department is located the station of La Grave La Meije ?

La Grave La Meije resort is located in the department of Hautes Alpes.

  • Does the resort of La Grave La Meije have a tourist office?

The resort of La Grave La Meije is part of the tourist office of the Hautes Vallées-Bureau de La Grave. It is located at RD 1091, 05320 La Grave, France.

  • Are there any webcams in La Grave La Meije ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in La Grave La Meije ?

You can find the latest weather report from the La Grave La Meije station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in La Grave La Meije ?

In La Grave La Meije, the lifts usually open the first week of December until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in La Grave La Meije?

Yes, it is at Le Chazelet, 05320 La Grave, France.

What is’s opinion about La Grave La Meije?

On average, gives the ski resort of La Grave La Meije a rating of 7.22/10, which ranks it 96th in France. Its strong points are : theaverage snow coverage, the ski area, the charm of the resort.

Map of the ski slopes of La Grave – La Meije

La Grave - Ski slopes map
La Grave – Ski slopes map
La Grave - Map of hiking and biking trails
La Grave – Map of hiking and mountain bike trails


La Grave – La Meije


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