Nestled in a valley, the small resort of Le Chazelet combines the pleasure of a cosy, family atmosphere and a high-mountain environment. It's always great to set off on a ski-touring route and depending on the weather forecast and snow conditions, you can choose from either side of the valley. There's something for everyone!
SUGGESTIONS FOR SKI-TOURING from LA GRAVE
> Discovery day route :
- Signal de La Grave (2446 m) + 640m
Walking up the Combe de Martignare is always a pleasure: you can join the col of the same name or the Signal de La Grave via the ridge. Ski back down where you like - there is generally very good snow for XXL thrills.
- Le Gros Têt (2613 m) + 900 m
- La Petite Buffe (2620 m) + 900 m
- Col de Martignare (2763 m) + 950 m
- Pic de la Buffe d'En Haut (2933 m) + 1300 m
- Pic du Mas de La Grave (3021 m) + 1750 m
> Getting supplies: Restaurants in Le Chazelet, grocer's in La Grave and Le Chazelet.
> Accommodation : Gîtes, B&Bs and hotels.
LA GRAVE SECTOR
Located at an altitude of 1500 m, La Grave, located at the foot of the Meije, has crossed the ages preserving its beauty. The village has justifiably been awarded the much coveted label as one of the "most beautiful villages in France". The surrounding scenery is euphoric. You raise your head and a myriad of shining glaciers and jagged peaks reach out to you.
For us ski-tourers, La Grave is a fabulous start point thanks to the Meije cable car that enables you to considerably reduce the walking times to routes each more magical than the last. With many summits of between 3000 and nearly 4000 m, this is of course high-Alpine territory. La Grave is our Chamonix… without the crowds!
Depending on snow conditions.
Free of charge.
Drive to La Grave and then take the D33 to the right at the end of the tunnel after the village. Carry on up to Le Chazelet (car park at the entrance to the village).
Office du Tourisme de la Grave la Meije Villar d'Arène
05320 La Grave