K2 Women’s Off-Piste Week

La Grave, France


Highlights

The ultimate season highlight for female freeriders and backcountry fans; Held in the off-piste paradise of La Grave in France

This K2 Women’s off-piste freeride & backSide adventure week is a ski mountaineering and alpine awareness week designed to unite like-minded women.

If you’re keen to develop skills related to big-mountain skiing; clock up plenty of turns; daily ski tours and have fun in the process then this programme is for you!

The week is geared towards women interested in developing greater independence and decision making skills in the back country.

Trip Characteristics

Lodge

La Grave, France

Ski

12 max. guests

Breakfast & Dinner Incl.

From $1,394

Intermediate/Advanced

Not Incl.

7 nights

Just for the Girls

Gear rental Not incl.

High Alpine Weather


What’s Included…

  • Standard Room in (double) (twin) (triple) accommodation
  • Hearty Continental breakfast
  • 4 Course evening meal
  • 6 Days Guiding (sun – Fri) by experienced and certified Mountain Guide
  • Max 5 Per group with the guide
  • K2 Women’s Alliance Team Rider will assist you with valuable tips and technical support.
  •  Free testing of the latest K2 women’s Freeride collection.
  • Freeride & BackSide Adventure (Avalanche course, basic ski mountaineering techniques and safe mountain travel, off-piste technique)
  • K2 BackSide Adventure. All our backcountry skis are mounted with Marker Tour F10 or F12 bindings with pre-cut skins
  • Use of avalanche transceivers, harness, shovel, helmet – all safety equipment included
  • Local Ground Transportation in La Grave and to other ski areas (Minibus).
  • Welcome package

…and what’s not

  • Flights
  • Insurance – it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance for all aspects of this trip, including cancellation
  • Off-Piste Insurance
  • Lift Passes
  • Transfers from/to Grenoble, lyon, Geneva

The Experience

La Grave should be on the top of every skiers hit list. It’s one of the worlds most iconic steep ski areas with an incredible and utterly unique atmosphere that will get under your skin and appear in your dreams.

The lodge is perfectly positioned in the center of the beautiful village, just a 2 minute walk down to the lift which gives you access to around 2150 vertical meters of freeriding terrain. Enough to keep you busy for a life-time.

During the K2 Women’s camp you will receive coaching and guiding by the experts of the Skiers -Lodge-Guide-Service. The highlights of the “adventure of La Grave” include the endless powder runs with legendary descents from the Girose glacier, with direct lines of 2300m explaining why so many riders come back year after year to enjoy free-riding with one of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Alps.

If conditions are not ideal skiing in La Grave due to strong wind on higher altitude or high avalanche risk, we use our mini buses to visit any one of the ten neighboring resorts with their own micro climates. Within a 25 minutes drive to a hour we cover the ski resorts, Alp d Huez, Vaujany to the west or drive over the Col du Lautaret to the east to reach the resorts at Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre and Sestrierre in Italy. Your guide from Skiers Lodge will stay with the group for the entire ski week and will organize the best optimal area to ski and where.

Your guide may also propose a day or two of ski touring during your stay with us! La Grave and the surrounding area is an ideal mountain base for ski touring. Some of the classic alpine tours can be accessed within a simple one hour hike up into the most spectacular terrain. The tours are too numerous to mention individually, but several are too exceptional not to be mentioned: Daily tours – Les Trois évêchés, Le Pic Blanc, Le Combeynot , Le massif du Goleon (new refuge) and Col du Replat. Multiple days – Enfetchores and Tours de la Meije, , , …

Apart from backcountry skiing, other attractions include the free testing of the K2 Freeride Collection skis, skins, bindings, poles and safety equipment.
Skis by K2 BackSide Adventure with pre-cut skins tip- tail holes and a skin clip arc to make attaching the skins super easy. All our backcoutry skis are mounted with Marker Tour bindings.

Our K2 Women’s Alliance ski guides will assist you with valuable tips and technical support. Last but not least, particular attention will be given to safety: apart from learning how to ski and travel safely in the mountains, our safety course includes instruction on how to use avalanche search equipment and practical training in avalanche rescue.


Itinerary

Each day will depend on the weather & snow conditions and so it’s impossible to set out a full itinerary. One thing is for sure, your local and insanely experienced guides will ensure to provide the best skiing they can with the conditions that day.

But just so you have an idea, here’s rough outline of what we’re going to get up to:

 

Wake up, eat a yummy breakfast, go skiing, come home, have chat about your awesome lines over a beer in the legendary K2 Bar, eat a delicious 4 course dinner, sleep, wake up, repeat.

In addition to the above there will be some expert safety talks and clinics, covering avalanche awareness, safe mountain travel, off-piste technique and crevasse rescue.

Reviews

  1. 0 out of 5

    I will definitely never forget this awesome week together in la Grave.

    “We’ve skied a lot, we’ve done some long mythical runs in la Grave, we’ve had adventures crossing rivers, we’ve laughed, smiled, and said yayyyy all the time, we’ve talked like girls do in every single lift up, we’ve exchange compliments about the colour of our jackets, we’ve drunk beers and champagne… Well, we’ve enjoyed every minute of this amazing girly week!

  2. 0 out of 5

    The K2 week may have been an humbling adventure into the unknown but we came out the other side safe in the knowledge that we were not only bigger and better skiers but that we had experienced something really special. Not only was this trip the highlight of my winter season, it was quite possibly my biggest skiing adventure yet.

    It goes without saying that you have to stick your neck out to come to La Grave but if you do, you will be rewarded in in ways you can’t even begin to imagine.

    Long live K2 Women’s Week and long live La Grave….. see you next year!

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Any last questions? (FAQ)

Our Guides hold the highest internationally recognised qualification for instruction and guiding in rock and ice climbing, mountaineering and off-piste skiing and ski touring- the coveted IFMGA carnet. This badge, recognised throughout the mountaineering world is your guarantee of their professional training and competence in all aspects of (IFMGA ), followed, along with increased training and rigorous assessment.
There will be a maximum of 5 girls per guide
For some handy tips on what you might want to pack click here
Absolutely! A lot of our guests come by themselves, but there’s nothing more fun than getting to know new people on a holiday. You might feel a little awkward at first, but it’ll only take you a few hours to get to know the rest of the group and at on the plus side you all have at least one thing in common, so it shouldn’t be hard to find something to chat about!
You need to wait until you have received confirmation of your booking from the Operator before you start to make your travel arrangements.
All the mountain resque in the domain area of La Grave - La Meije is free of charges. If your guide and group decide to ski elsewhere to other surrounding ski area then La Grave i.e. ”Alp d’ Huez, Serre Chevalier, Montgenevre”. It is possible for an extra charge to the lift-pass fee — an off-piste insurance coverage! (A Carré/Carte Neige is instantly recognized by the French rescue and medical services and so any rescue costs incurred are automatically covered (i.e. you do not need to pay up front and claim back later).
Yes, travel insurance is a MUST. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the appropriate insurance to cover you for all aspects this trip, including cancelation. Please check your emergency medical evacuation and repatriation insurance coverage policy for trip cancellation or interruption of ski holiday, for any reimburses of travel costs and ski package during your stay due to sickness or injury.

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