EXPERIENCE Ski touring

The Enfetchores

One of the most aesthetic lines in La Grave positioned just below La Meije

The magnificent slope of the Enfetchores, located below the north face of la Meije, immediately catches the attention of any passionate skier contemplating it from the village of la Grave. Skiing down the Enfetchores is a legendary ski descent in the Oisans massif and one of the most beautiful itineraries of the Alps! A stunning and intense journey over the course of one day. From the top of la Grave-la Meije ski lifts at the Dôme de la Lauze (3568m / 11,706ft), we first ski down an impressive south-facing slope of 1000 vertical meters (3,280ft) to reach the Vallon de la Selle. From there, we put on our skins and climb up to the Brèche du Râteau (3235m / 10,613ft). On the other side, we descend a steep couloir followed by an exposed traverse that leads us to the base of the impressive south face of la Meije. We skin up to the Brèche de la Meije (3357m / 11,013ft): the panorama is absolutely breathtaking standing next to la Meije. Its a magical high mountain environment. We rappel over the Brèche de la Meije and the bergschrund below it, reaching the top of the outstanding ski descent of the Enfetchores. The upper part of the slope skis past immense crevasses, and the views are awe inspiring. The terrain narrows and steepens as we approach the Vallon. Its a committing ski tour with a huge vertical! After almost a thousand meters (3,280ft) down from the top of the slope, we have the choice between two different options: to reach the first station of the lift at P1 (1800m / 5,905ft) or to ski straight down to the village of la Grave, the final destination of a fantastic ski day in the high mountains!

HOW DIFFICULT WILL THE TRIP BE?

Advanced

You regularly ski tour in the backcountry with day tours or multi day tours. The accumulation of efforts does not scare you and you can link together multiple climbs and descents in all snow conditions. You are comfortable on steeper slopes for the climb and the descent.


WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS DO I NEED?

Advanced

You are in very good physical shape and can easily climb and walk all day with a backpack between 8-15kg.


WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON EACH DAY?

405.0 €

This Price is for a maximum number of participants: 3

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Group of 1 to 3 persons for a private outing

INCLUDED

Outing with a certified mountain guide or instructor

Professional Civil Liability Insurance

Group technical gear (rope…)

Transceiver, shovel, probe, harness

NOT INCLUDED

Lift Pass (possibility to purchase at the Guide Office in the morning)

Personal Accident Insurance

Appropriate clothing for your activity (long-johns, fleece/softshell jacket, down jacket, gore-tex jacket, ski pants, ski socks, warm hat, warm gloves, thin gloves)

Ski goggles, sunglasses, sunscreen

Water Bottle or thermos, food and snacks

Ski touring skis, skins, ski crampons, ski touring boots, poles

helmet

Classic mountaineering ice axe. Crampons with ANTI-SNOW system that fit your mountaineering boots.

Avalanche airbag backpack

backpack that can fit your shovel and probe INSIDE the pack (around 35L)

Small first aid kit for your personal needs and that contains material in case of blisters

Picnic for during the day

Meal costs for clients and guide

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Address

Rn 1091 place du téléphérique,
05320 la grave France

Phone Number

+33 476 799 021