LA GRAVE, FRANCE
After skiing in many places around the world, I chose to move to my favorite ski destination: La Grave. I spent my first season skiing here when I was seventeen after graduating high school a year early. I spent a few more seasons skiing here after that, and it was here that I truly fell in love with the mountains, and where my big mountain education began. Going through my mountain guide education, the goal was always to become a ski guide in La Grave. I am happy to finally call this town home.
It is a quiet village tucked on the edge of the Parc National des Écrins in the French Alps. It is known for its incredible collection of couloirs, steep ski lines, wild beauty and unique ambiance. La Grave should be on every skiers bucket list.
I recommend around 6 days to explore this incredible ski destination. Maximum ratio is 4 skiers to 1 guide.