Join us on a small group, Advanced level trip extension and take advantage of that long flight you took to arrive in Europe for another 6 days/5 nights of superb high altitude skiing in the French Alps. We are headed to La Grave/Alpe D’Huez/Les Deux Alpes ski resorts for some excellent on piste and off piste descents and of course delicious food and wine. This is another beautiful area of France that is quite high in elevation (topping out over 11,800 feet) with a huge amount of terrain and slopes that range from beginner to extreme. Les Deux Alpes has the largest skiable glacier in Europe as well as the biggest on piste vertical (7,500ft) in the world and is France’s second oldest ski resort behind Chamonix. Alpe D’Huez is another huge French resort and boasts the longest black slope (10 miles long) in the world. Perhaps the crown jewel however is La Grave, a world renowned resort for its backcountry and off-piste skiing. La Grave consists of only one two-stage gondola and then a surface lift to reach the top of the Girose glacier (11,600ft). There are no pistes, ropes, or avalanche control; skiers can descend a virtually unlimited number of lines to the valley floor through a huge variety of terrain. Knowledgeable guides are essential and we will be accompanied by IFMGA certified Ski Guide Ludovic Erard, a Grenoble native.
***Saveur the Journey takes the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously and participation in this trip requires guests and guides to be vaccinated with one of the FDA approved emergency use authorization COVID-19 vaccines. Guests may also be required to provide a negative PCR test less than 72 hours prior to the start of the trip. Guests and guides will adhere to current COVID-19 guidelines as set forth by the CDC and WHO. Please see our COVID-19 Policies for more information.***