PFD Skis (Pure Freeride Design) has launched a brand new dedicated freeride week in the legendary ski area of La Grave, France which will run in the last week of the coming wintertime, from March 14-21, 2020, when snow conditions should be at their best.
La Grave is known as ‘The Freeride Mountain’ with its reputation for big lines and uncontrolled terrain that makes it a unique proposition for skiers in search of the ultimate freeride adventure.
In recent years the resort’s fans have battled to ensure the future of the area in its ‘unspoilt’ state but that future appears to now be secure.
It’s the first time that PFD Skis is have run a dedicated freeride week that combines guided off-piste riding on its brand of British handmade skis in what is widely considered to be the ‘mecca’ of lift serviced freeride skiing in Europe. The week is designed for like-minded skiers with previous off-piste experience that want to further improve their technique and mountain knowledge.
“The Week is all about sharing good times in the mountains with like-minded, passionate people – developing both technique and mountain knowledge through shared experience and intensive guiding,” said PFD Skis founder Rupert Gammond who added, “The objective each day will be to ski the best lines possible; so we’ll have transport on hand, ready to chase storms and make the most of the huge variety of terrain in the surrounding areas. In one week you could easily ski some of the best and most memorable lines of your life.”
As well as skiing above La Grave, participants on the week’s adventure will also be able to ski surrounding areas including Oisans and Italian Piedmont regions.
Participating in the week costs €1,895 per person for which participants receive 7 nights accommodation in a renovated loft conversion in the heart of La Grave with continental breakfast and three course dinner including, as well as wine. On the slopes there’s six days full guiding with UIAGM mountain guides in La Grave and surrounding areas, all lift passes, transportation to surrounding ski areas, off-piste safety equipment, full PFD skis test centre to demo during the week.
Flights and airport transfers are not included and travel insurance with off-piste skiing included is required.