More British skiers and snowboarders still choose to head to France than anywhere else. The reason is inescapable: the French Alps offer the best variety of resorts of any country in the world. However, inflated prices – particularly in the big name resorts – continue to test the loyalty of even the most dedicated skiers and snowboarders. Austria and Italy are much cheaper alternatives and there’s a noticeable drift away from the French Alps by the more budget-conscious.
- “Be prepared to ski the most wild, natural, intense and incredibly humbling terrain that you could ever imagine possible.”
- Adventure and skiing go hand in hand here, and reaching the slopes by rope is not uncommon in La Grave, a ski area — if you can even call it that — that features no avalanche control, snow grooming or artificial slopes.
- In the late 1980s, he stumbled upon the quiet farming community and its Téléphérique, which at the time served primarily to lift hikers and mountain climbers into the alpine
“You can throw everything you know about skiing out the window because you’re going to be starting from scratch.”