La Grave!

After an amazing World Ski Mountaineering Championship week, Luke, Scott, Micah, Kim, McKenna, and I loaded into one of the team vans and headed to La Grave for 3 days of skiing. We didn’t have much for plans other than get in some free skiing on the slopes and some touring of the neighboring valleys.

We arrived in La Grave around 10AM and had an explosion of gear on the sidewalk to get our ski gear organized.

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Gear Explosion in La Grave

We had a great first day of skiing the steep and fun runs at La Grave. To make it even better, the weather was fantastic.

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The Poma lift at the top of La Grave

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View from the 3200M restuarant

Sunday we had an awesome tour where Scott and I attempted to summit Goleon. We were 30 horizontal feet from the top when we were turned around due to huge exposure and not wanting to take the risk. We still had great skiing from very close to the top and ended up with an amazing 9,300′ touring day. ┬áHere is a gallery of our tour.

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Monday was back to the resort before heading to Turin to fly out on Tuesday morning.

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Panorama looking south from the top of La Grave

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Panorama looking north from the top of La Grave

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Chad at the top of La Grave

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Looking up the valley we toured up on Sunday

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