A unique resort offering wilderness skiing and breath-taking slopes.
La Grave - La Meije is one of the world’s great skiing places and one you just cannot miss. For years, the sheer beauty of the place, the quality of the snow and the off-piste ski area have attracted people in the know from all over the world.
La Grave - La Meije offers a unique ski area and one of the most amazing runs in Europe with an uninterrupted vertical dropof 2150 metres in a stunning setting.
The La Meije Glaciers Aerial Tramway (Téléphérique) provides the sole access to this high altitude glacial terrain, and carries passengers to the Ruillans Pass at 3200 meters in 30 minutes. The Trifides and Dome de la Lauze drag lifts then take them up to 3550 meters. Here they discover the only two marked trails, along with an access to the Deux Alpes ski resort.
2150 meters of non-stop vertical drop, bringing together the most extreme skiers and riders on this planet
The La Meije Derby takes place in the grandiose and incredible setting of La Meije-La Grave, and it has become the annual rallying point for the best glisse aficionados in the world.
Alpine Meadows has received a whopping total of 189.5” of snow at its base lodge and 222” of snow at its mid-mountain snow stake so far this March. March of 2006 is now the official all-time record holder for the most snow accumulation in the span of one month. The resort has been tracking snow accumulation by month for the past 35 years. The previous record-holding snow accumulation month was March of 1991, (commonly referred to as “Miracle March”) with a total of 188” at the base lodge. Alpine’s mountain is filled in with snow in every nook-and-cranny. It’s hard to believe it’s spring!
Also, while you’re out skiing and riding, stop by our retail store, Estelle Sports, and get 50% off on all outerwear the weekend of April 7th!
USSA Far West Slopestyle
World's Highest Lift Served Ski Slope Gone By 2010
The glacier serving the ski run at Chacaltaya ski area above La Paz in
Bolivia is rapidly melting away and likely to be gone altogether by
according to Reuters report.
The ski area at 5,300m above sea level in the Andes is one of the
longest established, with a primitive rope tow built in the 1940s and
repaired and upgraded many times since. Chacalataya is the only
hemisphere resort to operate in the northern hemisphere's winter and is
believed top be the closest ski area to the equator.
Bolivian University scientists say the glacier has shrunk by 80% in the
15 years, and the experts measuring its decline say that at this rate
will be gone in four or five years. They blame a combination of
global warming and increased local warming pollution from vehicle and
emissions from the growing city of La Paz.
Even Better Parks and Pipes at Cardrona
Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a number of improvements
Cardrona Alpine Resorts pipe and terrain parks in 2006. Already home to
Zealand's longest terrain park and one of the biggest pipe parks,
has invested substantially in improving its freestyle facilities to
demand of the growing professional international market who come to New
Zealand to train.
Cardrona has invested in a new Kassborhrer Winch Cat for that will work
jump landings, getting them steeper and bigger as well as spend some
Cardrona's four half pipes. All will benefit from the Cardrona Cutter,
revolutionary new halfpipe shaper developed by Park and Pipe Manager,
Melville. Its massive 5.7m elliptical blade will provide a smoother
transition with riders noticing a higher quality finish on the walls as
as an improvement in the size and shape of the pipes.
Snow 365 and Endles Winter snow work in cooperation
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