La Grave, home to some of the finest skiing in the world.....
Hidden between the Northern and Southern Alps, there is a magnificent mountain, La Meije. Its peak of 3983 metres dominates the little village of La Grave. From our terrace, the peak with its glaciers give you one of the most stunning panoramas in the Alps.
Auberge Edelweiss is a favourite address with bon-vivant skiers and cyclists. It is a privately owned centuries old coaching inn, situated in the heart of the 12th century village of La Grave, off the main road, and is less than 5 minutes walk from the "Téléphérique".
It is the perfect base for all kinds of winter and summer activities. Both of us, as well as most of our international staff are active in one or more mountain sports, from cycling to climbing, from skiing to touring.
Those who have discovered this little treasure, are soon captured by its charm and its unique atmosphere.
We are looking forward to share with you what La Grave and the Edelweiss have to offer.
Robin & Marlon
Auberge Edelweiss, a favourite address with bon-vivant skiers & cyclists, is a privately owned centuries old coaching inn. With accomodation in comfortable rooms, a cosy bar and a restaurant boasting one of the finest wine lists around, the Edelweiss is more than just a hotel. It's no wonder that guests return from around the world year after year....more
La Grave-La Meije has 2400 metres of vertical from its telepherique and the glacier, all in an unpatrolled high mountain zone. There are no pistes here except two on the glacier at 3500. It has lots of different routes, from steep couloirs, to open descents on the glacier. We strongly recommend that you take a guide, as around 95% of our clients do......more
Edelweiss is extremely cycling friendly and is a great base for cycling in the area, both road and mountainbike. We are in the midst of some of the most famous and mythical cols used in the Tour de France: Col du Galibier, Col D'Izoard, Alpe D'Huez, Col du Lautaret...the start of the climb all within a few km's warm-up ride from the hotel.....more
We have a widespread reputation for good, creatively prepared food. We use fresh products of the season where we can, and meals are prepared with care and passion. Probably the most difficult part during diner is to choose a bottle from the several hundred references on our winelist...more
If you fancy a few days away from work, away from the city stress, or if you just want to escape for a long weekend with your friends, than one of these mini breaks in the mountains might be of interest to you. “Gourmet Mountain Biking”, “Snowshoe & Wine” and "Hiking & Hotsprings” all with a qualified guide.......more
LA GRAVE is a very small 12th century village with a year round permanent polulation of 200 people. It is nothing like Chamonix or Verbier. Twelve or even more different nationalities live here, all of them fans of undevelopped mountains. You will find a few hotels, three or four places to eat.....more