BDTV: The La Grave cablecar

By Arjen on 9 November 2015 · 3

The La Grave cablecar is an icon of big-mountain freeskiing, a unique lift that accesses some of the most classic unmarked and unpatrolled steep-skiing descents in the Alps. As La Grave faces historic challenges—its main road closed by rockfall and the continued operation of the cablecar in doubt—we take an insider's view of “Le Télépherique” and what’s at stake in the uncertain future of this backcountry mecca.


  • AxelK
    AxelK op 4 December 2015 · 15:18
    Has anyone heard an update on the status of the lease for the telepherique? As far as I'm aware, noone stepping in and lease runs out 2017. I read sth abt a new project up to col de lauze but where would the funds come from ?
  • Freekrider
    Freekrider op 6 January 2016 · 02:18
    This cable car looks like the old cable car in Grand-Sint-Bernard, except for load of gondola's. Still a pity that the cable car in Grand-Sint-Bernard is no more. So La Grave will be next? #liveskirepeat
  • Joop
    Joop op 21 January 2016 · 21:27
    mooi om dit weer te zien. Fijne herinneringen aan 1996 en 1997. Konden destijds niet skiën in Serre Chevalier te weinig sneeuwval dan maar naar Les Deux Alps om via La Grave de kam over te steken. Dat hebben we gedaan, maar ook weer terug. Wat een gebied pffff.


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