Freeride
The Meije 
'Majestic Lady'
This Majestic Lady 'the Meije' - she is Impressive yet intimidating, she offers her beauty to those who come to seek her. The level is demanding, but the reward is phenomenal.
Texte d'introduction & contenu
The Meije 'MAJESTIC LADY'
- Morning / afternoon 
- 6 hrs duration
- Difficulty level: 5/5
 From the summit of Pic Blanc, 'the Meije' seems inaccessible. The stories told precede her and skiers usually prefer to be content with the Sarenne track rather than venturing to the 'Majestic Lady'.
And yet ... surmounted by its peak at 3,983 metres above sea level, the Meije invites you to explore, to the adrenaline rush. But definitely not in all conditions! An instructor from esf of Alpe d'Huez accompanies you for the day, and guides you in the meanders of this off-piste giant.
Your 'MAJESTIC LADY' programme details
The success of this trip will depend on weather conditions. If conditions require adjustments or suspension of this program we will notify you the day before.
The Day
  • Meet at 8am at esf Alpe d’Huez.
  • We take the bus to reach the Grave station, 45 minutes away.
  • Safety is a top priority. A small point before departure is to prepare your route: snow conditions, weather and hire/organisation of your kit.
  • We depart at around 9.30 in the direction of the second section of the Meije cable car, at an altitude of 3,200 m. Take the time to admire a unique panorama, the adventure begins ...
  • We attack the first slopes of the valleys of the Meije, with your instructor who will have chosen the best route according to the conditions.
  • The program is spread over two half-days, seperated with a meal at the 'La Cabine' restaurant to rest and regain strength..
  • Return to esf at the end of the day.

Equipment Recommendations
Equipment supplied
  • Security kit (bag, shovel, DVA, radio)
For you to bring
  • Skis multipurpose (off piste)
  • Helmet
  • Water 
(Equipment is easily hired at most ski hire shops or the possibility to reserve your equipment via ESF)


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