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Getting To La Grave, France  
User currently offlineASEFlyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

Hello Everyone,
Trying to get to La Grave to do a bit of skiing in a few weeks. What is the best way to get there from Denver?! Grenoble, Nice? Having a lot of trouble finding info.

Thanks for any help!

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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

La grave near Deux Alps? Grenoble is probably closer.

User currently offlineMCOGVADCA From China, joined Oct 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Grenoble is your best bet, but if you're coming from Denver, it might be quicker (and cheaper) door to door to fly into CDG, and take the TGV from there, this time of year, the TGV runs pretty regularly. IIRC there aren't any domestic flights into Grenoble and movements consist mostly of British charters/low fare carriers. BA does fly from Gatwick. It looks like if you're flying into GNB you'll need at least two changes or an airport change. Good luck at La Grave, Lord knows I don't have the testicular fortitude to take on those slopes!


12 months:pvg hkg bkk doh mxp nce zrh iah lhr gva iad clt lax nrt sin mnl ceb del jai gay vns szx zuh mfm icn can
User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1841 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

you should fly to LYS and rent a car there

User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

Grenoble is the closest, but Geneva is probably the easiest as it's not that far away

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

You come from Denver and are flying to France for skiing  Smile

User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

You could go to CDG and take the TGV to Grenoble from there. If you never tried the TGV it could be a cool experience, it still is the second fastest way to travel. I don't know how long it takes from Grenoble but I would guess about 4 hours.

If you want to get there quick I'd suggest you go to Turin via MUC. LH flies the A346 (I think) daily direct from DEN to MUC. In Turin you rent a nice car and drive the last 160 or so kms or, if you feel like it and can afford it, rent a Helo that will drop you of either at the peak or in the village. Big grin

There are some resorts that actually have direct service by plane from Turin. The ones I can think of is Val Thorens, Courchevel and Megeve where they have runways in the slopes. But they only fly when the weather is clear so I would put all my eggs in that basket..  Wink

Well.. That's my  twocents  And I hope you'll have a great time. It's one of the absolute best ski areas in Europe if you ask me.

OT - PS. If you're thinking of buying new skiboots you should go to Chantemerle on your way to La Grave (In the Serre Chevalier ski area). There's a guy there who's known to be the best in the alps in preparing skiboots. I had mine done there and there's such a difference.


User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7574 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

http://www.coloradoski.com/

As John McInroe used to say, "you can not be serious"  Smile


User currently offlineSAS330GOT From Sweden, joined May 2004, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2277 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
http://www.coloradoski.com/

As John McInroe used to say, "you can not be serious"  

I, for one, think it's quite cool. All americans I know go to places like Gstaad, Verbier or Zermatt to ski. Which I think is utterly stupid. They might aswell go to Aspen, same crowd - different continent.. But ASEflyer actually choose the cream of the crop for skiing in the alpes which I would interpret as beeing a serious skier and that I respect. I like to go ski in the US because it's different, so why shouldn't they come here and get a taste of what Europe has to offer.

I know, very off-topic but I couldn't help myself..


User currently offlineMarcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Hello,

Like Goldorak said, you can fly to LYS and rent a car there.
Delta will fly directly to LYS from JFK, but
the service will start only in july.

Or as also said the easiest is to take the TGV train from Roissy Airport terminal 2
There is a direct train every evening to Grenoble arriving at 22h30
it takes 3h30.
Then you still have 80 kms to la Grave, you will need to take a cab.

There is no straight flight from Denver to CDG you will have to change in Atlanta.


Have a good ski !

Marcus


User currently offlineSomeone83 From Norway, joined Sep 2006, 3374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2203 times:



Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 5):
You come from Denver and are flying to France for skiing

Well I'm going to Canada (Whistler) to ski in February. Can't see the problem even though there are lots of places that doesn't require 12hrs by air getting to  Wink


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2178 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

The bus service between Grenoble (bus station being almost within the TGV station) to Briançon does exist and stops at la Grave, though infrequent. Schedule on www.vfd.fr So you'd need to get to the city of Grenoble (thus GNB is not the best option, but rather use the TGV from CDG, Paris-Gare de Lyon or LYS). GVA does have better flight accessibilty than LYS and closer than CDG but you'd be on your own unless you rent a car, even though it is totally feasible by regional trains to Grenoble if you don't mind the extra travelling time. Same is true for TRN.
I can imagine DEN-CDG being doable in no more than 2 flights, I can see AF/DL, AC, UA, AA, CO among others on the deal.
Enjoy your trip, you'll be impressed by the mountains even coming from Colorado. Hope the snow will also be in enough thickness to impress you, yeah Colorado standards are very high i know...



When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2178 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2174 times:



Quoting MCOGVADCA (Reply 2):
IIRC there aren't any domestic flights into Grenoble

There are from ORY. Which is rather useless when one arrives from N Am into CDG...



When I doubt... go running!
User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25205 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2142 times:



Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 11):
GVA does have better flight accessibilty than LYS and closer than CDG but you'd be on your own unless you rent a car, even though it is totally feasible by regional trains to Grenoble if you don't mind the extra travelling time.

There are 3 direct buses a day from GVA airport to Grenoble. Departure times 1100, 1430, 1930. From Grenoble 0530, 0830, 1400. Takes 2.5 hrs each way. Fare 43 euros one way, 69 round trip. If you're under 26 (or 60+) it's 32 euros one way (double round trip). Details from the GVA airport website which also includes numerous other bus services to other French ski resorts.
http://www.gva.ch/en/Portaldata/1/Re...ations_informative/aeroski-bus.pdf

While it's possible to get to Grenoble by train from GVA it's not very convenient and would require 1 or 2 connections. The bus would be much easier.


User currently offlineGoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1841 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2106 times:



Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 12):
There are from ORY

not any more for several years ! Too close to LYS and too far from the city GNB is supposed to serve (GNB is 40 km away from Grenoble city) and of course the TGV effect


User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3997 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

While the city of Grenoble is only 50 miles from La Grave, the airport actually is 75 miles away- That said, a number of airlines serve the airport and the most useful could be Transavia from AMS if you happen to get a cheap deal DEN-AMS.

http://www.grenoble-airport.com/-Horaires-.html


There are also flights to Chambery (80 miles) from a number of European airports, although not from the real big hubs.

http://www.chambery-airport.com/rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=50

GVA is as far away from La Grave as NCE road-distance wise (150 miles), although roads from GVA are better, I guess.


I guess the easiest will be connecting somewhere for LYS or going to CDG and continuing with the TGV train to Grenoble.


User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

For the TGV:
- 9 daily services Paris Gare de Lyon (city station) to Grenoble in ~ 3 hours,
- 1 or 2 daily services from CDG (airport station) to Grenoble. Schedules vary according to the day of the week, it will depned on you flight arriving time. The Saturday during the ski season, there is a departure from CDG at 12:06 arriving at Grenoble at 15:14.



Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

While we are at it, perhaps someone can tell me how to get from Grenoble to Meribel. Is there a direct bus service???

User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 693 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1936 times:

Grenoble is in the Southern Alps, Meribel is in Savoie I think. In that case, you're probably better off getting to Geneva or LYS. I think the TGV gets very close too.

User currently offlineOrdfrbdl From France, joined Aug 2007, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

If you want an easy land access when you're near La Grave, then go for GNB.... the Autoroute to Grenoble and the N91 to La Grave is as quick as you'll get. Airport to La Grave, allow at least 2 hours, though, I think.

Lovely place. Enjoy your stay in the Hautes-Alpes!



From CDG to BDL, now posting from between ORD and DPA...
User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1861 times:

Is there a bus service form grenoble to meribel?

User currently offlineMarcus380 From France, joined Feb 2006, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1840 times:



Quoting EI321 (Reply 20):
Is there a bus service form grenoble to meribel?

I don't think so, Meribel is in teh valley of Chambery/Albertville, take the TGV until
"moutiers" and thne 30 mins of bus.

regards

Marcus


User currently offlineTGV From France, joined Dec 2004, 874 posts, RR: 20
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1809 times:



Quoting EI321 (Reply 20):
Is there a bus service form grenoble to meribel?

Check

http://www.meribel.net/home.asp?id=342&saison=20081&langue=en

for access to Meribel.

In train Grenoble to Moutiers takes a little more than 2 hours with a connection in Montmélian.



Avoid 777 with 3-4-3 config in Y ! They are real sardine cans. (AF/KL for example)
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