La Grave is an ancient French village with very little to offer except some of the greatest off piste skiing and boarding in the world over a monstrous vertical. This is definitely not a place for beginners, piste cruisers or anyone needing a normal ski resort (except as a base if you have transport to get out again). However if you are exceptionally fearless and knarly, this is the place to meet like minded souls from all over the world. You should we wary that as this is essentially an off piste destination, reliant on one key lift, then if either the winds are too strong for the lift to operate, or there's no fresh snow to make the off piste good, you're in for a very limited or limiting experience. That said, given a set of wheels there are several major conventional ski areas nearby including Serre Chevalier and Alpe d'huez.
Incredible 12th century village with legendary off-piste skiing and snowboarding, now linked to the huge Deux Alpes ski area. The massive vertical drop is accessed by a three stage gondola.