Could this be the year when the remote wildness of La Grave is tamed by a new lift concession? Those who live in La Grave AND those who love to ride there are holding their breath as the decision is made and announced in April. Will the community have more control or will it be a conglomerate? Resident American pro freeskier and International Mountain Guide, Joe 'Pro' Vallone, whose office is the freeriding backcountry of La Grave, enters into the debate as fearlessly as he hucks the steep couloirs ...Read More
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Ski contributor, Bing Bingham, tree skiing in Val Veny, Entrèves, Italy testing the powder skirt of his Ortovox Merino Hardshell 3L La Grave jacket in the pow and riding Elan Rip Sticks with Amphibio technology.