This Vanoise National Park mountain hut is located right below the famous Vanoise glaciers. The starting point for climbing the Dôme de Chasseforêt, the hut welcomes mountaineers, hikers on the loop trail circumnavigating the glaciers, and families who would like to spend the night in a typical mountain hut.
During the full-service period when the hut manager is present: there is an area available offering the option to prepare your own meals. During the self-service period when the hut manager is absent, the hut is open and offers: a dormitory, covers, means for heating, a stove and dishes.
The hut is managed in a sustainable manner (supplies transported via pack donkey or on foot, use of ecologically-friendly cleaning products, organic food) and participates in building awareness with the general public regarding sustainable development and environmental conservation.
Bivouac: set the tent for 5€ (with access to kitchen and dishes).
Surrounding summits: Dôme de Chasseforêt (3586m) in 3hrs 30min - Dôme des Sonnailles (3361m) in 2hrs 30min.
Day hikes: starting in Pralognan from Prioux (2hrs 30 min, easy) or the Pas de l'âne (3hrs 30min). Starting from the hamlet of Les Fontanettes via the Grand Marchet (4hrs 30min). 2 beautiful lakes, ruins of from an old hut, and 360° views make this particular trail well worth the effort.
Circumnavigating the Vanoise Glaciers (a 6-day thru-hike variation).
Périod of openingFrom 01/01 to 12/06/2020, daily.
From 13/06 to 13/09/2020, daily.
From 14/09 to 31/12/2020, daily.
TARIFSFrom 01/01 to 12/06/2020
Night: 5 to 11 €.
From 13/06 to 13/09/2020
Night: 10 to 17.50 €.
From 14/09 to 31/12/2020
Night: 5 to 11 €.
Medthods of payment :
Closest village or resort: Pralognan-la-Vanoise.
Hiking time from the closest parking lot (Bus parking available): the hamlet of Prioux, 2hrs 30min walk.
Tél: 06 65 64 57 36
- Wood available
- kitchen corner
- Pay shower
- Picnic hampers
- Covered picnic area
- Sustainable development
- Waste management
- Photovoltaic panel
Weather forecastThursday 20 February 2020
|Visibility : Poor visibility|
TENDENCYThursday 20 February 2020
Last snowfallTuesday 18 February 2020
Avalanche risk : limited