Overlookink a small mountain lake, this refuge of the Vanoise national park, on the GR5 and the Tour de la Vallaisonnay, proposes a great site seeing on the 3 highest peaks of Savoie.

- In winter: enjoy a unique experience for off-piste skiers or snowshoeers.

Supervised by professionals, the refuge is a gourmet stopover along wild off-piste in the heart of the Vanoise National Park, a place for a warm evening by the fire but also the starting point for the Tarentaise Tour.
To fully enjoy your outing, adapted equipment is essential (cross-country skiing, sealskin and safety equipment: DVA, shovel, probe). We strongly recommend professional coaching.

- In summer:
Animations organized by the guardians: improvisation theatre, storytelling evenings, astronomy, folk. . .
During the guard period: catering service and possible access to a corner outside the bag.
Outside the guard period, the refuge is open in the autumn and provides: dormitory, blankets, heating and cooking facilities and crockery.
The refuge is managed in a sustainable way (gas refrigerator, neve water recovery, solar energy for electricity. . . ) and participates in raising public awareness in terms of sustainable development and nature protection.

You are curious to know more about the Parc de la Vanoise, its history, its richness and its secrets. Come and spend an evening with a guard from the Vanoise National Park. He will share with you his job and the exceptional setting that is part of his daily life.

But also: every night is game night: there is no age limit to be a player. Whether you are Uno, Jungle speed, Scrabble or Tarot.

In winter :
Ski touring, snowshoes in a wild and preserved area.

In summer :
1 day trek from Tignes : Tour de la Pointe du Chardonnet via les cols du Palet et de la Tourne - Tour de la pointe des Aimes via le col de la Grassaz.
2 days trek from Champagny-en-Vanoise : Tour de la Valaisonnay : J 1 : Champagny-le-Haut -> Refuge du Col du Palet via le col de la Croix des Frêtes - J 2 : Refuge du Col du Palet -> retour à Champagny-le-Haut via le Col de Plan Séry - Carte IGN TOP 25 Tignes - Val d’Isère 3633 ET.

Périod of opening

From 15/02 to 26/04/2020, daily.

From 27/04 to 14/06/2020, daily.

From 15/06 to 20/09/2020, daily.


From 22/02 to 22/04/2020:
Adult/night: from 21 €
Child/night: 10 €
Half-board adult: from 55 €
Half board child: from 20 to 27,50 €

For lunch and dinner, remember to book.
Dinner: 24 € with Savoyard fondue: 29 €.

Tax not included.


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73210 Peisey-Nancroix

Tél: 04 79 07 91 47

Tél: 06 36 30 92 57

  • Wood available
  • kitchen corner
  • Shower
  • Breakfast
  • Bivouac
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Refuge guarded in winter by reservation only
  • Covered picnic area
  • Shared WC
  • Sustainable development
  • Restaurant
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel



Mountain location

Close to GR footpath

Informations pratiques




Monday, April 06

Powder day today !

Trend of the day to 2100m Altitude

Weather forecastSunday 5 April 2020

Visibility : Poor visibility
11 km/h 1°C 1450m
12 km/h -12°C 2952m
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TENDENCYSunday 5 April 2020

Info Neige


Last snowfallMonday 9 March 2020

1450m 105cm
2952m 260cm
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SlopesMonday 6 April 2020

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